"Product is always top of mind for dealers, and we actually got a huge product announcement," said Peter Lanzavecchia, chairman of the Genesis National Dealer Advisory Council and owner of Genesis of Cherry Hill in Marlton, N.J.
Lanzavecchia told Automotive News that dealers were pleased that Genesis chose a crossover body style for its first EV rather than something closer to the Mint urban car concept from 2019.
The EV announcement comes on top of plans for the new GV70 crossover and a freshened G70 compact sedan this year. The Korean luxury brand's first crossover, the GV80, arrived in December.
While dealers expressed interest in a future GV90 crossover as part of the product portfolio, executives did not commit to a larger gasoline SUV, the dealer council chairman said.