The 2023 Genesis GV60 is an all-electric, compact luxury SUV that is brand new for 2023. It competes against a growing field that for now includes the Tesla Model Y and Volvo XC40/C40, as well as the Hyundai Ioniq 5 and Kia EV6, which share a platform with the GV60.

The GV60 is brand new for 2023, though it sits on the same Hyundai E-GMP platform that also underpins the Hyundai Ioniq 5 and Kia EV6. All three feature distinct styling and driving approaches that suit each brand.

That makes the GV60 the most refined of the bunch, with the most upscale interior and several technology features that will make both the Hyundai and Kia a little envious.

The GV60 Advanced comes well equipped with features including a panoramic sunroof, ventilated front seats, leather upholstery, and a Bang & Olufsen audio system.

The Advanced also marks the first use of Genesis’ new Face Connect system, which uses a camera to recognize the driver to unlock the car and activate preset seat and mirror positions.

EV MOTOR AND IMPLEMENTATION

Although three different powertrains will eventually be offered, only the all-wheel-drive arrangements with dual motors will be available at the GV60’s launch.

The Advanced model makes a combined 314 hp while the Performance trim makes 429 hp; that number can be temporarily increased to 483 horsepower though when the Performance model’s Boost driving mode is engaged.

With that driving mode in use, we estimate that the 2023 Genesis GV60 will be capable of blasting to 60 mph in just 3.4 seconds. When we get a chance to test that for ourselves, we’ll update this story with the results.

What we can tell you, based on our initial test drive, is that the 2023 Genesis GV60’s road manners are quite refined and its handling is reminiscent of the Porsche Macan.

When cruising, the cabin remains whisper-quiet but encounters a stretch of winding road and the 2023 Genesis GV60 offers enough athleticism to entertain the driver and enough sure-footedness to inspire confidence.

 

All versions come with the same 77.4-kWh battery pack, but according to the EPA, the all-wheel-drive GV60 Advanced will offer up to 248 miles of driving range while the Performance model carries an estimate of 235.

A base rear-wheel-drive powertrain is rumored to join the lineup later with a longer driving range. Hooked up to a DC fast charging station, Genesis says the GV60’s battery can be charged from 10- to 80 percent capacity in just 18 minutes.

ENERGY AND REAL-WORLD MPG

The most efficient GV60 model right now is the all-wheel-drive Advanced trim which is EPA rated for up to 103 MPGe city and 86 MPGe highway. The Performance trim is rated for 97 MPGe city and 82 MPGe highway.

When we get a chance to test the GV60 on our 75-mph highway fuel-economy test route, we’ll update this story with test results. For more information about the 2023 Genesis GV60’s fuel economy, visit the EPA’s website.

INTERIOR, CONVENIENCE, AND BOOTH

As the smallest SUV in the Genesis lineup, the GV60 isn’t as spacious as the larger GV70 and GV80 models. However, it offers a unique interior design that’s more high-tech in its appearance.

Genesis has taken some chances here and integrated some cool motifs and features, including a gear selector that flips upside down when in the park and has the appearance of a crystal ball.

The 2023 Genesis GV60 also boasts some novel tech, such as a facial recognition system that allows the owner to unlock and start the vehicle without needing a key. Other biometric tech such as fingerprint readers is also incorporated into the SUV’s design.

IN-VEHICLE INFOTAINMENT AND INTERCONNECTIONS

All GV60 models come with a large 12.3-inch infotainment touchscreen that shares a panel with an identically-sized 12.3-inch digital gauge cluster. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are both included, although neither works wirelessly.

The Genesis infotainment system works well enough and can be controlled via a click wheel on the center console if touching the screen itself is too far of a reach. A Bang & Olufsen stereo system is standard, which is a nice feature that most rivals would charge extra for.

PROTECTION AND DRIVER-ASSISTANCE ASPECTS

A full suite of driver-assistance features is standard on every 2023 Genesis GV60 model, including automated emergency braking, blind-spot monitoring, and adaptive cruise control.

For more information about the 2023 Genesis GV60’s crash-test results, visit the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) websites.

PHOTOS

2023 Genesis GV60

2023 Genesis GV60

2023 Genesis GV60

2023 Genesis GV60

2023 Genesis GV60

FULL SPECIFICATIONS

2023 Genesis GV60
Vehicle Type: front- and rear-motor, all-wheel-drive, 5-passenger, 4-door wagon

PRICE
Advanced AWD, $59,980; Performance AWD, $68,980

POWERTRAIN
Front Motor: permanent-magnet synchronous AC, 99 or 215 hp
Rear Motor: permanent-magnet synchronous AC, 215 hp
Combined Power: 314 or 483 hp
Combined Torque: 446 or 516 lb-ft
Battery Pack: liquid-cooled lithium-ion, 77.4 kWh
Onboard Charger: 10.9 kW
Transmissions, F/R: direct-drive

DIMENSIONS
Wheelbase: 114.2 in
Length: 177.8 in
Width: 74.4 in
Height: 62.6 in
Passenger Volume: 101 ft3
Cargo Volume: 25 ft3
Curb Weight (C/D est): 4700–4900 lb

PERFORMANCE (C/D EST)
60 mph: 3.4–4.5 sec
100 mph: 11.3–12.6 sec
1/4-Mile: 12.0–13.3 sec
Top Speed: 117–149 mph

EPA FUEL ECONOMY
Combined/City/Highway: 90–95/97–103/82–86 MPGe
Range: 235–248 mi

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