For the first time, the Kia CV, Hyundai Ioniq 5, and Genesis GV80 have been caught testing together.
Hyundai Motor Group is wasting no time preparing for its upcoming electric onslaught. By 2025, the Korean automaker will launch 23 new EVs, including 11 dedicated electric models built on the company's new Electric Global Modular Platform.
The first of these models will debut this month in the form of the Ioniq 5, Hyundai's first EV sold under the automaker's new Ioniq sub-brand with bold styling inspired by the 45 Concept. This will be followed by the Kia CV's debut in March, one of 11 EVs the Korean automaker will launch by 2026. Out of those, seven will be EVs built on the new dedicated platform.
Genesis will also join the EV party with the upcoming GV60 crossover, which will allegedly enter production in August, and electric variants of its existing models. While prototypes of these models have already been spied, this is the first time all three models have been spied testing together.
All three prototypes were spotted being put through their paces in the snow in Northern Sweden. While they all share the same platform, it's clear that each model will have a distinctive design. The GV60 is a compact luxury crossover designed to take on the Tesla Model Y, whereas the Kia CV looks like a combination of a crossover and a shooting brake, resulting in a stylish design reminiscent of the Imagine Concept.
The Ioniq 5, on the other hand, is a retro-inspired electric crossover with angular styling that blurs the line between a hatchback and crossover. Unfortunately, the exteriors were heavily camouflaged, so we don't get a clear look at the design details. However, for the first time, our spy photographers managed to get a peek inside the Kia CV's interior when the window was down.
Like the Ioniq 5, the Kia CV's interior incorporates a large Mercedes-style dual-screen layout for the instrument cluster and infotainment system spanning almost the entire width of the dashboard. We also get a glimpse of the same dual-screen layout inside the Genesis GV60. Elsewhere, the Kia CV's cabin features a two-spoke steering wheel and a center console with a rotary dial.
Technical details of Hyundai's new EV trio are unknown, but the E-GMP platform is capable of providing up to 310 miles of electric range on a single charge based on the European WLTP cycle and charge the battery up to 80 percent in only 18 minutes.