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The 3rd vehicle on the E-GMP platform has now been officially introduced, the Genesis GV60. While being built on a similar platform, Genesis has stepped up the game and made the GV60 the most exciting and best looking of the 3. The design, while having some hints of the EV6 in the side profile, fits into the look of the Genesis family, with higher quality materials and technology. The GV60 has Face ID to unlock the doors, fingerprint scanner to start the vehicle and Induction charging capability to name a few. With it's clamshell hood and a mesh grill, this give it a look of an ICE vehicle, while the sloping back is reminiscent of a 4 door Coupe. Prices in the Korean market starts at approximately US $50K. This GV60 is the 3rd EV from Korea, which will you go for Ioniq 5 EV6 or GV60? Let's discuss this new entry, but first a video.

 

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Hmm OK I will dive in here.
Looks - the front doesn’t look anything like the rest of the Genesis range which are by and large quite classy. This has the look of a wide mouthed Proboscis Monkey. Don’t understand why they have gone with a massive grille when it’s the last thing you need in a non ICE vehicle - almost like the designers are psychologically over compensating for the loss? The rear end is a boring interpretation of their twin rear light motif, and the location of the spoiler at the bottom of the window, unlike on the Ioniq 5 and EV6 where it will potentially accelerate the airflow over the non wiper rear window to clear water, could potentially lead to greater deposit of water etc on the window as the airflow acceleration will occur at the bottom of the window after the glass, so practicality awaits to be seen. So no, not the best looking in my opinion, in fact I would suggest the worst as it fails to live up to expectations (and I was really hoping as I would have happily placed an order) - Ioniq 5 is a cool retro family car, EV6 is sporty SUV in the style of a hatchback, with a rear end hint of Aston Martin, GV60 is ??????

Interior - here a potentially opulent makeover has been usurped but the power of bling - looks like the Chinese attempts at executive cars of about 20 years ago before they learnt that part of class design is not trying too hard. You don’t need to make every hard surface shiny or textured.
Rotating mode knob thingy - pointless additional aspect that gives one further opportunity for something to break while looking daft.
Face recognition potentially good, but as it relies on a second confirmation via fingerprint recognition to start the car, and I personally don’t have experience of a fingerprint system that works consistently so may be frustrating (but would be happy to be proved wrong).
Contactless vehicle charging - good addition and thumbs up to Hyundai Group for yet again leading the way with this.
Overall - not my cup of tea
 

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What I like about the GV60 is that it retains that Genesis family look and not trying to look like anything from another automaker. The rear is an evolution of the GV70's design, the grill up front gives it a look of a sporty ICE vehicle and while not needed for an EV, it does have a sporty, luxury look that is Genesis. On the interior, I much prefer the aluminum/matte metal look to wood or that piano black, fingerprint magnet look, that is common to luxury vehicles. Having actual, physical controls is preferable to touch, especially for the climate controls. Crystal controls seem to be the new thing. Volvo use it on their high end vehicles for their shifter, Lexus has in the LS as an option for use on the doors, the new BMW IX has it for the seat controls. As the regular manufacturers begin to add the trickle down tech the big guys are moving to something else to decorate the interior. Remember Jaguar's rising wheel gear selector? Genesis took it to another level. LOL.

From the looks of it, this will be the smaller of the 3 EVs from the Hyundai group and the better performer in terms of sportiness. IONIQ 5 is spacious, retro styled offering probably the best range, the EV6 has slightly less space, is sporty in ride and handling with the promise of more in the future GT trim and the GV60 offers a luxurious cabin with slightly less space, a coupe like design and a bit more performance built in.

All 3 on the E-GMP platform have their own look while providing performance to match. Which we choose is all a matter of our personal preference. This trifecta of EVs from the Hyundai group presents a compelling offer in the EV space, depending on what you are looking for. KIA would normally be my go to and is still tops on my list but this one got my attention even before any driving videos are out.
 

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Here is a video that was posted some weeks before the official launch, that shows a lot of the exterior details of the GV60. It's in Korean but the visuals will show the details. It gives a better overall feel of the size of the vehicle and to me it looks shorter than the IONIQ and EV6. I tried using auto translate but they are wearing masks and the translation isn't great. The car is outside in daylight, so you get a better look. Seems they came across the car parked someplace and did a video. No access to the the interior but the have some shots through the windows. Have a look.

 

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Quite nice looking but still a crossover design, the EV6 looks more like a car, the dealbreaker for me though is the interior which has some nice touches but is just a bit too much on the tacky side, especially the crystal orb.
 

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I like the exterior, but the interior is terrible for me. Too 60's retro with the door handles, wheel etc. and the colour doesn't help. Shame as I was considering it over the EV6 but definitely not now.
 
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