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Genesis GV60 2022: confirmed for Australian debut early next year


The budding luxury brand is set to bring the coupe-shaped SUV to Australia next year as part of a three-strong foray into the electric vehicle space.

Genesis has confirmed the recently revealed 2022 GV60 midsize SUV will launch in Australia in the first half of next year.

The GV60 is one of three electric vehicles slated to arrive early next year, along with the G80 Electrified large sedan and one more model that is yet to be confirmed.

Genesis GV60 2022 front 3/4
Genesis has confirmed the GV60 will come to Australia in the first half of next year

Spy shots and rumours indicate that this final model will be an electrified version of the GV70 midsize SUV but we’ll likely find out more in Genesis’s upcoming global announcement.

Genesis has yet to confirm any performance on range figures for the GV60 but confirmed it sits on the Hyundai Motor Group’s shared E-GMP platform.

This platform is shared between the Hyundai Ioniq 5 which boasts range figures of up to 528km (WLTP) and the Kia EV6 which boasts a 3.5 second 0-100km/h time in GT guise.

Genesis GV60 2022 rear dark
The sharp kink in the chrome strip is designed to make the SUV look more youthful

The Korean luxury brand released more images today features the car in the notably more subtle colour of white and discussed key design features around the car.

Genesis says the design begins with its quad headlight and taillight design that follows a more squinted form at the rear than what we’ve seen previously, with a single LED taillight running across the boot.

Genesis GV60 2022 crystal sphere
The crystal sphere is certainly an attractive touch in our eyes

The side is where the GV60 shows off its coupe-like design, a body shape that is led by the ‘non-conformist’ chrome trim which cuts back in towards the car’s rear doors to make it appear more youthful.

However, drivers are far more likely to notice the crystal sphere in the front cabin which looks like an ornament and acts as an illuminating safety feature to warn occupants that the silent motor is turned on.

Further details were not given but expect to see more as Genesis presents its global vision statement on Tuesday.