The company promises its new electric global modular platform – e-GMP – will provide a 310-mile range, quick acceleration, low-energy consumption, sporty driving and design flexibility.
The Hyundai Motor Group presented the architecture on a video conference from Seoul yesterday.
The e-GMP adopts rear- and all-wheel drive layouts, accommodates different body types – sedans, crossovers, performance cars.
The carmaker says it will enhance driving dynamics with a five-link rear suspension and the world’s first mass-produced integrated drive axle.
The system with all-new battery and motor can cover 0-62 mph (0-100 km/h) in less than 3.5 seconds, with a top speed of 161 mph (260 km/h. The battery can be recharged to 80 percent in 18 minutes.
Hyundai will use the new platform for the C-segment vehicles and above, up to 7-seaters.
The first car of the brand riding on the e-GMP will be the Hyundai Ioniq 5, which will debut next year. A Kia crossover will follow after, as well as future Genesis vehicles.
Source: Automotive News