Genesis GV90 electric SUV planned for 2023 – report


The Hyundai Ioniq 7 and Kia EV9 will have a third sibling from 2023 onwards, a super-luxury Genesis SUV designed to sit atop the model range.


Hyundai-owned luxury brand Genesis will launch its largest model yet in or sometime after 2023 – a new GV90 electric SUV – according to a new overseas report.

Korean publication ET News reports Genesis will introduce a new large electric SUV “after” 2023, expected to wear the GV90 moniker, which will sit above the current petrol- and diesel-powered GV80 as a rival for the upcoming, all-electric Range Rover, Mercedes-Benz EQS SUV and Audi Q8 E-Tron.

The outlet says the new model will ride on parent Hyundai’s E-GMP modular battery-electric vehicle platform – meaning the GV90 will be offered solely with electric power – as a twin to the Hyundai Ioniq 7 and Kia EV9, previewed in concept form last month, and due in production guise within two to three years.

ET News provides no details of the GV90’s mechanicals, though it speculates it would be sized similarly to its EV9 twin, which in concept form measures 4930mm long, 2055mm wide and 1790mm high, riding on a 3100mm wheelbase.

A preview of the Genesis brand’s future SUV range.

These dimensions would in fact make the GV90 15mm shorter in overall length than the ‘smaller’ GV80 – but 80mm wider and 75mm taller – so it’s likely Genesis will look to stretch the E-GMP platform to assert the GV90’s position as the brand’s flagship vehicle (and a rival on size to full-size, ‘upper large’ European luxury SUVs).

The E-GMP platform should bestow the GV90 with approximately 500km of driving range, along with an 800-volt electrical architecture and 350kW DC fast charging capable of a 10 to 80 per cent charge in approximately 20 to 30 minutes.

Mirroring other E-GMP-based vehicles – including the Hyundai Ioniq 5, Kia EV6 and Genesis GV60 trio – the GV90 will be differentiated from its EV9 and Ioniq 7 siblings through unique body, interior and Genesis-specific powertrain options, albeit sitting on the same architecture, reducing cost and shortening development times.


Drive Car of the Year Best Large Luxury SUV 2021 finalist Genesis GV80 front exterior view.

Above: The 2021 Genesis GV80.

The new GV90 will become the Korean luxury brand’s fourth all-electric model, following the Electrified G80 large sedan, Electrified GV70 medium SUV, and dedicated, E-GMP-based GV60 small SUV.

It’s the next step in the marque’s plan to introduce its last combustion-engined model in 2025, before switching to an all-electric and fuel-cell line-up in 2030, comprising eight models.

Genesis might have provided our first glimpse at the new GV90 in a teaser image released in September, showing multiple large electric SUVs with bold twin-line LED light strips across their front wheel arches.

ET News reports initial discussions with component suppliers for the 2023 Genesis GV90 are underway, ahead of the production of the first prototypes. Mass production and a market launch will commence “after 2023”.

Alex Misoyannis has been writing about cars since 2017, when he started his own website, Redline. He contributed for Drive in 2018, before joining CarAdvice in 2019, becoming a regular contributing journalist within the news team in 2020. Cars have played a central role throughout Alex’s life, from flicking through car magazines as a young age, to growing up around performance vehicles in a car-loving family.

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