The price and specifications of the Genesis GV60 electric SUV have been confirmed for the UK market, where it will be sold in three variants and three powertrain output levels.
Launched last August, the Genesis GV60 is built on Hyundai’s Electric-Global Modular Platform (E-GMP) and starts at, 47,005 in the United Kingdom, starting at 47,005 (RM252,650). As such, it is a premium-based offer based on underpinning shared with Hyundai Ioniq 5 and Kia EV6.
Base size as a premium, and has a single rear-mounted motor that drives the rear wheels. It produces 229 PS and 350 Nm of torque and a 77.4 kWh battery pack that is standard across the board for the UK market, the range of the premium variant is 514 km.
The next step in the GV60 ladder for this market is the Sport variant of 53,605 pounds sterling (RM288,413), which adds an extra 100 PS motor to the front axle for a total system output of 318 PS. The rear axle motor produces slightly less output than the base variant, here the Sport produces 218 PS for the rear wheels. The WLTP range for the Sport variant is 467 km.
The Sport Plus variant, the most powerful powertrain combination of the GV60 line-up for the UK, boasts 65,405 pounds sterling (RM351,901), which boasts 244 PS electric motors per axis for a total system output of 490 PS.
Like the rest of the range, the most powerful GV60 variant is taken from a 77.4 kWh battery pack, and is rated for a WLTP range of 462 km on a full charge. When charged from a 350 kW ultra-rapid charger, the charging time for the three variants is only 18 minutes.
For the UK GV60 includes active safety and driver assistance systems including lane change assistance including highway driving assistance, navigation-based smart cruise control, front collision avoidance assistance, multi-collision brakes, rear cross-traffic collision avoidance assistance, intelligent front lighting system. . , And remote parking assistance. There is also a digital side mirror that replaces the conventional mirror with a camera feed.
The GV60’s additional tools for the UK market include a fingerprint detection system that helps different recorded drivers remember their preferred settings such as seat position, phone contacts, navigation settings, audio volume and much more.
The infotainment system on the GV60 is the first from Genesis to feature a connected car integrated cockpit, with the driver’s instrument panel and navigation screen linked to create a panoramic display that also shares content with the head-up display.
The GV60 comes courtesy of the Audio 17-speaker Bang and Olufsen sound system. Software updates for electric SUVs are carried over-the-air, bringing the latest features to the vehicle system without the need to visit the service center for this purpose. This applies to GV60’s electric vehicle integrated control devices, suspension, brakes, steering, ADAS, instrumentation, navigation and infotainment.
Pricing the GV60 in the United Kingdom means that it carries an approximately 20% premium compared to the Hyundai Ioniq 5, which costs less than RM200k in Malaysia.
Assuming similar margins apply to the Malaysian market, EVs in Malaysia are now exempt from import and excise duties, meaning a Malaysian price of around RM250k should be set for battery-electric genesis; In other words, it’s the UK starting price, the equivalent of RM351,901 for the top 490 PS dual-motor variant.
With Genesis’ premium positioning, it will place the GV60 in a segment of the electric SUV marketplace that currently includes the Mercedes-Benz EQA and the Volvo XC40 Rechargeable Pure Electric. The EQA costs RM278,201 and the XC40 Pure Electric costs RM262,460, both without insurance. According to that estimate, the starting price of GV60 in Malaysia should be both lower.
Gallery: Genesis GV60