Genesis GV60 EV SUV 2023 Review

Is the GV60 any good

Genesis GV60 AWD performance driving

Genesis GV60 – Last week I drove the spectacular Genesis GV60 electric SUV. And WOW what a car. The GV60 is exclusively an all electric SUV only.

The GV60 comes in two versions, the All Wheel Drive and the Performance All Wheel Drive which we drove.

First impressions is that the GV60 is particularly stylish from the outside with coupe like lines and even better inside.

Genesis is continually redefining affordable luxury boundaries for premium brands.

Inside are some really cool features such as digital mirrors, fingerprint recognition and 12.3 inch driver instruments and central touch screen.

The GV60 comes with a 77.4kWh battery and the performance pack some 360 kilowatts of power and 700 newton metres of torque. This will give sub 4.0 second 0-100kmh times.

Performance does come at the expense of range but still the GV60 is good for 450km plus on a full charge.

It will also recharge at an ultra rapid charging point in about 18 minutes from 10%-80% charge.

Genesis if offering a choice of either a 5-year Chargefox subscription or a home A/C charger and install, included in the GV60 purchase price from $103,700 plus the usual costs.

I have to say I really loved the Genesis GV60.

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Im Brianna Fraser

Genesis GV60 AWD performance charging screen


Genesis GV60 AWD performance driving

Genesis GV60 highlights

  • Luxurious, zero-emission GV60 brings a driving range of 470km (AWD variant) with ultra-rapid charging – 10% to 80% in just 18 minutes
  • Striking, coupe-like GV60 features futuristic tech such as digital mirrors and fingerprint recognition & an extensive Genesis Active Safety Control suite
  • GV60 is offered in highly equipped AWD and Performance AWD variants
  • Choice of 5-year Chargefox subscription or home A/C charger and install, included in the GV60 purchase price
  • Genesis GV60 is available now priced from $103,700 MLP

The first dedicated electric vehicle from Genesis arrived in Australia in September 2022. GV60 redefines mobility through its advanced long-range, rapid recharge battery-electric technology.

Luxurious, zero-emission GV60 delivers scintillating performance and a driving range of 470km (AWD variant), with the capability for ultra-rapid charging – from 10 to 80 percent in just 18 minutes.

Striking, coupe-like GV60 is smartly packaged around the EV-specific E-GMP architecture to provide a spacious and inviting interior that benefits from clever design elements such as a compact dash, flat floor, floating console and slim seats.

GV60 is offered in highly equipped AWD and Performance AWD variants with an extensive standard Genesis Active Safety Control suite and futuristic technologies such as fingerprint recognition and digital mirrors, which replace physical side mirrors with cameras.

GV60 is available in Australia now alongside Electrified G80 and the Electrified GV70.

GV60 Model Lineup 

GV60 is offered in two highly equipped variants – ‘AWD’ and ‘Performance AWD’ – both equipped at a ’Luxury Package’ specification level.

*Included in the purchase price of every GV60 is the choice of 5-year Chargefox subscription or home A/C charger and installation.

Genesis GV60 AWD performance charging motor

GV60 Exterior

The athletic, coupe-like GV60 SUV applies the Genesis ‘Athletic Elegance’ design identity to a game-changing high-performance electric vehicle.

A lowered Genesis-signature Crest Grille works with a striking twin-lamp headlight treatment to create an instantly recognisable visage while accommodating the cooling requirements of the dedicated EV platform.

A Genesis-first clamshell bonnet design creates a sleek impression by merging the bonnet and fenders and is adorned by a new wing emblem featuring an intricate Guilloché pattern.

The absence of undercuts and character lines gives GV60 a seamless style, with muscular bulges and a broad stance creating a confident visual presence.

Genesis GV60 AWD performance rear view camera

Digital side mirrors, which replace the side mirrors with cameras, along with flush automated electric door handles complete GV60’s minimalist look.

GV60’s sleek silhouette is underlined by a long, 2900mm wheelbase with short overhangs, for an athletic wheels-at-the-corners stance – featuring alloys in 20-inch for AWD and 21-inch for Performance AWD.

A chrome daylight opening begins at the top of the windshield and flows to the rear with a distinctive V shape, creating dynamism and underlining GV60’s unique style.

Completing GV60’s dynamic and distinctive style are a fixed wing rear spoiler and brand-signature twin-lamp taillights.

A choice of thirteen exterior colours is offered, to let every customer create their own unique GV60.

Gloss Exterior Colours:

  • Solid: São Paulo Lime
  • Mica: Uyuni White
  • Metallic: Savile Silver, Himalayan Grey, Vik Black, Adriatic Blue, Barossa Burgundy, Mauna Red, Hanauma Mint, Atacama Copper

Matte Exterior Colours (Performance AWD only):

  • Mica: Matterhorn White
  • Metallic: Melbourne Grey, Atacama Copper

The new São Paulo Lime and Hanauma Mint are unique to the GV60.

Genesis-signature shade Atacama Copper makes its debut on GV60. The matte variant of Atacama Copper is a unique formulation that feels more like a raw copper than conventional matte paints.

Genesis GV60 AWD performance front seats

GV60 Interior

The design of GV60’s interior incorporates a Korean architectural philosophy that emphasises the ‘Beauty of White Space’ to create a minimalist, spacious and comfortable cabin.

Headlining the innovative design is a Crystal Sphere drive selector. When GV60 is turned off, the Crystal Sphere functions as a mood light, enhancing the cabin aesthetic. When GV60 is ready to drive, the sphere rotates to reveal a futuristic and convenient Shift-By-Wire (SBW) selector.

The Crystal Sphere is located on a console that appears to be hovering, creating an enhanced feeling of openness and working with design features such as the compact dashboard, slim seatbacks and flat floor to maximise interior space.

Next-generation infotainment merges the cluster and navigation into a panoramic display to provide outstanding usability while creating a high-tech look.

Completing the luxurious feel is the application of circular embellishments throughout GV60’s cabin, featured on the Crystal Sphere, the horn cover, the door handles, and the side mirror controllers.

The use of low environmental impact materials throughout GV60’s cabin is in line with Genesis Motor’s commitment to sustainable mobility, and includes headlining, pillar and sun visor fabrics manufactured using recycled PET & recycled nylon yarn.

Genesis GV60 AWD performance front seats

GV60 is available with a choice of quilted Nappa leather, or Nappa and Suede without quilting (Torrent Navy), upholsteries and aluminium trim garnishes.

AWD Interior (featuring Digital Dots Aluminium Garnish)

  • Obsidian Black with Copper accents
  • Ash Grey & Glacier White with Copper accents
  • Monstera Green & Glacier White with Copper accents

Performance AWD Interiors (featuring Arrows Aluminium Garnish)

  • Obsidian Black with Metallic Accents
  • Ash Grey & Glacier White with Metallic Accents
  • Torrent Navy with Metallic Accents

GV60 Infotainment and Connectivity

  • 12.3-inch HD Multimedia Navigation w/ Augmented Reality & Live Traffic
  • 12.3-inch Digital Instrumentation
  • Navigation-linked Cluster View
  • Genesis Integrated Controller with handwriting recognition
  • Bang & Olufsen sound system

Genesis GV60 AWD performance connectivity

GV60 Features

  • 18-Way Power Adjustable Driver Seat
  • Relaxation Comfort Front Seats
  • Climate control
  • Flush power door handles
  • Vision Roof
  • Wireless Smartphone Charger
  • C-type USB charging ports
  • Manual Rear Door Curtain
  • Soundproof glass

Genesis GV60 AWD performance motor

GV60 Motor and drivetrain

GV60 is the first Genesis vehicle built on the EV-specific Electric-Global Modular Platform (E-GMP) which gives brings a choice of AWD and Performance AWD powertrains.

GV60 AWD is equipped with a 160kW motor for its rear wheels and a 74kW motor for its front wheels, which provide a total output of 234kW and maximum torque of 605Nm.

Genesis GV60 boost button

GV60 Performance AWD combines 180kW front and 180kW rear motors to deliver a total output of 360kW when utilising Boost Mode, and maximum torque of 700Nm.

Both variants feature a 77.4kWh battery which provide a driving range of 470km (WLTP) per charge for the AWD variant and 466km (WLTP) per charge for the Performance AWD variant.

An efficient rear-wheel-biased e-AWD system features a Disconnector Actuator System (DAS) that can separate or connect the front motor and the drive shaft according to driving conditions. The system lets GV60 seamlessly switch between RWD and AWD to maximise efficiency through the reduction of transmission losses.

By adjusting the level of regenerative braking (and rate of deceleration) via the steering wheel-mounted paddle shifters, the driver can minimise the use of the brake pedal for a further efficiency improvement.

In addition, GV60’s Smart Regenerative Braking 2.0 system can automatically optimise coasting efficiency by adjusting the amount of regenerative braking in three stages, based on the speed of the vehicle ahead, following distance, and navigation map road sign data such as a change of speed limit.

GV60’s i-PEDAL regenerative braking mode enables a single-pedal driving strategy that allows acceleration, deceleration and stopping of the vehicle using only the accelerator.

A Boost Mode instantly increases the maximum output of GV60 Performance AWD models to deliver an even more dynamic driving experience.

The Boost Mode button on the steering wheel activates the additional performance for 10 seconds and enables GV60 Performance AWD to accelerate from zero to 100 km/h in 4.0sec (4.6sec without Boost Mode).

An Active Sound Design (e-ASD) system provides a choice of virtual driving sounds through GV60’s speakers, synced to the vehicle speed and accelerator inputs.

A choice of three sounds includes a ‘Futuristic’ sound that symbolises the direction of future mobility, a soft and sporty ‘G-Engine’ sound that’s based on engine noises, and an ‘E-Motor’ sound, which reimagines the electric motor sounds.

Genesis GV60 Performance AWD drive modes

“My” Drive Modes

The GV60 features three selectable “My” Drive Modes; Eco, Comfort and Sport. The different modes change the character of the vehicle, adjusting the engine, steering, ESC, suspension and E-LSD

Engine Eco ✔️ ✔️
Comfort ✔️ ✔️
Sport ✔️ ✔️
Steering Comfort ✔️ ✔️
Sport ✔️ ✔️
ECS Comfort ✔️ ✔️
Sport ✔️ ✔️
Off ✔️ ✔️
Suspension Comfort X ✔️
Sport X ✔️
E-LSD Comfort X ✔️
Sport X ✔️

Genesis GV60 AWD performance charging

Battery & Charging

GV60 applies a 400/800V multi rapid charging system that boosts the 400V supplied by the charger to 800V, to enable stable and rapid charging with various charging infrastructures.

When charging at 350kW with the ultra-speed charging function, the battery can be charged from 10 percent to 80 percent in just 18 minutes.

Both interior and exterior Vehicle to Load (V2L) functions makes GV60 a mobile power source that can charge other electronic devices from its battery. The V2L function supports a 3.6kW power supply, to give customers the freedom to use electricity wherever they go.

GV60 is the first model to feature a battery conditioning function that maintains the battery at the optimal temperature.

The battery conditioning function can preheat the battery to secure better performance when the ambient temperature is low, as well as reducing charging time by ensuring optimal battery temperature.

The system functions in concert with the infotainment system. For example, it can optimise battery conditions at the same time as searching for a fast-charging station using navigation.

Genesis GV60 Performance AWD side camera

GV60 Technology

  • Digital Side Mirrors (DSM)
  • Fingerprint recognition
  • Crystal Sphere Shift By Wire (SBW)
  • Active Noise Control – Road (ANC-R)
  • Active Sound Design (e-ASD)

Genesis GV60 AWD performance driving

Genesis GV60 Safety

GV60’s exceptionally rigid body structure cocoons occupants with the safety of eight airbags, including the pioneering Genesis centre side airbag, which prevents or lessens injuries caused by head clashes between front occupants in the event of a side collision.

In addition to providing superb passive occupant safety, every GV60 features an extensive standard suite of advanced Genesis Active Safety Control technologies.

Genesis Active Safety Control

  • Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist (FCA), including:
    • Car/Pedestrian/Cyclist detection
    • Junction Turning/Junction Crossing function
    • Lane-Change Oncoming/Side function
    • Evasive Steering Assist function
  • Blind-Spot Collision-Avoidance Assist (BCA)
  • Safe Exit Assist (SEA)
  • Manual Speed Limit Assist (MSLA)
  • Intelligent Speed Limit Assist (ISLA)
  • Driver Attention Warning (DAW)
  • Blind-Spot View Monitor (BVM)
  • High Beam Assist (HBA)
  • Intelligent Front-lighting System (IFS)
  • Smart Cruise Control (SCC with Machine Learning)
  • Lane Following Assist (LFA)
  • Rear View Monitor (RVM)
  • Surround View Monitor (SVM)
  • Parking Distance Warning (PDW) – Forward, Side & Reverse
  • Parking Collision-Avoidance Assist (PCA) – Reverse
  • Rear Cross-Traffic Collision-Avoidance Assist (RCCA)
  • Smart Parking Assist (SPA)
  • Remote Smart Parking Assist (RSPA)
  • Rear Occupant Alert (ROA)
  • Multi-Collision Brake (MCB)
  • Back Up Guide Light

Genesis GV60 AWD performance boot

Genesis GV60 Pricing

Powertrain Transmission Battery Variant
74kW Front

160kW Rear

Reduction Gear

(Front & Rear)

77.4kWh $103,700
180kW Front 180kW Rear Reduction Gear

(Front & Rear)

77.4kWh $110,700


Option Pricing Variant
Matte Paint $2,000

All prices are Manufacturer’s List Price (MLP) and include Luxury Car Tax (LCT) where applicable. Price excludes delivery and on road costs.

Genesis GV60 AWD performance drivers instruments

 The Genesis Difference

Genesis owners enjoy effortless ownership with our comprehensive suite of services and benefits.

Included in the purchase price of every GV60 are the following complimentary services:

  • 5 year / unlimited kilometre warranty
  • 8 year warranty on high voltage battery
  • 5 year complimentary servicing
  • 5 year Genesis To You & valet service
  • 10 year 24/7 roadside assistance
  • 10 year complimentary map updates
  • Choice of 5 year Chargefox subscription or home A/C charger & installation

Genesis GV60 Performance AWD

Key Specifications and Features Genesis GV60

AWD Key Feature Summary


  • Acoustic laminated windshield & window glass
  • Crystal sphere Shift By Wire (SBW) controller
  • Rear & Rear-side privacy glass
  • MacPherson Strut Front / Multilink Rear Suspension
  • Active Air Flap
  • Electric Parking Brake (EPB) with Auto Hold


  • Drive Mode Select (DMS)
  • Nappa Leather appointed seats w/ quilted pattern
  • Silver Monobloc Front Brakes with ventilated discs
  • Suede headlining/pillars
  • Ventilated rear disc brakes
  • Leather appointed dashboard, door trim & console
  • Regenerative braking control paddle shift (i-PEDAL)
  package with real stitching
  • Variable Gear Ratio (VGR) steering rack
  • Adjustable ambient lighting
  • Portable Emergency Charging Cable (ICCB)
  • Aluminium garnishes and copper accents
  • Battery Heating System


  • Tyre Mobility Kit (TMK)
  • Dual zone Climate Control


  • Separate mode control for front airflow
  • 8 Airbags, including front centre side airbag
  • Heat Pump System
  • Blind-Spot Collision Avoidance-Assist (BCA) – Rear/Side


  • Blind-Spot View Monitor (BVM)
  • Ext. & int. V2L (Powerbank) charging function
  • Driver Attention Warning (DAW), including:
  • Digital Side Mirrors (DSM)
    • Leading Vehicle Departure Alert
  • 18-way Power Drivers Seat with Memory System
  • Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist (FCA), including:
  • Ergo Motion Massage Function for Driver’s Seat
  • Car/Pedestrian/Cyclist detection
  • 12-way Power Front Passenger Seat
  • Junction Turning/Junction Crossing function
  • Front Seats incl. Easy Access & Relaxation Mode
  • Lane-Change Oncoming/Side function
  • Fingerprint Authentication System
  • Evasive Steering Assist function
  • 12.3” digital instrumentation
  • High Beam Assist (HBA)
  • Integrated Cockpit with in-Cluster navigation view
  • Intelligent Front-Lighting System (IFS)
  • Head Up Display (HUD)
  • Intelligent Speed Limit Assist (ISLA)
  • Power Tilt / Telescopic Steering Wheel
  • Manual Speed Limit Assist (MSLA)
  • Passenger Seat Walk-in Switch & Multimedia control
  • Lane Keeping Assist – Line/Road-Edge (LKA-L/R)
  • Smart Parking Assist (SPA)
  • Lane Following Assist (LFA)
  • Remote Smart Parking Assist (RSPA) – via Smart Key
  • Parking Distance Warning (PDW) (Front, Rear & Side)
  • Heated and Ventilated Front Seats
  • Parking Collision-Avoidance Assist – Reverse (PCA-R)
  • Heated 2nd row seats (outer back & base)
  • Multi Collision Brake (MCB)
  • Heated steering wheel
  • Rear Cross-Traffic Collision Avoidance-Assist (RCCA)
  • 60:40 split/fold rear seat with recline function
  • Rear Occupant Warning (ROW) – Logic type
  • Power tailgate with hands-free opening function
  • Safe Exit Assist (SEA)
  • Rear door manual sun-shades
  • Smart Cruise Control (SCC), including:
  • 3x USB-C charging ports
  • Stop & Go function & Machine Learning


  • Surround View Monitor (SVM) w/ 3D surround view
  • 12.3″ HD Multimedia touch screen display
  • Trailer Stability Assist (TSA)
  • Navigation w/ Augmented Reality (AR) & Live Traffic


  • 20” Alloy Wheels
  • Integrated Controller with handwriting recognition
  • Flush Power Door Handles
  • 17 speaker Bang & Olufsen audio w/ Digital Radio
  • Full LED Headlights
  • Apple CarPlay / Google Android Auto compatibility
  • Vision glass roof (fixed) with Power Sunshade
  • Bluetooth Multi Connection
  • Puddle lights with Genesis logo
  • Active Noise Control – Road (ANC-R)
  • Roof Rails
  • e-Active Sound Design (e-ASD)
  • Rain-sensing Wipers
  • Wireless mobile phone charging system



Key Specifications & Features above AWD:



  • Rear Limited Slip Differential (E-LSD)
  • 21” Alloy Wheels
  • Road-Preview adaptive Electronic Control Suspension


  • Boost Mode
  • Alloy Pedals
  • Black Monobloc Front Brakes
  • Metallic accents (vs copper on AWD)


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