Genesis may still be a fairly small brand in Australia, but it has shown that customers can wait up to 10 months for its SUV models.
Talk to CarExpert at the Australian media launch for electricity GV60 and Electrification G80Genesis local boss Connal Yan says wait times on GV70 and GV80 is “undesirable”, but claims the company is better positioned than some rival manufacturers.
“For now, the GV70 will be somewhere around 10 months, and the GV80 will be around 8-10 months,” Mr. Yan said.
“I would say it’s not the desired length of time, but I think we’re glad we’re still taking orders, which some other brands to my knowledge have stopped doing so. . And, I think the average wait time is still shorter than some of the other competitors.”
When asked about any particular variant that poses a challenge for the local division, Mr Yan said it is a “floating situation, but of course, the more sought-after models will be tougher.” “.
“For example, the GV70 3.5T model that we are selling the most will have the longest waiting time, but even if you order 2.5T, it does not guarantee you will receive it much faster,” said Mr. Yan. said more.
GV70 is the most popular Genesis locally by some margins. So far in 2022 there have been 350 registered units (as of August 31), double the number of the next popular model, the larger GV80 (164 units).
However, it may be a while before Genesis begins to challenge BMW or Mercedes-Benz in the sales race. As it stands, the GV70 does about a tenth of the volume achieved by the best-selling machine X3 and GLC.
Based on the GV70 combustion engine, the Electrified model boasts a 360kW/700Nm dual-motor electric powertrain connected to a 77.4kWh battery, capable of a 0-100x sprint in just 4.2 seconds and a range vi driving 445 km.
The GV70 with the most expensive internal combustion engine – the 3.5T AWD Sport – costs $89,067 before hitting the road when equipped with the Luxury Package, nearly $40,000 more than its ICE equivalent.
The larger GV80 has been processed to some changes are running over the past 12 months, including the availability of a new six-seat interior with a second-row captain’s seat, as well as a locally tuned Electronically Controlled Suspension and “minor steering hardware changes” in the trim levels. six-cylinder model.
Genesis Australia product development manager, Tim Rodgers, said: “The aim of the software changes is to better manage controlled body movements above certain road speeds.
“Modifications do not change the character of the GV80, but in terms of body movement, the SUV now feels a little more constrained.”
Other tweaks include redesigned, color-coded rear brake calipers with Genesis lettering.