The 2023 Genesis GV60 will be the brand's first dedicated EV model. While Genesis hasn't revealed full specs just yet, we do have official photos and info on some of its interior features.
The vehicle is smaller than the Genesis GV70 and will likely draw comparisons with the upcoming Hyundai Ioniq 5. Enthusiast website Korean Car Blog recently quoted Hyundai Motors as confirming that "the Genesis exclusive EV will be positioned as an electric vehicle with a higher level of performance and sensibility compared to the Ioniq 5."
The GV60's platform is called E-GMP (Electric-Global Modular Platform), which suggests the SUV won't just be a smaller GV70 and may have completely different driving dynamics. In terms of styling, the GV60 is clearly a Genesis model with signature two-line headlamps but lacking the same prominent grille as the rest of the brand's lineup.
Inside the cabin, the GV60 will offer drivers a new feature called Crystal Sphere involving an illuminated gear selector prominently situated on the large, floating center console. Instead of relying purely on conventional side-view mirrors, the GV60 uses digital display screens on each side of the cabin connected to rear-facing cameras.
With the addition of the GV60, Genesis could be in a position to compete with electric SUVs like the Tesla Model Y. However, a wide range of competitors is due to arrive over the next several years. GV60's 77.4kWh battery capacity allows for a maximum 280-mile range on a full charge, on the standard RWD model, and early emission certification data points to a possible twin-electric motor capable of up to 436 horsepower.
Earlier this year, Genesis confirmed plans to add a GV70 EV in 2022. On the sedan side, the midsized G80 will gain an electrified variant. The G80 EV promises a range of 265 miles based on Korean emissions standards. It's too early to say whether or not the GV60 will gain the same level of performance, but we expect to know more in the months ahead.
The Genesis GV60 is due for release in Spring 2022. GV60 pricing has not yet been announced, but we anticipate an MSRP in the high $45,000-50,000 range before applicable incentives and the federal EV tax credit.
Stay tuned for updates as they become available.
Pictured: Genesis GV60