Head of Genesis Australia Connal Yan told media at the launch of the 2023 Genesis GV60 and Electrified G80 that the Korean luxury brand’s E-GMP-based electric crossover has around 150 units confirmed in its initial allocation, with “more than 100” already accounted for.
Mr. Yan stressed that, while there’s a limited number of units confirmed thus far, there’s “no cap” on Australian allocation and the local division is constantly negotiating with its Korean parent for better supply, which will largely be driven by customer demand.
The Electrified G80, based on the combustion-powered G80 limousine, is said to offer “less volume” in its first allocation but like the GV60 has “no cap” on local supply – the brand has already taken 600 expressions of interest.
The GV60 and Electrified G80 are two of three Genesis EVs coming this year, the third being the Electrified GV70 SUV, due at the end of September.
Pricing for the 2023 Genesis GV60 starts at $103,700 plus on-road costs for the entry-level dual-motor AWD version, and $110,700 before on-roads for the GV60 Performance AWD flagship.
The GV60 AWD runs the same 234kW/605Nm dual-motor electric drivetrain as AWD versions of the Ioniq 5 and EV6, with the front motor quoting a 74kW output and the rear 160kW.
Genesis claims a 0-100 time of 5.5 seconds, and a WLTP combined driving range of 470 kilometres – both variants run a 77.4kWh lithium-ion battery.
Meanwhile, the GV60 Performance AWD ups that to 180kW e-motors on each axle, quoting system outputs of up to 360kW and 700Nm when in Boost mode. In normal driving, the GV60 Performance generates 320kW and 605Nm.
The Performance quotes a 0-100 time of 4.0 seconds, and a driving range of up to 466 kilometres.
Note the GV60 Performance AWD runs a different drivetrain to the upcoming Kia EV6 GT, which quotes outputs of 430kW and 740Nm, 0-100 acceleration of just 3.5 seconds, and a top speed of 260km/h.
Overseas, there’s also a lower-spec GV60 RWD which is powered by a 168kW/350Nm electric motor on the rear axle, fed by the same 77.4kWh battery pack.
Genesis Australia says there’s no immediate plans to bring in the entry-level drivetrain, though the local arm has homologated the GV60 RWD for our market and has left the door open to introduce a long-range price leader at a later date, pending customer demand.
Stay tuned for CarExpert’s Australian launch review of the Genesis GV60 on September 16.
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