A few days ago we shared new pictures of Genesis GV90 test mule and today we have new info about it. Speaking with our colleagues at AutoPost, who spotted it, this mule is an all-electric vehicle because according to the photographer there’s no sound and no fuel tank. Also, we can confirm the internal codename of the first gen Genesis big SUV or “JG1”
What we know so far?
Taking a look to ETNews information, Hyundai Motor Group could 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, maybe they already have started working on first clay models while we can expect first prototypes to hit the road during next 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 test mule used Palisade door panels to try to hide what’s behind, but this recently mule had GV80 22” wheels. We expected to see the mule in the road soon and the moment arrived.
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.
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.
Pictures by AutoPost