The electric car market is booming. The Genesis GV60 is now to be launched as a noble vehicle based on the futuristic Hyundai Ioniq 5. However, the features are to be much more luxurious.
Hyundai’s noble brand
Like the Ioniq 5, the Genesis GV60 also comes from Hyundai. The car maker seems to want to become the top dog in the e-car segment. Even though the Ioniq 5 is supposed to be the basis for the Genesis GV60, this cannot be determined visually. Instead, clear differences can be seen not only on the outside, but also in the interior. The premium approach is not least evident in the choice of materials. In addition to high-quality soft leather, high-priced Alcantara is to be used here.
Boost button and crystal ball
The boot button, which finds a place on the steering wheel of the Genesis GV60, looks particularly cool. Here, in good old “nitro fashion,” you can get maximum power out of the vehicle for a short period of time. The extent of this performance increase is not yet known. But technical details will surely follow. Besides the special Boots button, the so-called Crystal Sphere also sounds promising. This is located in the center console and functions as a chic gear selector lever. At first glance, it looks like a crystal ball.
Funnily enough and conveniently enough, a look into the Crystal Sphere is supposed to be like a proverbial look into a crystal ball. After all, you’re supposed to get valuable information about traffic and other data concerning your journey. Thanks to fancy light effects, the sphere should also be able to create a great atmosphere in the interior. The exterior mirrors again show the basis of the Genesis GV60. Finally, the noble car also relies on a camera system that sends exterior images to displays located in the interior – as in the Ioniq 5.
The Genesis GV60 uses a familiar engine. Hyundai relies on its popular E-GMP platform and packs a whopping 800 volts and 430 KW of motor power. The premium racer will be available with either rear-wheel drive or all-wheel drive. In the basic model, you should be able to cover up to 500 km with the e-car according to the WLTP standard.
In terms of charging speed, it is said that 80 percent can be reached after less than 20 minutes. The speeds sound decent, too. If you opt for the top features with the powerful engine, the Genesis GV60 should be able to accelerate from 0 to 100 within 3.5 seconds. A maximum of 260 km/h should be possible.
Price and availability
We probably won’t have to hold out long until the interesting e-car from the Far East is launched in this country. Since Hyundai’s Ioniq 5 was already convincing, the Genesis GV60 should also be promising. The luxury car is scheduled to be launched in Europe at the end of 2021. The price is still unknown.