Genesis Electrified GV70 debuts on stage ahead launch

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Genesis GV70 Electrified Goodwood stage 5

Genesis Eleectrified GV70 hits the stage at Goodwood ahead of its official launch in Australia.

Genesis has revealed an electric variant of the GV70 SUV, with a maximum output of 355kW and a claimed range of more than 500km.

The Electrified GV70 was presented at the Goodwood Festival of Speed. Previously, Genesis claimed that it will set “a new standard for luxury electric SUVs”.

Genesis GV70 Electrified Goodwood stage 2

The SUV will be available with four-wheel drive only, with a motor producing 160kW and on each axle. Maximum power output is pegged at 355kW and 700Nm, resulting in a 0-100km/h time of 4.5sec when the car is in Boost mode.

Genesis claims a competitive range of more than 500km and an estimated real-world figure of 400km according to Korean EV certification standards.

Genesis GV70 Electrified Goodwood stage 3

The Electrified GV70 can be charged from 10-80 per cent in just 18 minutes when using a 350kW rapid charger.

It will be the first Genesis model to be fitted with a new E-Terrain mode for improved driving in more challenging environments. Several other changes have come to improve the driving experience, too, including a system that reduces road noise and electronic control suspension that adapts based on data collected by a front-mounted camera.

Genesis GV70 Electrified Goodwood stage 1

One-pedal driving is also possible, thanks to smart regenerative braking.

The show car’s Glacier White interior features a host of eco-friendly materials.

“Our global vision to create a sustainable future through electrification is a natural extension of our original commitment that dates back to the launch of Genesis in 2015: the commitment to creating a positive impact in our customers’ lives,” said Genesis global head Jay Chang.

“I’m pleased to reveal another new electric model in China that celebrates our audacious step toward a sustainable future.”

The Electrified GV70 is one of five cars the Hyundai-owned luxury brand is presenting in Guangzhou, alongside the G70 sedan, G70 wagon, G80 sedan and GV80 SUV.

The Electrified GV70 will arrive in Australia later this year and at a price estimated to be over $100,000 – pricing and specifications will be confirmed closer to its launch.

Jack Warrick

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