Genesis has revealed the brand’s first electric vehicle—GV60—built on Hyundai Motor Group’s E-GMP (Electric-Global Modular Platform) dedicated EV platform. That’s right, the GV60 is a Genesis-ized version of Hyundai IONIQ 5 and Kia EV6. Genesis has kept the full details of the GV60 for another date, which means we only have its styling to talk about for now.
Speaking of which, the GV60 reminds us more of the EV6 and less of the Ioniq 5 because the latter has a fairly unique styling. Genesis’ signature elements such as the quad lamps front and rear are present here too. The ‘Crest Grille’ has taken a different form here, thanks to the shared platform. The GV60 is also the first Genesis model to feature a clamshell hood.
And notice the cameras replacing the traditional mirrors. Certain elements appear to have been overdone, such as the chrome window line which forms a V-shape on the C-pillar. There’s also a fixed spoiler on the tailgate.
Inside, the GV60 feels fairly unique with the usage of colors, premium-looking materials, shapes and textures. The centre console features a Crystal Sphere—a rotating, sphere-shaped Shift-By-Wire interface. When the vehicle is turned off, the sphere becomes part of the mood lighting.
The GV60 will most likely offer the same options as the EV6, including single motor RWD and dual motor AWD configurations with up to 585 metric hp.
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