Genesis reveals their first EV on the E-GMP platform, the electric GV60 crossover

by Jameson Dow

August 18, 2021

Genesis, Hyundai’s luxury division, has just unveiled interior and exterior images of their first entry into the electric vehicle market. The car takes form of a crossover SUV, designated the GV60. Genesis’ press release mostly describes the design of the vehicle without getting into any specs. We’ll learn more about specs “in the coming months,” says Genesis.

What we can see from these photos is the inclusion of a camera-based side mirror system, which will undoubtedly be converted into normal mirrors by the time regulators have their say. The wheels look geometrically complex, with no aerodynamic wheel covers for increased efficiency.

The roof line is high and should provide good rear headroom, but slopes down pretty dramatically behind the passengers, which is usually done to increase efficiency. And the front grille is rather large – larger than most EVs – but seems to have a plastic piece behind the grille opening, making the fake grille look a little less fake. On the interior we see plenty of knobs and buttons and a large, wide display that combines both the driver dash display and the center infotainment system. There are two screens placed near where the sideview mirrors would be, which are intended to show the display from the mirror cameras. These, again, may not make it to production, depending on regulations.