Genesis Electrified GV70 (EV) facelift enters production in Aug 2024: Report

  • Will also be assembled in Montgomery, Alabama
  • Design and minor equipment changes on the cards
  • Can deliver a higher EPA-est. range of ~250 miles if it upgrades to the new 84 kWh battery
  • Expected to start at around $67,000 and challenge the Tesla Model Y

Update: ‘Release date’ section updated.

The Genesis Electrified GV70 made its global debut in November 2021, and it took a while for it to arrive in the American market. The top-end electric SUV from Genesis commenced sales in the U.S. in March 2023, following its local production launch in Montgomery, Alabama, just a month prior.

According to a report ET News published on March 3, 2024, a facelift is planned for the electric SUV this year. The South Korean news article says the new Genesis Electrified GV70 will enter production in August 2024. While it’s safe to assume it’s referring to South Korean production, we think the U.S. roll out should commence soon after, given the nature of the reported changes.


Facelifted Genesis Electrified GV70 spy shot
The facelifted Genesis Electrified GV70 could feature more high-tech headlamps inspired by the second-gen Genesis G90. Image Source: YouTube/힐러티비 Healer TV

The new Genesis Electrified GV70 will have subtle yet noticeable exterior changes. Expect tweaked light clusters, new bumpers, fresh alloy wheel designs, and new color options. Genesis is currently testing prototypes on the roads in South Korea. On December 15, 2023, YouTube channel 힐러티비 Healer TV shared a spy video of a camouflaged test mule from a parking lot, which offered clues about what to expect.

The new Genesis Electrified GV70 appears to feature new headlamp graphics inspired by the second-gen Genesis G90 and new five-double-spoke wheels wrapped in Michelin Primacy Tour all-season tires. The design of the faux upper grille and the functional lower grille appears to be no different from the current model, though. Even the tail lamps seem to carry over the design from the existing SUV.

Power-adjustable, heated, and auto-dimming mirrors, panoramic sunroof, puddle lights with ‘Genesis’ logo, and electrically operated, hands-free smart power liftgate with auto-open are some of the exterior highlights that should continue following the facelift.


Inside, the new Genesis Electrified GV70 may look almost the same as today’s crossover. We expect improved functioning and updated graphics on the screens, new trim and upholstery choices, and greater usage of eco-friendly materials. The current model offers a solid foundation, with an upscale design, loaded comfort and convenience features, and high-end technologies.

We expect the refreshed electric mid-size SUV to retain the 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster, heads-up display, Ergo Motion front seats, 14.5-inch HD touchscreen infotainment system with Augmented Reality navigation, and fingerprint recognition. Unlike in the current model, it could be possible to use Apple CarPlay and Android Auto wirelessly in the facelifted Electrified GV70.

This vehicle is furnished with a wide variety of materials including wool woven seats and recycled nylon flooring, that are used in an eco-friendly way, all in a high-quality finish.

Markus Henne, CEO of Genesis Motor China at the world premiere on 19 November 2021

Comfort features like the 14-way power driver seat with 4-way power lumbar and cushion extension, 12-way power front passenger seat with 4-way power lumbar, integrated memory system with Smart Posture Care, heated rear seats, etc. should be carried over. Genesis has used Tricoat yarn, a weave made from recycled plastic bottles and waste nets, in the headliner and pillar trim. The company may offer a new, vegan upholstery option in the 2025 Electrified GV70.

2024 Genesis Electrified GV70 rear seat
The new Genesis Electrified GV70 will be a five-seat mid-size SUV, with a three-row model (GV90) expected in 2026. Current model pictured.

There’ll be a long list of safety features, too, including but not limited to Surround View Monitor, Blind-Spot View Monitor, Remote Smart Parking Assist (RSPA), Parking Collision-Avoidance Assist – Rear (PCA-R), Blind-Spot Collision-Avoidance Assist (BCA) with Rear Cross-Traffic Collision-Avoidance Assist (RCCA), Lane Keeping Assist (LKA) with Lane Following Assist (LFA), Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist (FCA), and Forward Attention Warning (FAW).


There’s no word on the specifications of the new Genesis Electrified GV70 yet. We expect details to emerge in a few months, and the car to sport improvements in charging and range. Below’s a wrap-up of the present model.

Power & Torque

The Genesis Electrified GV70 comes exclusively in all-wheel drive, with both axles having a propulsion motor. The two motors generate a total power and total torque of 320 kW (429 hp) and 516 lb.-ft., respectively. A boost mode is available in the GV70 EV, and it increases the powertrain’s maximum power to 360 kW (483 hp) for 10 seconds.

Charging & Range

2024 Genesis Electrified GV70 front seats
The new Genesis Electrified GV70 may deliver a slightly higher EPA-est. range of 250 miles. Current model pictured for reference.

A 77.4 kWh battery pack is standard in the Electrified GV70. Genesis has applied a 400-volt/800-volt multi-quick charging system that supports various charging infrastructures. This system uses the electric powertrain and inverter to boost the 400-volt voltage supplied from the charger to 800 volts.

Customers can use a 350 kW rapid charger to charge the battery pack from 10% to 80% capacity in just 18 minutes. Using a Level 2 charger, charging from 10 to 100% level takes about 7 hours. A V2L feature is available to supply up to 3.6 kW of power from the battery pack.

The short range of 236 miles (EPA-est.) is the Achilles heel of the Electrified GV70, and it wouldn’t be far-fetched to say it’s driving away a lot of potential customers. Along with the mid-cycle refresh, Genesis may increase the energy storage capacity of the battery pack from 77.4 kWh to 84 kWh, with cells of a higher energy density, as it has done in the new Ioniq 5. That, along with a software update to make the operation of various powertrain components more efficient, could increase the range to well over 250 miles (EPA-est.).


2024 Genesis Electrified GV70 front grille charging port
Genesis has discreetly integrated the Electrified GV70’s charging port behind its upper grille. The location of the charging port will remain unchanged following the facelift.

The Disconnector Actuator System (DAS) of the Electrified GV70 can automatically connect/disconnect the motor and driveshaft as per the driving conditions. Genesis has equipped it with Smart Regenerative Braking System, which takes driving habits, real-time navigation information, and road conditions into consideration while regenerating energy. One-pedal driving is possible in the new electric SUV with what Genesis calls i-Pedal (Intelligent Pedal). The inclusion of Active Noise Control-Road (ANC-R) also makes the driving experience comfortable, and these features should continue in the incoming model.

Release date

The new Genesis Electrified GV70 should begin arriving at U.S. dealerships in late 2024. According to the ET News report, Genesis plans to manufacture 6,000 units of the new Electrified GV70 annually. In 2023, 2,663 units of the current Electrified GV70 were assembled in the U.S., of which 2,637 were shipped to local dealers and 26 were exported. 1,674 units were delivered to retail customers.

We expect the cosmetic changes of the new Electrified GV70 to be very similar to the new GV70. Reports suggest Genesis plans to launch the latter in the second quarter of 2024, which is also when additional details about the new Electrified GV70 are expected to emerge.

Retail in the U.S.

Genesis will offer the facelifted model at select dealerships in 33 states, including Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, Ohio, Oklahoma, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington, and Wisconsin.

Genesis has been capitalizing on Hyundai showrooms to sell cars in the U.S., but that will slowly change. Distancing itself from the mainstream brand is necessary to realize Genesis’ ambitions of a luxury label, and central to that is a premium car shopping experience. According to a MotorTrend report, Genesis spokesperson Jarred Pellat has said that Genesis plans to have 150 dealer showrooms in the USA.

TopElectricSUV says

Knowing how the Koreans operate, the facelifted Genesis Electrified GV70 is expected to address feedback from early adopters. A refreshed exterior, enhanced interior, and improved range would make the SUV more complete. While it may not achieve the range or performance levels of the Tesla Model Y, the new GV70 will continue offering a luxury car experience, an abundance of comfort features, and a compelling value proposition.

New Genesis GV70 EV FAQs

What is the new Genesis Electrified GV70 release date?

The new Genesis Electrified GV70 could begin arriving at U.S. dealerships in late 2024 or early 2025.

Which models will be the new Genesis Electrified GV70 rivals?

The new Electrified GV70 will compete with the 2024 Tesla Model Y, Audi Q4 e-tron, and the Lexus RZ.

What is the expected price of the Genesis GV70 EV?

Expect prices to start at around USD 67,000 when it enters the U.S. market.