And new design details.
The Genesis GV60 is a big deal for the South Korean luxury brand. Not only is it a global model but it's also the first all-electric Genesis. Riding on Hyundai Motor Group's E-GMP platform and powered by a pair of electric motors producing around 218 horsepower each and standard all-wheel drive, the GV60 also doesn't look anything like the existing lineup. Its coupe-like styling is quite different even from the GV70 crossover.
Genesis has released some additional design details that it feels we should know more about. First up are the Quad Lamps, a design trait we're actually already familiar with having already been applied to the existing lineup.
However, the GV60 "reinterprets and enhances" this look into a sportier and more dynamic wedge aimed to emphasize the EV's athletic appearance. Looking at the side profile, the body surfacing is "seamless and minimal" and lacks the typical character lines. It's still muscular, evidenced by the wide stance. The short overhangs combined with the rear spoiler hint at its performance aspirations. There's also a sharp-looking chrome trim that wraps around the windscreen and then flows towards the rear spoiler to better support the floating roof styling.
Moving to the interior, perhaps the design trait Genesis is most proud of is the Crystal Sphere gear selector, which is actually a safety feature that indicates to the driver whether the vehicle has been turned on or not.
Remember, EVs are much quieter than ICE-powered vehicles. Sometimes, the only way a driver can know for certain that the EV is running is by looking at the driving state on the digital screen. Genesis didn't think this was good enough.
For example, this art-like sphere doesn't rotate to any driving mode when the vehicle is charging. It's also very pretty to look at with its cool laser engraving and configurable mood lighting. Although Genesis doesn't say for certain, it strongly hints that several GV60 design elements inside and out will be carried over to future EVs. And that's just fine by us.