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Napleton News Review of 2024 Genesis GV60 EV

Genesis is on quite a roll. With the new compact Genesis GV60 EV, it’s only getting more potent. That’s because while other brands are pulling back on their electric vehicle offerings, the many divisions of Hyundai continue to increase their electron footprint. The results are so supercharged, they’re shocking. (Get it?)

Napleton News had a chance to get charged up over this compact crossover. Here’s what we thought.

What powers the Genesis GV60 EV?

 

This is not a GV60 EV engine. Instead, it is a storage compartment located under the hood.
The GV60 EV storage compartment under the hood.

First of all, there are three flavors of GV60. Start with the 225 horsepower GV60 Standard RWD model. It gets around 294 miles of range with a complete charge. The GV60 Advanced AWD model achieves 248 miles of range. The GV60 Performance AWD is capable of 235 miles, give or take a few. Of course, your mileage may vary.

Charge-wise, the GV60 EV can go from 10% to 80% on a 250-kWh ultra fast charger in 18 minutes. A 400-volt charger does the same feat in under 75 minutes, while a home charger does it in about seven hours. A regular home (120-volt) charger could take a substantially longer period, even up to 29 hours, from a 50% charge.

How does the Napleton News crew think the Genesis GV60 EV Looks?

A hero shot of the Driver’s side of the GV60 EV

The 2024 Genesis GV60 is a well laid out electric SUV with a bronzy-copper finish that just looks rich. Genesis calls it Atacama Copper. We think it’s sublime. It features one of those coupe / fastback style rooflines that flows from the windshield rearward. Rounded fenders and a front fascia with short overhangs give it a sophisticated look. Oh, and don’t forget those double headlights that, thanks to LEDs, also double as amber emergency flashers.

The LED flashers and daylight running lights of the GV60 EV

It depends on trim levels, but the GV60 rides on different sized alloy wheels. The basic Standard model is equipped with 19-inch wheels, while the Advanced moves up to 20 inches. Our Performance tester rides on the biggest of the bunch, a set of 21 inchers that feature unique and eye-pleasing patterns.

Napleton News Review of the GV60’s Interior

Driver’s seat in the Genesis GV60 EV

Let’s cut to the chase: The coolest feature inside the GV60 EV is the Crystal Sphere gearshift. Floating in the center console, it is a half-sphere with patterns inside that automatically flips over as the car is turned on. Once it displays the D-N-R settings, it’s just a matter of turning the dial to the desired position and then releasing it. Before you know it, you’ll be on your way, driving forward or reversing backward.

The screens are a pair of 12.3-inch units arrayed in a side-by-side fashion. The left screen displays the gauges, while the right one helps control the infotainment system. Naturally, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are along for the ride.

The rear seat of the Genesis EV

The seats can recline to the point that you may doze off while charging the car away from home. Our Performance model includes heating and ventilation controls and goes even further with variable massage functions.

Cargo room behind the second row offers 24.0 cubic feet of space. Fold the back seats forward and that space grows to 57.0 cubic feet.

Behind the wheel of the GV60 Performance AWD

Think Jetsons. There’s so much going on here that you can’t help but be reminded about the space-aged cartoon. Acceleration is bonkers, seemingly pressing our buttocks into the seat the harder we step on the skinny pedal. Friends on the iPhone even notice something is going on. “What’s that whirring noise some will say?” Oh nothing, we’d answer.

The handling is agile, with quick steering pointing the direction of where you think you want to go. That’s because it works that quickly. We changed from comfort to sport mode, which remaps everything from power to suspension.

The Genesis GV60 EV rear view.

Go even further

That’s right. With the performance version of the GV60 you can go even further with the Boost button, located on the steering wheel. Press and hold it, and you’ll receive a 10-second jump from 429 to 483 horsepower, with a jump in torque to 516 lb-ft.

As always, Check back with Napleton News for the latest and greatest in Automotive!

The Tesla Plaid ain’t got nothin’ on this GV60!

Genesis GV60 EV Specifications
2024 Genesis GV60 EV SUV
Engine Type electric motor
Horsepower 429
Torque 446
Transmission Single-speed Automatic transmission
Fuel Economy (Combined/City/Hwy) 90 avg / 97 city/ 82 hwy
Suspension F/R MacPherson Struts/Multilink
Turning Circle 39.2
Also Available Standard and Advanced Models
Specs
Warranty 5 years/60,000 miles
Powertrain Warranty 10 years/100,000 miles
NHTSA Safety Rating Not Rated
Max Seating Capacity 5
Wheelbase 114.1 inches
Overall Length 177.7 inches
Width 74.4 inches
Height 62.2 inches
Cargo Room (Rear/Front) 24.0/54.7 cubic feet
Headroom, Front 39.0 inches
Headroom, 2nd 38.1 inches
Legroom, 1st 42.3 inches
Legroom, 2nd 37.6 inches
Shoulder room, 1st row 57.5 inches
Shoulder room, 2nd row 55.9 inches

This post was published on February 28, 2024

Mark Elias

I've loved everything on wheels: Trains, Planes and definitely Automobiles. I am constantly in search of the latest in new technology, which makes our lives better each day, but will always respect the classics. You can't continue forward without first taking a look back at where you've been.

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