Genesis has unveiled its first dedicated electric vehicle, the GV60. Though it’s called an SUV by Genesis it’s very coupe-like in its appearance. it’s streamlined from the bonnet to the rear spoiler, has a short front overhang and sits on a long wheelbase at 2,900mm.

The Genesis signature Crest Grille is in a lower position than that in GV60s with internal combustion engines to make for the different cooling requirements specific to the dedicated high-performance EV platform.

The door handles pop up when the driver approaches the car with their smart key. The GV60 can recognise two faces, then adjust the settings for the driver’s seat, steering wheel and door mirrors.

The interior design of the GV60 has what Genesis says “the ethos of the Beauty of White Space’ while seeking to create a spacious and comfortable interior.”

To make the GV60 more sustainable, various parts are created with eco-friendly and recycled materials. The seats, door armrests, console armrests, and crash pads are made with plant-based leather.

The seat covers and door centre trims have fabrics made with yarns extracted from recycled PET bottles and fishnets.

The GV60 is available in 11 colours, including four new colours: São Paulo Lime, Hanauma Mint, Atacama Copper, and Atacama Copper Matte. Other colours include Vik Black, Uyuni White, Matterhorn White, Saville Silver, Carbon Metal, Melbourne Gray, and Royal Blue.

The São Paulo Lime is Genesis’ new signature colour for its high-performance electric vehicle as it emphasises the active and dynamic character of the vehicle.

The interior is available in five colours: Obsidian Black, Torrent Navy, Ash Gray/Glacier White, Monstera Green/Camel Beige and Monstera Green/Glassier White.

“The GV60 is the first dedicated EV model with the most dynamic design, representing Genesis’ electrification. It will set a new standard for luxury electric vehicles with a powerful driving performance and various key features which are emotionally connected to customers,” said Jay Chang, Global Head of Genesis brand.

“The GV60 is a significant for Genesis, being the first to fully represent the brand’s vision statement as promised to our customers.” said SangYup Lee, Head of Global Genesis Design. “This is the elegance of Genesis, when art and technology converge into perfection to present global high-tech luxury for our customers.”

This information is supplied by Genesis and is global in its nature, it may vary from country to country. We will supply Australian information as it comes to hand. Then carry out a full road test review when the GV60 reaches us at a date yet to be announced in 2022.

About Ewan Kennedy

Ewan Kennedy, a long-time car enthusiast, was Technical Research Librarian with the NRMA from 1970 until 1985. He worked part-time as a freelance motoring journalist from 1977 until 1985, when he took a full-time position as Technical Editor with Modern Motor magazine. Late in 1987 he left to set up a full-time business as a freelance motoring journalist. Ewan is an associate member of the Society of Automotive Engineers - International. An economy driving expert, he set the Guinness World Record for the greatest distance travelled in a standard road vehicle on a single fuel fill. He lists his hobbies as stage acting, travelling, boating and reading.
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