Genesis gives details about its electric GV60
Hyundai’s luxury brand Genesis has revealed details of the technology and equipment of the planned GV60. The car is the brand’s first electric model based on the group’s E-GMP platform. The 800-volt electric car will be launched in three variants and will feature several technological refinements.
Some time ago, Genesis had already published the first photos of the exterior and interior design of the GV60. Now the key points of the technical data sheet follow.
The third electric car based on E-GMP after the Hyundai Ioniq 5 and Kia EV6 will be offered as a standard model with rear- or all-wheel drive and a performance model with all-wheel drive. Each model features the 77,4 kWh battery familiar from the Kia EV6. In addition, DC charging is said to be possible with up to 350 kW.
The standard rear-wheel-drive model is equipped with an engine with a maximum output of 168 kW /228 hp and a maximum torque of 350 Nm. The maximum range is 451 kilometers.
The standard four-wheel-drive model gets a 160 kW engine for the rear wheels and a 74 kW engine for the front wheels and comes with a total power of 234 kW /318 hp, a maximum torque of 605 Nm, and a maximum range of 400 kilometers. Genesis specifies that the range figures are based on estimates using the Korean EV certification system and 19-inch wheels.
A third variant is the performance model: here, the GV60 has two 160 kW motors for the front and rear wheels to deliver a total output of 320 kW /435 hp, a maximum torque of 605 Nm, and a maximum range of 368 kilometers.
Boost and drift mode
The crossover coupé has a boost mode that increases the maximum power for a short time. The boost mode button on the steering wheel activates the additional power for ten seconds. This allows the vehicle to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in just 4.0 seconds.
“Drivers who are looking for an even more dynamic driving experience” can play with a drift mode, which is intended to optimize the distribution of drive power and the braking system because of sporty driving.
GV60 uses a 400/800 V multi-fast charging system. Up to 350 kW (DC charging) is possible at the appropriate charging stations: “From 10 to 80% in just 18 minutes”, Genesis announces proudly. The AC charging capacity is 11 kW, and in addition, the GV60 can also deliver energy (up to 3,6 kW) to external current collectors.
Two other battery-related features are preconditioning of the battery and an improved recuperation system. The preconditioning is linked to the navigation system and thus to the location of fast-charging stations and is intended to prepare the energy storage unit optimally for the charging process.
Secondly, the ‘Smart Regeneration System 2.0′ automatically evaluates traffic and navigation map information for optimal energy recovery. There is also a so-called i-Pedal mode for ‘One Pedal Driving’, which can be activated via the shift paddles at the steering wheel, which set different brake levels.
Prices of the GV60 are not known yet, nor where it will be launched first. However, the car will definitely also be available in Europe. In May, Genesis had announced that, in addition to the electric G80 sedan, it would bring two more electric cars to Europe, one of them on a pure EV platform. This should be the GV60. Details about the third BEV on a mixed platform are not yet known. It could be an SUV.