The electric vehicle market remains small in Australia but that hasn’t stopped Genesis from introducing yet another EV, this time taking the form of the Electrified GV70.
The electric SUV is already on sale in other markets around the world and will serve as the flagship model in the GV70 range. Local pricing kicks off from AU$127,800 ($80,241) and customer deliveries are expected to begin shortly.
As in other countries, the Electrified GV70 is powered by a 77.4 kWh battery pack driving a 180 kW (241 hp) front electric motor and a 180 kW (241 hp) rear electric motor. It delivers a combined 360 kW (482 hp) with ‘Boost Mode’ enabled and 700 Nm (516 lb-ft) of torque. This grunt is good enough to send the EV to 100 km/h (62 mph) in just 4.2 seconds.
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Like other EVs from the Hyundai family, the Electrified GV70 can charge at 350 kW, meaning the battery pack can be topped up from 10 to 80 per cent in as little as 18 minutes. It can also travel 445 km (276 miles) on a single charge under WLTP testing.
All models sold in Australia will come with the Luxury Package as standard. This includes Blind-Spot View Monitor, Forward Attention Warning, 20-inch alloy wheels, backlit door trim, ambient lighting, Nappa leather-appointed seats, 18-way adjustable front seats, front seat massage functions, fingerprint reader, a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster, head-up display, and Remote Smart Parking Assist via Smart Key.
Among the other key standard features of the SUV are a 14-speaker, 1050 watt Lexicon by Harman audio system, Active Noise Control, e-Active Sound Design, 14.5-inch HD touchscreen, Navigation with Augmented Reality, and plenty of safety features, including Blind-Spot Collision-Avoidance Assist, Driver Attention Warning, Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist, High Beam Assist, Lane Keeping Assist, Multi Collision Brake, Smart Cruise Control with Stop & Go function, and Rear Cross-Traffic Collision Avoidance Assist.
Those who pick up the keys to a 2023 Genesis Electrified GV70 will receive a 5 year/unlimited kilometer warranty, 8 year/160,000 km warranty on the high-voltage battery, 5-year complimentary servicing, 5-year Genesis To You & valet service, 10-year 24/7 roadside assistance, 10-year complimentary map updates, and the choice of either a 5-year Chargefox subscription or home A/C charger and installation.
“We are thrilled to launch Electrified GV70 in Australia and bring our tally to three new all-electric models this year,” head of Genesis Motors Australia, Connal Yan, said in a statement. “The arrival of Electrified GV70, along with GV60 and Electrified G80, highlights Genesis Motor’s momentum in developing electrified vehicles, and illustrates our continuing commitment to creating a sustainable motoring future.”