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Genesis GV 60: What can the new super electric car do better than the Kia EV6 and Hyundai Ioniq5?

2022-05-13T13:00:57.263Z

Genesis GV 60: What can the new super electric car do better than the Kia EV6 and Hyundai Ioniq5? Created: 05/13/2022, 02:48 p.m By: Rudolf Boegel Super Stromer with range: The Genesis GV 60 is technically identical to the Kia EV6 and Hyundai Ioniq5, but still very different. ©Genesis One technique - three cars. After the Hyundai Ioniq5 and the Kia EV6, the Korean group is bringing its third f



Genesis GV 60: What can the new super electric car do better than the Kia EV6 and Hyundai Ioniq5?

Created: 05/13/2022, 02:48 p.m

By: Rudolf Boegel

Super Stromer with range: The Genesis GV 60 is technically identical to the Kia EV6 and Hyundai Ioniq5, but still very different.

©Genesis

One technique - three cars.

After the Hyundai Ioniq5 and the Kia EV6, the Korean group is bringing its third fully electric vehicle.

  • Genesis is the premium brand of the Korean Hyundai Group.

  • The smart electric SUV GV 60 is to advance into the premium class.

  • The top model costs 71,100 euros, 436 hp and a range of 466 km.

Genesis GV 60: The new super electric car in driving test

If you want to start the

Genesis GV 60

, you first have to look deep into a crystal ball.

The crystal, reminiscent of a fortune teller's utensil, sits conspicuously on the vehicle's center console.

Can you read the consumption here or does the ball tell you when the car needs to be in the workshop for the next service?

No, it's just a gimmick that the Koreans play here.

At night it shimmers mysteriously.

As soon as the start button is pressed, she rotates around her own axis and shows her other side.

Emerging from the console is a knurled knob that used to be called the shift stick or gear selector.

This also shows the car that the engine is on.

Which you normally don't notice in an electric car.

Quilted leather, chrome and a huge screen show that the Koreans have the European premium market in their sights with the GV 60.

© Dominic Fraser / Genesis

You don't buy a Genesis in a car dealership

Although the glass ball is only a detail, it shows that

Genesis, the premium brand of the Hyundai Motor Group

, wants to be different.

That starts with the purchase.

There are no Genesis car dealerships except at special locations such as Munich.

Anyone who wants to buy gets a visitor.

From the so-called

GPA

, the Genesis personal assistant.

Typically, this employee accompanies the customer from purchase through maintenance to (ideally for Genesis) acquisition of the next model.

Whether it's a test drive or a workshop appointment - Genesis drivers are literally picked up at the front door.

The replacement vehicle will also be delivered.

With this unique selling point, the Koreans Genesis want to achieve what Infiniti or Lexus in Germany failed.

Immerse yourself in the premium market, which is filled to the brim with established German manufacturers as a shark tank.

You can also read here which assistants will become mandatory in cars from July 2022.

When the electric motor is off, a crystal ball can be seen on the Genesis' center console, which is illuminated at night.

© Boegel

Hybrid technology makes Genesis fail

Genesis has already launched five models.

The

luxury sedan G 80

with its

SUV offshoot GV 80

, as well as a number smaller the

G 70

, the

SUV GV 70

and a station wagon specially developed for the European market, the

Shooting Brak

e.

Everything with a combustion engine - no hybrid, because

Genesis

bypasses this controversial development step and from now on fully focuses on

electromobility

puts.

The GV 60 is the first of its kind - and as far as the drive is concerned, it wasn't exactly difficult to develop.

It's all there in the Hyundai group, and it's already running splendidly in the Hyundai Ioniq5 or the Kia EV6.

That means: The GV 60 is available in two variants.

Always with two electric motors on the front and rear axles and all-wheel drive, but with two different power levels.

The sports version offers 160 kW (218 hp) at the rear and 74 kW (100 hp) at the front.

The Plus model also has an electric motor with 218 hp at the front and increases the torque to an impressive 700 Newton meters (Nm). 

If you press the start button, the crystal ball rotates on its own axis and changes from a fashionable feature to an important switch.

© Boegel

The battery is 80 percent full in just 18 minutes

The

battery

has a capacity of 77.4 kWh and,

thanks to the 800-volt on-board system on the DC fast charger with up to 350 kW, is 80 percent charged again in 18 minutes

.

This makes the GV 60 - just like its brothers Inoiq5 and Kia EV6 - fully competitive with a conventional combustion engine.

Also with the ranges.

In urban areas, the battery should last up to 621 kilometers, otherwise it is 466. But it all depends on the driving style.

Our

test car

, for example, only had a range of 299 kilometers even though it was fully charged.

Apparently the colleague who drove the car before had a lot of fun with the horsepower joy.

The system extrapolates the consumption based on past consumption data.

Comparable to the long-term consumption of a combustion engine.

When the crystal ball is gone, a knurled button appears.

To select gears.

© Boegel

Genesis GV 60: The boost mode is reminiscent of a rocket launch

In terms of driving performance, the

Genesis GV 60 with the two electric

motors is quite superior to a conventional vehicle.

Anyone who has ever had the pleasure of savoring the powerful electric torque that doesn't have to be laboriously breathed in first might like to drive a classic naturally aspirated engine.

It goes from 0 to 100 in four seconds

.

Sovereign.

If the oats sting, then there is a small increase.

The boost button on the steering wheel lets all relevant power parameters stand at attention and offers power up to the limits of the drive system for ten seconds.

It's then 20 kW (27 hp) more.

It's like rocket launch.

A crazy experience, but it doesn't really feel good because the sudden force overwhelms all the senses.

Normal acceleration is sufficient.

Speaking of which: there will be no GT version with 430 kW (585 hp) like the EV6 in the GV 60.

Here the focus is rather on cultivated driving.

The Korean designers call the front and rear lights quad lights.

Quartering is one of Genesis' hallmarks.

© MATTHEW HOWELL / Genesis

Fingerprint sensor for individual settings

This is reflected in the ample space available at the front and rear - but also in the

technical equipment

.

The large screen alone, which extends over half the dashboard and consists of two 12.3-inch screens, makes an impression and is reminiscent of the double screen from Daimler.

All of this can be supplemented with an optional head-up display that floats comfortably low in front of the vehicle and does not block the view, as is the case with other manufacturers.

The fingerprint sensor also comes from the Korean high-tech kitchen.

The assigns the data stored for the settings of the seat, air conditioning and mirrors to the respective driver.

The latter can also be ordered digitally.

The Superstromer is also fun beyond the asphalt slopes.

Thanks to all-wheel drive technology, it cuts a fine figure even on easy terrain.

©Genesis

How good are the camera wing mirrors?

Conspicuous

exterior cameras

then transfer what is happening to two monitors mounted in the side doors.

You have to like that because the eyes are drawn in an unnatural direction.

This was solved better in the

Honda e

, for example, where the screens are on the very outside of the dashboard - in the natural field of vision.

The fact that the

GV 60

drives incredibly quietly is also due to a

high-tech feature

and is not solely due to the

electric drive.

For the first time, the Koreans are using a

noise suppression system

in the interior.

Unpleasant noise is equalized via opposite frequencies.

Unusual design detail.

The bonnet extends laterally into the wheel arch, making the bonnet appear even flatter.

© Dominic Fraser / Genesis

Genesis GV 60: Our verdict on the new super electric vehicle

High-tech and an elegant, athletic design - a look into the glass ball of the GV 60 does not show whether Genesis will prevail on the German premium market.

However, the electric drive opens up completely new possibilities because the domestic manufacturers - unlike with combustion engines - no longer have the technical leadership.

The newcomer is also interesting in terms of price.

The "small" GV 60 is already available from 56,000 euros, the environmental premium not yet deducted.

But if you want one, you have to be quick.

There is only a manageable number of pre-configured copies for the German market at the beginning of July.

When they are gone, there are currently waiting times of between six and nine months.

Specifications Genesis GV 60 Sport plus

  • Electric motors: Two machines on the front and rear axles

  • max. power: 320 kW (436 hp)

  • Max. torque: 700 Nm

  • Type of drive: all-wheel drive

  • Battery: 77.4kWh

  • Range: up to 466 km (621 city)

  • Charging power: 11 kW / 135 kW

  • Charging time: 18 minutes from 10 to 80 percent (DC / 350 kW)

  •             73 min from 10 to 80 percent (DC / 50 kW)

  •             7 hrs

    20min (AC / 11kW)

  •             34 hrs

    20 min from 10 to 90 percent (AC single-phase, domestic socket)

  • 0-100km/h: 4.0 seconds

  • Top: 235 km/h

  • Electricity consumption: 19.1 kWh

  • Length / width / height: 4.51 / 1.89 / 1.58

  • Trunk: 432 l (+20 l in the front of the frunk)

  • Empty weight / payload: 2145 / 515 kg

  • Towing capacity (used): 750 kg

  • Price from: 71,010 euros (less environment bonus)

More detailed driving reports can be found here.

Rudolph Boegel

Source: merkur

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