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The Genesis GV60 is an exciting addition to the luxury electric SUV market. With its sleek design, advanced technology, and focus on sustainability, it's sure to turn heads and appeal to environmentally conscious drivers.
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The design of the Genesis GV60 is a standout feature, showcasing a contemporary and sleek aesthetic that reflects modern luxury. The exterior is characterized by clean lines, a low-slung profile, and a distinctive grille adorned with the Genesis Crest, making a bold statement. The lighting elements, both at the front and rear, are designed to enhance visibility and create a striking visual presence. The overall design exudes sophistication and elegance, making it a head-turner on the road.
In terms of practicality, the GV60 offers a range of features designed to enhance the everyday usability of the vehicle. The interior is meticulously designed, maximizing space and comfort for occupants. The configuration of seating, controls, and storage spaces is well thought out, contributing to a convenient and functional layout. Advanced technologies and driver assistance systems further add to the practicality, providing safety, convenience, and ease of use in various driving scenarios.
The GV60 offers a storage capacity of 432 litres, which falls short of the 520 litres in an Audi Q4 e-tron. Comparatively, both are smaller than models like the Skoda Enyaq or Volkswagen ID4. Therefore, if ample cargo space is a priority, the GV60 might not be the top choice. However, it does provide a reasonable amount of space. The hatch has a wide opening, facilitating easy access, and a small edge, making it convenient to load and unload heavier items. When the seats are folded down, the available space expands to 1550 litres. Additionally, there's a 20-liter storage compartment under the bonnet, akin to a front boot providing a small yet useful option for stashing charge cables.
Genesis consistently prioritizes interior quality that matches or exceeds the expected standards for this price range. The use of top-tier materials throughout the cabin is evident, avoiding the cheaper hard plastics that some manufacturers resort to lower down the interior. While a few controls, like the mirror adjustment button, may not align seamlessly in terms of quality, they are exceptions rather than the norm.
The prominent 12.3-inch double screens are not only visually appealing but also sharply detailed. The well-organized tiled layout of the interface ensures easy navigation and access to various functions, particularly at the top level. However, there are instances where the interaction between the steering wheel controls and the dashboard could be more intuitive.
Standard features like Apple CarPlay and Android Auto add to the connectivity options. A notable aspect is the separation of the climate controls from the touchscreen system, maintaining usability and convenience. These controls have their own dedicated display screen, providing a clear and aesthetically pleasing interface. Additionally, shortcut buttons for functions such as sat nav and radio, along with a customizable favourite button, enhance the user experience by facilitating quick access to preferred screens.
Three trim levels are available: Premium, Sport and Sport Plus.
In the GV60 Premium variant, you'll find 19-inch wheels with silver brake callipers, LED headlights featuring beam assist, foldable and heated wing mirrors, laminated glass all around, and a rear-wheel drive configuration. Inside the premium cabin, you'll be welcomed by leatherette seat coverings, a duo of 12.3-inch displays for both infotainment and the driver's display, a heated leather steering wheel, and a unique crystal globe that transforms into the gear selector.
The shift from the entry-level Premium to the Sport model sees minor alterations. Notably, you'll notice 20-inch alloy wheels and the addition of a front motor, resulting in an all-wheel-drive setup. The interior maintains its excellent appointments, featuring leatherette upholstery and generous 12.3-inch displays for infotainment, accompanied by electrically adjustable seats.
Stepping up to the range-topping Sport Plus variant, Genesis equips 21-inch alloy wheels with black brake callipers, electronic control suspension employing camera technology, and an electronic limited-slip differential to infuse a sporty essence into the driving experience. Within, expect Nappa leather upholstery, a velour headlining, trim finishers, metal sport pedals, and a steering wheel equipped with a Boost button, providing a surge of power from the electric motors for an exhilarating drive.
The GV60 offers a selection of three power options, each aligning with a specific trim and its distinct performance level, all powered by the same 77.4kWh battery. Starting with the Premium trim, it is equipped with a 229hp single motor that delivers adequate power without feeling sluggish. While it may not boast the standout performance of the other two trims, it compensates with efficiency, being the most economical of the GV60 lineup. The official range for the Premium trim is an impressive 321 miles, making it an economical choice.
Moving up to the Sport trim, the addition of all-wheel drive reduces the range to 292 miles due to the extra weight and heightened performance at 318hp. The Sport model strikes a balance between efficiency and performance, offering a satisfactory driving experience.
At the top of the range, the Sport Plus model impresses with a formidable 490hp, albeit at the cost of a slightly reduced official range of 289 miles compared to the Sport trim. However, this high-performance variant showcases an outstanding 4.0-second 0-62mph acceleration time, delivering an exhilarating driving experience.
In conclusion, the Genesis GV60 is a noteworthy addition to the electric SUV market, combining luxury, performance, and sustainability. It's a compelling choice for those seeking a premium electric vehicle that not only performs exceptionally but also contributes to a greener future.
The Genesis GV60 is now available for purchase at a starting on-the-road price of £53,300.00*, or it can be leased with monthly payments starting from £591.81.
If you're considering leasing a Genesis GV60, we proudly offer excellent car leasing services in the UK. Our leasing deals include a manufacturer's warranty, road tax, breakdown insurance, and free delivery to most areas of the UK mainland (excluding specific regions).
Leasing a Genesis GV60 can often be a more financially advantageous option compared to purchasing outright, thanks to the fixed monthly payments, variable mileage options, low initial rental, and flexible contract durations.
It's important to note that the 'on-the-road' price mentioned includes a year's road fund license, DVLA first registration fee, and a number plate fee. Please be aware that this price is accurate at the time of publication and is subject to change. To get the most up-to-date information, we recommend contacting your nearest retailer.