Genesis Electrified GV70 revealed, Australia confirmed

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South Korean luxury brand reveals electric SUV in China.

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

The Electrified GV70 was presented at the Guangzhou motor show, with Genesis claiming that it will set “a new standard for luxury electric SUVs”.

The SUV will be available with four-wheel drive only, with a motor producing 160kW and 350Nm of torque on each axle. Maximum power output is pegged at 359kW 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 399km according to Korean EV certification standards.

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.

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 saloon, G70 estate, G80 saloon and GV80 SUV.

It will arrive in Australia next year, although no pricing details have been announced yet.

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