The Genesis GV60 is an impressive crossover with a completely modern cabin but to date, we have not had any information about the drivetrains with which it will be available when it is launched in the market around the middle of next year. The E-GMP platform has huge potential as we’ve already seen on the Hyundai Ioniq 5 and the Kia EV6 but Genesis’ plans on the GV60 were not known.
This is changing and as we learn, while the architecture can accommodate 58 or 77.4 kWh batteries, the GV60 will only offer the larger of the two. Charging can be done at a speed of up to 350 kW which means that from 10, to 80% of the maximum charge of the battery does not take more than 18 minutes.
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As far as the available versions are concerned, customers will have to choose between 3. At baseline, the GV60 is equipped with a 230-horsepower and 350 Nm of torque electric motor that is mounted on the rear axle and offers a maximum range of 451 km.
Then there is the four-wheel drive version with a 218-horsepower electric motor on the rear axle and a 100-horsepower on the front that produce 318 horses and 605 Nm of torque in combination, but the extra power requires the sacrifice of part of the range as in this case, this does not exceed 400 kilometers.
At the top of the range is the GV60 which with two identical electric motors on both axles offers 483 horsepower and 700 Nm of torque, but here too a sacrifice is required in terms of range, which reaches 368 kilometers.
In this version, however, Genesis’ crossover completes the sprint at 100 km/h in just 4.0 seconds, so the choice is purely a matter of priorities. Otherwise, it deserves a brief reference to the technology with which the GV60 comes.
Systems such as Active Sound Design that produces different sounds depending on the driving mode chosen, boost that increases the performance of the drive set for 10 seconds, electronic limited slip differential and Drift mode or the electronically adjustable suspension that combines with the front camera to recognize the road and any obstacles on it and to adjust accordingly and automatically.
The level of technology in the cabin is similar. In addition to the digital instrument cluster, infotainment display and head-up display, the GV60 is the first Genesis with Bang & Olufsen audio system, with face recognition face recognition system face recognition and an overcrowded suite of safety and driver assistance systems.