2023 Genesis GV60

The 2023 Genesis GV60, a luxury electric SUV that is making waves in the market. Genesis, Hyundai's luxury brand, has combined style, performance, and advanced technology to create a vehicle that is sure to turn heads

 With an impressive range, powerful motor, and sleek design, the Genesis GV60 is a strong contender among other high-end electric SUVs like the Tesla Model Y and Audi e-tron.

The GV60 is powered by an electric motor that delivers 225 kW (301 horsepower) and 446 Nm of torque. This power output is impressive for an electric SUV, allowing the GV60 to accelerate from 0-100 km/h in just 4.5 seconds. The SUV’s power and performance is complemented by its advanced battery technology, with a 77.4 kWh battery that delivers an estimated range of up to 430 km on a single charge. This is a significant range for a luxury electric SUV, making the GV60 a practical choice for daily commutes, weekend road trips, and more.

The Genesis GV60 boasts a sleek and modern design that turns heads on the road. The SUV features a unique split-headlight design that gives it a distinctive look, with sleek lines and a sculpted body that exudes luxury and refinement. The interior of the GV60 is equally impressive, caught somewhere between a 50’s diner and a 80’s concept of what the future would look like- the GV60 is aesthetically pleasing. With a spacious cabin that offers plenty of legroom and headroom for both front and rear passengers. The GV60 also features a panoramic sunroof that floods the cabin with natural light, and ambient lighting that can be customized to match the driver’s mood. The interior of the GV60 is not only aesthetically pleasing but also quiet and comfortable thanks to its advanced sound insulation and adaptive suspension system.

The Genesis GV60 is packed with advanced technology and features that enhance the driving experience. The SUV features a 14.5-inch touchscreen infotainment system that integrates with both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, making it easy to stay connected while on the go. The infotainment system also includes a premium sound system with 12 speakers, ensuring that every note of your favorite tunes is crystal clear.

Safety is a top priority in the Genesis GV60, with a range of advanced safety features that offer peace of mind for both drivers and passengers. These safety features include lane departure warning, lane-keeping assist, adaptive cruise control, automatic emergency braking, blind spot monitor, driver attention warning, rear cross-traffic alert, and a surround view monitor.

The 2023 Genesis GV60 is available in three trim levels: Select, Advanced, and Prestige. The Select trim is the base model and comes with a range of standard features, including 19-inch alloy wheels, heated front seats, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, and a power liftgate. The Advanced trim includes additional features like 20-inch alloy wheels, a heads-up display, and a 360-degree camera system. The top-of-the-line Prestige trim includes all the features of the Advanced trim, as well as additional luxury features like a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster, heated rear seats, and a Lexicon premium sound system.

The 2023 Genesis GV60 is a luxury electric SUV, and its price reflects its status. The base Select trim starts at $59,500 CAD, while the Advanced trim starts at $65,000 CAD. The top-of-the-line Prestige trim starts at $69,500 CAD. These prices put the GV60 in the same price range as other luxury electric SUVs like the Tesla Model Y and Audi e-tron. 

The Genesis GV60 has set the bar high for its competitors. Its powerful motor and advanced battery technology provide impressive performance and a practical range for everyday use, while its sleek and modern design makes it stand out on the road. The SUV is also packed with advanced technology and safety features, ensuring a comfortable and safe driving experience. While the GV60 is priced similarly to other luxury electric SUVs, its combination of style, performance, and technology make it a strong contender for Canadian consumers looking for a high-end electric SUV.

Electric motor power output: 225 kW (301 horsepower)

Electric motor torque: 446 Nm

Battery capacity: 77.4 kWh

Estimated range on a single charge: 430 km

Acceleration: 0-100 km/h in 4.5 seconds

Wheels: 19-inch alloy (standard) or 20-inch alloy (higher trims)

Infotainment screen: 14.5-inch touchscreen

Safety features: Lane departure warning, lane-keeping assist, adaptive cruise control, automatic emergency braking, blind spot monitor, driver attention warning, rear cross-traffic alert, and a surround view monitor.

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2018 Genesis G80 – Review

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2018 Genesis G80 – Review

The all-new Genesis G80 will have people saying, “Wow! Is that really a Hyundai?

For years Hyundai has been known standard, simple, and reliable vehicle brand. With top selling models like the Sonata and Elantra, that is not a bad thing.  However, Hyundai has never released a vehicle to brag about, nor a vehicle to compete in the luxury mid-size sedan class. Since releasing a concept in 2008, and now independently as a luxury spin-off division, the Genesis has reshaped the identity of Hyundai.  Leading to the introduction of the new Genesis G80 last year.

Now Hyundai has taken another step further and introduced a new trim level and engine upgrade for the G80.  The new Genesis G80 Sport model is fueled by a 3.3-liter twin turbo V-6 producing 365 horsepower and 376lb-ft of torque. This sits right in between the standard 311 horsepower, 3.8-liter V6 and the top-of-the-line 5.0-litre V-8 engine generating 411 horsepower and 383lb-ft of torque.

Starting with the exterior, the Genesis G80 is nothing short of impressive. The sportier and elegant look throughout disguises itself from the Hyundai brand, which I feel is a smart move. The addition of an elongated front-end and an improved stylish front bumper are a success. This gives the Genesis G80 that high-end luxury sedan sheik it needs to compete with the Audi A6, BMW 5 series, and the Cadillac CTS to name a few.  Additional features included as well are chrome accents throughout, 19-inch alloy rims, and pronounced brake calipers.  The interior is comfortable and sleek. Hyundai included some carbon fiber additions to the dashboard which I feel is a little gimmicky. I am not a fan of the carbon fiber look in general; I think a more simplistic trim accent would have served them better. The gear shift is unlike any I have seen in any vehicle making it unique and easy to maneuver.  The touchscreen display is 9.2-inches wide, which is on the smaller side. (For comparison sake the Cadillac CTS display measures 12.3-inches.)However, I do always love the touchscreen and dial combination as opposed to relying on the dial (or finger pad like in the Lexus ES) only. Nothing is more frustrating when the dial skips over your desired selection, unlike the good ol’ finger tap which is bang on every time.  I am also surprised by the amount of room given to the rear passengers. It’s subtly spacious throughout, making it suitable for a family or an entourage.

Now the drivability of the Genesis G80 had me excited before I even put the vehicle in drive. I mean how you could not look at the dual-double exhaust tips peeking out the rear, the giant brake calipers, and the chiseled driver seat. As I gripped the leather steering wheel tight, I took off down the serpentine roads of the Sea to Sky highway. Now full disclosure, I did say took off and you are associating that with speeding.  My lawyer advised me that it doesn’t imply I was speeding. That is your assumption, and nor do I need to disclose my actual speed. Never-the-less, I took this Genesis to the test, the speed, the suspension, the handling. It satisfied my every need. You feel every bit of that twin-turbo (Again I emphasize, was not speeding). The handling is superb around the tight switchbacks accompanied by the lane departure mitigation feature nudging you back into your desired lane. Along with the beautiful scenery of Cliffside rock faces, the panoramic sunroof lets you enjoy seeing it all as you fly by. When I managed to get to Vancouver, I lots of testing with the brakes. There’s traffic everywhere and lights every 10 feet. Surprisingly, where Vancouver parking can be stressful the easy to use parking system and the overhead multi-camera will make parking a cinch.           

Key Features:

  • $62,000
  • 3-liter twin turbo V-6
  • 365 horsepower and 376lb-ft of torque
  • 8L/100km city, 9.8L/100km highway
  • Stylish exterior
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