New Genesis GV60 electric coupe-SUV unveiled
Hyundai luxury spinoff brand’s latest electric car shares underpinnings with Hyundai Ioniq 5 and Kia EV6; prices to be revealed closer to launch
This is the Genesis GV60: the second electric car from the Hyundai group's fledgling luxury brand. It uses the same underpinnings as the Kia EV6 and Hyundai Ioniq 5, and will take on the likes of the Tesla Model Y, Audi Q4 e-tron and top-spec versions of the Ford Mustang Mach-E when it arrives.
So far, Genesis has only released a select few images of the exterior and interior of the new electric coupe-SUV. The distinctive styling of the GV60 is designed to maximise the car’s efficiency, but still features design cues from other Genesis models, such as quad headlights and a large grille. The GV60 is also the first Genesis to feature a clamshell bonnet.
Inside, the GV60 has a dual-screen dashboard – the same as the EV6 and Ioniq 5. However, unlike those cars, the Genesis also gets cameras and separate screens in place of traditional side mirrors; the setup you’ll find on the Audi e-tron SUV and Honda e, among others. There’s also a floating centre control that houses the gear selector and other controls.
Genesis hasn’t disclosed any details about the powertrain, battery or range of the GV60, but it's likely to offer a similar line-up of battery and motor options as its Kia and Hyundai sister models, given that they all share the E-GMP platform.
Therefore, we expect the GV60 will inherit the EV6 and Ioniq 5’s 800v charging – allowing a top up from 10-80% in just 18 minutes from a 350kW ultra-rapid charger. And the GV60 should be capable of over 300 miles on a single charge in top-spec form; it's also likely to offer a choice of rear or four-wheel-drive and different battery sizes.
Genesis is entering the UK market this summer, with the promise of three electric models going on sale within 12 months of its arrival. The new electric coupe-SUV will sit below the electrified G80 saloon in the brand’s range of electric models, with performance figures, prices and full specifications for European models to be announced closer to launch.
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