New Genesis eGV70 spotted in tests

New Genesis eGV70 spotted in tests

February 25, 2021 0 By autotimesnews

The Korean automaker Genesis is close to unveiling its first electric vehicle, a compact crossover, codenamed JW, which may be called the “GV60” or “eGV60” in production form.

However, this is just one of several electric vehicles the Korean brand is preparing. We’ve also seen an electric version of the G80 in testing, and now an electric version of the recently introduced GV70 has been spotted.

The GV70 is a small crossover that will hit showrooms later this year. It will compete with cars such as the BMW X3 and Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class, while its electric version will compete for buyers with the Tesla Model Y, Jaguar I-Pace and Audi E-Tron.

We know that this is a prototype of the electric version of the GV70, which is hinted at by the absence of exhaust pipes and a closed radiator grill. Trademark filings revealed in January at the US Patent and Trademark Office suggest that the electric GV70 may be labeled “eGV70”.

There is little information about the new product. Now it remains a mystery on which platform the electric crossover will be built. It is possible that this will be a modified version of the usual GV70 platform. The high-aluminum platform known as the M3 is exclusive to the Genesis and is also found in the G80 and GV80.

As for JW’s upcoming electric crossover, Genesis will use a dedicated platform for Hyundai Motor Group’s E-GMP electric vehicles. The car is a twin of the Hyundai Ioniq 5 unveiled on Tuesday, and Kia is working on a similar model due to be unveiled in March.

According to recent reports from Korea, production of the electric GV70 will begin in December. These reports also point to the development of an electric GV80.