The combined power of the Genesis Electrified GV70 SUV’s two engines reaches 490 hp. The Korean electric crossover is capable to outperform the Mercedes-Benz EQC.
Hyundai Motor has expanded the electric lineup of the Genesis brand to three models. Earlier, the automaker brought the Electrified G80 sedan to the market. The GV60 crossover recently debuted, and now the GV70 has received an electric version.
The Genesis Electrified GV70 comes with a standard four-wheel drive. The total power from two electric motors is 490 hp, the torque is 516 lb0ft (700 Nm). The vehicle accelerates from a standstill to 62 mph (100 km/h) for 4.5 seconds. This is 0.6 seconds faster than the main competitor Mercedes-Benz EQC.
The battery capacity is still unknown, but the charging time from 10% to 80% at the 350-kilowatt station is 18 minutes.
As for the driving range, there are no official figures yet. According to certification standards in South Korea, the range is 400 km (249 miles). According to more loyal Chinese tests, this figure is 100 km (62 miles) more.
Unlike the latest E-SUVs – Genesis GV60, Hyundai Ioniq 5, Kia EV6, which are built on Hyundai-Kia’s all-new dedicated E-GMP platform, the Genesis Electrified GV70 shares its architecture with the GV70 gasoline-powered crossover.
By the way, sales of the Genesis GV70 are rather good in the USA and Europe. Time will tell how successful its electric version is.
Let’s recall that two conceptual electric crossovers, Kia EV9 and Hyundai Seven, were unveiled the other day. Both prototypes preview the brands’ flagship models, and both are fully electric.