The 2022 Genesis GV60’s interior has been revealed in a set of unofficial leaked images – as new spy photos capture its exterior with minimal camouflage – ahead of its the electric SUV’s full unveiling in the coming months.
Images posted to websites including Spanish forum Cochespias show the interior of Genesis’ first dedicated electric vehicle (EV) – widely expected to wear the GV60 moniker, according to Hyundai insiders – in full, revealing it will feature a pair of large, circa 12.3-inch infotainment and instrument displays shared with its Hyundai Ioniq 5 and Kia EV6 platform-mates.
Of greater interest are the freestanding displays on either side of the main twin-screen dashboard panel, which serve as the vehicle’s mirrors, displaying a high-resolution feed from video cameras mounted on each door – replacing a traditional set of glass mirrors.
The GV60’s camera mirrors – which are more aerodynamic than traditional glass mirrors, extending electric driving range – make it the fourth vehicle to enter production featuring the technology, following the Honda E and Audi E-Tron EVs, and Japanese-market versions of the Lexus ES300h sedan. (The GV60 will likely beat the camera-equipped Koenigsegg Gemera to market.)
The driver grips a unique two-spoke steering wheel not shared with any other Genesis model, with illuminated touch buttons on each spoke, and two circular shortcut buttons sitting below.
Placed between the front occupants is a freestanding centre console – featuring a spherical ‘RND’ gear selector (with a separate button for Park), and a rotary infotainment controller dial – that sits below a touch climate control panel.
Other highlights include stylised front door handles, green leather accents atop cream door cards, cream leather and grey fabric-trimmed seats, and an abundance of metallic trim.
Powertrain details have yet to be confirmed, though expect a similar roster of electric drivetrains to the Genesis' Ioniq 5 and EV6 siblings – all of which ride on the same E-GMP electric platform – likely topped by a 225kW/605Nm 'Sport' variant.
A separate set of images show the GV60’s exterior in minimal camouflage, with the prototype’s thin layer of wrap doing little to hide the electric SUV’s unconventional styling.
Loosely inspired by 2019’s Genesis Mint concept – though morphed into a more popular small to mid-size SUV body style – the GV60 features a more angular interpretation of the Korean luxury brand’s twin-bar LED lighting identity front and rear, paired with flush door handles and a rising beltline along the side.
The pattern of the test car’s wrap isn’t just any regular camouflage design, instead it appears to be the same ‘G-Matrix’ pattern used by Genesis to tease many of its new models ahead of their debuts, namely the G70 Shooting Brake wagon and GV70 SUV.
That suggests a global unveiling might not be far away as initially expected, and could occur as soon as within the next few weeks – stay tuned to CarAdvice for all the latest.
Following the 2022 Genesis GV60’s reveal in the coming weeks or months, expect first Australian deliveries to commence sometime in 2022, likely in the first half of the year – making it Genesis’ second electric vehicle to reach Australian showrooms, following the Electrified G80 due early next year.