Genesis Shows Off All-Electric Version of the GV70 SUV

Electrified Genesis GV70 SUV
The front grille features a hidden charging port. Genesis Motor America

Genesis introduced an all-electric version of the GV70 two-row SUV at the Guangzhou International Automobile Exhibition this week. The GV70 was launched in 2020 from Hyundai's premium arm to compete in the compact SUV segment.

The EV model's arrival on the show floor follows the market debut of the internal combustion engine-powered GV70, which is on sale in the U.S. today. The all-electric Genesis GV60, a smaller SUV, bowed earlier this year.

"Our global vision to create a sustainable future through electrification is a natural extension of our original commitment that dates back to the launch of Genesis in 2015: the commitment to creating a positive impact in our customers' lives," Genesis Global Head Jay Chang said in a press release. "I am pleased to reveal another new EV model in China that celebrates our audacious step toward a sustainable future."

To enhance the aerodynamics to aid in the fuel efficiency of the GV70, Genesis has made several optimizing design choices. The Crest Grille that dons the front fascia has been converted to a G-Matrix pattern and contains a hidden charging port.

At the rear, the rear bumper takes on a minimalist horizontal shape. Genesis's Two Lines architecture informs the design of the quad lamps.

While details on the motor and the range will be available closer to the North American launch, Genesis says that the SUV can reach zero to 60 mph in 4.5 seconds in Boost Mode.

All-wheel drive is standard on the electric model. A Disconnector Actuator System (DAS) can automatically switch between two-wheel drive and all-wheel drive depending on driving conditions to prevent unnecessary power loss.

Working off of a "Beauty of White Space" interior design concept, the cabin is fleshed out with eco-friendly materials. Aside from the already available Obsidian Black and Vanilla Beige, the company will also offer the interior in Glacier White.

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Drivers can use various forms of electric vehicle charging infrastructure through a 400V/800V multi-rapid charging system. The vehicle will raise a charging station's voltage from 400 volts to 800 volts without the use of converters using driving motors and inverters.

On a 350-kilowatt rapid charger, the battery's charge can go from 10 percent to 80 percent in under 20 minutes.

A Vehicle to Load (V2L) system provides a 2.6-kilowatt power supply for using electronic appliances near the vehicle.

Active noise control technology uses four sensors and eight microphones, works to reduce noise levels by measuring and analyzing road noises and creating sounds at opposite phases. Noise is a chief concern among EV buyers as they no longer have the sound of an engine to mask sounds from the road, other vehicles and their surroundings.

The Smart Regenerative Braking System 2.0 recoups power through the braking system based on driving habits, navigation and road conditions.

The suspension system can be automatically controlled by the car's front camera and navigation system to optimize the drive experience.

Genesis says that specifications are only confirmed for the Korean market right now. North American details will be revealed at a later date.