The electrified Genesis GV70 is the South Korean automaker’s latest fully electric car, and it joins the premium brand’s previously announced GV60 and GV80.
Genesis has made a name for itself selling premium vehicles with features and a great warranty at a reasonable price.
Hyundai’s offspring cars and SUVs are comfortable and offer the latest technological and safety features. Like other automakers, Genesis is going electric and its first vehicles are starting to hit the auto show circuit.
One, an electric version of the GV70 crossover, landed at Auto Guangzhou 2021, China.
While the standard GV70 comes with dual gasoline engines and two-wheel drive or all-wheel drive, the electric GV70 comes standard with all-wheel drive and promises 214 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque.
During the SUV’s temporary boost mode, it can generate almost 483 horsepower and can go from 0 to 100 km / h in 4.5 seconds.
Genesis says the GV70 EV can travel nearly 250 miles on a charge using Korea’s EV certification system. That number may change slightly once the US and Europe-based WLTP testing organizations get their hands on the vehicle, but nearly 250 miles is a good start.
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Depending on driving conditions, the GV70 can connect or disconnect its driveshaft to quickly switch between 2WD and AWD to conserve battery power.
The GV70 can also take advantage of a fast charging system with a capacity of up to 400V / 800V. Homeowners can use the 400V and 800V charging systems without the need for a converter or adapter.
When using the correct charger, the GV70 can Genesis also indicates that the vehicle can be used as an auxiliary generator, thanks to its 3.6 kW Vehicle-to-Load (V2L) system.
We don’t have any pricing or release date information for the new GV70 yet, and Genesis notes that the specs it shared is for the vehicle in the Korean market.
Specifications such as range and charging details may change slightly as the vehicle travels to the United States and Europe.