The ambitious luxury brand Genesis is struggling with the luxury EV segment with its satisfying and whimsical Crossover GV60 2023. The GV60 includes style elements found in other Genesis models, but it lacks a large trapezoidal grille of the brand, which extends between the two-element headlights, replacing the thinner lower grille through the front bumper. Inside, the interior of the GV60 looks definitely premium, with a large monolithic display that acts as a tidy group and infotainment system, as well as a new crystal ball switch that rotates to reveal itself when you turn on the SUV. At launch, buyers can choose from 314 hp. Advanced or 429 hp Performance; Approximate driving range varies from 235 to 248 miles on a single charge. Compete luxury SUVs such as Audi Q4 e-tron, Volvo XC40 Rechargeand similar to the C40 Recharge coupe offers a similar prestige and driving range, but the detail-oriented design and fun flourishes of the GV60 make it an attractive and unusual alternative.
What’s new in 2023?
The GV60 is a new model for Genesis and the brand’s third SUV. This is also the brand’s first foray into the electric car market, and it shares its fundamentals with Hyundai Ioniq 5 and Kia EV6.
Prices and which to buy
While we are tempted by the Performance finish, which unlocks a maximum of 483 hp. of the two electric motors, it is best to buy an Advanced finish. While the Advanced has only 314 hp, it also has a slightly larger power reserve of 248 miles and is still equipped with 20-inch wheels, a Bang & Olufsen stereo system, heated and ventilated front seats and a host of drivers. assistance functions, among many others.
EV engine, power and performance
Although three different transmissions will eventually be offered, when starting the GV60 will be available only all-wheel drive with twin engines. The Advanced model gives a combined power of 314 hp, and the Performance finish – 429 hp; this number can be temporarily increased to 483 horsepower if the Boost mode of the Performance model is enabled. With this driving mode, we assume that the GV60 will be able to accelerate to 60 mph in just 3.4 seconds. If we have the opportunity to test this for ourselves, we will update this story with results. Based on what we can tell you our first test drive, is that the behavior on the road GV60 is quite refined, and handling is reminiscent of the Porsche Macan. During the cruise the cabin remains quiet, but there is a section of winding road, and the GV60 offers enough athleticism to entertain the driver, and enough confidence to evoke confidence.
Range, charge and battery life
All versions come with the same 77.4 kW / h battery, but according to the EPA, the all-wheel drive GV60 Advanced offers a range of up to 248 miles, while the Performance model is priced at 235. The base rear-wheel drive transmission is rumored. join the lineup later with more power. Genesis, connected to a fast DC charging station, says the GV60 battery can charge 10 to 80 percent in just 18 minutes.
Fuel economy and MPGe in the real world
The most efficient GV60 model now is the all-wheel drive trim Advanced, which has an EPA rating of up to 103 MPGe per city and 86 MPGe per highway. The Performance finish is rated at 97 MPGe per city and 82 MPGe per highway. If we get a chance to test the GV60 on our highway fuel economy test route at 75 mph, we’ll update that story with test results. For more information on GV60 fuel economy, visit EPA website.
Interior, comfort and cargo
As the smallest SUV in the Genesis lineup, the GV60 is not as spacious as the larger GV70 and GV80. However, it offers a unique interior design that is more high-tech. Genesis ventured here and combined several interesting motifs and features, including a gear shift that flips in the park and has the look of a crystal ball. The GV60 also boasts some new technologies, such as a face recognition system that allows the owner to unlock and start the car without the need for keys. Other biometric technologies, such as fingerprint readers, are also included in the SUV design.
Infotainment program and communication
All GV60 models come with a large 12.3-inch touchscreen that shares a panel with a 12.3-inch digital device of identical size. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are included, though neither of them works wirelessly. The Genesis infotainment system works well enough and can be controlled by clicking on the center console if touching the screen is too far away. The Bang & Olufsen stereo system is standard, which is a nice feature for which most competitors charge extra.
Safety and driver assistance functions
A full set of driver assistance features is standard on every GV60 model, including automatic emergency braking, blind spot monitoring and adaptive cruise control. For more information on the results of the GV60 crash test, visit the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the Road Safety Insurance Institute (IIHS) websites. Key security features include:
- Standard automated emergency braking
- Standard lane keeping assistance with lane departure warning
- Standard adaptive cruise control with lane centering
Warranty coverage and maintenance
The Genesis brand offers an excellent warranty that lasts much longer than most other premium car manufacturers. The GV60 comes with transmission coverage for up to 10 years or 100,000 miles and free scheduled maintenance for three years or 36,000 miles. The Jaguar I-Pace offers similar coverage from bumper to bumper and longer free maintenance, but the transmission policy is almost half that of Genesis.
- The limited warranty covers 5 years or 60,000 miles
- The transmission warranty covers 10 years or 100,000 miles
- Free maintenance is covered for 3 years or 36,000 miles
2023 Genesis GV60
Car type: front and rear engine, all-wheel drive, 5-passenger, 4-door station wagon
Advanced AWD, $ 59,980; AWD performance, $ 68,980
Front engine: synchronous AC with permanent magnets, 99 or 215 hp
Rear engine: synchronous AC with permanent magnets, 215 hp
Combined power: 314 or 483 hp
Combined torque: 446 or 516 lb-ft
Battery: liquid-cooled lithium-ion, 77.4 kWh
On-board charger: 10.9 kW
Transmission, P / P: direct drive
Wheelbase: 114.2 inches
Length: 177.8 inches
Width: 74.4 inches
Height: 62.6 inches
Passenger volume: 101 feet3
Cargo volume: 25 feet3
Net weight (C / D calculation): 4700–4900 pounds
PERFORMANCE (C / D EST)
60 mph: 3.4-4.5 sec
100 miles per hour: 11.3–12.6 sec
1/4 mile: 12.0-13.3 sec
Top speed: 117-149 miles per hour
EPA FUEL SAVINGS
Combined / City / Highway: 90–95 / 97–103 / 82–86 MPGe
Range: 235-248 miles