The Genesis GV60 Is Putting Electric Crossovers On Notice

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It looks like another home run for the Korean luxury brand.

We've spilled a lot of digital ink lately on the Genesis G90 spy shots, but in bigger news Hyundai's luxury arm revealed its first EV today. The Genesis GV60 will take its place under the rest of the GV crossover lineup, though the others are all ICE-based. This is the first vehicle from the company on its new dedicated EV platform known as E-GMP. That base also underpins a small handful of Kias and Hyundais.

The GV60 features the company's patented Two-Line Quad Lamps in front, with a wider Crest grille underneath. It both emphasizes the width of the vehicle and increases the cooling to the underbody. The whole package looks very smooth and aerodynamic.

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The new Genesis gets a new winged emblem, but thinner by 80%, we're guessing for cheating the wind because every little bit counts. Genesis says it features "the unique Guilloché pattern often seen in luxury watches," which represents the company's dual analog/digital nature. A clamshell hood consists of a single panel with the fenders, cutting down on the body lines.

From the side, a chrome strip runs along the top of the window and makes a little electricity symbol by the back hatch. In back we have more two-light taillamps and a fixed rear wing. Genesis say it adds to the GV60's high performance engine, and we mostly agree.

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The interior of the GV60 is dominated by the elongated touchscreen and digital gauge cluster, but the coolest part is the Crystal Sphere. When the vehicle is off, the sphere adds ambient light into the cabin. When you're ready to drive, the sphere rotates and the gear selector appears. That spherical shape also comes on the horn cover, door handles and side mirror controllers. Speaking of those side mirrors, as you can see the GV60 uses cameras with screens as opposed to the traditional setup.

Genesis didn't confirm the powertrain, so we're still expecting the range-topping Genesis GV60 to be powered by two electric motors rated at 218 metric horsepower each (215 hp SAE) each, providing all-wheel drive. Combined, this setup will generate 430 hp. More details will come soon and deliveries are expected to begin in 2022.

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