► New Genesis GV60 crossover
► EV uses e-GMP platform
► Distinctive looks inside and out
These are the first pictures of the GV60: the next Genesis model heading for Europe. It's one of the first EVs from the brand for Europe (along with the Electrified G80), using e-GMP battery and platform tech from the Hyundai Motor Group to deliver a slicker, posher electric car.
We'll find out more later in 2021, but these are the first details.
That's, er... striking!
As is every Genesis model. This mid-size crossover has a distinct lack of vents for what's customary by Genesis standards, though, given the powertrain underneath. But the brand's design cues remain – the 'crest grille' is shoved right to the bottom of the front bumper, and the quad headlights remain. A clamshell bonnet hides some of the car's electronics and, presumably, a place to store your charging cables.
Inside is equally eye-popping in this colour combo. But, more importantly, the GV60 introduces the 'crystal sphere' – a glowing ball that acts as the shifter. The e-GMP platform underneath also means a flat floor, a floating centre console and loads of rear passenger space.
e-GMP underneath, you say?
Absolutely, meaning this is Genesis' version of Hyundai's amazing Ioniq 5 and the new Kia EV6. A solid platform to begin with. Genesis hasn't told us any performance or tech specs yet, but expect a 72.6kWh battery with rear- or all-wheel drive versions to come and a circa 300-mile claimed range.
Digital camera mirrors will be offered, with viewing screens inset into the doors.
We'll update this story when more details become available.