Say hello to…
…the Genesis GV60, a pure electric family hatch from the premium Korean brand that’s a sister company to Kia and Hyundai. Indeed, the underpinnings for the GV60 are very similar to those used in the Kia EV6 and Hyundai Ioniq 5.
Genesis offers the GV60 in three forms, a rear-drive 225hp car (called Premium), a 314hp all-wheel drive car (badged Sport) and a 483hp all-wheel drive car, badged Sport Plus, as tested here.
The GV60 is offered in just a single trim level, however, option packs can be added.
Equipment fitted as standard to all models includes a heat pump, drive modes, LED lights, 19-inch alloys, 12.3-inch digital driver’s display, aircon, lane keeping, auto high beam, forward collision warning, rear cross traffic alert, safe exit assist, intelligent speed limit assist, wireless phone charger, auto wipers, heated steering wheel, smart cruise control, reversing camera, reversing sensors, artificial leather seats, heated and ventilated front seat, heated rear seats, powered driver and front passenger seats and a 12.3-inch infotainment screen.
Is The Genesis GV60 Suitable For My Fleet
As a practical large hatchback with a great standard kit list and a boot that’s a massive 680 litres the GV60 is incredibly fleet friendly. Factor in a 2% benefit-in-kind tax band and it makes great fiscal sense too.
However, what’s more impressive is the quality feel of the interior which is easily a match for the more established premium brands.
Leasing A Genesis GV60
Genesis current uses a direct sales approach and is looking to move to an agency model, however, lease deals are available and Intelligent Car Leasing offers the range topping Sport Plus for £980 a month on a 3+36 contract with 10,000 miles a year.
Gensen Reports predicts the maintenance cost over the same timeframe and miles to be a competitive £58 a month.
Driving A Genesis GV60
Genesis has not only produced a high quality cabin, but the overall driving experience is also firmly in the premium space.
While all electric cars obviously have an advantage over ICE cars when it comes to refinement – due to lack of a petrol or diesel engine – the GV60 is more refined at motorway speeds than most electric cars.
Comfort levels are excellent too with quiet suspension that offers great body control it the corners without resorting to being anywhere near harsh on UK roads.
If there’s a weakness it is the lack of steering feel, but that doesn’t stop the GV60 being fun to drive. Like a few high power EVs, the Sport Plus is a very quick car. But to add entertainment, Genesis has fitted a ‘Boost’ button which gives maximum acceleration for 10 seconds at a time and is the mode in which the claimed 0-60mph time of 4.0 seconds would be achieved. First use it’ll mess with your head. After that it’s a giggle, but unfortunately in the UK there are very few suitable places (mostly clear motorway slip roads) to use it.
Keep away from the Boost button and efficiency is impressive too. We recorded an average of 3.0m/kWh over 600, mostly motorway, miles which is good for a real world range of 240 miles. Charging too is rapid, the car will take up to 233kW on DC plug if you can find a suitable station. We saw well over 130kW going into the car from a couple of 150kW charge points.
This overall comprehensive package of great equipment, excellent driving experience, good range and fast charging make the GV60 a very interesting and compelling company car proposition.
FleetandLeasing.com Verdict On The Genesis GV60
A highly appealing company car that not only looks good, but drives well and offers a real alternative to existing premium marques.
- Model: GV60 Sport Plus
- Power: 483hp
- Torque: 700Nm
- Max speed: 146mph
- 0-62mph: 4.0s
- Official range: 289 miles
- Test range: 240 miles
- CO2 emissions: 0g/km
- BIK tax band 2022/23: 2%