Sideview of the 2022 Genesis GV70 parked in a rugged land

Hyundai to produce the EV version of the Genesis GV70 Luxury SUV in America

Get Ready for the Made in USA Genesis GV70 EV at Genesis of Highland Park Near Chicago

We recently previewed Genesis’ first-ever luxury EV the all-new Genesis GV60 at Genesis of Highland Park. And now, we have yet another big update for all you EV fans in Chicago and the rest of America. Genesis’ parent company Hyundai Motor Group will manufacture its first EV here in the USA and that it will be an upcoming Genesis luxury EV. Keep reading this blog to find out what this made in USA Genesis luxury EV could mean to you.



First Hyundai EV to be built in the US

Rear view of a red 2022 Genesis GV70 luxury midsize SUV parked outside

According to several reports, Genesis parent company Hyundai will reportedly be producing the EV variant of the all-new Genesis GV70 at its manufacturing plant in Alabama. The update comes from inside sources citing a Hyundai employee meeting at Hyundai’s Asian plant in South Korea where it was revealed that the company would be making some of its future EV models in the USA, starting with the GV70 EV.

The report also suggests that the rumored 2022 Genesis GV70 EV will start production in early 2022 and will mark Hyundai’s EV debut in the US.


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What this means to you?

Hyundai’s move to manufacture the GV70 EV in the US comes days after President Biden announced a policy that encourages automakers to push for electrification. This news is great if you’re planning to buy the luxury Genesis EV here in the US as you could competitive pricing and the $7,500 Federal EV Tax Credit if the GV70 ends up qualifying.

Non-EV Genesis GV70 reports impressive sales

Earlier in May, Hyundai Motor Group had announced that it would invest $7.4 billion in the US by 2025. Part of this investment was a push to produce EVs at Hyundai’s manufacturing plant in Montgomery, AL. Hyundai reportedly chose to go with the Genesis GV70 for its first US-made EV looking at the impressive recent sales reports of the non-EV 2022 Genesis GV70 luxury midsize SUV. The 2022 Genesis GV70 offers three engine specifications – a turbocharged 2.5L 4-cylinder gasoline, a 2.2L 4-cylinder diesel, and a 3.5L turbocharged V6 gasoline engine.


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A woman's hand placed on the intuitive touchscreen console inside the 2022 Genesis GV70

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