Specs Surface for All-Electric Genesis GV70

Matthew Guy
by Matthew Guy
specs surface for all electric genesis gv70

The Genesis brand has been running full throttle in an attempt to take a seat at the table generally occupied by the likes of BMW and Mercedes, rapidly introducing new models in important segments and setting tongues wagging about the quality of its cabin materials. Those in the B&B of a certain age will recall this is the playbook used (to much success) by Lexus back in 1990.

Its latest? An all-electric version of the generally excellent GV70 crossover, set to make its debut at the LA Auto Show later this month. But we’ve got a few specs – notably horsepower and torque – ahead of the big reveal.

While there aren’t any breathless press releases for GV70 on the Genesis media site, its consumer-facing pages show the car is expected to make 429 horsepower and 516 lb-ft of torque, a sum putting it in good company with the hottest variant of its brother, the GV60. A so-called Boost Mode juices output in the GV70 to 483 all-electric ponies in 10-second bursts. Electric motors live front and rear, giving the model all-wheel drive, and both produce identical amounts of power to arrive at the 429 hp total.

Its battery is listed at 77.4 kWh, a sum identical to that of the pack found in the much smaller all-electric GV60. That model is some 8 inches shorter than the GV70, and its roof is a couple of inches lower to the ground. Oddly – well, until one considers the realities of modern auto design – their wheelbase measures are nearly identical. Eggheads at the EPA have rated the GV60 Performance, a trim of that car that shares both battery size and power output with the electric GV70, at a total driving range of 235 miles on a full charge. 

However, independent testing in real-world conditions pegs the actual range somewhere in the ballpark of 270 miles, a sum much closer to the Tesla Model Y which is officially rated just over 300 miles. Knowing the GV70 will weigh more than the GV60 but has an equivalent battery size, we would not be surprised to see the EPA rate it near 220 miles of range but have its real-world performance come in closer to 250 miles.

The GV70 Electrified will likely be visually different from the GV70 gasser in a number of subtle ways. Look for the typical easy-to-change items like wheels and brake caliper colors but pay attention to the car’s front and rear bumpers when it goes on sale next year. While the news around back will almost certainly be limited to a small visual tweak in getting rid of the sewer-cannon exhaust pipes, be sure to check out the GV70 E’s slick front grille and its near-invisible door for the charging port. If it’s anything like the one on its Dreadnaught-class electrified G80 sedan, it’ll be an imperceptible flap baked into that diamond pattern the brand likes to deploy on the noses of some of its machines. It ranks up there with the fuel flap on a McLaren P1 or old-school shoebox Chevy in terms of being undetectable.

Initially, the 2023 electrified GV70 will only be sold at select Genesis retailers in California, Arizona, New York, and a few other states like Connecticut, Jersey, Nevada, Utah, and Washington. Pricing will appear closer to its expected on-sale date in spring 2023.

[Images: Genesis]

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  • Zipper69 Zipper69 on Nov 09, 2022

    All the rending of clothes and gnashing of teeth over EV performance will fade into silence when the endless R&D gives us smaller, lighter batteries with larger capacity and a 500 mile range with a 10 minute charge time.

    • Kcflyer Kcflyer on Nov 09, 2022

      What's your point? Should we all accept sub par range while we wait or is it ok with you if we choose ICE vehicles in the meantime? Long term, I hope you are correct. I also hope prices come down dramatically. But subsidies always increase prices so I'm not holding my breath.

  • Zipper69 Zipper69 on Nov 09, 2022

    My point? The ongoing negativity on EV's seems blinded to the bulk of manufacturers spending billions on R&D to achieve the targets I mention.

    Aside from courting government for subsidies, they also are basing almost

    their entire future on true EV's.

  • Jwee More range and faster charging cannot be good news for the heavily indebted and distracted Musk.Tesla China is discounting their cars. Apart from the Model 3, no one is much buying Tesla's here in Europe. Other groups have already passed Tesla in Europe, where it was once dominant.Among manufacturers, 2021 EV sales:VW Group 25%, Stellantis at 14.5%,Tesla at 13.9%Hyundai-Kia at 11.2% Renault Group at 10.3%. Just 2 years ago, Tesla had a commanding 31.1% share of the European EV marketOuch. https://carsalesbase.com/european-sales-2021-ev/@lou_BC, carsalebase.com changed their data, so this is slightly different than last time I posted this, but same idea.
  • Varezhka Given how long the Mitsubishi USA has been in red, that's a hard one. I mean, this company has been losing money in all regions *except* SE Asia and Oceania ever since they lost the commercial division to Daimler.I think the only reason we still have the brand is A) Mitsubishi conglomerate's pride won't allow it B) US still a source of large volume for the company, even if they lose money on each one and C) it cost too much money to pull out and no one wants to take responsibility. If I was the head of Mitsubishi's North American operation and retreat was not an option, I think my best bet would be to reduce overhead by replacing all the cars with rebadged Nissans built in Tennessee and Mexico.As much as I'd like to see the return of Triton, Pajero Sport (Montero Sport to you and me), and Delica I'm sure that's more nostalgia and grass is greener thing than anything else.
  • Varezhka If there's one (small) downside to the dealer not being allowed to sell above MSRP, it's that now we get a lot of people signing up for the car with zero intention of keeping the car they bought. We end up with a lot of "lightly used" examples on sale for a huge mark-up, including those self-purchased by the dealerships themselves. I'm sure this is what we'll end up seeing with GR Corolla in Japan as well.This is also why the Land Cruiser has a 4 year waitlist in Japan (36K USD starting MSRP -> buy and immediately flip for 10, 20K more -> profit) I'm not sure if there's a good solution for this apart from setting the MSRP higher to match what the market allows, though this lottery system is probably as close as we can get.
  • Jeff S @Lou_BC--Unrelated to this article but of interest I found this on You Tube which explains why certain vehicles are not available in the US because of how the CAFE measures fuel standards. I remember you commenting on this a few years ago on another article on TTAC. The 2023 Chevrolet Montana is an adorable small truck that's never coming to the USA. It's not because of the 1.2L engine, or that Americans aren't interested in small trucks, it's that fuel economy legislation effectively prevents small trucks from happening. What about the Maverick? It's not as small as you think. CAFE, or Corporate Average Fuel Economy is the real reason trucks in America are all at least a specific dimension. Here's how it works and why it means no tiny trucks for us. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-eoMrwrGA8A&ab_channel=AlexonAutos
  • Gabe A new retro-styled Montero as their halo vehicle to compete against the Bronco, Wrangler and 4Runner. Boxy, round headlights like the 1st generation, two door and four door models, body on frame.A compact, urban truck, Mighty Max, to compete against the Maverick. Retro-styled like the early 90s Mighty Max.A new Outlander Sport as more of a wagon/crossover to compete against the Crosstrek and Kona. Needs to have more power (190+ HP) and a legit transmission, no CVT.A new Eclipse hybrid to compete against the upcoming redesigned Prius. Just match the Prius's specs and make it look great.Drop the Eclipse Cross, I am not sure why they wanted to resurrect the Pontiac Aztec. Keep the Mirage and keep it cheap, make the styling better and up the wheel size. The Outlander seems fine.I like the idea of some sort of commercial vehicle, something similar in size to the Promaster City but with AWD.