Hyundai Genesis, Hyundai’s premium division, has announced that the all-electric Genesis GV60 will be available in Europe soon.

The Genesis GV60 is the company’s third model built on the E-GMP platform and its first dedicated all-electric vehicle.

Genesis is preparing a second electric vehicle for its luxury automobile portfolio, this time in the shape of a crossover called the GV60. When the GV60 goes on sale next year, it will share a platform with the Hyundai Ioniq 5 and Kia EV6 SUVs, as well as the electrified G80 sedan.

When it arrives on the market, the GV60 will be a new model for Genesis and the brand’s third SUV. According to Genesis, deliveries in the United States will begin in 2022, so those cars will be labeled as 2023 models.

The GV60 has aesthetic cues from previous Genesis cars, but it lacks the brand’s signature huge trapezoidal grille that runs between the dual-element headlights, instead opting for a smaller lower grille that runs over the front bumper. The GV60’s interior has a luxurious feel to it, with a big monolithic display panel that serves as both a gauge cluster and an infotainment system.

E-Motor, Transmission, and Performance

Three distinct powertrains will be available, starting with a rear-wheel drive system with one 225-hp electric motor and progressing to an all-wheel drive system with twin 314-hp electric motors. A performance variant with two motors, basic all-wheel drive, and a combined horsepower rating of 429 will also be available. The highest model, according to Genesis, will be capable of reaching 60 mph in under 4.0 seconds.

Capacity, Range, and Charge of the Battery

Although the EPA has yet to comment, Genesis claims that the standard rear-wheel drive GV60 will provide the maximum driving range per charge, with an estimated 280 miles per charge. If you choose all-wheel drive, the range drops to 249 miles per charge, and if you choose the performance variant, the range is said to be 229 miles. The 77.4-kWh battery pack is standard on all models.

Design of the Interior and Exterior

Things get a lot more interesting on the inside as it gets more spacious and comfortable. The GV60 I saw had a blue inside with lime green stitching, and Genesis claims it’s only one of a number of unique interior and exterior color schemes that make the GV60 the most customizable vehicle yet. The seats have a mix of blue leather and Alcantara trim with interesting perforation patterns, and practically every surface is color-matched to the leather hue, just like on other Hyundai Motor Group goods. Almost every surface and touchpoint seems well-made and befitting of a luxury vehicle, and it stands out sufficiently from the Ioniq 5’s interior to justify the extra cost.

The GV60’s airiness is enhanced by a fully flat floor, and there’s more legroom and headroom than I expected. A totally open area beneath the center console allows goods to be transferred between the rows of seats, with netting in place to keep anything from flying around the cabin. The back seats fold virtually flat and recline, while the front passenger seat may be reclined to a near-horizontal position. Despite the sloping roof, there’s enough cargo room beneath the hatch, but the frunk is tiny, at least on all-wheel-drive models.

The GV60 is the smallest SUV in the Genesis futuristic portfolio, and it lacks the interior space of the bigger GV70 and GV80 versions. It does, however, have a distinctive internal design that is more high-tech in appearance. Genesis has taken some chances with this design, incorporating some intriguing patterns and features such as a gear selector that flips upside down and looks like a crystal ball when in park. The GV60 also features some cutting-edge technology, such as a face recognition system that allows the driver to unlock and start the car without the use of a key. Fingerprint readers and other biometric technology are also included in the SUV‘s dynamic design.

There are a slew of other nice details as well. With accent stitching, suede trim with a stripe motif, and more of that aluminum trim, the door panels are maybe my favorite piece of design. The pull handle is a lovely metal cylinder with a knurled surround and a circular control for the mirror adjustments—at least on the driver’s side. The front passenger door handle has a similarly shaped component with what appears to be a speaker grille, but it really twists off to reveal a changing scent dispenser. Cup holders are installed in the doors for rear-seat passengers.

Infotainment and Connectivity

Above a convex piece of aluminum-ish trim that holds the air vents, the dashboard is dominated by two enormous, linked displays. A temperature control panel with genuine buttons and touch-capacitive controls is located to the left of the steering wheel, but the dash is otherwise uncluttered. By the way, the steering wheel is incredible. There are two spokes and two spherical buttons, one for driving modes and the other for boost. The infotainment system, which is comparable to that featured in other Genesis vehicles such as the GV80, is operated via a rotary dial on the floating center console.

It boasts smooth animations for range and charging displays, as well as 3D models of the exterior and interior that are utilized as settings menus. I didn’t get to play with it much because it was only a prototype, but it should be even better than the GV80’s superb system.

The orb behind the infotainment knob on the center console, though, is the GV60’s single coolest feature. The Crystal Sphere, as Genesis calls it, has incredible engraved patterns that light up and complement the specified ambient lighting hue. The sphere’s appearance varies as your viewing angle shifts, and it’s rather bizarre. When the car is turned on, the sphere spins 180 degrees to reveal the metal gear selector, which is comparable to the GV70’s rotating knob with a central park button. The Crystal Sphere is billed by Genesis as a safety feature in addition to being cool as heck.

Because it’s difficult to discern whether an EV is truly on or off, if the sphere is visible, you know it’s off. Furthermore, the sphere will not revolve while the GV60 is charging, ensuring that you do not drive away while plugged in.

Driving Experience & Safety

With advanced autonomous driving technology based on an active safety approach, as well as different driver aid systems, the GV60 provides a safe and convenient driving experience for drivers, safeguarding passengers from potential threats both inside and outside the vehicle.

  • The Digital Side Mirrors, which are linked to the camera and OLED monitor system, give a crisp and wide picture of the vehicle’s back. There are also a number of cutting-edge convenience features available, such as “Lane Change Assist Line Display” and “Reverse Parking Screen Magnification.”
  • Highway Driving Assist: Highway Driving Assist keeps track of the distance between you and the automobile ahead of you, ensuring that you stay at a safe speed and distance. Hold the steering wheel and move the turn signal switch in the chosen lane’s direction when travelling over a specific speed to change lanes automatically.
  • The GV60 uses navigation data to detect future highway ramps, bends, and speed zones on highways and freeways, then reacts by decelerating and accelerating as appropriate.
  • It helps the driver’s steering in the case of a probable accident by sensing impediments such as pedestrians, bicycles, and other cars, and, when required, managing the vehicle’s brakes to prevent a collision. When a collision from the left or right side is imminent at an intersection, the GV60 automatically applies braking.
  • If the driver briefly loses control of the car after a first accident, the Multi-Collision Brake (MCB) automatically applies the brake.
  • When a vehicle approaches from behind while the car is stopped, the back door’s child lock is kept locked.
  • Blind-Spot Collision-Avoidance Assist
  • Blind-Spot View Monitor (BVM)
  • Rear Cross-Traffic Collision-Avoidance Assist (RCCA)
  • IFS (Intelligent Front Lighting System)
  • Advanced Rear Occupant Alert (ROA, radar-based)
  • RSPA (Remote Smart Parking Assist)
  • Surround View Monitor (SVM)

Genesis GV60 Prices and Sales

The GV60 will be available in the United States in early 2022 for roughly $50,000. As divisive as the GV60’s style may appear in photographs, I swear it looks great in person, and there’s no doubt it has a fantastic interior. I can’t wait to see the future EVs that will appear as part of Genesis’ electric revolution if this is what Genesis can come up with on its first attempt at a dedicated electric car.

When it arrives on the market, the GV60 will be a new model for Genesis and the brand’s third SUV. According to Genesis, deliveries in the United States will begin in 2022, so those cars will be labeled as 2023 models.

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2023 Genesis GV60 Prices

Specifications for the Genesis GV60

  • Up to 321 miles (516 km) of range
  • Battery capacity: 77.4 kWh
  • Three powertrain options:
  • RWD has a power output of 168 kW and a torque of 350 Nm.
  • 234 kW (160 kW rear + 74 kW front) and 605 Nm with AWD
  • AWD power: 320 kW (160 kW rear + 160 kW front) (360 kW in Boost Mode, which adds +20 kW to both motors for up to 10 seconds).and 700 Nm.
  • AC charging capacity: up to 11 kW
  • DC rapid charging: 10–80% charge in 18 minutes
  • E-GMP (Electric-Global Modular Platform)