You may not be familiar with the Genesis brand, just think of them as a posh Hyundai, which is basically what they are. As such, in this case, we have the GV60, which is a fully electric compact SUV based on the same electric architecture as the very popular Hyundai IONIQ 5. As the specifications of both vehicles are so similar, the GV60 also benefits from a 1,600kg towing capacity and additional benefits such as V2L (Vehicle 2 Load). The question is then, how much more are you paying for the GV60 over the IONIQ 5…
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Key Genesis GV60 Specs
- Official Towing Capacity – 1,600kg (All Versions)
- Availability – Now
- Price – Starting £47,005 (Premium) > £65,450 (Sport Plus)
- Range (EV Database) – 225 Miles (Sport Plus) > 240 Miles (Premium)
- Estimated Towing Range (50%) – 113 Miles (Sport Plus) > 120 Miles (Premium)
- Maximum DC Charge Rate – 233kW
- Rapid Charge 10% to 80% – 16 Mins
- Check Used Genesis GV60 Specs
Genesis GV60 & Torque
- Premium – RWD with 225 HP and 258 lb-ft of torque
- Sport – AWD with 314 HP and 446 lb-ft of torque
- Sport Plus – AWD with 483 HP and 516 lb-ft of torque
Genesis GV60 Towing Capabilities
Unlike the Genesis GV70, which started life as an internal combustion vehicle that morphed into an electric car, the Genesis GV60 is an electric car from the ground up, just like the IONIQ 5, its sibling.
As the Genesis GV60 is so similar to the Hyundai IONIQ 5, please check out that article for the ins and outs of this platform which is one of, if not the best electric car platforms currently on the market.
There are a few differences, for instance, there is currently not an equivalent IONIQ 5 to the GV60 in Sport Plus specification with the amount of power/torque it has on offer.
However, the IONIQ 5 Long Range AWD and Genesis GV60 Sport are closely matched on power/torque, and both are AWD. So what’s the damage, how much more is the Genesis GV60 Sport?
Well, the pricing for the Hyundai IONIQ 5 Long Range AWD is £48,900, and the Genesis GV60 Sport is priced at £53,605. Hence, the GV60 demands a price premium of around £5K over the IONIQ 5.
Whether you feel the GV60 is worth it really depends on which design you prefer, and even if you do prefer the styling of the Genesis GV60 do you like it £5K more?
Remember, both can tow 1,600kg, both have the same sized battery and thus similar range, and both can rapid charge at 233kW.
Genesis GV60 Review
I’ve included a CarGurus review of the Genesis GV60, which notes that the styling may not be for everybody. Then again, the same is true of its sibling, the IONIQ 5.
As with the IONIQ 5, the GV60 is branded as an SUV, which is a bit odd for how low the roofline is. I suppose this is why the term ‘compact SUV’ has come to be used.
My Thoughts On The Genesis GV60…
As the Genesis GV60 is so similar to the Hyundai IONIQ 5 with regards to specifications, the choice between the two really does come down to looks, and which you prefer.
I don’t think the Genesis brand has really existed for long enough for ‘brand value’ to play its part in the same way that many people happily pay more for a BMW or Mercedes etc.
Personally, as a child of the 80s that’s always wanted a Delorean, I prefer the IONIQ 5. But if that angular styling is not your cup of tea, you now have the more rounded alternative in the Genesis GV60.