Genesis currently manufactures all of its vehicles in its home market in Korea, but Hyundai Motor Group’s luxury arm will start making cars in the United States from this year.
Genesis announced Wednesday that it will manufacture the electrified GV70 at the Hyundai Motor Group’s plant in Montgomery, Alabama from December. It is part of a $ 7.4 billion investment that Hyundai Motor Group plans to undertake in the U.S. in 2025, announced last May.
We will probably see Genesis build vehicles in China, although no announcement has been made yet. Genesis only started selling in China last April.
The Montgomery plant is currently the production habitat of Hyundai’s Elantra, Santa Cruz, Santa Fe, Sonata and Tucson, but the Electrified GV70 is not related to any of these models.
Genesis Electrified GV70
The small electric crossover debuted at China’s Auto Guangzhou 2021 last November. The US glasses have not been released but the version scheduled for the Chinese market has 482 hp and 516 pound-feet of torque, all-wheel drive and a claimed range of up to 300 miles.
An electric G80 known as the Electrified G80 is also planned for sale in the US, although no time has been announced for this model.
The GV60 will be the first electric Genesis to go on sale here. The compact crossover is available for dealership later this year and can be saved with a $ 500 refundable deposit.
Genesis says its entire lineup will consist of EVs by 2030. At that point, the automaker expects a six-car lineup.