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Genesis reveals GV60 electric crossover (gallery)


Genesis GV60

Genesis has revealed its second electric model to be offered in the UK, the GV60, signaling the brand’s direction towards electrification.

The new crossover is based on the same platform as the Hyundai Ioniq 5 and Kia EV6, which is designed specifically for electric models.

It will sit beneath the GV70 and GV80 SUV’s in the brand’s line-up. It has been given a coupe-like side profile, with a raked rear end.

Genesis has not shared any technical details about the GV60 yet, but it’s likely the new model will offer the same powertrain options as the Ioniq 5 and EV6. That means it could be offered with a choice of 58kWh and 78kWh batteries and single or dual motor setups.

The car is equipped with digital side mirrors and auto-flush outside door handles, giving a smoother appearance.

Inside, the GV60 has a sphere-shaped electronic transmission control called Crystal Sphere. Genesis says it intuitively informs the driver of oncoming driving conditions. It is also fitted with mood lights, which illuminate when the vehicle is off.

Dominique Boesch, managing director of Genesis Motor Europe, said: “When we launched in Europe, we committed to bringing three electric cars to the region within our first year; we are proud to confirm the GV60 will be our second electric car for Europe, following soon after the launch of the electrified G80.

“The GV60, Genesis’ first on a dedicated electric platform, will provide a totally new experience as a luxury electric vehicle based on our unique brand identity and will also benefit from our unique customer focused offering where service come before sales.”

Genesis UK managing director Andrew Pilkington told AM in a recent interview that the company is determined to pursue a “crawl, walk, run approach” which gauges public response to determine the rate of growth, however – insisting it has no volume targets.

Full specifications, performance and European pricing for the GV60 will be released in due course.

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