Under the hood, the GV70 offers a choice of engines ranging from the 2.2L diesel, the 304PS Smartstream G 2.5T engine, and the range-topping 3.5L V6 turbo engine with 380PS of power. All of these engines are mated to an 8-speed automatic. The 2.2L diesel and the 2.5T can be either rear-wheel drive or all-wheel drive but the 3.5T V6 turbo variant is only offered with all-wheel drive.
For a midsize luxury crossover, the GV70 is surprisingly Genesis in every which way it goes because of its enhanced body frame structure, sporty suspension setup, rear-wheel-drive-based platform derived from every Genesis vehicle in the range, brakes, and various driving modes that fit through almost any situation. Aside from that, the four-wheel-drive variant’s Multi-Terrain Control really works through tarmac, gravel, and snow, well almost, and the Sport Package’s addition of Sport Plus in the driving mode, as well as e-LSD, really shows its flashy side of driving.
2023 Genesis Electrified GV70
Offered exclusively in 4WD configuration, the Electrified GV70’s electric powertrain features two electric motors each generating 160kw of power and 350Nm of torque. Combined and when engaged in Boost Mode, it generates a total power output of 360kw of power and 700Nm of torque, making it capable of hitting 0-100kph in 4.5 seconds, as quick as a German saloon. As for the range, it’s good for 400km, enough to cover a trip from Seoul to Busan with some leftovers to tackle through Busan landmarks.