Genesis GV60 crossover: new EV bound for Europe revealed

Published: 19 August 2021

► 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.

genesis gv60 rear

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.

genesis gv60 interior

Digital camera mirrors will be offered, with viewing screens inset into the doors.

We'll update this story when more details become available.

By Jake Groves

CAR's deputy news editor, office Geordie, gamer, lover of hot hatches