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Genesis GV60 RWD Premium

Genesis GV60 RWD Premium

Key stats

  • Model/Engine size: Genesis GV60 RWD Premium
  • Fuel: Electric
  • Range (WLTP): 321 miles
Genesis GV60 RWD Premium

Summary

You might not have heard of Genesis before but it has been around as a stand alone company since 2015 and in the UK since 2021. In simple terms Genesis is part of the Hyundai group and is the premium offering, so it is the equivalent of Lexus for Toyota.

The GV60 is a premium crossover/fastback which uses the same platform as the Hyundai IONIQ 5 and 6 and KIA EV6. This is very good news as it is probably the best dedicated electric platform on the market. Thanks to an 800 volt architecture it delivers charging rates of up to 233 kW enabling seriously rapid recharge times at Ultra Rapid chargers. In the case of the GV60 this means a 10 – 80% charge can take as little as 18 minutes. Of course it is also compatible with 50 kW Rapid chargers too so there is no compromise, you are just always guaranteed to fastest charge available.

Interestingly the Genesis is slightly shorter than an IONIQ 5 with a compact length of just over 4.5 metres and a roof height of 1.58 metres, it prioritises style over function. However it can still swallow a useful 432 litres in the boot and there is a small front boot as well. We think the exterior looks good, and any marginal loss of practicality is probably worth it.

Once inside the GV60 plays its ace card. The interior is both brilliantly laid out with physical controls for ventilation, and key functions, and looks and feels great. There are lots of wow moments, and the material quality is top draw. The fact that this is combined with lots of practical storage and an airy feel makes this one of the best interiors on the market.

The good news continues once you get on the move. Refinement is first class, the ride quality is good, and when you find some corners you are rewarded with accurate steering and an agile rear wheel drive chassis. The GV60 delivers a great combination of mile munching ability and fun that makes it stand out. Only the BMW i4 manages the same trick putting the Genesis in an elite club.

So the GV60 is great to drive, great to sit in, charges quickly, looks good, has a sensible range and a very well thought out dashboard. Add to that a standard 5 year warranty and 5 year servicing and it is easy to see why we rate the GV60 so highly.

 

Read our full Genesis GV60 RWD review

Read our full Genesis GV60 AWD Sport Plus review

 

 

Estimated real world range: 250 – 321 miles
Official range: 321 miles
Official electricity consumption: 170 Wh/km
Battery pack: 77.4 kWh (net) lithium ion; 8 year / 100,000 mile warranty
Recharge time: 7 kW charge approx 11 hours; 11 kW  charge approx 7 hours 20 mins; Rapid CCS 50 kW approx 1 hour 13 mins (10 – 80%); Ultra Rapid CCS 233 kW 18 minutes (10 – 80%)

Specifications Genesis GV60 RWD Premium

  • Fuel economy, extra urban: N/A
  • Fuel economy, urban: 429 miles
  • CO2 emissions: Officially 0 g/km. Estimated (321 mile range) approx 36 g/km average UK electricity, (250 mile range) 46 g/km
  • VED: £0 a year
  • Weight: 1,975 Kg
  • BIK Company Car Tax (2023/24): 2%
  • Price: £54,105
  • Insurance group: 41
  • Power: 225 bhp
  • Max speed: 115 mph
  • 0-62mph: 7.8 seconds
  • Torque: 258 lb ft