Genesis GV60 Gearing Up To Attack Audi And Tesla

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We get a closer look at its fancy camera mirror tech.

Now that the Hyundai Ioniq 5 and Kia EV6 have debuted, we're waiting for Genesis to reveal its first-ever electric production car, which is expected to be badged as the GV60. Underpinned by the same Electric-Global Modular Platform as the Ioniq 5 and EV6, the GV60 will be one of 23 new fully electric models Hyundai Motor Group will sell by 2025 across the Hyundai, Kia, and Genesis brands.

Whereas the Genesis X Concept shown back in March was a stunning electric coupe, the GV60 will take the form of a luxury coupe-style crossover that will rival the Tesla Model Y and Audi Q4 e-tron. Ahead of its debut, our spies have caught Genesis testing a prototype of the GV60 on the streets of Germany.

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The prototype is still heavily camouflaged, so the design details are well hidden. Despite being the first fully-electric Genesis, the GV60 appears to share the same split-headlights and taillights as its combustion-powered siblings. The conventional mirrors have also been replaced with cameras. You can also see the screens for the camera mirrors mounted inside the doors, which are larger than we were expecting and aren't integrated very seamlessly.

Technical details remain a mystery, but Hyundai Group's dedicated EV platform supports ranges of over 310 miles based on the WLTP cycle and batteries that can recharge 62 miles of range in just five minutes.

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With this platform, the electric motors can generate up to 600 horsepower. There have been rumors claiming the Genesis GV60 will debut this month, but this seems too early since the body is still fully covered up. However, Genesis' first EV is expected to go on sale in the second half of the year, so it should debut within the next few months.

This will be the first of many fully electric Genesis models, as trademark filings have hinted that Genesis could electrify its entire model lineup.

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