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Genesis unveils Electrified GV70 ahead of Oz debut

ELECTRIFYING: Genesis will introduce no fewer than three electric models Down Under early in 2022, one of which is the freshly unveiled Electrified GV70.

The Korean luxury brand is determined to offer alternative propulsion in all segments


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19 Nov 2021

GENESIS has officially unveiled the electric version of the GV70 at Auto Guangzhou 2021.


The Korean luxury brand, which aims to offer alternative propulsion in all segments of its product portfolio, will launch three all-electric cars locally in the first half of 2022 – the GV60 dedicated BEV, as well as this – the Electrified GV70 and Electrified G80 with more to come.


The Electrified GV70 is distinguishable by an aerodynamically optimised signature crest grille that features an inverted G-Matrix pattern and incorporates a hidden EV charging port. The minimalist horizontal shape of the rear bumper is adorned with a simple, tailpipe-free skid plate, while the Two-Line Quad Lamps put the finishing touch on the new electric model. 


As before, the interior has a driver-focused design, but the electric version has a lowered centre tunnel to offer as much second row space as the petrol and diesel-powered GV70. 


Inspired by the ‘Beauty of White Space’ interior design concept, the Electrified GV70 is trimmed in a variety of eco-friendly materials, each of which features a high-quality finish. 


The Electrified GV70 will be available only as an all-wheel-drive model, with a maximum output of 160kW and 350Nm from each of its electric motors (front and rear). It delivers a total maximum output of 360kW (in Boost Mode) and 700Nm. 


Genesis claims the newcomer can accelerate from zero to 100km/h in 4.5 seconds in Boost Mode, while it has an estimated maximum range per charge of over 500km (based on the CLTC standard) or 400 km (based on the Korean EV certification system). Thanks to 350kW rapid charging, the model’s battery can be recharged from 10 to 80 per cent in about 18 minutes.


Furthermore, Genesis’ application of a 400V/800V multi-rapid charging system will allow drivers to utilise various forms of charging infrastructure. The multi-rapid charging system enables fast and stable charging by raising the voltage supplied by typical chargers from 400V to 800V. 


The technology is optimised for the vehicle's system thanks to the model's driving motors and inverters. Customers can use the 800V rapid charging system to utilise both 400V and 800V charging infrastructure without the need for an additional converter.


The electric version of the GV70 also incorporates a V2L (Vehicle to Load) feature that supports a 3.6-kW charge, which is higher than the power supply in the average home, enabling customers to conveniently use electric appliances outside of the vehicle.


Moreover, the Disconnector Actuator System (DAS) can automatically connect or disconnect the motor and drive shaft – based on vehicle speed and driving mode – to seamlessly switch between 2WD and AWD; in doing so, it reduces power loss while increasing efficiency.


The new model’s driving experience is further enhanced by the Smart Regenerative Braking System 2.0, which regenerates energy through the braking system based on driving habits, real-time navigation, and road conditions. In driving mode, the i-Pedal (Intelligent Pedal) allows the driver to accelerate, decelerate and stop using just the accelerator pedal.


Genesis also equipped the vehicle with ANC-R (Active Noise Control-Road), which is said to significantly reduce the level of noise by measuring and analysing road noises by way of four sensors and eight microphones; it simultaneously creates sounds at opposite phases.


Finally, the Electrified GV70 is the first Genesis model to feature the SUV-specific e-Terrain Mode. It also comes standard with a Preview Electronic Control Suspension system, which adapts the damping based on info collected through the front camera and the nav system.

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