Entering its second year on the market, the Genesis GV60 maintains its impressive standing. Utilizing the same electric crossover platform as the Kia EV6 and Hyundai Ioniq 5, it faces competition from formidable contenders such as Tesla’s Model Y, Volvo’s C40, and XC40.
The Genesis GV60 exhibits an appealing appearance from various angles, and its interior captivates with a blend of functionality and style. The sleek front and sporty yet pleasing profile from the sides contribute to its overall attractiveness.
Our test vehicle featured an elegant Uyuni White exterior, complemented by gray cladding along the lower edges, adding a touch of sophistication. The car is equipped with 21-inch alloy wheels and features a vision roof with a power shade.
Inside the cabin, the design is both stylish and practical, incorporating a circular motif and easily accessible controls. The center console, while potentially appearing as an indulgence, serves a practical purpose by providing a convenient method to power off the GV60.
The Performance trim comes equipped with two motors and all-wheel drive as standard features. Together, they deliver a combined power of 429 horsepower, a number that can be temporarily boosted to an impressive 483 horsepower when engaging the exclusive Boost driving mode, a unique feature reserved for the Performance model.
Engaging the Boost mode further transforms the GV60 Performance, enabling it to reach 60 mph in a swift 3.7 seconds. The vehicle’s on-road performance is marked by refinement, thanks to the adaptive suspension and electronic rear-locking differential.
Even during leisurely cruising, the cabin maintains a tranquil atmosphere. Whether navigating winding roads or enjoying a casual drive, the GV60 showcases a harmonious blend of athleticism for driver enjoyment and a sure-footedness that instills confidence.
The Performance variant, with its heightened power, closely follows suit by providing a 235-mile range, equivalent to over 2.8 miles per kilowatt-hour (kWh) within its battery.
In contrast, some counterparts offer extended ranges. Take the lighter Kia EV6, for example, achieving an admirable 274 miles with the same powertrain. Conversely, the Tesla Model Y distinguishes itself with an impressive range of 330 miles.
As an additional enticement, Genesis offers three years of 30-minute charging sessions on the Electrify America network. Thanks to a charging speed of 250 kW, the GV60 can recharge from 10% to 80% in a mere 18 minutes.
The 2024 Genesis GV60 Performance, which we test-drove for a week, was a pre-production model. Unfortunately, during our time with it, the total price was not available.
With a price tag of $70,745, the Performance model presents a well-rounded package. This includes improved engine performance, a sophisticated suspension system, premium leather upholstery that exudes luxury, a driver’s seat equipped with a massage function, and heated rear seats.