Genesis Previews the Electric GV60

Genesis has revealed exterior and interior images of the GV60 SUV, the brand’s first electric vehicle based on the E-GMP (Electric-Global Modular Platform) EV platform – which underpins other models in the Hyundai/Kia EV range.

The front of the GV60 features the Two-Line Quad Lamps design, a wider Crest Grille placed below the Quad Lamps that increases the cooling efficiency of the high-voltage batteries in the underbody, and a ‘Clamshell Hood’ which combines the bonnet and fenders.

There are digital side mirrors that are connected to a camera and monitor system, and electric door handles that are designed to automatically pop up when the car is approached. At the rear, the Two-Line lamp design is continued, and there is a fixed rear wing spoiler.

On the inside, the design includes the Crystal Sphere – a sphere-shaped Shift-By-Wire (SBW) gear selector that also informs drivers when the vehicle is ready to drive.

When the vehicle is turned off, Genesis says that the Crystal Sphere becomes the vehicle’s ‘mood lights’. The circular design of the Crystal Sphere is mirrored on features such as the horn cover, door handles, and side mirror controllers.

Inside, there are two large displays –for instrumentation, and connectivity and infotainment features such as audio, video, navigation and communication – and a steering wheel that includes a boost button and a Drive Mode button, as well as the regular buttons for hands-free phone calls and other features.

While powertrain specs and other features have yet to be confirmed for international markets, word out of Korea (as featured in Korean Car Blog) suggests that three versions of the GV60 are to be available, including a performance variant sporting dual motors dishing out 325kW.

Source: Motor Trader e-Magazine (September 2021)

23 September 2021

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