Genesis have officially revealed images of the new GV60 which is the brand’s first electric car. It’s their first electric car based on Hyundai’s dedicated Electric-Global Modular Platform (E-GMP), marking the brand’s move towards electrification. This is the same platform used on Hyundai’s recently launched IONIQ 5 electric car.
The “G” in GV60 represents Genesis, while the “V” represents the vehicle’s versatility. The number ‘60’ is the lowest in the Genesis lineup and comes as the brand evolves its model-naming scheme to fit their unique design identity of ‘Athletic Elegance.’
Lower numbers will emphasise athleticism under the scheme, with elegance represented by higher numbers. Based on this system, the GV60 is Genesis’ most athletic model yet.
The GV60’s exterior design highlights its high-performance image along with a dynamic and smooth appearance. Genesis delivers its signature design experience to the GV60’s body, bringing the sleek silhouette drivers have come to expect from the brand.
The Genesis has opted for a ‘Clamshell Hood’ for the first time, a single panel that combines the hood and fenders, creating a sleek impression for the EV model by removing lines between the parts.
When viewed from the side, the GV60 reveals the smooth and dynamic profile of a high-performance coupe. A simple yet sharp silhouette running from the front hood to the rear spoiler completes a more progressive character.
The chrome line flowing from the windshield to the top of the Daylight Opening (DLO) window extends to a C pillar-garnish design that embodies the image of ‘electric’, adding a distinctive characteristic to the EV model.
Digital side mirrors add to a cutting-edge appearance and are connected to the camera and monitor system. Meanwhile, an electric door handle enhances a strikingly futuristic image by automatically popping up when you approach the car.
The interior design of the GV60 takes on Genesis’ design ethos of the ‘Beauty of White Space,’ while seeking to create a spacious and comfortable interior. At the same time, it has embodied differentiated images with its floating architecture and unique details.
The most noticeable feature in GV60’s interior design is the Crystal Sphere, a sphere-shaped Shift By Wire (SBW) that intuitively informs drivers when the vehicle is ready to drive.
The Crystal Sphere is one of the most compelling design elements of the GV60. When the vehicle is turned off, the Crystal Sphere becomes the vehicle’s mood lights, adding to the aesthetic of the driving experience. When you’re ready to drive, the sphere rotates and the SBW appears, creating an indoor atmosphere of futuristic mobility.
The Crystal Sphere is not just a key element of the interior design, but also provides an emotional connection with the driver while indicating driving status.
The floating console, where the Crystal Sphere is located, looks like it is hovering in the air, working with other unique features such as the slim cockpit and flat floor to provide passengers with a maximum level of openness.
The crash pad inside the GV60 is designed in a wide and slim shape to augment the pleasant interior, emphasising a high-tech atmosphere with a wide-screen integrated indicator (cclC, connected car Integrated Cockpit) that connects with the cluster and AVNT (audio, video, navigation, telecommunication).
The GV60 has also epitomised the uniformity of interior design by applying circular details to Crystal Sphere, the horn cover, door handles, and side mirror controllers.
This is an exciting time for Genesis as they move towards an electric future. It shows how the exterior design of a zero-emissions car and the space within it can be used in a more efficient and driver-friendly way.