GV60

Nissan Z, Genesis GV60, and a Tesla Robot

Photo credit: Nissan

Photo credit: Nissan

Regulators released a warning this week that a flaw in some BlackBerry software (you remember BlackBerry, right?) could make the cars that use it vulnerable to hackers. A determined criminal could exploit the bug to overwhelm the software and cause it to crash or freeze. BMW, Ford, and Volkswagen use the software in question to help power their cars’ driver assistance systems. Regulators say they are not aware of any instances in which BlackBerry’s system has been exploited, but count this as a reminder to keep your eyes on the road, even if you think your car is watching the road for you.

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First Genesis EV will reportedly be called a GV60, electric GV70 to follow

Genesis is working on its first battery-electric vehicle, a compact crossover SUV code-named the JW.

Prototypes are out testing and a debut is scheduled for later in the year.

Asia Time reported on Tuesday that the JW will be badged a GV60 and start production in August.

2022 Genesis GV70

2022 Genesis GV70

The Korean news outlet also reported that electric versions of the larger GV70 and GV80 SUVs are planned, with the electric GV70 due to start production in December.

Also reportedly due this year is a redesigned G90 flagship sedan. The current G90 was just updated last year but can trace its roots to a model that was launched in Korea as far back as 2015, so a redesign isn’t that unexpected.

The latest news comes just days after the discovery of trademark filings that hint at electric versions of most of Genesis’ lineup.

2022 Genesis eG80 spy shots - Photo credit: S. Baldauf/SB-Medien

2022 Genesis eG80 spy shots – Photo

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