2023 Genesis Electrified GV70 Revealed With 483 HP And Swanky Interior

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And it'll be built right here in North America.

Genesis took the covers off its first battery-electric vehicle, the daring GV60, earlier this year. Now, the company's next EV has been revealed in the form of the Electrified GV70 at Auto Guangzhou in China. Yes, this is an electric version of the new GV70 and it will be built in North America.

The brand's rapid electrification expansion was made clear in September when no less than eight Genesis EVs were teased. From 2025, all new Genesis models will either be fully electric or have a hydrogen fuel-cell powertrain. The Electrified GV70, which will compete with the Tesla Model Y, will be a crucial model in getting the company ready for this transition as it will play in the popular luxury compact crossover segment. The electric GV70 looks a lot like its conventionally-powered sibling and that's no bad thing.

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It's a striking SUV with enough unique styling cues to keep things interesting, but without being entirely polarizing. Subtle changes have been made to the Crest Grille, wheels, and bumpers to make the Electrified GV70 even more aerodynamic. The grille has an inverted G-Matrix pattern and conceals a hidden EV charging port. It's flanked by the distinctive split headlight clusters. At the back, there is a tailpipe-free skid plate that subtly announces this model's emission-free power source. An attractive color called Atacama Copper in a matte finish was selected for the launch event.

Inside, it's typical Genesis luxury. For this Electrified GV70, eco-friendly materials have been implemented and a Glacier White color scheme will be on offer, although it remains to be seen if US-spec vehicles will offer this.

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Although range estimates for North America aren't yet known, the Electrified GV70's compatibility with 350-kW rapid charging means that the battery can be replenished from 10 to 80 percent in less than 20 minutes. Based on China's CLTC cycle, Genesis estimates a range of around 310 miles. A 400V/800V multi-rapid charging system enables owners to make use of various forms of charging infrastructure. A V2L (Vehicle to Load) function supports a 3.6 kW charge, making it possible for the GV70 to power various electric appliances. Dual electric motors producing up to 483 horsepower in Boost Mode make the Electrified GV70 easily more powerful than the regular GV70. A 0-60 mph time of 4.5 seconds in Boost Mode is claimed.

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To improve efficiency, the Disconnector Actuator System (DAS) seamlessly switches between two- and four-wheel drive by automatically connecting or disconnecting the motor and driveshaft. This process is based on parameters like the selected driving mode or specific driving conditions. An i-Pedal (Intelligent Pedal) system allows for one-pedal driving, with the ability to accelerate, decelerate, or stop using only the accelerator pedal.

"This is more than just a new electrified SUV," said SangYup Lee, Head of Genesis Global Design. "It is a statement for Genesis design that marks new territory."

Pricing is yet to be revealed but the gas-only GV70 starts at $41,000. The Electrified GV70 is expected to begin at over $50,000 considering its greater power. An on-sale date for the USA is yet to be announced although production will begin in North America next year.

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