A Genesis is to Hyundai what a Lexus is to Toyota: a posher, plusher, more expensive offshoot eyeing BMW and Audi sales. So far Genesis has concentrated on conquering the US, but it’s recently dipped a toe into Europe with brash sedans and SUVs and realized an electric crossover—a Tesla Model Y rival—is needed next.
That’s where the Genesis GV60 comes in: A designer-label electric car based on the talented underpinnings of the Hyundai Ioniq 5 and Kia’s EV6. So forget about range and recharging for a minute. This is an EV with a Boost mode. An EV that can drift (apparently). An EV that has a mystic fortune-telling ball for a gear-selector… sort of. It’s not your usual electric SUV, but Genesis needs to be a lot more than ‘the usual’ if it’s to succeed.
TopGear.com’s Ollie Kew has had a closer look at the new Genesis. Could it be the beginning of something? Click play on the embedded video below for more details.
NOTE: This article first appeared on TopGear.com. Minor edits have been made.