Hyundai Motor Co. will add a battery-electric vehicle to its Genesis brand as a way to build out the lineup for the luxury unit it spun off in November, a senior executive told Reuters.

The model is "definitely on the map," Senior Vice President Manfred Fitzgerald told the media outlet at an auto show in Busan, South Korea.

Genesis is launching the G90 and will follow with the gasoline-powered G80. Hyundai plans to offer a diesel version of the G80.