Published on November 26th, 2021 | by Subhash Nair


Genesis Electrified GV70 Debuts In China With New Grille

The Genesis Electrified GV70 debuts in China as the company’s next step in its EV transition.

The Genesis brand is doing really well for itself globally. The luxury car arm of Hyundai Motor Group has started to dip its toes in the world of electric vehicles. Not only did it announce the GV60 (a sibling of the IONIQ 5 and Kia EV6), but it also made plans to sell only electric vehicles by the year 2025.

To do this, they’ve started to electrify their existing vehicles. It started with the Electrified G80 and now the company has just announced at Auto Guangzhou 2021 that they’ve be offering the Electrified GV70 SUV too.

During the event, Genesis showcased an Electrified GV70 with an Atacama Copper Matte exterior. Outside, the Genesis’ signature Crest Grille has evolved into an aerodynamic crest with an inverted G-Matrix pattern and incorporates a hidden EV charging port. The rear bumper features a tailpipe-free skid plate while the Two-Line Quad Lamps put the finishing touch on the electric model of GV70 with Genesis’ signature Two Lines architecture.

Inside, a variety of eco-friendly materials have been used to furnish the Electrified GV70. It will be offered with a Glacier White interior, but possibly other colours as well. The centre tunnel has also been lowered to improve the amount of space available in this Electrified GV70 to match what’s available on the petrol and diesel models.

Genesis Electrified GV70 side profile

The Electrified GV70 will be offered only as an all-wheel drive model with a max power of 160kW and 350Nm of torque. In Boost Mode, the power ramps up to 360kW and 700Nm, allowing a sprint from 0-100km/h to be done in just 4.5 seconds.

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Here’s the press release with more information.


The Electrified GV70 is the first Genesis model to feature the SUV-specific e-Terrain Mode, which enables a stable driving experience in various environments.

The new model delivers a competitive all-electric range (AER). Based on the CLTC standard, the estimated maximum range per charge is over 500km (Based on the Korean EV certification system, the estimated range per charge is 400km [3]). The addition of 350kW rapid charging, meanwhile, enables the battery to charge from 10% to 80% in just 18 minutes.

Furthermore, Genesis’ application of a 400V/800V multi-rapid charging system will allow drivers to utilize various forms of charging infrastructure. The multi-rapid charging system enables fast and stable charging by raising the voltage supplied by typical chargers from 400V to 800V. The technology is optimized for the vehicle’s system thanks to the model’s driving motors and inverters. Customers can use the 800V rapid charging system to utilize both 400V and 800V charging infrastructure without the need for an additional converter.

The electric version of the GV70 also includes a V2L (Vehicle to Load) feature that supports a 3.6kW charge, which is higher than the power supply in the average home, enabling customers to conveniently use electric appliances outside of the vehicle.

Moreover, the Disconnector Actuator System (DAS) can automatically connect or disconnect the motor and drive shaft, considering various driving conditions. Such conditions include vehicle speed and driving mode, enabling seamless switching between 2WD and AWD – reducing unnecessary power loss while increasing efficiency.

The new model’s driving experience is further enhanced with a variety of cutting-edge technologies. The Smart Regenerative Braking System 2.0 regenerates energy through the braking system based on driving habits, real-time navigation, and road conditions. In driving mode, the i-Pedal (Intelligent Pedal) allows the driver to accelerate, decelerate and stop using just the accelerator pedal.

Genesis also equipped the vehicle with ANC-R (Active Noise Control-Road) to achieve a comfortable driving experience. The technology significantly reduces the level of noise by measuring and analyzing road noises utilizing four sensors and eight microphones and simultaneously creating sounds at opposite phases.

The Preview Electronic Control Suspension (Pre-view ECS) has been applied to support an optimal driving experience. This suspension system can be controlled based on information collected through the SUV’s front camera and navigation system.

Genesis will be displaying a total of five vehicles at Auto Guangzhou 2021, including the Electrified GV70, the G80 flagship luxury sedan, the GV80 luxury flagship SUV, and two G70 models. 

Meanwhile, Genesis Motor China continues to receive positive responses in the Chinese market, having strengthened its lineup by adding the G70 in October after the successful launches of the G80 and GV80.

* Specifications and features discussed are for the Korean market only. International market features are TBC.

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