Genesis presents its GV60, an electric crossover

After the presentation of an electric version of its large sedan G80 in April, Genesis continues its mission of electrification by lifting the veil on its first model based on a dedicated electric platform, the GV60.

Posted on August 24, 2021 at 5:45 p.m.

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This crossover, built on the E-GMP chassis which also provides the framework for the Kia EV6 and Hyundai Ioniq 5, will allow the luxury brand to benefit from an entry-level electric offer. Its design is also more consensual than the latter, while ensuring the visual DNA of Genesis by means of headlights and taillights with overlapping lines.

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The interior of the Genesis GV60

The passenger compartment also benefits from the use of this type of platform to ensure an airy appearance. We also note the use of exterior mirrors in the form of cameras, the image of which is broadcast by means of monitors. We will probably have to wait for the unveiling of the characteristics of the Canadian model to see if this element will be offered here.

On the mechanical side, Genesis was stingy with details, simply specifying that the technical specifications would be presented in the coming months. Judging by the promises made in the case of cousins ​​at Hyundai and Kia, this GV60 should benefit from a choice of 58 kWh or 77.4 kWh battery. All-wheel drive could logically be offered as standard given its more luxurious status. Compatibility with fast terminals that can reach a power of 350 kW will also undoubtedly be possible.

A file to be followed by its launch scheduled for 2022.

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