Genesis has announced the GV60, its first electric vehicle. Across its three models, the EV features a number of safety and convenience technologies as well as 350kW ultra-rapid charging and V2L technology.

The GV60 is to be built on Hyundai’s Electric-Global Modular Platform (E-GMP). The EV will be available in three models: a standard rear-wheel-drive model, a standard four-wheel-drive model, and a performance model with four-wheel-drive. All three models feature a 77.4 kWh battery and leverage the E-GMP’s 800V architecture to deliver 350kW ultra-rapid charging. The EV also features a V2L (Vehicle to Load) function that allows its battery to charge other electronic devices.

The standard RWD model is equipped with an electric motor that features a maximum output of 168kW (225hp) and a maximum torque of 350Nm (258 lb-ft). The standard AWD model is equipped with a 160kW (214 hp) motor for its rear wheels and a 74kW (99 hp) motor for its front wheels, providing a total output of 234kW (313 hp), a maximum torque of 605Nm (446 lb-ft), and a maximum driving range of 400km (248 miles) per charge.

The performance model features two 160kW (214 hp) motors for the front and rear wheels, delivering a total output of 320kW (429 hp) a maximum torque of 605Nm, and a maximum driving range of 368km (228 miles) per charge. This model also comes with a Boost Mode that increases the performance of the vehicle’s maximum output to 483 hp (360 kW) and a torque of 700 Nm (516 lb-ft).

The GV60 is equipped with several security and convenience technologies – including Face Connect, a Fingerprint Authentication System, Over-the-Air (OTA) Software Updates, and Digital Key 2. Face Connect allows the vehicle to recognize up to two faces to lock or unlock its doors without a key. To active the feature, drivers can touch the door handle and show their face to the camera on the B-pillar. The feature uses a Near Infra-Red camera to provide accurate facial recognition and leverages Deep learning technology for accuracy.

Face Connect can also be used to adjust settings for the Head-Up-Display (HUD), driver’s seat, steering wheel, side mirrors, and infotainment system – based on the driver’s customized settings. It can also be connected automatically to individual driver profiles. The GV60’s Fingerprint Authentication System similarly allows drivers to start and drive the EV without a key and offers an authentication function for in car payments and the release of Valet Mode.

The scope of the OTA updates has been further expanded to other areas of the vehicle. This expansion enables additional software updates on major electronic devices across the GV60, including the integrated control device, suspension, brakes, steering wheel, airbags, and ADAS.

The GV60 will also feature Digital Key 2 – an upgraded version of Genesis’ existing digital key system. This feature allows drivers to open the door without using the smartphone, allowing them to enter and start their car by touching the door handle. The driver can also share their digital key with up to three people.

The EV is the first model to feature ccIC (connected car Integrated Cockpit), a new infotainment system from Genesis. It links clusters and navigation into a panoramic display while connecting content throughout the EV’s clusters, navigation, and HUD displays.

The cluster connected to navigation provides key information for safe driving via a three-view display for maps, navigation (normal/AR mode), and ADAS (Advanced Driver Assistance Systems). It also enables drivers to easily view a variety of information related to driving, phone calls, media, voice recognition, and more through cluster split screens that integrate all the information on trip computer and navigation.

The GV60 features Smart Regeneration System 2.0. This helps optimize energy regeneration by automatically adjusting the regenerative brake according to traffic data and navigation map information.

i-Pedal (Intelligent Pedal) mode allows the driver to accelerate, decelerate, and stop using just the accelerator pedal. This mode can be activated under the strongest regenerative brake stage, which can be selected by utilizing the paddle shift. It enables one-pedal driving and maximizes regenerative brake, increasing the car’s driving range.