Genesis EV With Smooth Styling Spied For First Time

Here’s our first look at the upcoming Genesis EV which is currently codenamed JW. While the exterior still wears a lot of cladding, we know that underneath the skin this vehicle rides on the electric vehicle platform that Hyundai and Kia also intend to use.

Looking at them both, the Genesis (below) has similar proportions to the Hyundai 45 EV (below). The main differences for this one are in the rear, where this vehicle appears to have a fastback-style tail, rather than the Hyundai’s much more angular sedan.

The Genesis also has an ascending beltline rear section, compared to the straighter lines of the 45. These visible differences are clues that the Genesis might have a sleek, curvy exterior appearance.

Genesis engineers completely conceal the front of this car with a black coating. As if that weren’t hiding enough, there are blocky sections on the hood to obscure the actual shape.

While there are no photos of the interior of this vehicle, expect the Genesis to be a high-tech place inside. Given its role as Hyundai’s premium brand, the company would load the model with the features it needs to compete with the latest EVs from rivals such as BMW and Audi.

Unfortunately, few details are available on the Genesis EV’s powertrain. The vehicle’s E-GMP platform can support a variety of battery capacities that could provide a range of 311 miles (500 kilometers) or more, depending on The Korean Automotive Blog. The output of the configuration is still a mystery, but an all-wheel-drive layout seems very likely as it is practically the norm for this class.

The Korean Automotive Blog Also reports that production of the Genesis EV begins in June 2021. If that is the case, we will suspect the unveiling will occur very late this year or early next year.

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