Genesis unveiled the Electrified GV70 in mid-November 2021 but it left out some important technical specifications. The electric luxury crossover is now available to preorder at home in South Korea, and on this occasion, more details have been disclosed. Unlike the GV60 and its dedicated E-GMP electric car platform, the zero-emissions GV70 is based on the conventional model equipped with combustion engines.
We now get to find out the EV is equipped with a lithium-ion polymer battery pack featuring a capacity of 77.4 kWh with enough juice for 400 kilometers (249 miles). It’s worth noting South Korea also uses the WLTP test cycle applicable in European Union countries. Even though it’s not a bespoke electric car, it still supports fast charging at up to 350 kW, in which case the battery can be juiced up from 10% to 80% in as little as 18 minutes.
The Electrified GV70 comes as standard with a pair of motors for all-wheel drive, but the front one is automatically turned off to boost efficiency when its power is not needed. Genesis mentions the vehicle is 4,715 mm long, 1,910 mm wide, and 1,630 mm tall, with a wheelbase measuring 2,875 mm. 19-inch wheels come as standard, but customers can get a bigger 20-inch set.
Both front and rear electric motors develop 215 hp (160 kW) each for a grand total of 429 hp (320 kW). It’s the same story with torque as the two e-motors pump out 350 Nm (257 lb-ft) to enable a massive 700 Nm (516 lb-ft). The EV punch enables a 0 to 62 mph (100 km/h) sprint in 4.2 seconds, which should be plenty quick for most customers.
With an optional solar roof, bidirectional charging, active noise control, torque vectoring, and a boost mode, the Genesis Electrified GV70 is chock-full of features. Body rigidity is up by 24% compared to the combustion-engined crossover, while a center front seat airbag provides extra protection in case of an impact.
Following its domestic launch, the EV will arrive in additional markets in the coming months.