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Genesis reveals new EV, Citroen revamps C4 Picasso line-up, Vauxhall to debut electric vans at CV Show

Genesis reveals new EV

Hyundai’s premium brand Genesis has revealed its first dedicated electric vehicle – the GV60.

Described by the brand as “its most athletic vehicle yet”, the GV60 will be Genesis’s second electric vehicle, after the electrified version of the G80 executive saloon, and the company has confirmed a third EV will also launch by the middle of 2021.

No detail has yet been revealed on range, performance, specification or pricing, although the car will arrive during 2022, and Genesis’s on-line sales approach is aimed almost solely at retail customers at this stage.

 Range revamp for Citroen C4 Picasso

Citroen has revised its C4 Picasso MPV line-up to remove the least popular engine and trim options. Over 90%of Citroen C4 Picasso 2021customers select the Sense or Shine trim levels, so the French brand has deleted the entry Life trim level, while the 130hp auto diesel has been deleted from the Sense trim level, leaving the 130hp petrol in manual and auto form, and the manual 130hp diesel. The higher Shine trim level retains manual and auto versions of both 130hp petrol and 130hp diesel engines. Emissions kick off at 129g/km for the diesel and 140g/km for the petrol.

 CV Show world premier for Vauxhall’s electric vans

Vauxhall will give a world debut to the Combo-e and Movano-e electric vans at the Commercial Vehicle Show, which kicks off at the NEC in Birmingham on 31 August.

Both electric vans will launch before the end of this year, with the Combo-e offering a range figure of up to 171 Vauxhall EV LCVsmiles, and the Vivaro-e up to 139 miles. The models join the Vivaro-e, Company Van Today’s Van of the Year, which was launched earlier this year, to provide electric versions of the Vauxhall’s complete LCV line-up (pictured).

The company’s stand will also include a UK debut for the hydrogen-powered version of its Vivaro medium van, as well as a Vivaro-e Platform Cab concept developed in co-operation with Paneltex.