This is a Motormouth couple car review of the all-new Electrified GenesisGV70 compact SUV. The GV70 has a 77.4 kWh battery with 383 km / 283 miles of range. It has 429 horsepower, 516 lb-ft of torque and with boost mode you get a power bump to 483 horsepower and standard AWD.
The GV70 is available in one trim in Canada which comes fully loaded for CDN$84,150. In the US, two trim levels are offered, Advanced starting at USD$65,850, and Prestige at USD$72,650.
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The battery-powered version of GM’s Equinox crossover, for example, will start around $30,000 when it arrives this fall, the carmaker has said. That is $3,400 more than the least expensive gasoline-fueled Equinox. But factoring in government incentives, the electric Equinox should be cheaper. Like all electric vehicles, the car will need less maintenance, and the electricity to power it will cost less than the gasoline used by its combustion engine equivalent.
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Hyundai Motor Group, which owns both the Genesis, Hyundai, and Kia auto brands, made a significant investment in the US, purchasing a building in the in the Tribeca neighborhood of Manhattan to house offices and a showroom.
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The GenesisGV60 shares its platform with the award winning Hyundai Ioniq 5 and Kia EV6. However it feels like a completely different car and Australia’s Carscoops claims it “is one of the very best electric vehicles currently on sale.”
Underpinning the GV60 is Hyundai’s Electric-Global Module Platform (E-GMP) which brings with it a flat floor and supports two powertrain configurations in Australia. Sitting at the base of the range is the GV60 AWD which features a 74 kW (99 hp) electric motor at the front axle and a 160 kW (214 hp) motor at the rear axle, resulting in a combined 234 kW (314 hp) and 605 Nm (446 lb-ft) of torque.
During the Christmas and New Year period, we had the chance to test and live with the flagship GV60 Performance AWD. This variant rocks a 180 kW (241 hp) motor at the front and a 180 kW (241 hp) motor at the rear, good for 360 kW (483 hp) and 700 Nm (516 lb-ft) of torque in Boost Mode or 320 kW (429 hp) and 605 Nm (446 lb-ft) in every other driving mode.
Both GV60 models receive their juice from the same 77.4 kWh battery pack found in the floor. The standard AWD has a claimed WLTP range of 470 km (292 miles) while the Performance AWD has a WLTP range of 466 km (289 miles).
It’s not very often that we test a car with as few flaws as the Genesis GV60 Performance AWD.
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