Earlier this year Genesis announced some technology and safety upgrades to the GV60 electric luxury SUV. This car was one of the most impressive I had driven in the last 12 months so I took the opportunity to take the latest version for a spin.
With rumours of an all-new model in 2024/25, it’s hard to imagine what more they can do to improve the Genesis GV60. It’s not just an electric vehicle, it’s a luxury car which is different to competitors priced at the same level.
The GV60 AWD with Luxury Pack will cost approximately $116k drive away, which places it well about the Luxury Car Tax Limit and the FBT Exemption, yet after a week of driving this price tag seems good value.
And it looks amazing! Everyone that sees it as we drive past takes a second glance. The first time I had the GV60 for a week people were tapping on the window to ask about it. Even Tesla owners!
Inside the cabin you’re immersed in silence. The B&O sound system is clearly one of the best available and you can express yourself within the cocoon created by all the little luxury finishes that stop the outside world from creeping in.
While none of this has changed for the MY23 model, the upgrades include:
- Face Connect and Fingerprint Start technology
- Additional thorax airbags for outboard rear occupants, which takes the airbag count to 10
- A Virtual Gear Shift (VGS) system adds a new layer of driver involvement with a simulated sequential paddle gear-shift experience.
- An air purification function that monitors air quality using a fine dust/particulate sensor to maintain a healthy and comfortable cabin.
- Ambient lighting control now extends to the front footwells
- Colour-coded rear caliper covers carrying the Genesis wordmark
- New exterior paint colours (Capri Blue Mica and Makalu Grey Metallic replace the previous grey and blue hues, and Sao Paulo Lime is no longer offered)
With a battery size of 77.4 kWh and a range of 460km WTLP, the AWD version of the GV60 will keep you going for longer than most people need to travel in a week. For longer trips away, some trip planning will ensuring the journey is as much fun as the destination.
This is the Genesis GV60 superpower. Because it works on 400v/800v DC charging, you can plug the GV60 into a 350kW DC charger and it will take the full power moving the battery from 10% to 80% in 18 minutes.
Unfortunately there aren’t many 350kW DC chargers in Australia but it’s nice to know it can be done. So if you only have access to a 50kW charger it will take around 75 minutes.
The other great benefit from owning a GV60 is the option of five years free charging on the Chargefox network.