Genesis bows EV crossover

Genesis, the luxury/halo brand of Hyundai and Kia, is joining its broader-based siblings in the charge, if you will, to electric propulsion, underscored by last week’s rollout of its forthcoming GV60 crossover, which is due to arrive in North American showrooms next year. The GV60 will share its E-GMP dedicated EV platform with the Hyundai Ioniq 5 ad the Kia EV6, which will underpin most of the 23 new EVs that Hyundai is planning to add to its model portfolio by the end of 2025. The E-GMP has an expandable tray for liquid-cooled batteries, which gives the platform the capability of supporting high-performance and even racing vehicles in addition to the more pedestrian stuff.

Genesis is Hyundai’s luxury nameplate, so although performance and specific appointments for the GV60 have yet to be announced, both areas should be copiously accommodated. One such advance, however, has been disclosed: Instead of side-view mirrors, the GV60 is expected to mount rear- and side-vision screens on its A-pillars. A dual-motor, all-wheel-drive powertrain layout is likely here.

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