New Genesis GV60 electric SUV revealed: price, specs and release date
September 30, 2021 by
Genesis has just revealed its first ground-up all-electric vehicle, the GV60 a coupe-shaped SUV. Read on for full details.
- First all-new EV Genesis model
- Coupe SUV styling
- 77.4kWh battery
- 280 miles of range
- 228hp entry-level model
- 435hp Performance version
- 350kW fast charging
The Genesis GV60 is another first step in the Korean manufacturer’s move towards electrification following the upcoming Electrified G80 luxury saloon.
This sleek-looking SUV bears the usual design bits of the premium brand and will be an alternative to a range of all-electric vehicles such as the Audi e-tron Sportback, BMW iX3, Jaguar I-Pace and the Volkswagen ID.5.
New Genesis GV60 electric car design
The new Genesis GV60 gets a classy, uncluttered design with stacked headlights, upturned black bumper trims and a broad black grille.
The GV60 comes with rear-facing cameras instead of conventional door mirrors – just like the ones you get on an Audi e-tron. Flush-fitting door handles are another slick touch, as are the eye-catching alloy wheels, but if that doesn’t stand out enough you could always go for a bright yellow paint job like the car in these photos.
New Genesis GV60 electric car interior
The new Genesis GV60’s interior looks just as modern and slick as its exterior. The two-spoke steering wheel is a neat touch, as is the brushed metal-effect centre console and dashboard trim and (likely optional) bright yellow seat stitching.
Two wide digital screens take care of driver info and entertainment duties, but there are still physical buttons placed around the cabin to access commonly used functions.
New Genesis GV60 electric car batteries and motors
The new Genesis GV60 comes with a 77.4kWh battery. Rear-wheel-drive versions with a single 228hp electric motor have the longest range of 280 miles.
Go for a dual-motor model with 318hp and you’ll have to make do with 249 miles of range. The Performance model has to make do with 229 miles of range, but it does come with dual motors producing 435hp…
This version also comes with a boost mode. Engage this, and the GV60 will accelerate from 0-60mph in just four seconds flat. Not exciting enough for you? Well, there’s also a drift mode, although Genesis hasn’t gone into detail to explain exactly what this allows you to do in your GV60…
New Genesis GV60 charging
The Genesis GV60 comes with an 800-volt electrical system that lets you charge it using rapid 350kw chargers from 10% to 80% full in just 18 minutes.
New Genesis GV60 electric car price and release date
The Genesis GV60 is expected to go on sale in 2022 in the US, but there’s no word yet on when it will be made available over in Europe.
Pricing has also yet to be announced, but as the GV60 will be pitched at the premium end of the electric SUV market, it will most likely start at just over £60,000, in line with the £65,195 Jaguar I-Pace and £62,360 Audi e-tron Sportback.
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