Genesis GV60: an electric SUV out of the ordinary

Built on the same E-GMP architecture as the Hyundai Ioniq 5 and Kia EV6, Genesis has released the first images of the new electric SUV, which will be Genesis' first electric vehicle and will go on sale in the US later next year.

According to the published photos, the short front and rear parts allow for more interior space, while the headlights and taillights use the same two-line design as other new Genesis cars, which indicates high luxury.

Meanwhile, the Genesis GV60 marks the first use of a clamshell cover on a vehicle from the company, resulting in a cleaner front end. The large grille is typical of Genesis, although an electric car doesn't necessarily need an opening that big especially the way the roofline slopes down and tapers off in a hatchback, with a small tail over the taillights to help with aerodynamics.

The interior is certainly the coolest part of the GV60, with blue leather upholstery fronted by the digital instrument panel and infotainment screen in one long line.

Also, it's notable that the GV60 has side-view cameras instead of traditional mirrors, with their feed displayed on small screens where the doors meet the dashboard, used by Genesis for the first time.

And if you look at the center console you'll see what Genesis calls a crystal ball (probably because it's literally a crystal ball). This is actually electronic gearbox, which Genesis says "intuitively informs drivers when the car is ready to drive."

According to a company statement, when the car is turned off, this crystal frame provides ambient lighting, adding to the aesthetics of the driving experience. When you're ready to drive, the ball spins and the gear appears, creating an indoor atmosphere of futuristic mobility.