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Genesis to name dedicated EV the GV60: Report

Out of the first three cars to ride on Hyundai Motor Group’s new E-GMP platform, we only know the name of one: the 2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5. Now, a new report appears to have revealed the name of a second vehicle. According to Asia Times, an outlet from South Korea, Genesis will name its dedicated electric vehicle the GV60.

Genesis will reveal the GV60 later this year with production starting in August. This will be the third crossover in the Genesis lineup and the smallest. Later on, the three-row GV90 will be added as the largest crossover in the Genesis range, slotting above the GV80.

Like its E-GMP platform-mate, the Ioniq 5, expect the Genesis GV60 to feature single- and dual-motor configurations with the former being RWD. The driving range should be similar depending on the battery and motor configuration. The U.S. is likely only getting the larger battery, meaning the single motor variant should be capable of slightly over 300 miles. Dual-motor AWD models will likely have a shorter range at around 280- to 290 miles per charge.

The GV60 is the first of a range of dedicated EVs coming from Genesis. All-electric variants of the rest of its lineup are also on the way. However, we don’t know whether they’re on the E-GMP platform or the current RWD-based architecture that first debuted on the GV80. A coupe, which is the production form of the Essentia Concept, will also join the lineup as the brand’s halo performance model. That vehicle will likely be an EV, too.

Written by Stefan Ogbac
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