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Genesis introduced the electric GV70: a luxury crossover with unusual wheels

In December last year, Genesis officially unveiled its luxury urban crossover Genesis GV70, which surprised with its laconic design, powerful engine and a wide range of modern technologies. Now, at an event in Guangzhou, the premium sub-brand Hyundai Group has officially presented an electric version of this car – the novelty has received a rather long name Genesis Electrified GV70, and for the manufacturer this is already the second electric car based on the ICE version. First, the premium sedan G80 followed a similar path – its electric version was called the Electrified G80.

As in the case of the first transformation, there are not so many differences compared to the ICE version. For example, the Genesis Electrified GV70 has exactly the same body, only on the front side there is no radiator grill – instead, a blank panel with branded diamond patterns is installed. Of course, there are no exhaust pipes left here either, but a hidden panel for access to charging appeared, plus the company slightly modified the front bumper and wheel disks – they improve the aerodynamic properties of the car, increasing the crossover’s range on a single charge. The disks are especially helpful in this task – they look quite unusual and somewhat resemble the plastic pads on the Tesla Y.

In terms of power, luxury-level electric cars are clearly not going to yield to competitors. For example, even in the basic configuration, the Genesis Electrified GV70 is equipped with two electric motors and all-wheel drive with a total output of 218 horsepower at 350 Nm of torque. And then there is the Boost mode, in which the car increases power to 490 horses and revs up to 700 Nm – when activated from zero to a hundred, the novelty accelerates in 4.5 seconds. Quite good performance for a car that is usually bought for style, expensive materials and comfort, rather than speed.

Unfortunately, so far the exact date of sales and the cost of the new items have not been reported, but Genesis models are presented on the Russian market, so it is likely that a new electric car will also be presented in the foreseeable future.

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