The GV70 Electrified, with up to 483 horsepower, will start production in December at Hyundai’s plant in Montgomery, Alabama.
After announcing an electric version of the Genesis GV70 crossover in late 2021, Genesis now has detailed plans for the US launch of this new EV. Scheduled to be built in Montgomery, Alabama, the North American version of the 2023 Genesis Electrified GV70 will begin production in December. The US-spec car, shown here, was first shown at the Los Angeles Auto Show recently.
Like its sibling, the G80 Electric sedan, the GV70 Electric looks nearly identical to its gas-powered equivalent, but has a completely different powertrain underneath. Front and rear electric motors combine to produce 429 horsepower in Performance trim, or up to 483 hp in a special boost mode that runs for 10 seconds at a time. A less powerful base powertrain may also be offered. Genesis hasn’t released battery capacity or range figures yet, but says it will be capable of DC fast charging up to 350 kilowatts.
Pricing isn’t available yet, but Genesis says it will be sold in eight states at first: Arizona, California, Connecticut, New Jersey, Nevada, New York, Utah, and Washington. More states may be added later, as the Electrified G80 sedan is now sold in 12 states after Genesis added Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Virginia to the list.