A few days ago we confirmed that Genesis will launch a new electric large SUV, to be called GV90, in 2023. Today we have first pictures of the GV90 test mule together with new information thanks to jadesf10. Do you remember that stretched Palisade?
Taking a look to the information, Hyundai Motor Group already started the development of the future SUV that is expected to be named as GV90, which aims to mass-produce after 2023. “We are discussing the development and supply of electronic parts to be mounted on the GV90 with major partners”. So, they already have started working on first clay models while the first test mule were already spotted. First production body prototype could hit the road during summer.
The GV90 will be positioned as the upper model of the GV80 and will play the role of a flagship SUV. Will be Genesis second dedicated electric vehicle following the GV60, which is based on the HMG’s electric vehicle platform E-GMP (Electric Global Modular Platform).
The GV90 will maximize R&D efficiency, including development period and cost, by sharing major parts with electric SUVs already under development by Hyundai and Kia. Hyundai Motor Company and Kia Corp. recently unveiled new electric large SUV SEVEN and EV9 concept models, respectively, at the LA Auto Show.
The GV90 test mule used Palisade door panels to try to hide what’s behind, but this recently mule had GV80 22” wheels. It is expected to see this new mule in the road soon.
But it is expected that the GV90 could mount the latest tech. According to our sources, air suspension is confirmed together with another specs like the Magic Roof (a technology capable of blocking light and heat or become transparent without a curtain) or an innovative heating system based on Korean traditional “Ondol”.
Details of the GV90 have not been released, but specs can be expected through the Seven and EV9 concept models. The actual EV9 concept model has a total length of 4930 mm, an overall width of 2055 mm, a total height of 1790 mm, and an axle distance of 3100 mm.
The range is expected to be the same as its “cheaper” brothers which could be driven up to 300 miles (482 km) on a single charge, while charging at 350 kW, the charging time from 10% to 80% of the battery capacity could be done in 20 minutes. The interior space is in the form of an SUV with three rows of seats.