And we get a sneak peak.
Genesis, Hyundai's luxury arm, is getting ready for its own EV revolution. It recently teased eight new electric cars on social media, including its very first EV the GV60, and we've been keeping a close eye on the rest of its EV fleet including the upcoming GV70 Electrified SUV which we first got a look at back in February. This compact luxury crossover will be the first Hyundai EV built in the company's factory in Montgomery, Alabama, and promises to undercut rivals on price, and offer more standard features. The Genesis GV70 makes its world debut in China this Friday (November 19), at the Guangzhou Auto Show and will be the third electrified model after the G80 and GV60 in that market. Genesis shared the news with the accompanying teaser image.
As with the G80 EV, the GV70 retains the signature Genesis crest grille filled with diamond shapes, but gets a slim, and more defined front bumper. It's interesting to note that Genesis has decided to keep the large front intakes usually reserved for gas-powered cars. The electric model will most likely come with a set of model-specific wheels, and the rear-end will most certainly lose the gas model's exhaust tips. From what little we can tell in this front-end picture, the GV70 is bound to look like pretty.
The GV70 might be eco-friendly, but it won't be a slouch. This SUV will share a similar setup to the G80 which means you'll get an 87.2 kWh battery pack hooked up to two electric motors with a power output of 365 horsepower, matching the gas-powered car's twin-turbo V6 engine. Power will be sent to the front or all four wheels, and we expect a maximum range of around 250 miles. A 20-minute charge promises 80 percent battery life, and we expect it to be priced at just under $50,000. The next generation of Genesis cars are here, and they look amazing.