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Sunday Drive: Unleashing the future with the 2024 Genesis GV60 performance electric SUV

By Craig and Deanne Conover - Daily Herald | May 25, 2024
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Deanne with the all-electric 2024 Genesis GV60, full of excitement, as we were out on a true Sunday drive in Utah County.
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The all-new Genesis GV60.
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The Crystal Sphere inside the all-new Genesis GV60.
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The all-new Genesis GV60.
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Inside the all-new Genesis GV60.
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The all-new Genesis GV60.

As the automotive industry continues its evolution toward electrification, be it the right or wrong way to go, many brands have come up with some kind of electric vehicle to enhance their lineup. One of the latest offerings in this arena is the 2024 Genesis GV60 performance electric SUV, which actually premiered two years ago as the 2022 model when we had one of our first experiences with an all-electric here in Utah.

Genesis promises luxury, performance and sustainability. The GV60 represents a what an all-electric can achieve in one unique SUV. Over the course of a week, we had the opportunity to immerse ourselves in the driving experience with this top-of-the-line model, finding the journey to be nothing short of exhilarating.

First impressions

The GV60 made a striking first impression on us as it silently glided into the driveway. Its sleek and futuristic design immediately becomes an eye-catching reality, with its sculpted lines and bold grille signaling a performance pedigree.

Getting inside for our first drive, we were greeted by a spacious and impeccably crafted interior adorned with high-quality materials and advanced technology. The panoramic sunroof bathed the cabin in natural light, creating an airy and inviting atmosphere.

One of our favorite things in the GV60 is the "Crystal Sphere," something we came to love and decided every electric vehicle should be equipped with. What would this ominous "Crystal Sphere" do? Well, not much, but the cool factor was over the top, as it was located on the center console and when we would turn the vehicle on it would rotate 180 degrees and the round shifter would appear ready to put the SUV into gear.

The GV60 would come to life with a gentle hum, signaling its readiness to hit the road. After charging it to 100% the first time out, we set off on a weeklong electric adventure, eager to explore just what this state-of-the-art electric SUV had to offer.

Performance unleashed

The true test of any performance vehicle lies in its driving dynamics, and the GV60 did not disappoint. Equipped with dual electric motors -- one powering the front wheels and the other the rear -- the GV60 delivered exhilarating acceleration and precise handling. Its instant torque delivery propelled us forward with effortless ease, making highway merges and overtaking maneuvers a breeze.

With dual these motors, the SUV makes 429 horsepower and rockets itself to 60 in just 3.7 seconds.

The GV60's adaptive suspension system and all-wheel-drive capabilities ensured that we would always have a smooth and composed ride, even on challenging road surfaces. Whether navigating tight city streets or winding mountain roads, the GV60 remained poised and confident, always instilling a sense of confidence with us.

Embracing efficiency

In addition to its performance prowess, the GV60 demonstrated impressive efficiency throughout our journey. With an estimated range of over 300 miles on a single charge, range anxiety was something we didn't have to deal with in our everyday drives. Thanks to its regenerative braking system, the GV60 also was able to recapture energy during deceleration, further extending its range.

Charging the GV60 was easier this time out as we did not make long-distance drives that would require a stop for charging, and in our home on a 220 charger it would easily get to 100% in the overnight hours. Genesis claims a 10% to 80% charge time of only 18 minutes on a 350-kilowatt charger or better, known as a DC fast charger.

Advanced technology

One of the standout features of the GV60 is its advanced technology suite, which combined cutting-edge innovation with intuitive functionality. The vehicle's infotainment system, featuring a large touch screen display, provided access to a wealth of entertainment, navigation and connectivity options. Our only wish would have been for wireless Apple CarPlay connections -- yes, even we have First World problems.

The GV60 also boasted an array of driver assistance features, including adaptive cruise control, lane-keeping assist and automatic emergency braking. These technologies worked seamlessly together to enhance safety and convenience, allowing us to relax and enjoy our daily drive with peace of mind.

Luxury redefined

Throughout our week with the GV60, we were continually impressed by its commitment to luxury and refinement. The interior exuded elegance and sophistication, with premium materials and meticulous attention to detail elevating the driving experience to new heights.

From the heated and ventilated seats to the ambient lighting and premium sound system, every aspect of the GV60 was designed to indulge the senses. Even mundane tasks such as parking were transformed into effortless endeavors thanks to the vehicle's array of convenience features, including a 360-degree camera system and automated parking assist.

Exploring versatility

As a versatile SUV, the GV60 proved to be equally adept at handling everyday errands as it was embarking on weekend adventures, as we found out two years go in our first outing in the Genesis. Its spacious cargo area offered ample room for groceries, luggage or outdoor gear, while its fold-flat rear seats provided additional flexibility for larger items.

Whether we were commuting to work, running errands around town or embarking on a Sunday drive, the GV60 adapted seamlessly to our lifestyle, providing comfort, convenience and performance in every situation.

Conclusion

As our weeklong test drive in the 2024 Genesis GV60 came to an end, it was hard to give up the power and luxury we had experienced. The GV60 again had exceeded our expectations in every regard.

With its striking design, exhilarating performance, advanced technology and uncompromising luxury, the Genesis represents the future of electric mobility. As the automotive industry continues to evolve, vehicles like the GV60 are leading the charge toward a more sustainable and exhilarating driving experience.

Base price: $69,550

Destination charge: $1,195

Price as driven: $71,320

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