‘GV60 facelift reportedly planned in Feb 2025’ section added.
May 26, 2023, marked a year of Genesis commencing sales of the GV60 in the U.S. market. The company launched its first dedicated EV for the 2023 model year. It is expected that in the summer of 2023, Genesis will update the GV60 for the 2024 model year. Here’s what you can expect from the 2024 Genesis GV60, which will compete with the likes of the Tesla Model Y, Audi Q4 Sportback e-tron, and the Lexus RZ.
Kindly note that the details and accompanying visuals in this story are reflective of the current model year, and we will update this page as new information is released by Genesis.
GV60 facelift reportedly planned in Feb 2025
The Genesis GV60 debuted in August 2021 and took a while to roll out globally, but preparations for its facelift have already begun, ET News said in a report on May 23, 2023. That comes as no surprise, since product planners, designers, and engineers have to be well ahead of the market. Expect to start seeing the prototypes of the new model on the roads by early 2024.
The report states series production of the facelifted GV60 in S.Korea will commence in February 2025. Thus, the debut of the updated SUV should take place in early 2025. It’s safe to assume South Korea will be the first market worldwide to receive the new Genesis GV60. With the domestic launch likely to take place in early 2025, we expect the U.S. launch to take place in mid-2025. Thus, Genesis may introduce the new GV60 in the U.S. as an MY2026 product, and until then, we don’t expect major body or feature changes to the electric SUV.
The GV60 has a futuristic shape and is a relatively new addition to the marketplace, which means that most folks in the U.S. may not have had the opportunity to see it in person. This leads us to believe that Genesis will not make design changes to the vehicle for the 2024 model year. We aren’t even expecting any new wheel designs. At best, the company may revise the color palette of the EV.
Similar to the Ioniq 5 and Kia EV6, the GV60’s design is unique and does not resemble any of Genesis’ previous production models. Its offbeat design reinstates that Genesis is attempting to disrupt the norm and enter a new era with futuristic technologies, which we’ll come to later in this article. The Genesis GV60 is smaller than the Genesis Electrified GV70, the all-electric variant of the Genesis GV70 midsize SUV. It has the signature design touches as other Genesis SUVs, but the body style differs significantly.
At the front, the GV60 features the signature Two-Line Quad Lamps with jewel-pattern LEDs, a new Crest Grille that is wider and located at the bottom (instead of between the headlamps), a clamshell hood, and a new wing emblem that is nearly 80% slimmer and features the Guilloché pattern of luxury watches.
The Genesis GV60 is an SUV-coupe, and the sides and the rear are reminiscent of the Genesis Mint Concept from the 2019 New York International Auto Show. The rising beltline and roofline take after the concept car.
The vehicle’s roof steeply slopes into the rear, which is a coupe’s core design attribute. A chrome window trim drops down at the C-pillar to form an edgy ‘V’ shape behind the rear quarter glass. Genesis calls this portion the “Volt DLO.” Seamless and minimal body surfacing without undercuts or character lines lends an understated appearance, in line with the silent yet highly capable zero-emissions powertrain.
The flush door handles operate electrically, automatically popping out on approaching the car. The charging port is above the right wheel arch, and it has a semi-circular, dot-pattern LED indicator to show the charging status. 19-, 20-, and 21-inch are the alloy wheel sizes available.
At the rear, the shape of the tailgate is reminiscent of the Volvo C40, but the design is original. The roofline melts into the curvy tailgate, which sports a black spoiler at the end of the windscreen. The black inside portion of the V shape on the C-pillar flows out to meet the rear spoiler. The taillights split into four segments in a signature style, but they become squinted towards the inside, unlike other Genesis models.
The Genesis GV60’s color palette includes an outlandish lime green paint option called Sao Paulo Lime. Another exciting upcoming electric crossover SUV is the Porsche Macan EV arriving in showrooms in 2024. Porsche offers interesting colors like Frozen Blue Metallic and Frozen Berry Metallic that appeal to young customers and stands out in the crowd. An inspired Genesis product team has come up with such a color palette for the offbeat GV60.
Genesis offers the GV60 EV in a total of 10 color options in the U.S.:
- Sao Paulo Lime (USD 0)
- Hanauma Mint [(USD 575)
- Atacama Copper (USD 575)
- Alta White (USD 0)
- Uyuni White (USD 575)
- Vik Black (USD 575)
- Saville Silver (USD 575)
- Himalayan Gray (USD 575)
- Matterhorn White (USD 1,500)
- Mauna Red (USD 0)
Similar to the exterior, the interior of the 2024 Genesis GV60 is not expected to carry significant changes. It is possible that minor updates to color and material options could be made, but we’re not expecting substantial visual modifications. That said, differences in the equipment between the outgoing and new models is expected.
The Genesis GV60 follows the latest design trend of minimalist vibes. The dashboard, center console, and instrument panel have a low-profile look typical of new-generation electric cars. A circular theme is visible on several parts, such as the visibly compact two-spoke steering wheel with scrollers for various functions, the horn cover, door handles, electronic gear selector, and side mirror adjuster.
The electronic gear selector is the Genesis GV60’s main attraction on the inside. Called ‘Crystal Sphere,’ it originates from the Genesis X Concept, although the original inspiration comes from the traditional Korean architecture’s ‘Beauty of White Space’ philosophy. It takes the EV’s futuristic character to a whole new level.
The Crystal Sphere offers a calming glow in the cabin when the occupants open the doors and enter the vehicle and the vehicle’s electrical systems are off. On pushing the start button, the sparkling, jewel-like object sort of comes to life by rotating through 180˚ and revealing a metal-finish shift-by-wire controller.
As it can indicate whether the vehicle is on or not, something that’s not easily perceivable in an EV, the Crystal Sphere serves as a safety feature as well. When the driver engages a gear, the transmission dial gives them haptic feedback to confirm it.
AVN & comfort
Virtual instrument cluster, compact touchscreen climate control panel, floating widescreen infotainment system, and slim horizontal air vents are some of the other interior highlights of the GV60. Lastly, the driver and passengers can relax by playing one of the EV’s four mood sounds – Relax, Energetic, Bright, and Warm – on the 17-speaker Bang & Olufsen sound system with Hi-Res audio output.
The interior is a notch above the Ioniq 5 and the Kia EV6, featuring higher quality and more sophisticated-looking upholstery, more comfort and convenience features like massage seats and rear-seat entertainment system, and a rich color-coding. While it may not be evident in the 2024 edition, Genesis designers should build further on this differentiation in the future model years.
Sustainable & eco-friendly
Soft-touch fabrics and high-quality dashboard trim set the opulence luxury car customers usually expect. Genesis makes many of the GV60’s interior materials using eco-friendly and recycled items. For example, it has used plant-based leather on the seats, door armrests, and crash pads. Another example is the usage of fabrics made with yarns extracted from recycled PET bottles and fishnets for the EV’s seat covers and door center trims.
The first dedicated Genesis EV has a skateboard-shaped platform structure that houses the battery pack and other core parts underneath the car to make more cabin space for the occupants. It would allow the driver and front passenger to feel virtually closer and the rear passengers to access the wireless smartphone charger.
The Genesis GV60’s roof doesn’t slope steeply until the C-pillar, so it doesn’t compromise the headroom in the back much. Though it shares the basic architecture with the Ioniq 5, the Genesis GV60 is a luxury-class model with more creature comforts. For example, unlike in the Hyundai EV, dedicated AC vents for rear passengers are located in the B-pillars. Also, note shiny applications on the AC vents and door panels, typical of luxury cars. The second-row seats could have a sliding function, besides reclining, for flexibility in the boot compartment.
Genesis offers two interior color options for the GV60, both without any additional cost over the MSRP:
- Obsidian Black
- Ash Gray/Glacier White
Innovative unlocking methods
Another high-tech, catchy feature of the 2024 Genesis GV60 in addition to Crystal Sphere would be ‘Face Connect,’ a recognition system for convenient unlocking. A Near Infra-Red (NIR) camera located on the driver-side B-pillar automatically scans the driver’s face to unlock the doors. Even if the keys are inside the vehicle, the driver can use Face Connect to unlock. Thus, customers will enjoy outdoor activities like running, swimming, surfing, canoeing, etc., with peace of mind, placing the keys inside the vehicle. Face Connect stores up to two faces in its data at a time.
If the driver unlocking the vehicle has a saved profile for different settings, the vehicle automatically makes any required changes when unlocking. The driver’s seat, steering wheel, side mirrors, and infotainment system automatically adjust as per the driver’s profile.
As customers experience in the GV70 and Electrified GV70, the Genesis GV60 has a fingerprint reader. The driver can enter the vehicle using face recognition and turn it on using a fingerprint reader. Biometric authentication allows conveniently making payments from inside the vehicle and releasing the Valet mode as well.
Digital Key 2
The GV60 is the first Genesis model to have Digital Key 2 capability, an upgraded version of the brand’s Digital Key.
Digital Key requires the driver to hold their smartphone up against the front door handle to unlock the vehicle. With Digital Key 2, the driver has to simply touch the door handle to unlock the vehicle; there’s no need to take out the smartphone. Digital Key 2 uses ultra-wideband wireless communication to detect the key. As in the case of the original version, the owner can share the vehicle’s digital key with up to three people.
Digital Key 2 is compatible with Apple iPhone, Apple Watch, and Samsung smartphones.
The 2024 Genesis GV60 will likely feature eight airbags and a slew of advanced driver assistance systems, listed below:
- Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist (FCA)
- Lane Keeping Assist (LKA) and Lane Following Assist (LFA)
- Blind-Spot Collision-Avoidance Assist (BCA) and Rear Cross-traffic Collision-Avoidance Assist (RCCA)
- Safe Exit Assist (SEA)
- Intelligent Speed Limit Assist (ISLA)
- Driver Attention Warning (DAW)
- High Beam Assist (HBA)
- Navigation-based Smart Cruise Control (NSCC)
- Highway Driving Assist (HDA)
- Surround View Monitor (SVM)
- Parking Collision-Avoidance Assist – Rear (PCA-R)
- Remote Smart Parking Assist 2 (RSPA 2)
The 2024 Genesis GV60 will be the same size as the outgoing model, which is 177.8 in. long, 74.4 in. wide, and 62.4 in. tall. It has a long wheelbase of 114.2 inches. Similarly, there should be 24 cu. ft. of cargo space behind the second row, expandable to 54.7 cu. ft. on folding down the rear seats.
|Dimension||GV60 Advanced AWD Measurement||GV60 Performance AWD Measurement|
|Length||177.8 in.||177.8 in.|
|Width||74.4 in.||74.4 in.|
|Height||62.4 in.||62.4 in.|
|Wheelbase||114.2 in.||114.2 in.|
|Front Overhang||32.7 in.||32.7 in.|
|Rear Overhang||30.9 in.||30.9 in.|
|Front Head Room||39 in.||39 in.|
|Rear Head Room||38.1 in.||38.1 in.|
|Front Leg Room||42.3 in.||42.3 in.|
|Rear Leg Room||37.6 in.||37.6 in.|
|Passenger Volume||101.1 cu. ft.||101.1 cu. ft.|
|Cargo Volume (behind 2nd row)||24 cu. ft.||24 cu. ft.|
|Cargo Volume (behind 1st row)||54.7 cu. ft.||54.7 cu. ft.|
The Genesis GV60 EV sits on the same platform as all the Ioniq 5 and the EV6 – Electric Global Modular Platform (E-GMP). A 77.4 kWh battery pack is standard in the GV60, and that should remain the case following the MY2024 update. Similarly, customers will likely have two power-electric configuration options, namely Advanced AWD and Performance AWD.
In the outgoing model, the Advanced AWD variant can achieve an EPA-est. range of 248 miles, while the Performance AWD variant’s charging fully depletes at 235 miles, also as per EPA’s certification. The new model may have some efficiency tweaks in powertrain management for slightly improved ranges.
Charging & V2L
It’s possible to charge using 400-volt and 800-volt charging systems. Using 800-volt, it’s possible to achieve a peak charging rate of 350 kW. Charging from 10 to 80% SoC at 350 kW takes only 18 minutes. Normal charging with alternating current is possible at up to 11 kW. U.S. customers get three years of 30-minute complimentary charging sessions free with their GV60 purchase. Genesis should continue offering that scheme through the 2024 model year.
Plug-and-charge technology allows hassle-free charging. The charger automatically recognizes the EV and starts charging on plugging in, and automatic payment processing using the EV’s stored payment information is another advantage.
A V2L function allows supplying up to 3.6 kW of power to external electronic devices. V2L enables using the battery pack’s electricity to run home appliances and other high-power equipment, which can prove useful during outdoor activities in remote places and power cuts. Moreover, bidirectional charging allows rescuing another EV stuck due to a depleted battery.
Both GV60 Advanced AWD and GV60 Performance AWD have two motors, one at the front and a more powerful unit at the rear. This dual-motor AWD setup and the output figures of the powertrains are unlikely to change with the MY2024 update.
The Advanced AWD variant’s motors generate 234 kW (314 hp) and 446 lb.-ft. of torque. The Performance AWD variant’s motors generate 320 kW (429 hp) and 446 lb.-ft. of torque. It has an exclusive Boost Mode that unlocks extra power and torque for 10 seconds. It allows accelerating from 0-100 km/h (0-62 mph) in just 4.0 seconds. While that’s a time applicable for the South Korean-spec GV60, the U.S.-spec model should be just as quick.
|Aspect||2024 Genesis GV60 Advanced AWD Specification (Expected)||2024 Genesis GV60 Performance AWD Specification (Expected)|
|Battery Pack Storage Capacity||77.4 kWh||77.4 kWh|
|Motor Location||Front and rear||Front and rear|
|Power||234 kW (314 hp)||320 kW (429 hp)|
|Power (Boost Mode)||NA||360 kW (483 hp)|
|Torque||446 lb.-ft.||446 lb.-ft.|
|Torque (Boost Mode)||NA||516 lb.-ft.|
|Range (EPA)||Approx. 250 miles||Approx. 240 miles|
Genesis has equipped the GV60 with a Drift Mode, for drivers who have fun going sideways. This mode tweaks the driving power and braking system. An electronic-Limited Slip Differential (e-LSD) that allows optimal distribution of the torque between the left and rear wheels is part of the equipment.
To make the GV60 exciting during spirited driving, Genesis has equipped it with the electric-Active Sound Design (e-ASD) which produces virtual driving sounds based on the driving mode, speed, and accelerator pedal data. There are three sound options: Futuristic, G-Engine, and E-Motor. When driving in a relaxed manner, the driver and occupants can travel more comfortably benefitting from ‘Active Noise Control – Road’ noise-cancellation technology.
Extra features available in S.Korea
In South Korea, the GV60’s future-forward tech includes virtual mirrors as well. There are two screens, one each on the front door panel, showing the feed of the virtual mirrors. Virtual mirrors reduce blind spots and provide a clearer view in dark cloudy weather or the case of direct sunlight. They reduce the vehicle width, which means easier parking and reduced wind noise, resulting in a more peaceful cabin atmosphere at freeway speeds. There’s also the benefit of a smaller form factor and thus better aerodynamics due to reduced drag. Sadly, this feature is not available in the U.S.-spec car due to local laws.
Genesis is the first global car company to offer wireless EV charging capability with GV60. The company is running a wireless EV charging infrastructure pilot project in South Korea. It has installed three wireless EV chargers in the country, one each at the Genesis Gangnam, Genesis Suzy, and Hyundai Motor Studio Goyang EV charging stations.
Genesis plans to install a total of about 75 wireless chargers at various EV charging sites during the pilot phase. The company plans to commercialize wireless EV charging by the end of 2023.
To start wireless charging the GV60, the driver has to park its front section over the EV charging mat. Genesis has tied up with US-based WiTricity, the company specializing in wireless EV charging, to develop the technology. The wireless EV charger’s max charging power is 11 kW, and at that rate, it takes about 60 hours to fully charge the GV60’s battery pack.
It’s possible to charge the GV60 without a plug on the floor of supporting parking lots. Should the pilot program be successful, Genesis could commercialize the innovative convenience feature on a mass scale in the near-future, but probably only in South Korea initially.
Price & availability
The 2024 Genesis GV60 may retail at around USD 60,000 in the Advanced AWD variant and approximately USD 69,000 in the Performance AWD variant.
Initially, the GV60’s availability was limited to California, Connecticut, New Jersey, and New York. Now, customers in Arizona, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Nevada, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington, and Wisconsin can also buy the GV60. However, these buyers won’t be able to save USD 7,500 on their GV60 like the initial buyers in the first four states.
On August 16, 2022, Clean Vehicle Credit replaced Qualified Plug-in Electric Drive Motor Vehicle Credit. The amount of maximum incentive is the same – USD 7,500. However, unlike earlier, the new scheme requires the final assembly of the vehicle in North America, which makes the GV60 ineligible.
Exclusive Genesis dealerships
Genesis is establishing independent dealerships in the U.S., and opened the first outlet in Lafayette, Louisiana, on March 29, 2022. Announcing the first exclusive showroom, the company said that six more locations are under construction and an additional 20 are in the early planning stages. Claudia Marquez, COO, Genesis Motor North America, has said that the company plans to grow its upcoming exclusive dealership network to 150 outlets by 2025, as per a report from Automotive News. As of March 2023, there are five standalone Genesis retail outlets in the U.S.
In the coming years, Genesis will expand its EV line-up from two to eight models. Four of these are likely to be SUVs, and you see them on the right side of the teaser. Three Genesis EVs are already available in the U.S. – Electrified G80, GV60, and Electrified GV70.
Luxury ‘One of One’ brand taking shape under Genesis
The Korea Economic Daily reported on May 31, 2022, that Genesis would build bespoke luxury models under a new One of One brand. Genesis aims to match the levels of luxury offered by Rolls-Royce and Bentley with these highly personalized vehicles. The customization will first be offered for the interior and later expand to the exterior. Think of it like Jaguar Land Rover Special Vehicle Operations (SVO), Q by Aston Martin, or Bentley Mulliner.
The report adds that the custom-built vehicles will resonate with customers’ tastes and needs. Expect a highly configurable powertrain, interior, seating, and more. The idea of high personalization isn’t new to Genesis. The brand previously had the “Your Genesis” program, where customers could personalize their new GV80 according to their liking. Hyundai Motor Group’s strategy aims to boost revenue as the ultra-luxury models have high-profit margins.
For models like the GV60, Genesis may offer a personalization option to tweak styling and other aspects as per customer needs. In addition, the company may extend this program to make armored cars. In 2021, Hyundai Motor Group had put a recruitment offer on its South Korean website for ‘Genesis Bespoke (Custom-made) Program Planning and Operation,’ and this program has been in the making for a while.
The Genesis GV60 offers a distinctive style, plenty of innovative technologies, rapid charging, impressive performance, and high levels of comfort. While it’s not as capable as the Tesla Model Y in the range aspect, it’s a great overall package, especially at the attractive prices at which it is available. It’s one of the best choices in the segment for customers prioritizing luxury and comfort above range. The MY2024 update will likely make it an even more recommendable purchase.
2024 Genesis GV60 FAQs
What is the 2024 Genesis GV60 release date?
The 2024 Genesis GV60 will likely arrive in the U.S. in Summer 2023.
Which EVs will the 2024 Genesis GV60 challenge?
What will be the 2024 Genesis GV60 price?
The base 2024 Genesis GV60 will likely be priced at around USD 60,000.
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