Genesis (Hyundai Motor’s premium sub-brand) has unveiled the first production electric vehicle in its lineup – the compact GV60 crossover.
The novelty is built on the modular platform Hyundai-Kia E-GMP, on which such models as Hyundai Ioniq 5 and KIA EV6 have already been created. At the same time, with the latter, the new Genesis GV60 is partially unified in the power frame of the body.
The exterior design of the GV60 follows the new Genesis signature style. The electric car has a dynamic profile with a sloping roofline, “clean” sidewalls, and horizontally split headlights and taillights. The exterior door handles are retractable, and instead of the side mirrors, rear-view cameras are provided.
Inside the car, a block with two monitors visually dominates: the first serves as a digital instrument panel, and the second is a display of the multimedia complex. Transmission modes are controlled by an unusual glass controller, which is illuminated from below, and the shade can be changed.
The manufacturer has not yet disclosed the technical data of the GV60 electric car, but it is unlikely that there will be any differences from the soplatform Ioniq 5 and EV6. This means the crossover will be available in both rear-wheel drive and all-wheel drive. In the first case, the motor produces 165 or 212 horsepower (at the buyer’s choice), in the all-wheel drive version, two engines give out a total of 298 horsepower.
Details of the GV60 will be revealed in the coming weeks. The novelty will enter the European market in 2022.
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