New King is Born! Find out why Genesis's New GV60 is the Best EV that you can buy!
s and is also soon to be launched in europe. Some purists may criticize the gv60 for being genesiss first badge engineered car, as there is no denying that the crossover that has its eyes set on the other premium. Electric suvs, like the audi e tron and tesla model y, is derived from the egmp based ionic, 5 and ev6. The criticism is understandable, as genesis has always been religious, about keeping genesis completely independent from the mass market, siblings, hyundai and kia by offering bespoke platforms and a unique drivetrain. However, as the hyundai motor group is about to embark on the all electric era with the corporate product strategy that focuses on the modularity of all of its electric car components, through all of its brands and divisions being completely independent, may be no longer possible. However, hyundais luxury division is putting forth an initiative to implement features and technology that are unique to genesis to set itself apart from its sister brands and distinguish itself amidst other luxury brands offerings. In this episode, we will find out what efforts genesis has put into the gv60 to truly make it distinctive and unique as one of a few luxury electric crossovers, with the hope of becoming another successful product for the korean automaker. So before we go on wed highly appreciate your support by subscribing and turning on the notification bell, if you havent already and please dont, forget to like comment and vote on the question thats presented at the end of the video genesis.
Gv60 is a sister car to the ioniq 5 and the ev6 that have combined to win just about all the automotive awards available this year, such as the world car of the year european car of the year and german car of the year. Along with a myriad of awards, given by the automotive authorities and thats, a great thing thats, because the gv60 shares the fantastic 800 volt egmp dedicated electric platform with a hyundai and kia siblings, which offers one of the fastest charging speeds anywhere with 18 minutes 10 to 80 percent at the fraction of the cost of other 800 volt evs, such as porsche taycan and audi e tron gt. All gv60 models come with the ionic 5 and ev6s long range battery of 77.4 kilowatt hours as standard without offering the standard range battery of 58 kilowatt hours, which makes sense as a premium product. However, it does offer the basic drivetrain of the siblings, namely the rear, wheel, driving single motor unit that produced 225 horsepower and 258 pound feet of torque. This base unit offers zero to 60 miles per hour time of about seven seconds and attains 321 miles or 517 kilometers of range wltp, which should be about 300 miles or 480 kilometers. If rated according to the epa standard, this is the longest range of all variants offered and similar to the ionic 5s rating of 303 miles and the ev6s range of 310 miles. Unfortunately, however, this base trim, which is known as premium in the uk, will not be available in the us moving up the trim levels you will find the specifications will be different.
The base model in the us is known as the gv60 advanced and its dual motor. All wheel, drive drivetrain offers 314 horsepower and 446 pound feet of torque, which conspicuously has seven horsepower missing from the system power offered by the siblings. This variant, thats known as sport in the uk, will offer 0 to 60 miles per hour time of under 5 seconds. An epa certified range of 248 miles or 400 kilometers. This figure falls short of the ioniq 5s 256 miles, and the ev6 is 274 miles even with a smaller power output. However, what the gv60 offers in lieu of the range is its performance. The top of the line performance variant with a dual motor all wheel, drive setup will offer a stout 429 horsepower and 516 pound feet of torque, which can be further expanded up to 483 horsepower. For up to 10 seconds, with the boost mode engaged that offers zero to 60 miles per hour, acceleration of just under four seconds. Incredibly, this sprightly performance is comparable to porsche taken 4s. The gv60 also offers 235 miles or 378 kilometers of range, which is substantially higher than that of the porsche at 227 miles or kilometers and like the porsche. The top of the line performance variant, which is known as sport plus, will be equipped with the genesis, only feature of electronic limited slip, differential or elsd and an electronically adjustable suspension. The genesis gv60 will be the king of performance of all hyundai motor group cars in the us until the similarly equipped kia ev6 gt arrives later this year and the high performance end version of the ioniq 5 arrives next year, with 577 horsepower and 546 pound feet Of torque to feature 0 60 time of 3.
5 seconds, however, the go fast variants of hyundai and kia models, wouldnt be able to match the level of luxury and opulence that genesis is offering with the gv60. The inside of the gv60 is stereotypical genesis with the cabin shrouded in rich leather and alcantara in the higher trim level. The base trim will feature eco friendly, artificial leather and fabrics made from recycled materials. All versions will feature genesis: exclusive, crystal sphere: atop, the floating center console to control the drivetrain, which is the first ever application of such technology. Since its introduction in the x concept last year, it also offers a scent diffuser as yet. Another genesis, specific feature that adds to the luxury that the ioniq 5 and the ev6 do not offer riding on 114.2 inches or 2 900 millimeters wheelbase, which is the same as the ev6 and 100 millimeters, or about 4 inches shorter than the ionic 5 offers. Deceivingly. Large interior space, with the characteristic flat floor and airy feeling that a full length panoramic roof offers also because the genesis is four inches wider than its sibling. With the concept car inspired coupe like profile, it gives off the appropriate presence as a wide stance – luxury fastback suv, unlike the hatchback like ionic 5, and the wagon, like persona of the ev6. The iconic genesis, 2 line design theme thats prevalent throughout the body, enhances the luxury appeal of the rather compact crossover. Technology is also different in the gv60.
Although the gv60 shares its dual panoramic 12.3 inch driver cluster and infotainment displays with the hyundai and kia. It has a unique cloud connected infotainment suite that enables both the system and the vehicle to be updated over the air. It also features connected services like face connect, entry and a fingerprint reader to start your car, its also apple car, key capable allowing you to text your keys to someone else. Should these connected services be too wired for some genesis also includes two traditional key fobs: one black and the other white presented in a very stylish fashion, couture, like manner also. The gv60 is the first genesis to include the wireless charging capability, its not certain. If this option will be available to international models, but in korea the feature will charge the vehicle wireless over the charging pad at up to 11 kilowatts. The wireless charging feature will not only be very convenient but useful in tight parking or garage space. Wireless charging in the future will be used also for vehicle to grid power and dynamic charging that powers vehicles in motion, as well as for autonomous vehicles. As for the autonomous driving technology, the gv60 will be equipped with a level 2 highway driving assist 2 or hda2 system like the hyundai and kia siblings, along with a similar level of industry, leading advanced driver assistance system features. Finally, for the price, the genesis will offer the gv60 at the starting price of just under sixty thousand dollars at fifty nine thousand nine hundred eighty dollars, which seems alike, a lot compared to the starting price of the ioniq, five and ev6, which starts at around forty Thousand dollars, but keep in mind that these base models are single motor, rear, wheel, drive models that come with a smaller 58 kilowatt hours.
Battery and small output 168 horsepower motor, which in reality are not readily available nor purchased by the buyers. If you take the equivalent all wheel, drive long range models which sell for about fifty two thousand dollars. The differential becomes a lot reasonable, considering all the luxury and the ownership experience and benefits that are associated with owning a luxury brand car. One of such benefits will be genesiss offer of unlimited 30 minute charging at electrify america for three years with the purchase of the gv60, which would make the price just that much more attractive. Also, the previously discussed connected services will be offered for the lifetime of the genesis gv60. Instead of the usual five year free service, the 483 horsepower performance model will set you back 68 980, which seems like a bargain compared to the aforementioned porsche taken 4s with the price of 104 000, the uk prices will be 47 05 pounds for the base rwd Premium variant, 53, 605, pounds for the sport and 64 405 pounds for the sport plus when they are released in early june. As for the end of the video question, what would be your choice between the three variations of the egmp800 volt electric cars from korea, which seem to offer their own unique interpretation and characters catering to different needs? Please vote and share your views by clicking on the link in the comment section below or in the description thanks for watching, auto vision, your best source for the fastest korean car news and rumors dont forget to comment like subscribe and click on the notification bell.
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