Electrified Genesis GV70 brings twin-motor AWD performance

Genesis’ GV70 mid-size luxury SUV has just gained a fully electric model. Sitting above the GV70 3.5T Sport All-Wheel Drive variant, the Electrified GV70 Performance features a twin electric motor system with all-wheel drive.

With twin 180kW, 350Nm electric motors – one driving the front wheels and one driving the rear wheels – the all-wheel drive Electrified GV70 delivers total maximum outputs of 360kW (with Boost Mode) and 700Nm, accelerating from rest to 100km/h in just 4.2 seconds.

A 77.4kWh power battery offers 445km (WLTP) of driving range and can charge from 10 to 80 percent in 18 minutes when plugged into a 350kW DC fast charger.

In addition, Electrified GV70 features the Genesis SUV-specific e-Terrain Mode, which enables “a stable driving experience across the spectrum of driving conditions”.

The application of a 400V/800V multi-rapid charging system lets customers utilise a variety of 400V and 800V charging infrastructures without the need for an additional converter.

A Disconnector Actuator System (DAS) in Electrified GV70 can automatically connect or disconnect the front motor and drive shaft in consideration of various conditions, such as driving mode and vehicle speed. The system enables seamless switching between RWD and AWD, reducing unnecessary power loss for optimum efficiency.

The fully electric SUV’s Smart Regenerative Braking system also optimises coasting efficiency by automatically adjusting the amount of regenerative braking in three stages, based on the speed of the vehicle ahead, the following distance, and navigation map road sign data such as the position of safety cameras.

An i-PEDAL (Intelligent Pedal) driving mode takes the level of regenerative braking a step further to let the driver accelerate, decelerate and stop using only the accelerator pedal.

The Electrified GV70 is offered in one highly equipped ‘Luxury Package’ trim grade, priced from $127,800 plus on-road costs. With the vehicle already fully spec’ed, there is only one option available which is matte paint costing $2,000.

Genesis Motor’s vision for electrification has now given rise to three new EVs this year, with GV60, Electrified G80 and Electrified GV70 all now available in Australia.

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