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Genesis GV60

(2022 - present)

Expert Rating

New car score:

76
%
A

Used car score:

69
%
A

Expert Rating report card

Media Rating:

78
%
A

Safety Rating:

81
%
A

Eco Rating:

100
%
A

Reliability Rating:

-

Running Costs:

59
%
C

How are our Expert Rating scores calculated?

Expert Rating

New car score:

76
%
A

Used car score:

69
%
A

Expert Rating report card

Media Rating:

78
%
A

Safety Rating:

81
%
A

Eco Rating:

100
%
A

Reliability Rating:

-

Running Costs:

59
%
C

Summary


The Genesis GV60 is an upmarket electric crossover built on the same foundations as the highly-regarded Kia EV6 and Hyundai Ioniq 5 family cars.

Genesis is a spin-off upmarket brand owned by Hyundai that is relatively new to the UK, and the GV60 is the brand’s first attempt at building a battery-powered car from the ground up.

You won’t be able to buy a Genesis at a traditional dealership; orders are delivered to the customer, and cars are collected from the owner for servicing over a standard five-year care plan, as the brand looks to provide an attractive premium ownership experience.

It is a difficult task to launch a stand-out competitor in an increasingly saturated mid-sized EV market, but UK reviewers agree that the GV60 does just that – described by Honest John as “one of the most desirable electric vehicles on sale today”.

It does cost more than its Hyundai and Kia counterparts, but it “feels more premium than the Hyundai Ioniq 5 and Kia EV6” because of its “premium tech-filled interior”, Parkers explains, adding that the car’s performance and driving dynamics are also impressive, and it’s not bad to look at either.

“The car looks great, but it’s the sales and aftercare approach that will win a lot of buyers over”, Electrifying.com concludes. “If the buying experience is as slick as Genesis is promising, it could be a real game-changer.”

As of April 2024, the Genesis GV60 holds a New Car Expert Rating of A, with a score of 76%. It gets top marks for its safety rating, media reviews and zero tailpipe emissions. However, running costs are only average and we don’t yet have reliability data, so check back again soon.

GV60 highlights

  • Luxurious interior packed with tech
  • Competitive battery range
  • Punchy performance
  • Relaxing driving experience
  • Genesis customer care

GV60 lowlights

  • Rivals have more boot space
  • More expensive than the Kia EV6
  • Alternatives are more exciting to drive
  • Having to constantly explain what it is…

Key specifications


Body style: Medium SUV
Engines:
electric, battery-powered
Price:
From £47,005 on-road

Launched: Autumn 2022
Last updated: N/A
Replacement due: TBA


Media reviews


Reviews, road tests and comparisons from across the UK automotive media. Click any of the boxes to view.

The Car Expert

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Auto Express

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Auto Trader

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Autocar

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Business Car

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Car

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Carbuyer

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Carwow

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Driving Electric

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Electrifying.com

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Evo

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Green Car Guide

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Heycar

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Honest John

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Move Electric

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Parkers

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The Sun

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The Sunday Times

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The Telegraph

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Top Gear

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What Car?

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Which EV?

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Which?

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Safety rating


Independent crash test and safety ratings from Euro NCAP

Overall score: 5 stars
Date tested: September 2022
Read the full Euro NCAP review

Adult protection: 89%
Child protection: 87%
Vulnerable road users: 63%
Safety assist: 88%

Eco rating


Independent economy and emissions ratings from Green NCAP

No eco rating

As of April 2024, the Genesis GV60 has not been lab tested by Green NCAP. If it happens, we will publish the results here.

Reliability rating

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Reliability data provided exclusively for The Car Expert by MotorEasy

No reliability rating

As of April 2024, we don’t have enough reliability data on the Genesis GV60 to generate a reliability rating.

The Car Expert’s reliability information is provided exclusively to us using workshop and extended warranty data from our partner, MotorEasy, sourced from both official dealerships and independent workshops. 

As soon as MotorEasy has sufficient data on the GV60, we’ll publish the results here.

Running cost rating

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Monthly cost of ownership data provided exclusively for The Car Expert by Clear Vehicle Data

Battery rangeAverageScoreVariationScore
EV models301 milesA289 – 321 milesA – A
Electrical efficiencyAverageScoreVariationScore
EV models3.9 m/KWhC3.7 – 4.2 m/KWhB – D
Insurance groupAverageScoreVariationScore
All models45D41 – 49D – E

The Genesis GV60 isn’t the cheapest electric car to own and run, according to whole-life cost numbers provided exclusively to The Car Expert by our data partner, Clear Vehicle Data.

The average insurance group is high, which will be reflected in more expensive annual premiums, while electrical efficiency (the EV equivalent of miles per gallon in a petrol or diesel car) is only average. However, a decent battery size means that the GV60 still averages 300 miles on a charge, according to the official UK/EU government lab tests.

As yet, we don’t have servicing and maintenance data for the GV60, so check back again soon.

Awards


Trophies, prizes and awards that the Genesis GV60 has received

2023

  • What Car? Awards – Best Electric SUV
  • What Car? EV Awards – Best Large Electric SUV

2022

  • iF Awards – iF Design Award
  • Red Dot Awards – Red Dot Design Award

Similar cars


If you’re looking at the Genesis GV60, you might also be interested in these alternatives

Audi Q4 e-tron | BMW iX3 | Citroën ë-C4 X | Ford Mustang Mach-E | Hyundai Ioniq 5 | Hyundai Kona Electric | Kia EV6 | Mercedes-Benz EQA | Nissan Ariya | Polestar 2 | Skoda Enyaq iV | Subaru SolterraTesla Model Y | Toyota bZ4X | Volkswagen ID.4 | Volkswagen ID.5 | Volvo XC40 Recharge

Like its siblings, the Kia EV6 and Hyundai Ioniq 5, the Genesis GV60 sits somewhere between a low-slung conventional car and a higher-riding SUV. Like a lot of EVs, the battery pack lies along the floor of the car with passengers sitting on top, which means you sit a bit higher than you would in a normal car. But if has none of the off-roading capability of a traditional SUV, so don’t expect it to get too far off the beaten track.


More news, reviews and information about the Genesis GV60 at The Car Expert

Genesis GV60 Premium review

Genesis GV60 Premium review

Genesis GV60 Sport Plus test drive

Genesis GV60 Sport Plus test drive

Five-star crash test results for Tesla and Genesis

Five-star crash test results for Tesla and Genesis

Genesis releases price list for all-electric GV60

Genesis releases price list for all-electric GV60

Genesis confirms first EV for UK

Genesis confirms first EV for UK

New Genesis GV60 hatchback EV revealed

New Genesis GV60 hatchback EV revealed

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The Genesis GV60 is an upmarket SUV that some reviewers believe could be a game-changer for the EV market, but the similar Kia EV6 is cheaper.Genesis GV60