New Genesis GV60: Specs Confirmed for 2022 Coupe-SUV Electric Car


Genesis has confirmed the specifications of its new GV60 electric car, which will rival high-end electric vehicles such as the Audi Q4 e-tron, the Tesla Model Y and even the Jaguar I-Pace when it goes on sale in the Kingdom. United in 2022.

Likely in Genesis showrooms later next year, the GV60 is based on parent company Hyundai-Kia’s E-GMP electric car platform and is powered by a 77.4 kWh battery for a maximum range of 280 miles for RWD rear wheel drive. model on the Korean test cycle.

This car is equipped with a single engine mounted on the rear axle of the GV60, developing 225 hp and 350 Nm of torque. The GV60 AWD has a 215 hp rear engine with a 99 hp engine supporting it on the front axle to provide all-wheel drive. The combined total power of this powertrain comes to 314 hp and 605 Nm of torque, with additional performance reducing the claimed range to 248 miles – although a disconnect actuator system disengages the front engine when it does. detects that this is not necessary to maximize efficiency.

According to sister brand Kia with its EV6 GT – and the upcoming Hyundai Ioniq 5 N – Genesis has confirmed that it will offer a GV60 variant with even higher performance, a total output of 429 hp and the same torque of 605 Nm as the AWD car. Thanks to the four-wheel drive, this GV60 will go 0-100 km / h in a best time of 4.0 seconds, while the claimed range drops to 228 miles on the Korean test cycle. European WLTP figures will be confirmed later.

The GV60 will also come with two features for the powertrain that have yet to be seen on Hyundai and Kia models that share the same E-GMP platform. The first is called Boost Mode and is activated by a button on the steering wheel. This gives the car an additional 54 hp and 95 Nm of torque for 10 seconds to improve overtaking performance. The second is called Drift Mode, which optimizes the distribution of power to the rear axle and makes the most of the electronic limited slip differential.

Active noise cancellation helps improve refinement, along with a system called Road Preview. This uses data from a camera feed and navigation to adjust suspension settings on the fly for added convenience.

With its 800 V electronic architecture allowing a maximum fast charging capacity of 350 kW, the GV60 can recharge its battery from 10 to 80% in just 18 minutes, while the maximum AC charging performance of the car (for home charging , for example) have been increased from 7.2 kW to 11 kW, depending on the brand.

As with other E-GMP products, the GV60 also supports V2L Vehicle-to-Load functionality, which means users can charge other electronic devices at a faster rate or operate equipment such as a exterior projector.

Advanced technological features

The GV60 contains a lot of other smart tech, as Genesis has added a feature called Face Connect. This facial recognition technology allows users to unlock the car by looking at a sensor, similar to facial identification technology used on some smartphones. The infrared camera captures the user’s face and automatically loads their pre-stored seat and mirror positions, infotainment and head-up display preferences.

Plus, Genesis’ fingerprint authentication system and the brand’s first app of the brand’s Digital Key 2 smartphone technology allow drivers to enter and start their cars with a simple touch of the door handle.

Inside, the infotainment matches that high level of tech, with a heads-up display, digital instrument cluster and a central touch panel powered by software capable of receiving live updates. For the GV60, however, the OTA update capability goes beyond infotainment. The car can receive wireless upgrades for systems such as the electric vehicle’s integrated controller, suspension, brakes, steering wheel, airbags and advanced driver assistance systems.

Safety technology on the car includes front collision avoidance with autonomous braking, lane keep assist, blind spot warning, high beam assist, intelligent cruise control and l ‘assistance in semi-autonomous track tracking, among other things.

Design and interior space

This coupe-SUV has the same dual-stage headlights as the Genesis G70 Shooting Brake, although the brand’s signature radiator grille has been closed off for better aerodynamic performance. It is also mounted lower on the front apron than on other combustion engine cars from Genesis.

In the interest of aerodynamic efficiency, Genesis has fitted retractable door handles that deploy electronically and replace its conventional exterior mirrors with rear view cameras, connected to screens in the cabin. The new EV also marks the first example of a “flapper hood” on a Genesis model, with the panel cutting off the top of the front fenders.

Inside, Genesis has stuck to its ‘beauty of white space’ design philosophy. The cabin has been designed to be as airy as possible and the dashboard buttons have been kept to a minimum for a clean look.

The instrument cluster and infotainment system look a lot like the GV80 SUV, but the center console has adopted a new “floating” design. Thanks to the E-GMP platform, the GV60 also has a completely flat floor, which Genesis says provides more space for passengers inside.

A bespoke design feature for the GV60, the Crystal Sphere, is also mounted in this floating center console. When the car is off, it acts as a design piece, turning around to reveal the gear selector as an indicator of when the car’s ignition is on.

The GV60 will be the company’s second electric model on sale in Europe, closely following the G80 Electrified in showrooms. The car will be Genesis’ smallest offering in the UK market, after the G70 Shooting Brake, G70, G80 sedan, GV70 and GV80 SUV.

Full UK price, specs and on-sale date will be confirmed closer to the car’s launch, but expect to see the GV60 in Genesis luxury retail spaces around the year. end of 2022.

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