No sooner has Genesis ruffled the establishments feathers with their exceptional quality and genuinely compelling products, they have now made their intentions for the future clear with the GV60, their first EV based on a dedicated platform – E-GMP (Electric-Global Modular Platform).
A quick summation of the GV60 nomenclature places the vehicle in the Genesis organogram of products – “G” in GV60 represents Genesis, while the “V” represents the vehicle’s versatility. The number ‘60’ is the lowest in the Genesis line-up, with the positioning of each model in the range representing their design identity of ‘Athletic Elegance’ with slightly varying focus. The intention is for lower numbers to emphasize athleticism, while higher numbers indicate a stronger focus on elegance. As such, the GV60 represents Genesis’ most athletic model yet.
While keeping in line with Genesis’ striking “Two-Lines” design language, the GV60’s front end features a design that is optimised for the electric vehicle, while a lower, more athletic Crest Grille increases the cooling efficiency of the high-voltage batteries stored in the GV60’s underbody.
Genesis’ new wing emblem has been applied to the grille, the thickness of which has been reduced by nearly 80 percent from previous models, and featuring the same unique Guilloché pattern often seen in luxury watches – a nod to Genesis’ analogue sensitivities, melded with high-tech innovations.
The interior of the GV60 features a striking Crystal Sphere, a sphere-shaped Shift By Wire selector that informs drivers when the vehicle is ready to be driven.
The press release notes; “ When the vehicle is turned off, the Crystal Sphere becomes the vehicle’s mood lights, adding to the aesthetic of the driving experience. When you’re ready to drive, the sphere rotates and the SBW (shift by wire) appears, creating an indoor atmosphere of futuristic mobility.”
There’s no word yet on specifications, range or power output of the GV60, however an educated guess might suggest that the powertrain might be shared with that of the Hyundai Ioniq 5 – 77 kWh battery pack, a single rear motor, and around 168 kW. The Ioniq 5’s range is roughly 480 km, however the heavier GV60 would likely see less than that. Production dates and availability are still to be announced, too.