And we know what it will be called.
Genesis has made it no secret that it plans to reveal a slew of electric models, including an EV crossover later this year. This new crossover is codenamed JW1 and will ride on the same E-GMP platform that will underpin the upcoming Hyundai Ioniq 5 and the Kia CV. Based on previous spy shots, we expect the Genesis version of this platform to harken back to the Genesis Mint Concept that debuted in New York back in 2019, albeit with two additional doors and an increased ride height.
Leaked trademark information revealed that Genesis might be planning electric versions of its entire lineup and beyond, all using names with a lower case e at the end. Though it did not appear in this previous leak, Asia Time reports that the Genesis E-GMP model will have a unique name.
The Korean outlet says the first Genesis electric model will go by GV60 and enter production in August 2021. It's unclear if the official name will be GV60 or GV60e, but this model will reportedly be followed by electric variants of the existing Genesis GV70 and GV80. These models will likely be called the GV70e and GV80e, with the former scheduled to enter production in December 2021, shortly after the GV60.
The E-GMP platform is capable of up to 310 miles on a single charge (on the WLTP cycle), with the ability to charge the battery up to 80% in only 18 minutes. It's unclear if the Genesis version will achieve these figures, though, as range may be sacrificed for performance on this model.
Though no specifics were provided, the report also claims that the next-generation Genesis G90 flagship sedan is due later this year. Genesis was spotted testing a heavily camouflaged G90 prototype towards the end of last year, but not much is known about it. We expect it to use the same twin-turbocharged V6 engine as the G80, but an electric G90e is also on the table.