The Genesis GV60, the first dedicated electric vehicle from the South Korean premium player, will get one battery for all configurations, but optional rear- and all-wheel drive layouts along with a “Boost Mode” that takes the new entry from 0-100 km/h in just 4 seconds.
In unveiling the specifications for the GV60 compact crossover on Thursday, Genesis said the standard rear-wheel drive version will get a single 168-kilowatt motor.
The all-wheel drive variant, meanwhile, gets two motors. The rear-wheel motor will deliver 160 kilowatts while the front achieves 74 kilowatts, for a total system output of 234 kilowatts.
Finally, a third variant called the Performance Model will be all-wheel drive and achieve output of 320 kilowatts in Sports Mode and top out at 360 kilowatts in Boost Mode.
A Boost Mode button on steering wheel injects oomph in 10 second spurts, powering the GV60 from 0-100 km/h in 4 seconds, the company said in a statement.
Engineers also gave the GV60 a Drift Mode for more spirited driving performance.
All versions of the GV60 will get a 77.4 kilowatt-hour battery, Genesis said.
The specifications apply only to the South Korean market version of the GV60. The setup for overseas markets, including the United States and Canada, may be different.