Genesis GV60 EV crossover revealed

    Based on the advanced E-GMP platform, the GV60 shares its underpinnings with the Kia EV6 and the Hyundai Ioniq 5 electric vehicles.

    Published On Aug 20, 2021 07:00:00 AM

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    Hyundai’s luxury arm Genesis has unveiled the GV60 as its first EV based on the E-GMP platform, vowing that it will offer a “totally new experience” in the premium market.

    • First dedicated EV from Genesis
    • Sits below the GV70 SUV in the brand’s global line-up
    • Shares underpinnings with Ioniq 5 and Kia EV6.

    Genesis GV60 EV: what’s new?

    The new crossover is based on the Hyundai Motor Group’s advanced E-GMP architecture for EVs, which is also used by the Hyundai Ioniq 5 and the forthcoming Kia EV6. It features an 800V electrical architecture, allowing for ultra-rapid 350kW charging, and can host both single- and dual-motor powertrains with a range of battery sizes.

    The GV60 will sit below the GV70 and GV80 in Genesis' SUV line-up and will be the brand's second EV in the European market, following the electric version of the G80 sedan.

    Genesis GV60 EV: exterior details

    The GV60 has an SUV-coupé side profile, with clean bodywork enabled by pop-out door handles and video cameras in place of wing mirrors. It showcases a new evolution of Genesis’ design language, with the ‘Two Lines’ lights at both sides of a flush front end that features a revamped version of the firm’s logo. The lower portion of the front features a large grille that Genesis says is intended to both, emphasis dynamic performance and add cooling of the high-voltage battery. There's also a single-panel ‘clamshell’ bonnet. The rear of the car features a fixed wing at the tail end of the coupé-like roofline.

    Genesis GV60 EV: interior details

    Inside, a twin-screen digital display dominates the dashboard, while a large central console houses both, storage space and key vehicle controls, similar to the Ioniq 5 and EV6. The automatic transmission is controlled by a ‘Crystal Sphere’, which Genesis says also features built-in mood lights that illuminate when the car is turned off. The cabin images released by Genesis also shows an unusual blue colour scheme.

    Genesis GV60 EV: powertrain details

    Genesis hasn't yet disclosed any technical details for the GV60, but it will likely be closely matched to the Ioniq 5 and EV6. That means that it could be offered with both, 58kWh and 77.8kWh batteries, with the larger-capacity option offering a range of more than 480km. Single-motor, rear-wheel-drive models will likely be offered with 169hp and 217hp, while a twin-motor, four-wheel-drive model will offer 305hp.

    Genesis India launch plans

    We had reported back in 2019 that Genesis was looking to enter the Indian market, with the first model set to be an SUV. The brand currently has two SUVs on sale in global markets – the GV80 and the Hyundai Tucson-based GV70 – though it’s not yet known which could be the first to arrive. There has been no official word from Hyundai since then on introducing the Genesis brand in India.

    Also see:

    Genesis G80 sedan spied in India

    Genesis G70 Shooting Brake revealed

    Genesis X concept previews stylish luxury sedan

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