The Genesis GV60 looks better in black compared to the garish green color shown in press shots.
Better late than never, Genesis is finally joining the electric car revolution. Last week, Genesis lifted the wraps off of the GV60, the luxury division's first dedicated electric vehicle that rides on the same E-GMP platform underpinning the Hyundai Ioniq 5 and Kia EV6.
While we've seen what the GV60 looks like in doctored press photos, our spy photographers have sent us some new shots of the GV60 undergoing some final testing with no camouflage. With no image enhancements, studio backdrops, or fancy lighting, these photos give us a better impression of what the Genesis GV60 looks like in real life.
In the press shots, the GV60 was shown in a garish green color that made the electric SUV pop. By contrast, this production-ready GV60 spied by our photographers is painted black and looks more understated as a result. However, the quirky design isn't going to appeal to everyone.
At the front, the GV60 features the brand's signature split headlights, a thinner winged Genesis badge (which is covered up on this production-ready prototype), and a wider Crest grille. There's also a clamshell hood that integrates with the fenders for a smoother appearance. Split taillights and a fixed rear wing can be found at the back. Unlike the GV60 shown in press shots, this production-ready prototype has conventional door mirrors instead of cameras.
As for the interior, the coolest new feature is a futuristic Crystal Sphere shifter that flips over to reveal the drive selector on startup. It can then be rotated to put the GV60 into reverse, neutral, or drive.
Genesis hasn't revealed any technical specifications yet, but a recent report claims the range-topping AWD GV60 will have a dual motor setup producing a combined 430 hp. If so, it will be less powerful than the Kia EV6 GT, which is rated at 576 hp and 538 lb-ft of torque. The base version of the GV60 will reportedly pack a rear-mounted motor producing 225 horsepower. We'll have to wait for Genesis to release the full technical specifications before the GV60 arrives in 2022.