GENESIS

GENESIS GV60 ESTATE 234kW Sport 77.4kWh 5dr AWD Auto [Innovation Pack]

Fuel

FuelElectric

Transmission

TransmissionAutomatic

Acceleration

0 - 62 mph5.5s

WLTP - Pure Electric Range

Electric Range292 miles

This the car that should properly establish the Genesis brand, the all-electric GV60. It's yet another mid-sized EV with premium aspirations. But in this case, there's some really clever new technology to back up the hype.

SWINGING SIXTY

The Genesis GV60 brings something new to the market for mid-sized EV crossovers. Jonathan Crouch takes a look.

Ten Second Review

This the car that should properly establish the Genesis brand, the all-electric GV60. It's yet another mid-sized EV with premium aspirations. But in this case, there's some really clever new technology to back up the hype.

Background

You might by now have some vague recognition for the Genesis brand, the Hyundai Motor Group's premium car maker. But it's probably quite unlikely that you can picture one of its products. The company needs a definitive model; and this is it, the GV60. It's the Genesis brand's sixth European market model and its third EV offering - the others are the slightly larger GV70 electric crossover and the G80 electric large luxury saloon. The GV60 though, is the model that will sell in the numbers Genesis needs for better European recognition. It uses the engineering already seen in the Hyundai IONIQ5 and the Kia EV6 - so e-GMP platform, advanced 800V electrical architecture and 73kWh battery pack. But this GV60 also has a few extra tricks up its sleeve - as we're going to see.

Driving Experience

There are some drive features here we haven't seen before here, but they don't apply to the base 'Premium' and mid-range 'Sport' models that most GV60 customers will choose. All models in the range feature the same 73kWh battery pack, with the entry-level 'Premium' variant using it to drive a 225bhp motor on the rear axle, this confection delivering 280 mile range. Next up is the mid-range 'Sport' version, which has a 215bhp motor on the rear axle and a further 99bhp motor at the front, creating an AWD model with 314bhp of total power output, 605Nm of torque and a 248 mile range. The new stuff is saved for the top 'Sport Plus' variant, which borrows its potent 429bhp Dual Motor AWD powertrain from the uber-rapid Kia EV6 GT. As a result, a GV60 'Sport Plus' will sprint to 62mph in just four seconds, though if you exercise that acceleration frequently, you won't get anywhere near the claimed 228 mile range figure. Stuff we haven't seen before but featuring on this 'Sport Plus' model includes a 'Boost Mode' that you activate via a button on the steering wheel, which gives the car an extra 54bhp and 95Nm of pulling power for easier overtaking. The second unique feature is a 'Drift Mode' - which you might think a little weird on an electric SUV. This alters the torque split of the All-Wheel Drive system to send more power to the rear motor and maximises the impact of the GV60's electronic limited slip differential.

Design and Build

There's certainly the required family resemblance to other Genesis models here - the split-level headlamps are similar to those of the G70. But there's no imposing Bentley-esque radiator grille for the GV60 of the sort that features on the company's other models. Instead, this appendage is blanked off to improve aerodynamics. There's a clamshell bonnet; and door handles pop out, as do cameras which replace conventional door mirrors, these linked to a couple of screens inside. The cabin feels airy and minimalistic; it can be quite up-market too, further up the range. Chevron and lozenge-shaped design themes dominate and the floating centre console is inset with kind of in-lit crystal ball - the 'Crystal Sphere'. Get in and it initially seems like a design feature but power up and this flips over to reveal the gear selector. There are two 12.3-inch screens, one in the middle of the fascia for the infotainment functions and the other for the instrument gauges. The car can also wirelessly receive upgrades, not only for media functions but for things like the suspension, the brakes, drive assistance technology, the steering system and the central 'brain' that controls the car's EV motors and charging set-up. Rear seat passenger space isn't that generous, but a couple of adults would probably be fine for all but the longest journeys. Out back, there's a 432-litre boot and you don't have to clutter it up with charge leads because there's also a 53-litre 'frunk' compartment beneath the bonnet where you can put those (though that reduces to 20-litres in size with the All-Wheel Drive model).

Market and Model

Prices start at just over £47,000 for the base 'Premium' model, from around £53,500 for mid-range 'Sport'-spec and from around £65,500 for the top 'Sport Plus. A feature you'll really want to try is the camera system that replaces the door mirrors, using exterior stalks with lenses linked to screens inside the car. As with other Genesis models, there's also a Blind Spot camera display that activates a rear camera function when you indicate. Premium kit fitted according to trim includes leather upholstery, heated seats, a panoramic sunroof and a Bang & Olufsen stereo. Safety equipment includes Forward Collision Avoidance with autonomous braking, Blind Spot Warning, Smart Cruise Control, semi-autonomous Lane Follow Assist, High Beam assist and Lane Keep Assist. Genesis doesn't have a network of UK dealerships. Instead, everything is done via so-called Genesis 'Studios' - which will be shopfronts in upmarket shopping centres. One has already been opened in London and others will follow. But you don't have to go to one of those. You simply connect with Genesis online, then you'll be allocated your own Genesis Personal Assistant who'll take you through the sales process, from test drive to delivery - and they'll deal with after-care as well. This Assistant isn't won't be salaried on commission as an ordinary car salesperson would be, so you won't get any hard sell.

Cost of Ownership

We gave you the 77.4kWh battery pack's driving range figures in our 'Driving Experience' section; 280 miles for the rear-driven 'Premium'-spec model, 248 miles for the All-Wheel Drive 'Sport' variant and 228 miles for the top 'Sport Plus' performance derivative. 350kW rapid-charging is possible from 10 to 80% in 18 minutes. Genesis is also talking about introducing a wireless charging mat (for the whole car, not your 'phone) during this model's production life that you just drive over to charge it, removing the faff of attaching leads. Like every Genesis, this one is covered by a 5 year Care Plan which includes scheduled servicing for 5 years or 50,000 miles. With each service visit, Genesis will collect and return the car to your door. This also applies to any necessary work required, including warranty work. You simply contact your Genesis Personal Assistant to make it happen. Who can also arrange a courtesy car. The 5 year Care Plan also includes updates to in-car navigational maps. And there's complimentary subscription to Genesis Connected Services, which will allow you to access information services from your 'phone to digitally enhance your ownership experience.

Summary

This, as intended, will surely be the car that establishes Genesis in the European market. Though it shares so much with Kia and Hyundai EVs we've seen before, it also feels very much its own car, different, interesting and innovative. And there's a real opportunity for Genesis here given that EV customers have far more of a clean slate perspective and are far less likely to simply default to the old established brands. Certainly, for those wanting to try something new, the GV60 really does deliver. If you're going to switch to EV, why not make a completely fresh start? This car provides exactly that.

  • Rain sensor
  • Rear wiper
  • Laminated front side glass
  • Automatic window defogger
  • Power front and rear windows with auto down/up
  • Windshield acoustic film

  • ABS + ESC + HAC + MCB (Multi Collision Brake)
  • Electronic parking brake with auto hold
  • 19" rear brake ventilated disc
  • 19" front brake ventilated disc
  • TSA (Trailer Stability Assist)

  • Front high performance damper
  • Front rear performance damper

  • E-call

  • Lane Following Assist (LFA)
  • Drive mode select
  • Manual speed limit assist (MSLA)
  • Front and rear parking sensors
  • Electric power steering
  • Drive mode integrated control
  • Lane keeping assist (LKA)
  • SCC smart cruise control with stop and start
  • Intelligent speed limit assist (ISLA)
  • Lighting backup guidelines

  • Electric rear tailgate opening and height adjustable
  • Wireless phone charger

  • Head up Display
  • 12.3" TFT LCD (CLU) integrated display + Rheostat

  • Glossy black paint (C-Type) door mirrors
  • Outside electrical folding rear mirror
  • Electrochromic inside rear view mirror
  • Outside rear mirrors electrical adjustment + heated

  • Leatherette dashboard

  • Battery saver function
  • Battery heating system
  • Battery HV extend

  • 12.3" Navi LCD display + DAB radio + TMS
  • Steering wheel audio remote control
  • 2 USB rear
  • GENESIS Touch Controller

  • Rear side wing doors
  • Rear spoiler with high mounted stop lamp
  • Body coloured outside door handles
  • Exterior door handle - Flush auto
  • Body coloured bumpers

  • LED daytime running lights
  • LED rear combination lamps
  • Auto headlights
  • LED rear stop lamp
  • LED rear fog lamps
  • Puddle lamps with logo
  • Auto high beam + dusk sensor

  • Front air condition with dual zone adjustment

  • Power outlet for trunk
  • Power outlet for rear lower centre console
  • Finger reader authentication
  • USB charger front console (2 port)
  • Paddle shifter
  • Drink holder at centre armrest
  • Rear luggage cover
  • Leather steering wheel
  • Standard pedals
  • Multi folding luggage board

  • Innovation pack - GV60
  • Trailer pack - GV60

  • Driver and passenger airbag
  • ISOFIX rear child anchor with upper and lower
  • Rear seat alert without sensors
  • Tyre pressure monitoring system
  • Front center side airbag
  • Front thorax and pelvis + curtain airbags
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • Driver knee airbag
  • Forward collision avoidance system (car/pedestrian/bicycle)

  • Single front passenger seat
  • Driver and passenger electric seat adjustment
  • 3 rear headrests
  • 3 seat bench in 2nd row
  • 60:40 split back folding rear seats
  • Electric lumbar support for driver
  • Electric height adjuster for driver
  • Electric height adjuster for passenger
  • 2nd row heating floor output
  • Up/down rear headrest adjustment
  • Up/down and sliding headrest adjustment

  • Central door lock front and rear door lock/unlock
  • Manual child door lock + Deadlocks
  • Immobiliser
  • Smart key/button start

  • AWD

  • Michelin tyres
  • Summer tyre pilot sports 4

  • 20" multi spoke 3D layered alloy wheels

  • Temporary mobility kit (TMK)

  • Battery Charge Slow Time (Minutes): 2060
  • Battery Charge Slow kW: 2.8
  • Battery Charge Slow Percentage: 10-100
  • Battery Charge Fast Time (Minutes): 440
  • Battery Charge Fast kW: 11
  • Battery Charge Fast Percentage: 10-100
  • Battery Charge Rapid Time (Minutes): 73
  • Battery Charge Rapid kW: 50
  • Battery Charge Rapid Percentage: 10-80
  • Battery Charge Super Charge Time (Minutes): 18
  • Battery Charge Super Charge kW: 350
  • Battery Charge Super Charge Percentage: 10-80
  • Coupler/Connector Type: Type 2
  • Standard manufacturers Battery warranty - Years: 8
  • Standard manufacturers Battery warranty - Mileage: 120000
  • Battery Capacity in kWh: 77.4
  • Battery Leased: False
  • Battery Type: Lithium-ion
  • WLTP - Pure Electric Range (km) - City: 636
  • WLTP - Pure Electric Range (km) - Comb: 470
  • WLTP - EC (kWh/100km) - City: 13.8
  • WLTP - EC (kWh/100km) - Comb: 18.8
  • WLTP - EC (miles/kWh) - City: 4.5
  • WLTP - EC (miles/kWh) - Comb: 3.3
  • WLTP - Pure Electric Range (miles) - City: 395
  • WLTP - Pure Electric Range (miles) - Comb: 292
  • Charging Port Location: Right Side Rear

  • CO2 (g/km): 0
  • Standard Euro Emissions: N
  • CO: N
  • HC: N
  • NOx: N
  • HC+NOx: N
  • Particles: N

  • Cylinders - Bore (mm): N
  • Cylinders - Stroke (mm): N
  • CC: 1
  • Cylinders: N
  • Cylinder Layout: N
  • Number of Valves: N
  • Camshaft: N
  • Fuel Delivery: N
  • Catalytic Convertor: N
  • Engine Layout: N
  • Compression Ratio: N
  • Transmission: AUTO
  • Gears: 1 SPEED
  • Engine Code: N

  • EC Directive 1999/100/EC Applies: N
  • EC Urban (mpg): N
  • EC Extra Urban (mpg): N
  • EC Combined (mpg): N

  • Coin Series: Sport [Innovation]
  • Coin Description: [Not Available]
  • Standard manufacturers warranty - Years: 5
  • Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage: 999999
  • Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years: 5
  • Manufacturers Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years: 12
  • Special Edition: False
  • Special Order: False
  • Based On ID: N
  • Service Interval Mileage: 10000
  • Service Interval Frequency - Months: 12
  • NCAP Adult Occupant Protection %: N
  • NCAP Child Occupant Protection %: N
  • NCAP Pedestrian Protection %: N
  • NCAP Safety Assist %: N
  • NCAP Overall Rating - Effective February 09: N
  • Badge Power: 318
  • Badge Engine CC: 0.0
  • Vehicle Homologation Class: M1
  • Generation Mark: 1
  • Alternative Fuel Qualifying: True
  • Did at least one aspect of this vehicle's safety give cause for concern?: False

  • Engine Torque - MKG: 61.7
  • Engine Power - KW: 234
  • Engine Power - RPM: 4400
  • Engine Torque - LBS.FT: 446
  • Engine Torque - NM: 605
  • Engine Power - BHP: 318
  • Engine Power - PS: True
  • 0 to 60 mph (secs): False
  • 0 to 62 mph (secs): 5.5
  • Top Speed: 124

  • Emissions Test Cycle: WLTP
  • RDE Certification Level: N/A

  • Tyre Size Rear: 255/45 R20
  • Tyre Size Spare: TYRE REPAIR KIT
  • Wheel Type: 20" ALLOY
  • Wheel Style: MULTI SPOKE
  • Tyre Size Front: 255/45 R20
  • Alloys?: True
  • Space Saver?: False

  • Length: 4515
  • Width: 1890
  • Wheelbase: 2900
  • Width (including mirrors): N
  • Height: 1580
  • Height (including roof rails): N

  • Luggage Capacity (Seats Up): 680
  • No. of Seats: 5
  • Max. Towing Weight - Braked: 1600
  • Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked: 750
  • Max. Loading Weight: 515
  • Minimum Kerbweight: 2095
  • Gross Vehicle Weight: 2610
  • Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres): N
  • Luggage Capacity (Seats Down): 1550
  • Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb: 11.9

  • Unpainted silver colour brake caliper E-type: Included
  • White colour brake caliper: £280
  • Copper colour brake caliper: £280

  • Electronically controlled suspension: Included
  • Preview electronically controlled suspension: £650

  • Electrochromic outside rear view mirror: £80
  • Exterior rear view mirror side camera: £1,240

  • Tweeter + external AMP and front centre speaker: Included
  • Front door speakers: Included
  • Rear door low speakers: Included

  • Metallic paint: £740
  • Solid paint: Included
  • Special solid paint: £740
  • Matt paint: £1,100
  • Gloss paint: £740

  • Standard air filter: Included

  • Manual tilt and telescopic steering wheel: Included
  • Standard headlining: Included
  • Standard a/b/c pillars: Included
  • Bio leatherette upholstery: Included
  • Leatherette door centre trim: Included

  • 2nd row comfort seat pack - GV60: £600
  • Comfort seat pack - GV60: £2,790
  • Comfort seat pack & 2nd row comfort seat pack - GV60: £3,390
  • Band and Olufsen audio system pack - GV60: £990
  • Bio nappa leather seat pack - GV60: £2,310
  • Outdoor pack - GV60: £880
  • Sunroof pack - GV60: £1,120
  • Sunroof and outdoor pack - GV60: £2,000

  • Metallic - Hanauma mint: £740
  • Metallic - Himalayan grey: £740
  • Metallic - Cardiff green: £740
  • Metallic - Savile silver: £740
  • Metallic - Vik black: £740
  • Metallic - Mauna red: £740
  • Metallic - Barossa burgundy: £740
  • Metallic - Uyuni white: £740

  • Solid - Alta white: £0

  • Matt - Melbourne gray: £1,100
  • Matt - Brunswick green: £1,100
  • Matt - Matterhorn white: £1,100
  • Matt - Barossa burgundy: £1,100
  • Gloss paint - Adriatic blue: £740
  • Special solid - Sao paulo lime: £740

  • Tilt/up electric cushion for driver: Included
  • Manually adjustable lumbar support for front passenger: Included

  • Bio leatherette - Obsidian black with black tricot headlining: £0
  • Bio leatherette - Dark gray/Glacier white with light gray tricot headlining: £0
  • Bio nappa leather seat pack with quilting and piping - Obsidian black with black suede headlining: £2,310
  • Bio nappa leather seat pack with quilting and piping - Dark gray/Glacier white with light gray suede headlining: £2,310
  • Bio nappa leather seat pack with quilting and piping - Monstera green/Camel beige with camel suede headlining: £2,310
  • Bio nappa leather seat pack with quilting and piping - Monstera green/Glacier white with light gray headlining: £2,310

  • Driver and passenger standard sunvisor: Included

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