Hyundai knows innovation and they’re taking it on in full. The next Hyundai Genesis you see might have a slight difference from its predecessors. Hyundai is introducing the Electric Genesis.
Manfred Fitzgerald, Hyundai’s chief executive, announced the news, “We will definitely go as Genesis brand down the road of alternative propulsions and it is very, very obvious that EV is definitely on the map.”
Hyundai chose its luxury model, Genesis, for the electric upgrade because of the rising popularity of electric luxury vehicles.
There’s not yet an exact timeline on when this all-electric Genesis will be released, but it should be out by 2020. It’ll have a 250-mile pure electric range.
And it’s not the only update that Genesis is getting. The 2017 Genesis G80 will have a diesel version in addition to its gas model.
When the Genesis EV premieres, it’ll be joining a handful of other Hyundai electric models. The Hyundai Ioniq currently has a standard hybrid model as well as a plug-in. And it, too, has future EV models on the way.
So it might be a little bit of a wait, but it’ll be worth it once the electric Genesis is revealed!