The 2023 Genesis GV60: Genesis’ First All-Electric SUV Has a Range of 248 Miles, a Crystal Ball, and is Made in the USA – Morningstar | CarTailz

By Colin Ryan

The electric SUV has an attractive profile and comes with 3 years of free maintenance, but may not yet be available in your state.

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The all-new 2023 Genesis GV60 is an all-electric luxury compact SUV. It starts at $58,890.

Like every other Genesis, the 2023 Genesis GV60 comes with plenty of standard equipment, including several features that would be optional on rivals – like a head-up display, a Bang & Olufsen audio system and all the key driver assistance features.

This new GV60 is available in Advanced AWD and Performance AWD variants, with AWD meaning all-wheel drive as standard. The maximum range is 248 miles.

This will also be the first Genesis to be built in the United States at Hyundai’s plant in Montgomery, Alabama. The new GV60 shares a dedicated electric vehicle (EV) platform with the Hyundai Ioniq 5 and Kia EV6. But the differences that make this special Genesis model stand out are some high-tech features, the aforementioned generous equipment and lots of design flair.

2023 Genesis GV60 Awards

The Advanced AWD version of the 2023 GV60 electric SUV has a manufacturer’s suggested retail price (MSRP) of $58,890 plus a destination fee. The Performance AWD model retails for $67,890.

Aside from premium paint, there aren’t many options.

A federal tax credit of up to $7,500 plus government incentives applies. Genesis is adding three years of free 30-minute fast-charge sessions through Electrify America’s nationwide network. There’s also three years of free maintenance with a valet service and the same for subscription to Genesis Connected digital services.

Initially, Genesis will sell the 2023 GV60 in California, New York, New Jersey and Connecticut, with additional states being phased out over time.

Other potential options include the new 2023 Lexus RZ 450e (starting at around $50,000, range: 225 miles), as well as the Audi Q4 e-tron (mid-$40,000, 241 miles), Volvo XC40 Recharge (mid-$50,000 Dollar). , 223 miles), Polestar 2 with two engines (low $50,000, 248 miles) and the Tesla Model Y (low $60,000, 318 miles). The Model Y is no longer eligible for federal tax credits.

With the exception of the Tesla (TSLA), the GV60’s competitors start cheaper. But the differences will shrink or disappear when they are equipped to a comparable level.

Before you buy a new Genesis GV60 all-electric SUV, check the fair price on KBB.com to see what others in your area have paid for theirs. It’s too early to talk about resale values, but Genesis vehicles generally hold up pretty well.

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Driving the 2023 Genesis GV60

The acceleration is phenomenal. Grip is phenomenal. The steering feels quick and precise, with a comfortable weight, even if it’s not particularly informative. But let’s go back a bit.

Finding the ideal driving position in the 2023 GV60 can take some time and some tweaking, despite the 14-way power seat adjustability. However, the extendable lower leg support is a welcome addition. The front seats of the performance model also have a lumbar massage function that turns on automatically after an hour.

With the audio system turned off, the roar of the engines and general road noise become more noticeable. Instead, turn on the stereo and enjoy active noise cancellation. It’s a Bang & Olufsen setup, after all.

The Performance AWD model comes with adaptive suspension. In the comfort setting, on a really rough road surface, the car tends to pitch, with the front end bobbing up and down. Many drivers will prefer Sport mode in virtually any situation. And the performance model’s 21-inch alloy wheels don’t compromise ride quality.

Overall, the new GV60 SUV feels composed and superbly controllable. Especially when brake regeneration starts to slow the vehicle down – an advantage that finds its logical conclusion with the i-Pedal mode.

The highest level of braking regeneration comes in eagerly and can bring the vehicle to a halt when the driver takes their foot off the accelerator. The advantages are not only in the maximization of the range together with instantaneous boost and deceleration in hectic city driving. It can also come in handy when you’re blasting along a canyon road with one tricky turn after another.

And blasting is within the capabilities of the GV60. The Performance AWD model has the most horsepower, but its Advanced AWD stablemate has the same torque (a hefty 446 lb-ft), so it’s unlikely to stay in the dust. Well, mostly not.

The horsepower advantage in the Performance AWD model is reinforced by an electronic limited-slip differential (E-LSD) at the rear and a boost function. The E-LSD allows the driver to get the power on early when exiting a corner and provides traction for the run to the next corner. Boost mode brings a 10-second jump from 429 hp to 483 hp, with torque bumped to 516 lb-ft. Accelerate on a straight, hit the boost button on the steering wheel and the GV60 goes cartoonishly fast.

It takes a lot of pressure to make the tires squeak. When that happens, it’s the fronts that gradually lose their footing. That’s the safest option, so criticism would be grumpy. But it seems the GV60 only tolerates enthusiastic driving up to a point. It has the ability to manage past that point, but then it feels like it’s curbing rather than encouraging the driver’s efforts.

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interior comfort

Genesis calls it a Crystal Sphere shifter, but when that crystal ball offers a glimpse into the future of the company’s interiors, that’s when things get interesting. The shifter is located in a “floating” center console.

Complementing this fascinating piece of engineering is the increasingly common dashboard feature, the one-piece housing of two screens, both beautifully high resolution in this new GV60 SUV. There’s a 12.3-inch display for driver information and a 12.3-inch touchscreen for the infotainment system. We’re not crazy about the way the upper corners of the rectangular instrument cluster are hidden by the round steering wheel, but all the important information is visible.

The main color schemes are black or white/grey, although the performance trim also offers a navy option with yellow stitching, the same yellow as the boost button on the steering wheel. The simulated leather contains polymers derived from corn and some fabrics use recycled plastics and nylon yarn. It is also interesting that the glove compartment is more like a drawer.

The front seats can be reclined to a considered position to allow drivers to rest and relax a bit while the GV60 charges.

Shorter than the Tesla Model Y and Audi Q4 e-tron, the new luxury electric SUV GV60 still manages to incorporate a relatively long wheelbase (the distance between the front and rear axles) to provide a decent ride for a truly compact occupant Lots of space to offer vehicle.

Rear legroom is a respectable 37.6 inches. The main issue here is that when the driver’s seat is set low, it’s difficult for passengers to tuck their toes underneath. Cargo space behind the 60/40 split/folding rear seats measures 29 cubic feet. This increases to 57 cubic feet when those seats are both down.

Just below the rear seats is a power outlet – the Vehicle to Load feature – where users can charge laptops, run sound systems, or even charge another electric vehicle. You can also get battery power from the external charging jack.

exterior styling

The long wheelbase and short overhangs give the GV60 electric SUV an appealing profile. Genesis also arguably created cool designs for the alloy wheels. Advanced trim has 20-inch wheels and 21-inch alloy wheels are fitted to the performance model.

The chrome window surround (not too shiny) folds into a V (for Volt) on the rear pillars. Unusually, this bezel also extends over the top of the windshield. Dual headlights are mirrored at the rear by two taillights.

More of an SUV body style than anything else, the 2023 GV60 stays true to the current trend of a sloping roof. That limits the headroom somewhat, but avoids the typical SUV cascade. It slopes down to a fixed rear spoiler.

There is a choice of 10 exterior colors, three of which are white. The more eye-catching hues are Atacama Copper, Sao Paulo Lime, and Hanauma Mint (a green for people who don’t usually like green).

favorite functions

Crystal Ball Shifter This is an original. When the new GV60 is asleep and the systems are off, the rotating shifter is a glass dome with the same fractal diamond pattern as the new Genesis badge on the hood. Switch on the systems, and the piece of glass rotates into the center stack – like a high-tech beach ball in a swimming pool – to reveal what’s more recognizable as shift controls.

Face RecognitionJust as some smartphones recognize their owners’ faces for functions like unlocking, the 2023 GV60 does the same. It is the first production car ever to include this feature. There is also a fingerprint reader inside to activate all the different systems.

Digital key, standard on the Performance AWD model, allows multiple users to access a 2023 GV60 via their smartphone or smartwatch. No keys are required unless parked remotely. It works even when the phone battery is low.

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