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GV60 Performance AWD Review

2024 Genesis GV60 Performance AWD
2024 Genesis GV60 Performance AWD

Genesis, with the introduction of its 2024 GV60, redefines luxury in the electric vehicle (EV) market, intertwining state-of-the-art features with a plethora of personalization options. My test week with the GV60 was an extraordinary dive into this world of luxury – a world where the attention to detail and the array of features are so extensive, it would take more than a week to explore them all. In this era, where convenience is king, the GV60 stands out not only for its big-ticket items but also for the myriad of small touches that cumulatively add tremendous value in the luxury EV landscape.

The real charm of the GV60, however, lies in its drive experience. It’s a vehicle that’s as quick and agile as it is luxurious, offering an exhilarating ride that comes alive at the push of the boost button. Among the standout features is the crystal sphere shifter, a glowing orb that transforms into the drive shift upon ignition, enhancing the futuristic feel of the cabin. The dual 12.5-inch displays – one for the odometer and the other for the infotainment system – offer intuitive navigation and a wealth of information at your fingertips. The ambient lighting inside the car adds another layer of elegance, while the glove box, ingeniously designed as a pull-out drawer, maximizes storage space with a touch of sophistication.

In every aspect, from the overall lighting to the tactile feel of the knobs, buttons, and switches, the GV60 exudes quality. Each element has been crafted with durability and luxury in mind, ensuring that everything you touch feels premium and built to last.

Exterior

The GV60’s exterior is a clever blend of sportiness and futurism without screaming “EV.” My test vehicle, adorned in Hanauma Mint exterior paint, exuded a fresh and dynamic presence. The smooth, 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 anti-conformist style, while digital side mirrors and electric door handles add a cutting-edge touch.

2024 Genesis GV60 Performance AWD

2024 Genesis GV60 Performance AWD

Interior

The interior of the Genesis GV60 is testament to thoughtful engineering and creative design. The heads-up display is a particular highlight, enhancing safety with the integration of the blindspot detection system. I found this feature especially helpful during night driving. The Genesis team did a great job of blending technology with convenience.

Each seat in the GV60 is equipped with active noise cancellation, utilizing inverted soundwaves to create a serene cabin experience for all passengers. This attention to detail in sound management underscores Genesis’s commitment to luxury and comfort.

A standout feature is the Blindspot View Monitor, ingeniously integrated into the instrument cluster. Activated with the turn signal, it provides an exceptional camera view of the vehicle’s blind spots, reflecting the brand’s focus on innovative safety solutions. This is well thought out and shows the kind of engineering and creativity the Genesis brand brings to the table.

The interior ambiance is elevated by the Crystal Sphere Shifter, which transforms into a shifter upon starting the vehicle. This feature, combined with the ambient interior lighting, sets a sophisticated mood inside this luxurious electric vehicle.

Every touchpoint in the GV60, from the buttons and switches to the knobs and levers, exudes quality. These components are not only durable but also match the high standards set by European luxury vehicles, all at a competitive MSRP. The glove box, redesigned as a pull-out drawer, offers ample storage space, showcasing Genesis’s knack for adding value in every aspect of the vehicle’s design.

The cabin is further adorned with White Nappa leather seats and leather surfaces, contributing to an aesthetically pleasing and comfortable interior. Genesis continues its tradition of crafting exceptional interiors with the GV60, ensuring a remarkable cabin experience for both the driver and passengers.

2024 Genesis GV60 Performance AWD Crystal Sphere Image

2024 Genesis GV60 Performance AWD Crystal Sphere Image

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.

Drive Experience

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.

Safety

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.

Conclusion

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.

2024 Genesis GV60 Performance AWD Interior

2024 Genesis GV60 Performance AWD Interior

With its compelling blend of style, technology, and performance, the 2024 Genesis GV60 is poised to redefine expectations in the luxury EV segment.

Genesis packs in a lot of value for a modest price. You can get into a GV60 for MSRP$52,000 My test vehicle came in at MSRP $71,320

For all things GV60 and the official word from Genesis visit the link below:

https://www.genesis.com/us/en/gv60

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