Electrified Genesis GV70 bows in Guangzhou with same looks, more power
The Genesis GV70e (Electrified) may look just like the ICE SUV it is based upon, but it can sprint 0-100 km/h (0-62 mph) in 4.5 seconds and cover 500 km (310 miles) on a single charge.
A glance at the exterior of the car exhibited during the Auto Guanghou show reveals missing tailpipes, new bumpers and wheels, as well as a different-looking front grille that conceals a charging port. The manufacturer claims all these modifications improve its aerodynamics compared to the ICE version. Other than that, however, the car looks exactly the same.
The cabin comes trimmed with eco-friendly materials and features a smaller, lower transmission tunnel. Paddle shifters under the steering wheel can be used to control the regenerative brake.
Only a dual-motor spec is available to pre-order right now. In its Boost mode, it can briefly pump out 490 PS (483 hp / 360 kW) and 700 Nm (516 lb-ft) of torque. for comparison purposes, the GV70 maxes out at a 3.5-liter V6 TT good for only 380 PS (375 hp / 279 kW) and 530 Nm (391 lb-ft) of torque. It also needs 5.1 seconds for the standard sprint, while the EV only needs 4.5.
Top speed and battery capacity remain undisclosed so far. Genesis says the car can do 500 km (310 miles) on a full battery, but certification quirks in South Korea limit its effective range to 400 km (248 miles) there. Using a 350kW charger station replenishes the charge from 10% to 80% in only 18 minutes.
Editor Andrew Raspopov