The Genesis GV60 is the brand’s first electric car, aiming to deliver the technology of a high-performance electric car in the form of a coupé crossover utility vehicle.
The Genesis GV60 is available in three guises: a rear-wheel-drive model, an all-wheel-drive model, and a performance model with all-wheel-drive. Each model features a 77.4kWh battery, which can be charged from 10 percent to 80 percent in just 18 minutes.
The Genesis GV60 Premium has a single motor/rear-wheel drive with maximum power of 168 kW / 229 PS and maximum torque of 350 Nm and up to 321 miles combined range (WLTP).
The GV60 Sport has dual motor all-wheel drive, with maximum power of 234 kW / 318 PS and maximum torque of 605 Nm.
The GV60 Sport Plus also has dual motor all-wheel drive with maximum power of 360 kW / 490 PS and maximum torque of 700 Nm. The high-performance Sport Plus has a drift mode and a boost mode, delivering acceleration from 0-60mph in just 4 seconds.
A torque vectoring system sends the optimal amount of torque to the wheels to maximise grip when starting off or cornering. E-LSD aims to provide maximum control on slippery roads or in snowy or rainy weather.
Active noise control cancels out road noise from the tyres and an e-ASD system creates three virtual engine noises.
The Preview-ECS system uses information from the front camera and navigation system to recognise potential bumps and potholes and adjust the suspension accordingly.
The GV60 is based on the same platform as the excellent Kia EV6, one of the best EVs you can buy.
When rapid charging at 350 kW, the battery can be charged from 10% to 80% in just 18 minutes. The GV60 has a Vehicle-to-Load feature which allows it to power 220V electric appliances.
The GV60 is the first Genesis to feature a Digital Key. This lets up to three drivers open and start the GV60 just by using their fingerprint.
The Connected Car Integrated Cockpit links the instrument dash and navigation screen into a panoramic display that shares all content with the Head-Up-Display.
The interior of the GV60 features a floating console housing a ‘Crystal Sphere’ gear selector.
Genesis will launch three electric cars in Europe in 2022 and, from 2025, all new Genesis vehicles will be electric as part of the brand’s vision for a sustainable future.
Genesis will also establish itself as a 100 percent zero emission vehicle brand by 2030 and pursue a goal to become carbon neutral by 2035.