Genesis skipping plug-in hybrids and is going directly for electrification! Just days after Genesis filed trademarks for six new EVs and we spied the GV70e during testing in Germany thanks to CarPIX.
The electric version of the Genesis GV70 SUV was seen testing close to the Hyundai Test Center in Germany. We already spied the electric version of the bigger salon G80 named G80e during some Nürburgring testing and now its turn for the first of the SUVs to start testing.
Genesis has decided to go all electric right away and is therefor skipping the plug-in hybrid versions. Returning to the spy shots, what we can see in this prototypes of GV70e is something similar to what we have seen in the G80e, the large Crest grille at the front is completely covered and is no longer an air intake.
When testing the regular G80 or 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.
There might be some smaller changes to bumpers and of course no exhaust pipes. We can also see some new wheels that look really good. The electric GV70e could be revealed as soon as the end of this year.