American-Made Genesis Electrified GV70 Coming To LA Auto Show

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It will be manufactured in Alabama.

The electric Genesis lineup has grown to accommodate a third family member, in the form of the new Genesis Electrified GV70. Just as handsome as its ICE-powered counterpart, the latest EV boasts the same spacious interior and usual refinements as the regular GV70, with the added benefit of near-silent electric operation.

It's significant for many reasons, most notable of which being the fact that the Electrified GV70 will be produced in the United States, marking the first time a Genesis product will be made outside of South Korea.

"The North American debut of the Electrified GV70 and its assembly in Montgomery, Alabama [represents] a significant milestone for Genesis," said the brand's COO, Claudia Marquez.

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While it retains the elegant, modern looks of the normal GV70, there are plenty of under-the-skin differences. According to the Korean specification, the electric derivative utilizes a 77.4 kWh battery and dual electric motor setup, for a combined total of 429 horsepower and 516 lb-ft of torque. The final US specification is pending.

When Boost Mode is activated, Genesis claims the premium SUV can hit 62 mph in just 4.2 seconds. Genesis South Korea claims the Electrified GV70 can charge its battery from 10% to 80% in just 18 minutes when plugged into a 350 kW rapid charger.

The travel range is estimated at 248 miles, but this will almost certainly differ from US figures.

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The electric SUV has already made its debut overseas, where it impressed the crowds at the 2022 Goodwood Festival of Speed. We expect local specification and additional information to be revealed later this month when the Electrified GV70 is shown publically at the LA Auto Show from November 18-27.

"We are pleased for everyone to experience the Electrified GV70 in person at this year's LA Auto Show," added Marquez. Production is expected to commence in December 2022 at the Montgomery manufacturing facility in Alabama.

Like the German luxury brands, Genesis will soon have multiple electric offerings available to consumers in the United States.

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The quirkily-styled GV60 is the smallest of the bunch and retails for $59,290. The larger Electrified G80 is, essentially, the range-topper of the electric Genesis vehicles, and this is reflected in the $79,825 list price.

We expect the Electrified GV70 to be priced between the two, making it a $70,000 vehicle. While that sounds expensive, the GV60 and the battery-powered G80 are packed to the rafters with standard features, so the GV70 will likely have the same generous spec.

Hopefully, it's sold in more than a handful of states, as the brand only sells its electric vehicles in select regions for now.

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