Genesis Unveils GV60 Electric SUV

  • By Ryu Jung

    October 01, 2021 11:55

    Hyundai's luxury brand Genesis unveiled its all-electric GV60 sport utility vehicle on Thursday, ahead of the start of pre-orders next week.

    The automaker intends for its entire line to consist of electric vehicles by 2030, and the SUV ushers in this new strategy.

    The GV60 comes in three versions costing between W59.9 million and W69.8 million, making them eligible for a government subsidy given to buyers of electric vehicles (US$1=W1,185). Those who buy electric cars priced under W60 million are given a subsidy of some W10 million, while those who purchase models costing more than W60 million only get a W5-million subsidy.

    The vehicle can travel up to 451 km on a single charge, longer than Hyundai's Ioniq 5 (429 km) and Mercedes-Benz's EQA (306 km).

    The GV60 is equipped with a face-recognition system, so drivers can open and close the car without a key and start the engine using their fingerprints.

    The carmaker has been rolling out a series of EVs since April of this year, including the Ioniq 5, EV6 and G80 large sedan.

    The GV60 will go on sale in Europe and in the U.S. early next year.

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