The Genesis GV60 has made its official Korean market debut, giving us a good idea of what to expect from the North American-spec version of the battery-electric crossover once it launches in the near future.
The Genesis GV60 is the first all-electric model from the Hyundai-owned luxury brand and is based on the automaker’s scalable Electric-Global Modular Platform, otherwise known as E-GMP. This platform is also utilized in other Hyundai/Kia EV models, including the new Kia EV6. Genesis opted out of providing any specific details on the GV60’s powertrain this week, although certain versions of the closely related Kia EV6 feature a 77.4 kWh battery providing an estimated driving range of about 300 miles. We’re expecting similar range from the GV60, though we’ll have to wait for its official U.S. arrival to learn more.
Genesis says the GV60’s exterior styling “highlights its high-performance image along with a dynamic and smooth appearance.” The crossover integrates the automaker’s recognizable “Two-Line Quad Lamp” design for the headlights and taillights, while a large crest grille is mounted low on the vehicle’s front fascia. A clamshell-style hood has also been implemented, combining the hood and the front fenders into one single movable panel. From the side, Genesis says the GV60 has the “smooth and dynamic profile of a high-performance coupe,” with a “simple yet sharp silhouette running from the front hood to the rear spoiler.”
Inside, the GV60 has an open and airy interior that follows Genesis’ “Beauty of White Space” interior design ideology with a floating center console and spacious footwells. A widescreen infotainment display combines the center stack infotainment screen and digital instrument cluster into one single unit – similar to the Cadillac Lyriq EV.
It’s currently not clear when the Genesis GV60 will launch in North America. When it does, though, it will have no shortage of competition from Cadillac, along with other luxury EV makers like Tesla, Jaguar, Mercedes-Benz and BMW.