Curiosity is excessive for the hero of the Genesis model’s new electrical vary, with greater than 100 orders taken already, and waits on customized manufacturing unit orders.
The primary batch of 2023 Genesis GV60 electrical automobiles has offered out – and new manufacturing unit orders positioned at the moment will take greater than six or eight months to reach.
Certainly one of three new electrical autos (EV) launched by Hyundai’s luxurious model this yr, Genesis’ new GV60 has already attracted “greater than 100 orders” far – earlier than anybody has taken a check drive, and inside weeks of the primary prospects seeing the automobile.
Genesis Australia says the primary allocation of automobiles – containing about 150 autos – has already offered out.
The model has made obtainable a batch of pre-specified autos to fulfill demand at launch, although select to order your personal specification from the manufacturing unit, and the corporate says patrons shall be ready in extra of six or eight months.
“We do have a batch of automobiles that now we have pre-ordered. So the primary batch of consumers – register your curiosity VIPs – they are going to get the automobile comparatively rapidly,” head of Genesis Australia, Connal Yan, instructed Drive.
“Nevertheless it’s a construct to order, then it would most probably be no less than eight months,” Yan mentioned, referencing the GV60 and its electric-car showroom-mate, the bigger Electrified GV70 SUV.
An organization spokesperson later instructed Drive that lead occasions for build-to-order GV60s is but to be confirmed, however it’s anticipated to be in extra of six months.
Whereas 100 orders wouldn’t make the GV60 one in all Australia’s hottest electrical automobiles, it’s equal to a few month of gross sales for Genesis’ different 4 fashions mixed.
Curiosity is equally excessive for Genesis’ different new electrical autos, with greater than 3000 reservations of curiosity positioned for the Electrified GV70 medium SUV – and a ten to 12-month wait time on factory-ordered autos – and 600 to 700 for the Electrified G80 sedan.
The Genesis GV60’s two siblings underneath the pores and skin, the Hyundai Ioniq 5 and Kia EV6, equally face provide constraints in Australia.
The Hyundai is offered in Australia in small batches of about 100 automobiles, launched each month or two – whereas orders might be freely positioned for the Kia, albeit with a two-year ready record.
Costs for the Genesis GV60 begin from $103,700 plus on-road prices for the usual all-wheel-drive mannequin, and rise to $110,700 plus on-road prices for the flagship Efficiency AWD variant.
Each include excessive ranges of normal gear and 77.4kWh battery packs – good for as much as 470km of claimed driving vary in European WLTP testing, and a 0-100km/h dash time of 4 seconds.
A less expensive, rear-wheel-drive GV60 is out there abroad, nevertheless Genesis Australia says there are not any present plans to introduce this mannequin.
The corporate has acquired authorities approval to promote the automobile regionally if it chooses, nevertheless it says prospects are “skewing” to the highest of the mannequin vary.