[타봤어요]’Angry Cheetah’ equipped with a lot of ‘GV60’ future technology

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Genesis’ first dedicated electric car, the GV60. (Photo = provided by Genesis)

[이데일리 송승현 기자] The Genesis brand’s first dedicated electric car, the GV60, is an agglomeration of ‘future cars’. From design to technology, it is full of future values ​​that the electrification of automobiles will bring.

Since the GV60 is Genesis’ first electric vehicle, the design is different. If the existing Genesis models are showing off their profound style, the GV60 feels like a rather cute vehicle. In the front part, the quad lamp with Genesis’s unique two-row design was applied as well. Here, for the first time in Genesis, the ‘Clamshell Hood’, which consists of a hood and a fender part as a single panel, harmonizes, giving the overall impression rounder. At first glance, it reminds me of a ‘frog’.

The interior space also contains the shape of future mobility. The most striking thing is the sphere-shaped electronic transmission. The electronic transmission, named ‘Crystal Sphere’, functions as a mood light when the engine is off, and when the engine is started, the old model rotates and the shift control system appears. Although it is a small sports utility vehicle (SUV), it boasts a spacious interior space as it is based on a dedicated electric vehicle platform. The first-row seats are basically wide, and the second-row seats have legroom large enough to fit three fists. Considering the space itself, it is difficult to see it as a compact SUV.

Another peculiarity is that there are no side mirrors. Instead, there is a camera in its place, and monitors are attached to the left and right ends of the first row. The advantage is that I can see clearly in any environment, but I am not used to it yet and I am constantly looking at the camera outside. Until you get used to it, you will struggle twice with what you should have done once.

The interior of Genesis’ first dedicated electric vehicle, the GV60. (Photo = provided by Genesis)

As it is a dedicated electric vehicle, the driving power of the GV60 is explosive even compared to the IONIQ 5 and EV6. The performance model is equipped with a maximum output of 160kW motors on the front and rear wheels, respectively, to produce a combined maximum output of 320kW and a maximum torque of 605Nm. Based on this, I could feel the thrilling driving sensation that jumps out as soon as I step on the accelerator pedal. The highlight is the ‘boost mode’ installed only on the GV60. When you press the boost MOS button located on the steering wheel, the instrument panel changes and transforms into an ‘Angry Cheetah’. When using this mode, the maximum combined output increases to 360kW for 10 seconds, and the maximum torque reaches 700Nm. Zero to hundred is 4 seconds. The driving stability was good even at high speed, and it was comfortable even at a fairly high speed.

In terms of functionality, various future technologies are included. The most characteristic technology of the GV60 is face recognition (Face Connect) and fingerprint recognition. Face Connect is a function that allows the vehicle to recognize the driver’s face and unlock and unlock the vehicle door without a key. To use it, touch the door handle and then recognize your face with the camera located on the B-pillar of the vehicle. In addition, if the fingerprint recognition function is used, it is possible to perform the authentication function required for simple payment in the vehicle or to cancel the valet mode.

In addition, the GV60 provides augmented reality (AR) navigation through a digital cluster. When a destination is set with the navigation system, the destination is projected on the driving image displayed through the camera mounted on the front part. However, it seems that each individual has different likes and dislikes, seeing that the passenger asked to turn off the AR navigation system because it gives fear and dizziness.

The selling price of the GV60 is △Standard rear wheel model 59.9 million won △Standard four wheel model 64.59 million won △ Performance model 69.75 million won.

Genesis’ first dedicated electric car, the GV60. (Photo = provided by Genesis)
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