Our 2022 Genesis GV60 Review

By Libby Foster
Our 2022 Genesis GV60 Review

Your debut song in the music industry has the power to launch you into stardom or doom your career forever. We're sure Genesis (the company, not the band) is aiming for a smash hit as it introduces the Genesis GV60, its first exclusively electric vehicle. However, Genesis could not have chosen a more cutthroat sector of the electric vehicle (EV) market to attempt to enter. Why? Due to its size, the GV60 will compete with some well-known electric SUV rivals, such as the Ford Mustang Mach-E, Jaguar I-Pace, and Volkswagen ID.4.Fortunately, there was no need to start from scratch. The GV60 is closely related to the Hyundai Ioniq 5 and Kia EV6.

Fancy leasing a Genesis GV60?

But the GV60 is much more than just a rather expensive Ioniq 5 or EV6 clone. Its interior is unlike anything else out there and is made to provide you with a far more opulent experience. So, let’s take a closer look at the Genesis GV60.

Genesis GV60 Performance 

The GV60 comes in three trim levels: Premium, Sport, and Sport Plus. Sport Plus is the most powerful model, with an electric motor on each axle for a four-wheel drive. In everyday driving, each motor produces 160kW, but pressing the Boost button on the steering wheel raises that figure to 180kW, delivering a total of 483bhp. That's at least 100 more horsepower than any Kia EV6.

The GV60 Sport Plus can speed from 0 to 62 mph in under 4.0 seconds when Boost is turned on. If you put your foot down, you are immediately and violently trapped into your seat, making it clear that it is a Porsche Taycan. If you feel the temptation to hit Boost, you should give the other passengers plenty of advance notice. With a rapid 20-second boost build-up visual on the gauge cluster, it also provides a theatrical touch.

Rear-wheel drive is substituted for all-wheel drive in the entry-level Premium version, which nonetheless produces a robust 226Bhp from its lone, rear-mounted electric engine. Although that may not seem like much in comparison to the other variants, it nevertheless feels fast enough and has more than enough power for daily use.

Genesis GV60 Interior 

When you step inside and sit down, the Genesis GV60 comes into its own. In essence, the materials and design elements make it feel more like you're entering a concept car than a vehicle you can afford to drive. As an example, when you press the starter button, the crystal ball on the centre console flips upside down to reveal the drive selector.

The driving posture of the GV60 is between that of an SUV and a standard hatchback. This means that while it isn't as tall as the Skoda Enyaq iV and some other electric SUVs, it is still elevated enough to provide you with a clear vision in front. The steering wheel goes up, down, in, and out, and the driver's seat has electrical adjustment as standard, including for the lumbar support, making it simple to find a comfortable position.

The 12.3-inch touchscreen entertainment system in the Genesis is mounted high on the dashboard and is slightly tilted toward the driver. The software is comparable to that found in the GV60's siblings, so it is fairly user-friendly and responsive to all of your inputs. Fortunately, unlike many contemporary vehicles, the GV60 offers a variety of shortcut buttons, physical volume controls, and a rotary controller adjacent to the drive selector that you can use to navigate through the many menus. Because of these possibilities, it is much less distracting to use while on the go than almost all of its immediate competitors.

The Genesis GV60 treats its passengers with a vast interior room. Six-footers in the front seats will have plenty of head and leg room despite the glass panoramic roof, though taller drivers may find that their knees rub against the hard plastic centre console. You won't even come close to bumping shoulders with your front-seat passenger due to the spacious interior.


The Genesis GV60 is an excellent effort as the brand's first dedicated electric vehicle. It's fast in a straight line, spacious for passengers, and has an interior that feels far more unique than almost anything else on the market.

We have a variety of Genesis GV60 electric car leasing deals at MWVC to meet every driver's needs when it comes to choosing the right car for them or their business. So, whether you want to lease a commercial vehicle or a personal deal, our expert sales team can help you find the best deal. Still unsure whether a car leasing deal is right for you? Call us at 0116 490 4113 and one of our representatives will be happy to help you.

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