The official reveal can't be too far away now.
Now that the Hyundai Ioniq 5 and Kia EV6 have launched, Genesis is gearing up to launch its first-ever dedicated EV. Rumored to be called the GV60, the first Genesis EV will ride on the same Global Modular Platform that underpins the Ioniq 5 and EV6.
Back in June, revealing photos were leaked online showing the GV60's swanky cabin. Genesis isn't doing a great job of keeping the GV60 under cover from prying photographers either, because its exterior has also been caught naked. Photos originally shared on Instagram show the GV60 completely uncamouflaged presumably while the electric crossover was being filmed for a commercial.
We've already seen camouflaged prototypes being tested, but this is our clearest look yet at the GV60. The photo captured someone hastily trying to cover up the GV60, but it was too late.
In the photo, the rear quarter of the GV60 is fully on display, but we unfortunately don't get to see the luxury electric crossover from the front. The photos confirm that the GV60 will have a coupe SUV body style with a sloping roofline and an integrated rear spoiler. We can also see the GV60's split rear taillights that match the design language of the combustion-powered GV70 and GV80. The side profile also features flush door handles, cameras replacing the mirrors, and plastic cladding applied to the wheel arches.
Curiously, the chrome trim surrounding the side window forms a distinctive V shape behind the rear door. Despite this quirky design detail, the GV60 doesn't stand out as much as the bolder-looking Ioniq 5 and EV6. Even so, it's shaping up to be an attractive alternative to the Tesla Model Y and Audi Q4 e-tron.
Technical details are still being kept under wraps. In its range-topping GT guise, the Kia EV6 produces 576 hp and 538 lb-ft of torque and is powered by a 77-kWh battery providing up to 316 miles. Since it shares the same platform as the EV6, the GV60 could have around 600 hp. Judging from these leaked photos, the Genesis GV60 could officially break cover in a few weeks.