• 2022 Genesis GV60

Genesis GV60 will be the brand's first electric crossover.

Deliveries of the new EV are expected next year.

Evan Williams By: Evan Williams August 19, 2021
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Genesis just revealed the first images of the brand’s first purpose-built EV. If you thought the brand’s existing models were conservatively designed, if still stylish, then the Genesis GV60 will blow your socks off.

The electric crossover is based on the E-GMP bones that will underpin the Kia EV6 and Hyundai Ioniq 5, though as it was designed for use with Genesis products from the start, it should be able to offer the right luxury experience. Forget the eye-searing yellow paint, this one stands out even in a boring colour. That’s thanks to the split quad headlights that sit above and below a virtual grille bar. Instead of an open upper nose, the GV60 has the usual EV closed-in facia, but below that the car evokes the Genesis shield grille.

It also has a clamshell hood, the single panel giving it a sleeker appearance. The crossover’s lines move sleekly rearward to a crossover-coupe-style roofline. Despite that crossover name applied, it looks more like a large hatchback, even with the narrowed floating roof giving the GV60 a very wheels-out widebody look.

2022 Genesis GV60

 

2022 Genesis GV60

Inside, the dashboard is different from the typical Genesis family look but still offers what appears to be a very spacious place to sit. The Crystal Sphere shift-by-wire mechanism tells you when the vehicle is ready to drive but becomes the GV60’s mood lights when the vehicle is off. The sphere flips over to present the drive indicator. In front of the driver is a wide infotainment and dashboard display, with cameras in place of outside mirrors that are unlikely to make it to North America unless the regulations change soon.

2022 Genesis GV60

2022 Genesis GV60

No specifications were revealed, but Genesis expects to provide more information about it in the next few months ahead of deliveries expected to start in 2022. As found in the Kia EV6, this platform supports twin-motor systems with up to 577 hp and 510 km of range (WLTP cycle), so anything from Genesis would likely have to offer similar or better figures.

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