Genesis unveils Electrified GV70 all-electric SUV

Luxury brand Hyundai Genesis has unveiled an all-electric version of its GV70 SUV model at Auto Guangzhou 2021 in China.

The Electrified GV70 is the third all-electric model from Genesis, following the Electrified G80 and GV60, to be available exclusively with all-wheel drive.

It will be launched in select markets next year, and while pricing details have yet to be confirmed, it is expected to be priced higher than existing petrol and diesel models.

The Genesis Electrified GV70 is powered by a pair of electric motors that combine to provide 360kW (in Boost mode) and 700Nm of torque. This powerful model can accelerate from 0 to 100km/h in 4.5 seconds in boost mode.

In addition, the Electrified GV70 is the first Genesis model to feature an off-road-specific e-Terrain Mode that provides stable driving in a variety of conditions.

Genesis did not disclose the battery capacity of the SUV, but confirmed that it uses the same 400V/800V fast charging system technology as the GV60 and Hyundai IONIQ 5. It takes just 18 minutes to charge the battery from 10% to 80% at connected to a 350 kW fast charger.

The Electrified GV70 can travel a claimed 400 km per charge under the Korean Electric Vehicle Certification System, and according to the Chinese CLTC standard, the estimated maximum range per charge is over 500 km.

The electric version of the GV70 also includes a V2L (Vehicle to Load) function that supports a charge of 3.6 kW, which is higher than the power supply capacity in a typical home, allowing owners to connect various electrical appliances.

Genesis has also equipped the model with a Decoupler Actuator System (DAS) that can automatically engage or disengage the engine and drive shaft, allowing smooth shifting between 2WD and AWD, reducing unnecessary power loss while improving efficiency.

The Genesis electric SUV was equipped with the ANC-R (Active Noise Control-Road) system to ensure a comfortable driving experience. This technology significantly reduces noise levels by measuring and analyzing road noise using four sensors and eight microphones inside the vehicle, while generating inverted sound waves.

Preview Electronic Control Suspension (Pre-view ECS) has been applied to provide an optimal driving experience.

This suspension system can be controlled based on information gathered from the front camera and the off-road navigation system.

In addition, the intelligent regenerative braking system regenerates energy through the braking system based on driving style, real-time navigation and road conditions. In driving mode, i-Pedal allows the driver to accelerate, decelerate and stop using only the accelerator pedal.

In terms of design, the Electrified GV70 builds on the legacy of the GV70, inheriting its predecessor’s spacious interior and adding outstanding performance and a host of new technologies designed exclusively for electric vehicles.

The interior features a driver-centric design for an intuitive and dynamic driving experience. Inspired by the ‘Beauty of White Space’ interior design concept, the Electrified GV70 offers buyers an interior that reflects the sustainable ambition of this electric vehicle, as well as Genesis’ commitment to sustainability for the future.

A variety of sustainable materials have been used to finish the model, and each one features a high-quality finish, completing a design that embodies the Genesis vision of sustainable luxury from the inside out.

The electrified GV70 is sporty and dynamic, offering competitive and powerful performance to satisfy drivers.