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The US-made Genesis Electrified GV70 EV costs much more than the petrol version

The Alabama-built Genesis Electrified GV70 2023 SUV will start at $66,975 with a mandatory destination fee of $1,125, Genesis announced last week.

The GV70 is an all-electric version of the Genesis GV70 compact crossover SUV, introduced for the 2022 model year. The electrified GV70 costs much more than the petrol version, which starts at $44,275 with destination is the base turbo-4 specs. However, the electric version is quite well equipped with standard features including leather seats, electric tailgate, panoramic sunroof and 14.5-inch touchscreen.

In addition to the basic Advanced trim level, Genesis also offers a Prestige level that starts at $73,775. It adds features like a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster, kappa leather seats, a microfiber suede ceiling, a head-up display, a heated steering wheel, and a second row of seats with heating and Lexicon premium sound system.

2023 Genesis electrified GV70

2023 Genesis electrified GV70

Both trim levels have the same dual-motor four-wheel drive system with a capacity of 429 horsepower and allow a 0-100 km / h acceleration time announced by the factory is about 4.5 seconds. . A 77.4 kwh battery pack provides an estimated range of 283 miles during the European WLTP test cycle (EPA figures not yet available).

The electrochemical GV70 will not be available before require stricter EV tax credits for raw materials and mineral content is phased in, but it will likely qualify for a credit of $3,750, rather than the full amount of $7,500.

Launched in November 2021, GV70 is electric also features 800 volts fast charging and Road Preview, which uses the front camera and data from the navigation system to control the suspension. This is the second Genesis EV based on the internal combustion model, after G80 . electric sedanand third in the brand’s lineup in the United States. The smaller Genesis GV60 is a dedicated EV, sharing the E-GMP platform with the Hyundai Ioniq 5 and Kia EV6.

2023 Genesis electrified GV70

2023 Genesis electrified GV70

At the time of launch, the electrified GV70 was confirmed for Made in Montgomery, Alabama at the plant of Genesis, Hyundai’s parent company, making it the first Genesis model to be built there. Then last April, Hyundai had the EV start production in December 2022, a few months after it started. Production of Hyundai Santa Fe Hybrid in Montgomery.

Hyundai has a plan generate up to 300,000 EVs annually in Georgia and other Genesis models will likely be part of that. The luxury brand plans to introduce only electric vehicles starting in 2025 and phase out the final internal combustion models by 2030.


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