21 Apr '17, 12pm

Genesis to offer high-end electric luxury coupe; so long, V-8

Genesis to offer high-end electric luxury coupe; so long, V-8

Hyundai Vision G (HCD-16) concept Enlarge Photo Tesla has made an unexpected success out of its pioneering luxury electric vehicles, which offer a healthy dose of performance for good measure. Hyundai's Genesis luxury brand, while taking a couple pages from Lexus for its launch strategy, may be following a similar path to Tesla for a future sport coupe. The Australian outlet Drive reports a V-8 engine has been axed in favor of an electrified powertrain for the Genesis coupe, due to arrive by the end of 2020. DON'T MISS: Germans are coming for Tesla, German paper says, so now it's 'interesting' “As much as I like to drive V-8s, I believe electrification is going to be a main element,” Genesis design boss, Luc Donckerwolke, stated. Why the change of heart? Donckerwolke says the regulatory environment is a key reason for the shift to electric propulsion over internal combusti...

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