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 to 62 mph 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 awd variant, meanwhile, gets two motors. The rear-wheel motor will deliver 160 kW while the front achieves 74 kW, for a total system output of 234 kW.
Finally, a third variant called the Performance Model will be all-wheel drive and achieve output of 320 kW in Sports Mode and top out at 360 kW in Boost Mode.
A Boost Mode button on the steering wheel injects oomph in 10-second spurts, powering the GV60 from 0 to 62 mph 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 U.S., may be different.