Genesis GV60 commands six-figure pricing

The Genesis GV60 ground-up EV crossover will demand quite a premium over the related Hyundai Ioniq 5 and Kia EV6 at launch.

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Pricing for the Genesis GV60 electric crossover has broken cover earlier than planned, by way of an industry-wide pricing guide.

Two versions of the GV60 electric AWD will be available: the GV60 Lux at $103,700 plus on-road costs, and the GV60 Performance at $110,700 before on-roads.

Genesis Australia said it will reveal official pricing and specs in the coming weeks, but we understand these figures are legitimate.

The prematurely released prices about echo what was floating around on social media, as per our recent story here.

The 4.5-metre long GV60 EV uses the same ground-up EV platform as the radical Hyundai Ioniq 5 and Kia EV6, but is pricier than both as perhaps befits its branding.

The Hyundai Ioniq 5 tops out at $75,900 before on-roads in dual-motor all-wheel drive guise, while the flagship Kia EV6 GT-Line AWD is priced at $82,990 before on-roads.

The Tesla Model Y Performance tops out at $96,700 before on-roads, for a little further context.

The GV60 offers with some cool features (local specs are TBC) including slim digital side mirrors that use cameras, flush door handles, and a next-gen infotainment setup with fingerprint sensor and OTA updates.

The GV60 uses the same active adaptive suspension system as the GV80 SUV, meaning a camera that scans the road and, combined with sat-nav data, adjusts damping on the fly.

The GV60 is also the first model to feature the brand’s electric Active Sound Design (e-ASD). The system provide various virtual driving sounds through the speakers based on the driving mode, the vehicle’s speed, and accelerator pedal data.

‘Face Connect’ sensors allow the head-up display, driver’s seat, steering wheel, side mirrors, and infotainment settings to be adjusted based on the driver’s customised settings.

The seats, door armrests, console armrests, and crash pads are made with plant-based leather. Seat covers and door centre trims use fabrics made with yarns extracted from recycled PET bottles and fishnets.

The standard all-wheel drive model combines a 160kW rear motor with a 74kW front motor for combined outputs of 234kW and 605Nm.

The range-topping performance model has two 160kW motors for a peak power output of 320kW, and an identical peak torque figure – but in Boost mode it can offer up to 360kW/700Nm.

Every GV60 variant uses a 77.4kWh lithium-ion battery pack. Thanks to the 800V charging hardware in the e-GMP platform, the GV60 is capable of utilising a 350kW public DC fast charger.

Genesis claims 470km of range on the WLTP cycle for the standard all-wheel drive model and 465km for the Performance.

In its most aggressive setup, Genesis says the regenerative braking system allows for true one-pedal driving. Drivers will be able to toggle different regen levels using the paddles behind the steering wheel.

No mention was made of a single-motor rear-wheel drive version, though one was certified for sale earlier this year. This model has 168kW and 350Nm outputs, and if it comes will clearly get under the $100,000 barrier.

The GV60 is set to launch in the third quarter of this year, along with the Electrified GV70 SUV and Electrified G80 sedan that are based on combustion engine platforms.

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