Genesis releases photos of the all-electric GV60 SUV
The E-GMP is a standardized electric vehicle (EV) configuration that includes the battery, the base frame, motors, axles, wheels and suspension. It will be used by Kia, Hyundai Motor and Genesis, a Hyundai Motor brand, for the making of all their EVs.
As its specifications are set and common to all three manufactures, the E-GMP could reduce costs and allow for greater flexibility.
Hyundai Motor’s Ioniq 5 and Kia’s EV6 are made using the E-GMP.
The GV60 is a coupe-style SUV that has a sloping roofline and a wing spoiler, both of which help the aerodynamics of the car, according to the carmaker.
It utilizes the brand’s signature “quad lamps,” which feature two horizontal lines on each light.
The radiator grille has become wider and is positioned lower on the front compared to other Genesis SUVs such as the GV70 or GV80. Although it is an EV, Genesis explained the grille will help cool the batteries, which are positioned where the undercarriages of cars are normally situated.
In the photos made available Thursday, the GV60 was lime green, the first Genesis model to use that color.
Traditional side mirrors have been replaced with cameras that show live visuals on dedicated screens located on the doors.
There are some design elements that make the interior quirky and luxurious at the same time. The doorknobs are circular, as are the speakers.
The circular “boost” button on the steering wheel, which is expected to provide extra power, is lime green, the same color as the car in the images released by Genesis.
A half-sphere gear shift, never before seen in a Genesis, is located on the center console.
Detailed specs, such as its driving range, and price haven’t been revealed yet.
The model is expected to be available in the third quarter, but could be delayed to fourth quarter due to chip shortages, according to Genesis.
BY JIN EUN-SOO [email@example.com]
with the Korea JoongAng Daily
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