A report out of South Korea means that the Genesis GV90, the model’s upcoming flagship electrical SUV, might be primarily based on Hyundai Motor Group’s next-generation eM platform.
The report by the Korean Automobile Weblog weirdly speculates primarily based on leaked specs of the Kia GT1, an upcoming electrical sedan. The specs listing a battery capability of 113.2-kilowatt hours, with an anticipated vary between 700-800 kilometers (435-497 miles).
The doc additionally mentions 450 kilowatts (603 horsepower) of complete output, and a launch date across the finish of 2025 or the beginning of 2026 (for the Kia mannequin).
The knowledge is conflicting as a result of HMG’s present giant electrical SUV, the Kia EV9, relies on the Electrical-World Modular Platform (E-GMP), which additionally underpins the likes of the Hyundai Ioniq 5, Ioniq 6, Kia EV6, and the Genesis GV60.
Even the Hyundai Ioniq Seven Idea, a three-row electrical SUV and an upcoming electrical various to the gas-powered Palisade – teased by Hyundai in 2022 – rides on the E-GMP. So it’s unclear why Genesis would use a distinct platform for what might be an SUV roughly in the identical league because the EV9 and the Ioniq 7.
If the speculations develop into true, the GV90, codenamed JG1, can be among the many first few autos from HMG to experience on the brand new platform.
Underneath the group’s next-generation Built-in Modular Structure (IMA), there are two new platforms, eM and eS. HMG will use the previous for passenger automobiles, and the latter for purpose-built autos (PBVs) in purposes like supply, logistics, and car-hailing.
The IMA will standardize and modularize key EV parts like batteries and electrical motors, which presently range throughout fashions and segments. Furthermore, element sharing will allow value reductions, shorter growth time, and simplified mass manufacturing, in response to Hyundai.
The eM platform can even enable a 50 p.c enchancment in vary in comparison with present HMG EVs and can be developed to combine degree three or larger autonomous driving functionality, with help for over-the-air (OTA) updates.
The report additionally speculates that the Genesis GV90 would use semiconductors from Samsung Electronics. It might get the most popular tech from Samsung within the type of the Exynos Auto V920 processor for its infotainment programs to allow streaming companies and video games.
The processor would allow a sooner and smoother system (in comparison with present shows), with wealthy graphics for as much as six high-resolution shows, in response to Samsung. It’ll additionally characteristic a dual-core Neural Processing Unit (NPU), for synthetic intelligence capabilities, the place the automobile can detect its environment and monitor driver conduct in real-time.
The Genesis SUV can even reportedly incorporate Samsung’s natural light-emitting diode (OLED) know-how in screens – an obvious first for the Hyundai Motor Group. The principle infotainment show might be as giant as 25 inches.
Genesis presently sells three electrical fashions within the US, the Electrified G80 luxurious sedan, the GV60 crossover, and the Electrified GV70 SUV.