With up to 483 Hp under the hood, the GV60 Performance can rocket to 62mph (100km/h) in 4.0 seconds
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by Brad Anderson
The 2023 Genesis GV60 Performance AWD may share its underpinning with the cheaper Hyundai Ioniq 5 and Kia EV6 but as we’re discovering, it feels like an entirely different beast.
Genesis has been steadily growing its fleet of EVs over the past 18 months and the GV60 is its first model sold exclusively with an electric powertrain, as opposed to cars like the G80 and GV70 that are offered as ICE and EV models. We’re testing the flagship Performance AWD variant over the next two weeks and are eager to hear your thoughts and questions about it.
Two variants of the GV60 are available in Australia. Sitting at the base of the range is the AWD model, fitted with a pair of electric motors delivering 234 kW (314 hp) and 605 Nm (446 lb-ft), setting buyers back AU$103,700 (equal to $69,608 at current exchange rates) before on-road costs. Our test car has significantly more power with 360 kW (483 hp) and 700 Nm (516 lb-ft) when in Boost mode, or 320 kW (429 hp) and 605 Nm (446 lb-ft) in normal mode. It rockets to 100 km/h (62 mph) in a claimed 4.0 seconds and is priced from AU$110,700 ($74,306).
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Much like the Ioniq 5 and EV6, the Genesis GV60 has a bold and eye-catching design. The exterior shares some commonalities with other Genesis models, most notably with the quad headlights and quad taillights but for the most part, it is unique from the rest of the Hyundai Motor Company family. It looks futuristic yet suave, innovative yet classy, and has already turned more heads in a couple of days of testing than pretty much anything else we’ve driven over the last couple of years.
However, is the GV60 Performance AWD all show and no-go? Is it actually a well-rounded luxury EV that can transport a family in comfort or is it simply a Hyundai dressed up in a fancy suit? Leave your questions below and we will answer them in a future article.
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