2023 Genesis GV60 Performance First Drive: Brand Engineering Done Right

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Foreign tv subscribe my channel it wasn’t long ago that badge engineering was a dirty word in the automotive world and why shouldn’t it have been automakers were churning out near identical versions of its cars like say the ford crown victoria mercury grand marquis and lincoln town car and charging more for the luxury versions while doing the bare minimum to

Differentiate styling or powertrains most automakers were scared away from the experiment after watching the big american automaker stumble through the great recession so it was curious that with the hyundai ioniq 5 kia ev6 and genesis gv60 hyundai effectively mimic the model same platform identical motors albeit with drastically different skins we’ve driven the

Ionic 5 and ev6 extensively and were impressed by both we’ve now had the chance to get behind the wheel of the new 2023 gv60 performance the south korean luxury brand’s first f and it turns out that when it’s done right maybe badge engineering or maybe we should call it brand engineering isn’t so bad after all what is the gv60 share with the ionic 5 and ev6 looking

Over the new 2023 gv60 spec sheet it’d be quite easy to dismiss it as a more expensive luxed up variant of the hyundai or kia all three evs ride on hyundai’s egmp electric global modular platform architecture sport 800 volt read fast charging 77.4 kilowatt hour battery packs under the floor and share their dual motor all-wheel drive powertrains though the hyundai

And kia are both available with single motor rear drive and a smaller battery pack the base genesis gv60 advanced even sports the same motors as the hyundai and kia two permanent magnet units good for a combined 314 horsepower and 446 pounds to foot of torque though the gv60 advanced is interestingly six ponies shy of the ionic 5 and ev6 so what’s different well

For starters the gv60 performance we spent the day in is more powerful than any current ionic 5 or ev6 it replaces the advanced front motor with a larger rear motor at the front axle combined output rises to a smile inducing 429 horsepower with torque peaking at 516 pounds to foot-press the green boost button on the steering wheel another gv60 exclusive and power

Rises to 483 horsepower and 516 pounds to foot for a 10 second spurt to its standard equipment list the gv60 performance also adds an electronic limited slip differential at the rear plus an electronically adjustable suspension we expect to see these features make their way to the promised ev6 gt in the next few years there are other changes two both subtle and

Overt the gv60 for instance is slightly smaller than its siblings its wheelbase is slightly shorter than that of the ev6 and 4 inches shy of the ionic 5 while its overall length is about 7 inches shorter and it’s four inches wider than its siblings rather than presenting itself as a wagon ev6 or hatch ionic 5 the gv60 very much looks the part of a luxury fastback suv

With its split signature headlights functional grille a rarity for an f and swept back tesla model y inspired roofline tech is the other differentiating factor although the gv60 shares its twin 12.3 inch dash and infotainment displays with the hyundai and kia it has a unique for now 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 it’s also apple car key capable allowing you to text your keys to someone else should the connected services creep you out some genesis also includes two traditional key fobs one black and the other white with a gv60 on the road with

The gv60 performance having spent quite a bit of time with both the ionic 5 and ev6 recently and ignoring the weird feeling of scanning a face and finger to enter and start a car our first impression of the genesis after setting off in the gv60 was how similarly it drove to the hyundai and kia power delivery in its default drive mode is slingshot smooth while

Switching to sport mode results in a hair trigger throttle mapping that’ll throw you back in your seat if you even think about breathing on it boost mode which functions much like hyundai’s and grin shift button on the veloster n works as advertised giving you ample passing power and a taste of the gv60 performance is 483 horsepower for 10 seconds at a time break

Tuning in the gv60 is good with 5 modes l1 through l3 ipedal and auto of regeneration despite trying to make ourselves like the auto setting which adjusts reagan based on your location traffic and current speed we found ourselves bouncing back and forth between the two most aggressive modes l3 and ipedal via the convenient paddles mounted on the steering wheel the

Gv60 performance largely rides the same as the kia and hyundai 2. it’s softly sprung and bounds ever so slightly up and over bumps sport mode irons out the ride sum eliminating the bounding without ruining the ride quality around la’s famous canyon roads the gv60 performance is playful and endearing with a charming amount of body roll quick if a bit numb steering

And an aggressive limited slip rear differential that helps get the genesis nose pointed at the next straight enabling you to unleash boost mode yet again a good set of tires the gv60 performance rides on the same michelin primacy all seasons as the ioniq 5 would go a long way to help the car further live up to its name there’s quite a bit of noise and scrub from

The tires when driven in the same manner one might a model e performance or ford mustang machi gt and not enough grip to make full use of the power on tap what’s the gv60 like inside despite some obvious shared switch gear the gv60 feels fairly higher quality and significantly more luxurious inside than its siblings the cabin is decked out in leather and alcantara

The latter of which literally drips down the pillars and doors though the standard gv60 adventure uses artificial leather and fabrics made from recycled materials as with vehicles like the suv of the year winning gv70 the gv60 sports thoughtful interior touches like a crystal sphere atop the floating center console that rotates to reveal the shifter when the car

Is started an ascent diffuser on the passenger side front door that takes advantage of the space that’s used for mirror controls on the driver’s side the cabin itself is roomy and comfortable the front seats are supportive and automatically make small movements if you’ve been in the saddle a while ensuring you stay fresh in back there’s plenty of room for adults

Which is impressive considering the gv60 small dimensions underfloor battery and full length panoramic roof how far can the gv60 go on a charge is the gv60 worth it range anxiety likely won’t be a major consideration for gv60 owners the performance model can travel up to 235 miles on a charge while the less powerful gv60 advanced nets 248 miles regardless of the

Range rating all gv60s like the big battery ionic 5 and ev6 are capable of peak charging at 235 kilowatts meaning you can go from 10 to 80 percent charge or 23 miles to 188 miles in as little as 18 minutes the gv60 may share its batteries and motors with mainstream hyundai and kia products but it’s to the genesis benefit not detriment even if we wish the gv60 were

Sportier instead of reinventing the wheel with the gv60s underpinnings genesis designed a compact crossover topper that looks and feels unlike anything either its siblings or its rivals are doing although the gv60 is the first f from an automaker that’s just out of diapers it’s bound to be the textbook example for other automakers and how to badge or brand engineer for the fh

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