After Genesis solidified its place in the luxury segment as a bona fide option, the South Korean brand is now setting its sights on the all-electric scene. The automaker’s first all-electric vehicle is the 2023 GV60. The all-new GV60 shares its platform with the Hyundai IONIQ 5 and Kia EV6 but features a more premium design, more high-tech features, and standard all-wheel drive. Of course, the GV60 also represents strong value in an electric class that’s filled with pricey options.
Choosing Your Genesis GV60
While Genesis has plans to expand the number of available powertrains for the GV60 in the future, the 2023 model year is only available with a single powertrain. The electric SUV comes with a dual-motor configuration with standard AWD and a 77.4-kWh battery pack. The Advanced trim is rated at 314 horsepower, while the Performance trim produces up to 483 hp.
The GV60 Advanced trim has a range of up to 248 miles with the Performance model being able to travel up to 235 miles. The GV60 has fast-charging capability, being able to go from 10% to 80% of charge in just 18 minutes. Official fuel economy figures for the GV60 are 90 MPGe combined with the Performance trim and 95 MPGe combined with the Advanced trim.
Passenger and Cargo Capacity
Every GV60 offers seating for up to five people. Cargo capacity for the SUV measures 24 cubic feet with the rear seat in place and a total of 54.7 cubic feet of cargo space when they're folded. The GV60’s front trunk offers storage for small items.
The GV60’s list of standard safety features is impressive. The electric SUV comes standard with forward collision warning, forward and reverse automatic emergency braking, lane-keeping assist, lane departure warning, blind-spot monitoring, safe exit assist, traffic sign recognition, adaptive cruise control, automatic high-beam assist, a driver attention monitor, a surround-view camera, rear cross-traffic alert, and remote smart parking assist. The GV60 also comes with Hyundai’s Highway Driving Assist 2 system.
The GV60’s dashboard features a 12.3-inch touchscreen, as well as a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster that are connected by a single panel. Standard features with the infotainment system include Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, a 17-speaker Bang & Olufsen audio system, a wireless charging pad, four USB-C ports, navigation, a head-up display, facial recognition, and fingerprint authentication.
On the outside, the Advanced trim comes standard with a glass roof, a hands-free liftgate, 20-inch wheels, LED headlights and taillights, power-retractable door handles, rain-sensing windshield wipers, and auto-dimming mirrors. The cabin features leather upholstery, 14-way power-adjustable front seats, heated and ventilated front seats, ambient interior lighting, dual-zone climate control, and an auto-dimming rearview mirror.
On top of the Performance trim’s more powerful electric motors, the trim also comes with adaptive suspension, a limited-slip differential, Nappa leather upholstery, an Ergo Motion driver’s seat, and heated rear seats.
While the 2023 Genesis GV60’s Performance trim is tempting, the Advanced trim is the better buy. It’s more affordable, has more range, comes just as well-equipped, and has better fuel economy figures. We think the $10,000 difference is better put in a savings account than on getting an extra 169 hp.