Western publications have published photos of the all-electric Genesis GV60 crossover. The body of the noticed prototype did not receive any camouflage.
We usually don’t post “spy” photos of cars that have already debuted, but we are ready to make an exception for the Genesis GV60. The fact is that the South Korean novelty has a rather strange appearance. Some even compare it to the French Citro? N C4 Cactus crossover.
You can’t tell right away that it’s built on the same E-GMP platform as the Hyundai Ioniq 5 and KIA EV6, as Genesis has gone to great lengths to give the electric crossover a distinct design. It is unlike any other crossover.
This prototype hides the Genesis badge and has a radar sensor on the front and no badge on the back, but otherwise it is essentially a production-ready prototype of the GV60. The rear spoiler with integrated third brake light gives it a sporty look.
Hyundai’s luxury car division is silent on the vehicle’s specs, but this prototype appears to be riding on 20-inch wheels. It is probably as big as the Ioniq 5 and EV6, meaning it is less than 4.7 meters long with a large wheelbase. Hyundai’s electric vehicle spans a whopping 3 meters, making the wheelbase longer than the seven-seat Palisade crossover, which has a wheelbase of 2.9 meters.
One of the key differences between the flashy car (and that overt black prototype found in South Korea earlier this week) is the use of conventional side mirrors instead of tiny cameras. Since laws in many countries have not been updated to allow automakers to install cameras, Genesis has no choice but to sell the GV60 with traditional glass mirrors.
Moving to old-school mirrors obviously removes the need for double screens on door cards in the cabin, where the electric crossover has a rather peculiar spinning ball that serves as a gear selector. Reporters were unable to peek inside, but it looks like this GV60 had a slightly different interior with light brown accents and a steering wheel of the same color.