Genesis has released the first picture of its electric SUV GV60 on Wednesday. It will become Genesis’ first EV and has the same E-GMP architecture as that of Hyundai Ioniq 5 and Kia EV6. Genesis GV60 will be available from next year in the US.
Because of similar architecture, the GV60 will likely be the same size as the Ioniq 5 and EV6. It looks smaller in photos even though it is a compact crossover. More interior space is provided by the short front and rear overhangs. It features the same two-line design for the headlights and taillights as that of other cars by Genesis.
The vehicle will also feature the first application of a clamshell hood on a Genesis product. It will provide a much cleaner front end. It has a large grille which is also Genesis stuff even though electric cars don’t need a large opening like that. The roofline comes down and narrows into the hatchback and a small ducktail above the taillights which helps with the aerodynamics of the vehicle.
The blue upholstery of Gv60’s interior is a cool detail. A long housing makes space for the digital gauge cluster and infotainment display. Genesis GV60 has cameras on the side where traditional vehicles have mirrors. The camera feed will be available on small screens near the point where the doors meet the dash. The center console is called the Crystal Sphere mainly because of its shape. It houses the electronic gear selector that the company says “intuitively informs drivers when the vehicle is ready to drive.”
“When the vehicle is turned off, the Crystal Sphere provides ambient lighting, adding to the aesthetic of the driving experience,” Genesis said in a statement. “When you’re ready to drive, the sphere rotates and the [gear selector] appears, creating an indoor atmosphere of futuristic mobility.”
The mechanical details of the vehicle are not yet revealed but we expect that it will have the same details as of Ioniq 5 and EV6 since they all share a platform. Like the other two vehicles, GV60 is likely to have a 77.4kWh battery pack, and both single- and dual-motor configurations. It is also expected to have an 800-volt electrical system that can be plugged into a 350-kilowatt fast charger. In the case of Ioniq 5, this battery allows the vehicle charge to go from 10% to 80% in just 18 minutes.