This year, Genesis makes its first move into the battery electric vehicle segment with the GV60, a compact luxury crossover that shares its underpinnings with the lower-priced Hyundai Ioniq 5 and Kia EV6.
What’s New/Key Changes From Last Year
The Genesis GV60 is an all-new model.
Genesis offers the GV60 in Advanced and Performance trim levels. Both have dual (front and rear) electric motors that provide AWD traction; Performance models are more powerful, but sacrifice some driving range for their extra speed.
Advanced trim comes with 20-inch wheels, LED headlights/taillights, power-folding/auto-dimming side mirrors, a heated steering wheel with electric adjustments, a digital gauge display, and leatherette dash trim. You also get passive keyless entry, an auto-dimming interior mirror, hands-free tailgate, Nappa leather upholstery, power-adjustable front seats with heat/ventilation, a 12.3-inch infotainment screen, eight-speaker audio, four USB ports, and wireless phone charging.
Standard safety and driver assist features include rain-sensing wipers, blind spot/rear cross-traffic collision mitigation, forward collision mitigation, lane keeping/following assist, rear occupant alert, adaptive cruise control, highway driving assist, safe exit assist, front and rear parking sensors, and driver attention warning.
Performance models get 21-inch wheels, rear parking collision mitigation, surround-view cameras, blind spot view camera, remote smart park assist, an 18-way ergo motion driver’s seat, and a Bang & Olufsen stereo.
Genesis’s energy consumption estimates for the GV60 are 2.3/2.7 Le/100 km (city/highway) for Advanced models, with a claimed driving range of 399 km; Performance trim is rated for 2.4/2.9 Le/100 km with 378 km of driving range.