Genesis, now scrambled to an independent brand where it once started as a product line within the Hyundai program. The brand has been around for about five years now and is about to deliver the first cars in Europe. This time they are up with their brand-new electric architecture at lightning speed. The new Genesis GV60 is the brand’s latest car and is built on the same basis as the popular Kia EV6 and the Hyundai Ioniq 5.
The mid-range crossover GV60 uses the technology of the group brothers Hyundai Ioniq 5 and Kia EV6, garnishes it with new high-tech features and a decidedly dynamic design. From 2025 they only want to launch electric models, in 2030 the entire range should consist of EVs and by 2035 Genesis wants to be completely carbon neutral.
Interior Design Of Genesis GV60
The interior is drawn very horizontally, with a large screen that serves as a dashboard and infotainment center. A module with physical buttons for controlling the climate control is placed under the strip on the dashboard. This should look high-quality and at the same time serve as safety because the driver can see at a glance whether the drive is already activated. Like unlocking a cell phone, it starts with a fingerprint, and the doors open with facial recognition.
The massive, independent center console houses the rotary knob for operating the infotainment system and the transparent sphere Crystal Sphere with which you can choose the ratio of the ‘gearbox’. The steering wheel with two horizontal spokes resumes the classic control buttons and also has a start button. On each of the door panels is a screen for the images from the outdoor cameras. The video sensors can also be found in the digital exterior mirrors, from where they transmit their images to the cockpit.
Exterior Design Of Genesis GV60
Visually, the 4.51 meter long GV60 with its sweeping lines is particularly different from the rather angular Ioniq 5. The hallmarks are the brand-typical split lights in the closed front. The radiator grille for the battery ventilation moves far towards the road. At the rear, there are two-part taillights and a small spoiler on the lower edge of the window. The exterior mirrors have been replaced by narrower cameras. Just like the A- and B-pillars, they are completely black so that they merge into the mass, making the roof seem to float.
The low beltline of the side windows suddenly climbs up at the back for more dynamics. An originally shaped chrome strip zooms the glass surfaces from above. A spoiler brings a touch of sportiness at the bottom of the rear window and integrates the wide third brake light.
Engine And Battery Of Genesis GV60
The Genesis GV60 uses the new E-GMP platform. This means that the GV60 will be equipped with a 77.4 kWh battery pack. It will be available with both rear and four-wheel drive. The premium electric crossover will be available with three engines. One with an output of 229 hp and a range of 450 km, this model is rear-wheel drive. In addition, it is possible to opt for four-wheel drive, which is good for 318 hp and a range of 399 km. The top model comes with a power of no less than 435 hp. You do compromise on range, but you will still get 368 kilometers far with this fast GV60.
The latest models charge with a DC fast charger with a capacity of no less than 250 kW DC. This means that the cars are charged from 10% to 80% within 18 minutes. The Genesis GV60 gets the same charging technology. After 5 minutes of charging you even have 100 kilometers of range. At a public 3-phase charging station, the car can continue to charge with 11 kW AC. This means that the car is 100% charged again in approximately 8.5 hours.
Features And Specs Of Genesis GV60
Elsewhere, the GV60 is the first Genesis model to feature the Electric Active Sound Design (e-ASD) system. This system pumps different driving sounds through the speakers, depending on the driving mode. Buyers can choose between a futuristic sound, a soft, sporty ‘G-Engine’ sound designed to mimic a combustion engine, and an electronic engine sound that reimagines the sounds of a car engine.
Active Road Noise Control technology is also standard. The Genesis GV60 also features an electric limited-slip differential and an electronically controlled electronic suspension system that uses information gathered from the front camera and navigation system to identify things like speed bumps and adjust the suspension damping force early. Inside the cab are many of the unique features of Genesis GV60.
This includes the company’s next-generation infotainment system that seamlessly connects content through the infotainment display, digital instrument cluster, and head-up display. It is also the first Genesis to feature a Bang & Olufsen sound system and a whopping 17 speakers.
Price Of Genesis GV60
In terms of price, Genesis should position itself above its two more middle-class relatives, and might tag the price at ₹ 36 lakhs. For the European market, the GV60 is the third model to be announced. The manufacturer offers the model online, but the brand is opening a showroom for traditional car buyers.