Genesis has priced the last of its trio of electric vehicles that’s arriving in local showrooms during September.
The Electrified GV70 slots in as the flagship of the GV70 range, offered in one fully loaded specification called the Performance AWD for $127,800 before on-road costs.
It shares its 360kW/700Nm dual-motor powertrain with the Performance AWD variant of the GV60, another member of the brand’s new electric trio that also includes the Electrified G80. Only the GV60 uses a dedicated electric vehicle architecture.
The Electrified GV70 slots in above the GV60 Performance AWD ($110,700 before on-road costs) and battles the base Audi e-tron 50 Quattro ($138,323 before on-roads), base Mercedes-Benz EQC 400 ($122,724 list) and the rear-wheel drive BMW iX3 ($114,900 list).
The most expensive combustion-powered GV70 – the 3.5T Sport – currently costs $89,067 before on-roads when equipped with the Luxury Package.
While it’s specified similarly to GV70 models with the Luxury Package, there are some key differences.
It’s distinguished externally by unique 20-inch alloy wheels and front and rear bumpers, plus a unique grille that hides the charging port.
There’s no limited-slip differential like the GV70 3.5T, but the Electrified GV70 retains the Preview Electronic Control Suspension that uses a front camera to scan the road ahead and adjust the suspension accordingly.
You can power small appliances from the battery with the exterior and interior vehicle-to-load (V2L) 3.6kW power supply, while there’s also a one-pedal driving mode and regenerative braking that also uses real-time navigation and traffic data.
Other differences from the combustion-powered GV70 include active noise control for blotting out road noise, a sensor-based rear occupant warning, and a heat pump system for the climate control.
The interior also features unique graphics for the backlit door trim and unique interior finishes, while the three-spoke sport steering wheel has a Boost button.
Genesis says rear-seat space is comparable to the combustion-powered GV70, even with the batteries sitting underfloor.
As with other Genesis EVs, included in the purchase price is a choice of either a five-year Chargefox subscription or a home AC charger (including installation).
- 2023 Genesis Electrified GV70: $127,800
Price excludes on-road costs.
The Genesis Electrified GV70 features a dual-motor all-wheel drive powertrain, with each motor producing 180kW of power and 350Nm of torque. All up, there’s 360kW of power (in Boost Mode) and 700Nm of torque.
Genesis claims a 0-100km/h time of 4.2 seconds.
The Genesis Electrified GV70 features a 77.4kWh battery with 445km of range under the stricter WLTP test cycle.
It features an 800V charging system and will therefore take only 18 minutes to charge from 10 to 80 per cent using a 350kW DC fast charger.
The 2023 Genesis Electrified GV70 measures 4715mm long, 1910mm wide and 1630mm tall on a 2875mm wheelbase. Kerb weight is 2245kg.
The Genesis Electrified GV70 is backed by a five-year, unlimited-kilometre warranty, with an eight-year warranty for the high-voltage battery.
Genesis offers five years of complimentary servicing, and five years of Genesis To You and valet service. That means if you live within a 70km drive from the CBDs of Sydney, Melbourne or Brisbane, a Genesis employee will pick up your vehicle for servicing and leave you with a Genesis courtesy car.
The brand also includes 10 years of 24/7 roadside assistance.
While the Genesis GV70 has a five-star rating from ANCAP, this applies only to four-cylinder variants. The Electrified GV70, like the petrol 3.5T, is currently unrated.
Standard safety equipment includes:
- Adaptive cruise control with stop/go
- Blind-spot assist
- Lane-keep assist
- Lane Following Assist (lane centring)
- Rear cross-traffic assist
- Parking Collision Avoidance Assist – Reverse
- Safe exit assist
- Driver attention warning
- Leading vehicle departure alert
- Intelligent speed limit assist
- Surround-view camera with 3D view
- Front and rear parking sensors
There’s also an autonomous emergency braking system, which includes:
- Pedestrian and cyclist detection
- Evasive steering assist
- Junction turning/crossing support
- Lane-change oncoming/side support
Standard equipment includes:
- 14.5-inch touchscreen infotainment system
- Augmented reality satellite navigation
- Wired Android Auto and Apple CarPlay
- 14-speaker 1050W Lexicon sound system
- Head-up display
- 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster
- Nappa leather upholstery
- 18-way power front seats with driver memory
- Heated and ventilated front seats
- Massaging front seats
- Heated rear seats (outer back and base, centre base)
- Heated steering wheel
- Power tilt and telescoping steering wheel adjustment
- Manual rear door sun shades
- 60:40 split/fold rear seat with recline function
- Active noise control
- Wireless phone charger
- 20-inch alloy wheels
- Preview Electronic Control Suspension
- Automatic high-beam
- Intelligent Front Lighting System (matrix LED headlights)
- Smart Parking Assist
- Remote Smart Parking Assist
- Panoramic sunroof
- Hands-free power tailgate
- Remote start
- Tyre pressure monitoring
Matte paint is the only option on the Electrified GV70, priced at $2000.
There are 13 exterior finishes available: nine gloss and four matte.
The matte finishes comprise:
- Matterhorn White
- Melbourne Grey
- Brunswick Green
- Atacama Copper
The gloss finishes comprise:
- Uyuni White
- Savile Silver
- Himalayan Grey
- Vik Black
- Cardiff Green
- Adriatic Blue
- Mauna Red
- Barossa Burgundy
- Atacama Copper
The interior is offered in the following colourways:
- Obsidian Black
- Pine Grove Green and Ocean Blue (two-tone)
- Glacier White and Ocean Blue (two-tone, with copper piping)
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