All will be revealed on March 31.
After the recent debuts of the Hyundai Ioniq 5 and the Kia EV6, Genesis is gearing up for its own electric onslaught. Trademark filings have suggested the luxury automaker is planning to electrify its entire lineup. Later this year, Genesis will reveal its first-ever fully electric vehicle, a compact crossover that will allegedly be called the GV60 and share the same E-GMP platform as the Hyundai Ioniq 5 and the Kia CV, with styling inspired by the Genesis Mint Concept.
Before then, Genesis will preview its future electric lineup at the end of this month with a new futuristic concept. Details about the mystery concept are scarce, but Genesis has confirmed it will be unveiled on March 31.
From the short teaser video, the concept appears to be a sleek electric sports coupe with a long sculpted hood, sloping roofline, and muscular fenders. Other styling cues have been borrowed from the automaker's current Athletic Elegance design language including a large Crest grille and split headlights and taillights.
Potentially, this could be a pre-production concept of the Essentia Concept. The gorgeous low-slung coupe concept debuted at the 2018 New York Auto Show, and Genesis has previously said it intends to put it into production. Compared to the 2018 concept, the design looks toned down so it could closely resemble the production model. We also get a brief look at the drive-selector knob in the center console that flips up.
Being based on the E-GMP platform, range-topping versions of Genesis EVs will accelerate from 0-62 mph in less than 3.5 seconds and have a top speed of 161 mph. Vehicles riding on the E-GMP platform will also have a range of 310 miles on a single charge and support fast 350-kWh charging, allowing the battery to recharge up to 80 percent in 18 minutes and add 62 miles of range in five minutes. Alternatively, it could preview the upcoming Genesis GV60 debuting later this year. We'll find out more details when Genesis lifts the wraps off its mystery concept in just a few days.