Genesis eGV70 Spied in South Korea

by Dec 10, 2020All News, Electric Vehicle, Genesis, Spy Shots0 comments

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Today we want to share with you a new set of pictures of the third electric vehicle to be launched by Genesis, is about the electric version of the GV70, to be called eGV70 according to the trademark registration made by Hyundai’s luxury brand. The vehicle was caught testing near the Namyang R&D Center by our colleagues at AutoPost.

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Genesis’ first derivative electric vehicle is expected to be the G80. It was reported that the reason for the delay in the launch of the G80 Sports was also due to the internal policy of producing and selling electric vehicles. According to insiders, Hyundai Motor’s Ulsan Plant 5, which produces the G80, planned to enter the first pre-production G80 electric vehicle or eG80 to the production line during the Chuseok holiday (1st of October).

The first EV to be launched under the Genesis brand, the eG80, has already been trademarked on September 11th, last year. In addition to the G80, the G70, G90, GV80, the recently released GV70 and even GV90, they also applied for the trademark registration of the electric vehicle version. 

The G80 electric vehicle, which Hyundai has considered to be important enough to postpone the G80 Sport, which is almost finished, is expected to be an electric vehicle that can replace the internal combustion engine based on a fast charging time and boasts a mileage of at least 500km. 

The most remarkable of its design is the lack of exhaust or even air vents and the new alloy wheels

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Following this, and after the launch of the ICE GV70 model, the eGV70 will arrive to complete Genesis EV range to be completed with the bespoke EV SUV codenamed as JW that is also in the works. This JW EV SUV will share its underpinnings, that is to say, the E-GMP platform with the Hyundai 45 EV and Kia CV models.

Returning to the spy shots, what we can see in the prototype of eGV70 is something expected, the large Crest grille at the front is completely covered by the camouflage. When testing the regular GV70 gasoline or diesel engine, Hyundai did not use a camouflage covering the grille as shown in the photo. The air intake of the bumper, which is slightly visible below the headlamp, is also shown to be blocked.

At the back, any sign or exhaust or even fake exhaust were deleted and like other electric vehicles, looks like these parts will be covered and painted in the same colour as the body. Also this prototype of the eGV70 shows new aerodynamic wheels. The range should arrive to 500 km (310 miles), but it is still not confirmed.

Written by Jose Antonio López

Passionated about Korean cars from Hyundai, Kia & Genesis. Photographer. I love being in nature, hiking. Tech lover.

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