Hyundai Motor’s luxury segment, Genesis, recently unveiled its first electric crossover, the GV60. The “G” in GV60 represents Genesis, and “V” represents the vehicle’s versatility, while the number represents the level of athleticism. It’s the first electric vehicle from Genesis based on the E-GMP (Electric-Global Modular Platform).
Genesis had already revealed its first electric car earlier this year. However, it’s not going to be built on a dedicated E-GMP platform. As of now, the luxury automaker has not disclosed any specs of its upcoming electric crossover. Only the exterior and interior appearance are shared through the press release.
However, it’ll use the same E-GMP platform that underpins Hyundai Ioniq 5 EV and Kia EV6. Hence, we can say that the Genesis GV60 will be similar to Ioniq 5 and Kia EV6 in terms of structure and specs. The major difference will be that it will be much more premium than its long distant cousins.
Genesis First Electric Crossover GV60
Speaking of what we know so far, the appearance of the exterior design looks dynamic and smooth. The front profile represents the iconic and progressive Two-Line Quad Lamps under which we can see the wide crest grille. These grilles are not fake ones, and they’re provided to improve the cooling efficiency of the batteries under the body.
Also, the new emblem is now 80% thinner than the previous models. Additionally, the automaker adopted “Clamshell Hood” for the first time, a single panel that combines the hood and fenders. This will allow in making a sleek impression by removing lines between the parts.
Apart from this, you can also notice the camera-based side mirrors with their screens given inside the cabin on each side of the dashboard. These are similar to the ones present in Ioniq 5. However, just like Ioniq 5, we believe it’ll be optional.
Premium Interior: Genesis GV60
The interior definitely gives a luxury appeal. There are plenty of buttons and knobs, though the display section on the dashboard resembles Ioniq 5. The most highlighting feature of GV60’s interior is the Crystal Sphere which is a sphere-shaped shift-knob.
Genesis says, “The Crystal Sphere is one of the most compelling design elements of the GV60. 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 SBW appears, creating an indoor atmosphere of futuristic mobility.”
Furthermore, the automaker added, the Crystal Sphere provides an emotional connection with the driver. Apart from this, the G60V looks spacious from the inside. There’s also a good space under the center console. There’s also a possibility that it’s similar to Ioniq 5. You might get a sliding center console for extra space. However, it’s not confirmed.
All of the above features were specifically for the Korean models. The company is yet to announce it for the international market.
Source: Genesis Press Release