Genesis has reimagined luxury in the electric vehicle (EV) market with the debut of its 2024 GV60, intertwining cutting-edge features with a myriad of customization choices. My time spent with the GV60 was an amazing immersion into this realm of luxury – a sphere where the attention to detail and the variety of features are so extensive, it would require more than a week to fully explore them. In this era, where ease is paramount, the GV60 stands out not only for its major features but also for the numerous small touches that collectively add immense value in the luxury EV landscape.
However, the true allure of the GV60 lies in its driving experience. It’s a vehicle that’s as swift and nimble as it is opulent, providing a thrilling ride that comes alive with the press of the boost button. Among the standout features is the luminous orb crystal shifter, which morphs into the drive shift upon ignition, enhancing the futuristic ambiance of the cabin. The dual 12.5-inch displays – one for the odometer and the other for the infotainment system – offer user-friendly navigation and a wealth of information at your disposal. The ambient lighting inside the car adds another layer of refinement, while the glove box, ingeniously designed as a pull-out drawer, maximizes storage space with a touch of sophistication.
In every aspect, from the general lighting to the tactile feel of the knobs, buttons, and switches, the GV60 emanates quality. Each component has been fashioned with durability and luxury in mind, ensuring that everything you interact with feels premium and built to last.
The GV60’s exterior is a clever blend of sportiness and futurism without overt “EV” association. Adorned in Hanauma Mint exterior paint, my test vehicle exuded a fresh and dynamic presence. The sleek, sporty lines create an aesthetically pleasing profile from every angle. The vehicle’s athletic coupe design is highlighted by its Two Lines lamps and a lower-positioned signature Crest Grille, complementing its refined body. The Clamshell Hood and the sleek chrome Volt DLO contribute to its nonconformist style, while digital side mirrors and electric door handles add a cutting-edge touch.
Motor and Transmission
Under the hood, the GV60 Performance AWD model impresses with its 320 kW Dual Motor setup, generating 429 HP. This powertrain ensures a spirited driving experience, with noticeable differences in drive modes. The instant heat and AC, characteristic of EVs, add to the vehicle’s convenience and comfort. Genesis scores a perfect 10 in my book on performance, acceleration, and responsiveness in the GV60 Performance AWD model.
Driving the GV60 is an exhilarating experience. The vehicle transitions smoothly between Eco, Comfort, and Sport modes, with the Boost button offering an extra jolt of excitement. The quality of the drive is enhanced by the Bang and Olufsen 17 Speaker 1400 WATT Sound System, creating an immersive audio experience. The GV60’s handling is precise and responsive, providing a balanced and enjoyable ride whether cruising on highways or navigating city streets.
The GV60 is equipped with an array of advanced safety features, ensuring a secure driving experience. From Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist to Lane Keeping Assist and Blind-Spot Collision-Avoidance Assist, the vehicle is designed to protect its occupants. The addition of airbags, including the new center side airbags in front seats, enhances passenger safety in the event of a collision.
Additional Features and Highlights
- The GV60 comes in different trims, including the Standard RWD and Advanced AWD, available in select states.
- New exterior tweaks include a redesigned grille and a trail-ready stealth antenna, offering a fresh take on the iconic Genesis style.
- Cabin updates include new soft-touch surfaces, 12-way power adjustable front seats, and the latest 12.3-inch infotainment system.
- New safety and tech features include Highway Driving Assist II and Advanced Forward Collision Avoidance-Assist.
- The GV60 Performance AWD stands out with its 21-inch alloy wheels and luxurious Nappa leather seating surfaces, among other premium features.
The 2024 Genesis GV60 is more than just an electric vehicle; it’s a statement of luxury, performance, and technological innovation. With its striking design, luxurious and functional interior, powerful performance, and comprehensive safety features, the GV60 stands out as a leader in the luxury EV market. It offers an engaging driving experience, backed by cutting-edge technology and sustainable practices. For those seeking a high-performance electric vehicle that doesn’t compromise on luxury or environmental responsibility, the Genesis GV60 should be a top consideration.
With its compelling blend of style, technology, and performance, the 2024 Genesis GV60 is poised to redefine expectations in the luxury EV segment.
Genesis provides significant value at a modest price. You can acquire a GV60 for MSRP$52,000 My test vehicle came in at MSRP $71,320
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