Genesis GV60: Luxury brand reveals electric SUV

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Author: | Updated: 19 Aug 2021 09:14

Genesis – the luxury arm of Hyundai Motor Group – has revealed its first fully electric vehicle.

The GV60 takes the form of an SUV and is set to use the same tech we’ve seen on the Hyundai Ioniq 5 and Kia EV6. Here’s what you need to know.

Genesis GV60 lead

Genesis GV60 styling

For a luxury vehicle, the styling is certainly a break away from cars the GV60 aims to compete with. Up front, the headlight units are split into two, with daytime running lights and indicators sitting in the bonnet line.

The bonnet itself is a clamshell design, while the bumper’s large air intake and sculpted vents further set it out from the crowd. Side on, it’s easy to see that the GV60 will feature SUV-coupe styling, with a sloping roofline towards the rear.

The rear lights mirror the front unit and are split over two levels. There’s also a large boot wing that appears to be part of the large rear windscreen unit too. A chunky contrasting bodykit and large alloy wheels finish off the look.

Genesis GV60

Genesis GV60 interior and tech

On the inside, it’s clear that this car is a direct relative of the Hyundai Ioniq 5 and Kia EV6; it uses the same dual-screen dashboard set-up. The two monitors provide the driver with a digital binnacle and also the central infotainment system.

There are features we’ve seen on other Genesis models too, such as the spherical gear selection control within the central console. You’ll also find a control for the infotainment here and, like the Audi e-tron, the GV60 gets digital camera displays instead of door mirrors.

Genesis GV60 side

Genesis GV60 drivetrain

Genesis is yet to reveal details about the electric drivetrain, but it does sit on the same platform as the Ioniq 5 and EV6. We can therefore assume it’ll be offered with both 58kW and 77.4kW battery packs, with the latter offering more than 300 miles.

If power remains the same as its siblings, it’ll offer more than 550hp in its most potent guise. We should learn more about the Genesis GV60’s tech specs in the coming weeks.

Genesis GV60 rear

Genesis GV60 release date and leasing plans

There’s no word of when the GV60 will arrive in the UK, but it could coincide with the arrival of other models for this new brand – including the G80.

We’ll bring you leasing plans and further info as soon as we hear more.

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