Genesis GV70, GV80 wait instances revealed

Genesis should still be a reasonably small model in Australia, but it surely has indicated prospects may very well be ready as much as 10 months for its SUV fashions.

Talking with CarExpert on the Australian media launch for the electrical GV60 and Electrified G80, Genesis’s native boss Connal Yan mentioned wait instances on the GV70 and GV80 are “not fascinating”, however claims the corporate is healthier positioned than quite a few rival producers.

“In the meanwhile, GV70 could be someplace round 10 months, and GV80 could be round 8-10 months” Mr Yan mentioned.

“I’d say it’s not a fascinating time period, however I feel we’re very comfortable that we’re nonetheless taking orders, which another manufacturers to my information have stopped doing so. And, I feel the wait time on common continues to be shorter than another rivals.”

When requested about any specific variants posing challenges to the native division, Mr Yan mentioned it’s a “floating scenario, however after all naturally the extra wanted fashions are tougher”.

“For instance, the GV70 3.5T mannequin that we’re promoting essentially the most that might have the longest wait, however even if you happen to order the two.5T it doesn’t assure you’ll get it a lot faster,” Mr Yan added.

The GV70 is the preferred Genesis domestically by some margin. Thus far in 2022 there have been 350 items registered (as of August 31), greater than twice the quantity of the subsequent hottest mannequin, the bigger GV80 (164 items).

It may be some time earlier than Genesis begins difficult BMW or Mercedes-Benz within the gross sales race, although. Because it stands, the GV70 does about one-tenth of the quantity achieved by the top-selling X3 and GLC.

Later this month Genesis will launch the Electrified GV70, the model’s third EV after the GV60 and Electrified G80.

Based mostly on the combustion-powered GV70, the Electrified mannequin boasts a 360kW/700Nm dual-motor electrical drivetrain hooked as much as a 77.4kWh battery, good for a 0-100 sprint in simply 4.2 seconds and a driving vary of 445 kilometres.

Priced from $127,800 plus on-road prices, the Electrified GV70 is within the ballpark of the Audi e-tron 50 quattro ($138,323), Mercedes-Benz EQC 400 (from $122,724) and the BMW iX3 ($114,900).

The costliest combustion-powered GV70 – the three.5T AWD Sport – prices $89,067 earlier than on-roads when geared up with the Luxurious Package deal, representing a premium of just about $40,000 over its ICE equal.

The bigger GV80 has been handled to a handful of operating adjustments previously 12 months, together with the provision of a brand new six-seat inside with second-row captain’s chairs, in addition to a revised locally-tuned Electronically Management Suspension and “minor steering {hardware} change” in six-cylinder fashions.

“The purpose of the software program adjustments was to higher handle physique management actions throughout sure highway speeds,” mentioned Genesis Australia product improvement supervisor Tim Rodgers.

“The revisions don’t change the character of GV80, however when it comes to physique movement the SUV now feels a bit extra tied down.”

Different tweaks embody restyled, colour-coded rear brake calipers with the Genesis wordmark.

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Audi RS Q e-tron E2 revealed forward of Morocco Rally debut

Audi has revealed its “considerably improved” RS Q e-tron E2 off-road racer prototype, which wears reworked physique panels for better aerodynamic efficiency.

It’s an evolution of the earlier Audi RS Q e-tron revealed in July 2021, which scored 4 stage victories on the 2022 Dakar rally in January.

The E2 naming conference used on this prototype has beforehand been used on the second era of Audi’s Quattro Group B rally automobiles within the Nineteen Eighties.

“The Audi RS Q e-tron E2 doesn’t undertake a single physique half from its predecessor,” stated RS Q e-tron chief designer Axel Löffler.

A spotlight of the outside physique modifications embody alterations to the entrance and rear fascias, which now taper inwards and resemble the form of a ship’s hull.

The big wheel arches have additionally been revised to save lots of weight and to optimise air movement.

With a view to adjust to prescribed inside dimensions, the cockpit within the Audi RS Q e-tron E2 is now wider than earlier than.

Audi has lowered the prototype’s centre of gravity and claims to have decreased the general aerodynamic drag by 15 per cent by doing computational fluid dynamics (CFD) that simulate testing in a wind tunnel.

“The aerodynamic side shouldn’t be underestimated in desert rallying both,” stated Mr Löffler.

Though Audi doesn’t point out a precise weight for the RS Q e-tron E2, laws stipulate a minimal weight of 2100kg.

The off-road racer prototype has a “simplified operation” which, for example, permits crews to vary tyres within the occasion of a puncture extra successfully.

There are actually detachable physique panels as a substitute of the earlier cumbersome covers on the flanks of the prototype.

Audi additionally notes the brand new 10-spoke Rotiform rims are “a lot simpler to deal with”.

Though there have been numerous modifications to the RS Q e-tron E2’s physique, its electrical range-extender powertrain is retained.

The Audi RS Q e-tron E2 has electrical motors nicked from the Audi Formulation E automotive on each axles, backed by a 3rd motor-generator unit performing as an inverter which feeds regenerated vitality into the 52kWh lithium-ion battery pack.

Supporting the 52kWh battery pack is a 2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder petrol engine from Audi’s present DTM automotive.

Moderately than powering the wheels immediately, it runs at between 4500 and 6000rpm to feed the battery pack.

Complete system output on this newest prototype is round 288kW of energy, however we already know that it’s able to 500kW.

Drive is shipped by means of a single-speed racing transmission.

There’s additionally a software-based digital centre differential, in addition to bodily limited-slip differentials on every axle.

Audi claims the RS Q e-tron E2 can do the 0-100km/h dash on a unfastened floor in lower than 4.5 seconds, and high pace is restricted to 170km/h.

The Audi RS Q e-tron will make its rallying debut on the Rally du Maroc in Morocco, which is able to run from October 1 to six, earlier than competing on the 2023 Dakar Rally.

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Maserati GranTurismo Folgore design and key specs revealed

The subsequent-generation Maserati GranTurismo will spawn an electrical, Folgore-badged variant with over 1,200 horsepower. Whereas the coupe hasn’t been absolutely unveiled but, the Italian firm printed a video that reveals it with out camouflage and divulges key specs.

Shot on California’s picturesque roads, the five-minute movie supplies a greater take a look at the second-generation GranTurismo’s shapely design. It is characterised by a protracted hood, a fastback-like roof line, and a comparatively brief trunk, whereas its entrance finish borrows a handful of styling cues inaugurated by the MC20 and in addition seen on the Grecale. The mannequin is immediately recognizable as a member of the Maserati portfolio.

We already know that the primary series-produced electrical Maserati will ship with a three-motor drivetrain rated at about 1,200 horsepower. Design boss Klaus Busse (who’s behind the wheel within the video) introduced that the GranTurismo Folgore takes 2.6 seconds to succeed in 60 mph from a cease and reaches a high velocity of over 200 mph. He added that the battery pack is housed within the transmission tunnel, an answer which allowed his workforce to provide the automobile a comparatively low profile, however particulars such because the unit’s dimension and the driving vary stay beneath wraps.

Not enthusiastic about EVs? Maserati has you lined: it’ll place the Folgore on the high of the GranTurismo vary however it’ll additionally supply a minimum of one V6-powered model of the automobile. We’re guessing that the engine might be associated to the superb 3.0-liter Nettuno V6 that powers the MC20.

Maserati will launch extra particulars in regards to the GranTurismo Folgore within the coming months, and the coupe’s unveiling is scheduled for 2023.

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