After releasing images of the GV60 a few weeks ago, Genesis is now disclosing full technical specifications for its premium alternative to the Hyundai Ioniq 5 and Kia EV6. As previously reported, the dedicated electric vehicle riding on the E-GMP platform comes with a choice between a rear- or all-wheel-drive configuration, with the latter adding a front-mounted e-motor.
In its domestic market South Korea, the GV60 Standard Model will feature a rear e-motor good for 225 hp (168 kW) and 475 lb-ft (350 Newton-meters) of torque. The Standard Model can also be had with AWD, in which case the total output grows to 314 hp (234 kW) and 446 lb-ft (605 Nm). The more expensive Performance Model is available strictly with AWD and has 429 hp (320 kW) and 446 lb-ft (605 Nm) on tap.
The Genesis GV60 Performance Model gets a Boost Mode, which upon activation, it increases output furthermore. It lasts just 10 seconds and unlocks 483 hp (360 kW) and 516 lb-ft (700 Nm) to enable a 0 to 62 mph (100 km/h) sprint in four seconds. Interestingly, the electric crossover also has a Drift Mode, which is rather surprising giving the nature of the GV60.
The KDM-spec model comes with a 77.4-kWh battery regardless of the version. According to Genesis’ own estimations based on the Korean EV testing cycle, the rear-wheel-drive GV60 will cover 280 miles (451 kilometers). Going for the Standard Model with AWD will lower the range to 249 miles (400 kilometers), while the all-paw Performance Model has enough juice for 229 miles (368 kilometers).
Featuring support for charging at up to 350 kW, the battery can be replenished from 10% to 80% in 18 minutes, and much like the Hyundai and Kia EVs, the GV60 benefits from bidirectional charging. It also gets artificial engine sound pumped through the speakers inside the cabin, which hopefully can be completely turned off.
Genesis will sell the GV60 with a choice between 11 exterior colors and five interior combinations. Customers will get to pick from 19- and 21-inch wheels, with the latter having a negative impact on efficiency as the maximum range is achieved only with the smaller alloys.
Information regarding pricing and availability will be published in due course.