Lincoln recently revealed plans to electrify its entire lineup by 2030 and launch its very first EV next year, marking the dawn of a new era for the luxury automaker. But it isn’t the only one inching toward an electric future, of course. Hyundai’s luxury arm Genesis is also working on a number of EVs, including the newly revealed Genesis GV60, the brand’s very first electric vehicle built on a dedicated EV platform.
The Genesis GV60 rides on the same E-GMP (Electric-Global Modular Platform) underpinnings as the Hyundai Ioniq 5 and Kia EV6, and also like those models, has more of a hatchback-like appearance. Each of the three models is distinctly styled, however, and the GV60 wears many of the same signature design elements as the rest of the existing Genesis lineup.
The interior of the GV60 is more luxurious than its mass-market brethren as well, and in this case, is covered in a distinctive blue color. The most interesting thing in the cabin is the vehicle’s Crystal Sphere, a sphere-shaped device that transforms into mood lighting when the vehicle is turned off, then rotates and reveals a shift-by-wire system when it’s time to drive.
Genesis hasn’t revealed any powertrain information for the GV60 yet, but it will likely share mechanicals with the Ioniq 5 and EV6. The top configuration for those models is a dual-motor, all-wheel-drive setup that delivers a combined 576 horsepower to all four wheels, sending the EV6 GT to 60 miles-per-hour in under 3.5 seconds. Range varies by configuration but tops out at around 300 estimated miles on a full charge.
Genesis says the GV60 will go on sale in the U.S. at some point next year, when it will compete directly with Lincoln’s forthcoming EV, but no pricing information has been released as of yet.