For those who don’t know yet, Genesis is Hyundai’s premium brand, just like Lexus is for Toyota. Genesis has just arrived in Europe, but in a limited number of markets: Germany, Switzerland, the United Kingdom. Other countries of the Old Continent will follow.
Independent since the end of 2015 (Genesis was previously the name of a large Hyundai sedan), the firm is putting together a series of new products to build a complete range. After the GV80 then GV70 SUVs, as well as the G70 Shooting Brake station wagon, here is the GV60, the first electric car from Genesis designed on a basis dedicated to this type of engine.
The platform is thus E-GMP, the one shared by a large number of trendy models from Hyundai and Kia. It was inaugurated by the Hyundai Ioniq 5 and taken over by the Kia EV6. And like its technical cousins, the GV60 relies on an original silhouette, resembling a coupe SUV, with an inclined bezel, which ends with a spoiler. The size is not yet known, but “60” is to date the smallest number in the Genesis range. The length should be around 4.60 meters, as for the Ioniq 5.
As on the other Genesis, headlights and lights are composed of two superimposed bands. We also find the V-shaped mouth, but it is lowered in the shield, leaving room for more bodywork between the optics. The large hood comes to rest on the wheels. The great originality is the line of chrome, which passes above the windshield and the side windows, then forms a point in the quarter lights, before finishing along the bezel. To promote aero, the handles are retractable and the mirrors are replaced by cameras.
The corresponding screens are placed in the doors. As in the Ioniq 5, there are two interconnecting screens for instrumentation and infotainment. The dashboard relies on rounded shapes, which give an impression of retro design, rather confusing on a premium model, especially as the assembly of the colors chosen on the presentation model (brown, blue, yellow) borders on kitsch . We have in mind the Smart creations!
Genesis did not give any info on the technical part.