Genesis GV60 – And then there were three
Genesis, the prestige arm of Hyundai (not the 1970’s supergroup) has today unveiled its third product line that it intends on bringing to the UK. After the G80 saloon and GV80 SUV, the GV60 is the company’s second EV after the electrified version of the G80. It should reach Europe in the next year, and be one of three EVs that it is planning on launching, although as yet, a UK on sale date is yet to be confirmed.
Based on the E-GMP platform that underpins the Kia EV6 and Hyundai Ioniq 5, the GV60 is a sharp looking crossover that, according to Genesis, will offer a “totally new experience” in the premium market. Given the flexibility and advanced nature of the platform the car will feature an 800V architecture which will allow up to 350kW ultra-rapid charging and can be powered by both single and dual motors as well as offering a host of different battery sizes.
Design-wise, it’s certainly distinctive, and the interior features the twin screen dashboard layout that has been seen in the Ioniq 5, with a large centre console to house storage and auxiliary controls.
We drove a G80 saloon at a recent event and can confirm the company’s aspirations of competing with the very best Europe has to offer is well founded. Whether it succeeds or not, is yet to be seen, although this looks like a good start.