2023 Genesis GV60 Electric SUV Price and Availability Announced
Genesis' compact electric SUV is a tech-laden alternative to the Tesla Model Y, Volvo XC40 Recharge and Audi Q4 E-Tron.
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The 2023 Genesis GV60 may be the company's first dedicated-platform EV, but Hyundai's luxury brand isn't pricing the model like it's from a new challenger brand, it's actually more expensive than many key rivals. The electric compact crossover SUV will start at $59,980 for the base Advanced model, while the premium Performance trim rings up at $68,980 (both prices include $1,090 delivery fee). The distinctively styled GV60 comest standard with all-wheel drive and will square off against like the Audi Q4 E-Tron ($51,095 to $58,695), Tesla Model Y ($64,440 to $69,440) and Volvo XC40 Recharge ($52,795 to $59,245) -- all prices including delivery.
The new model will be eligible for the $7,500 federal tax credit, however, and will arrive hugely well equipped. Standard features include some industry-first technologies like Face Connect, which works with a door-mounted Near Infra-Red camera and fingerprint sensor to provide 100% keyless access and keyless start -- that's right, you don't need a fob at all, just your face and your fingerprint, just like a phone. (A traditional pair of fobs is also included and you can also use your phone or Apple Watch as a digital key on Performance models).
The GV60 also includes Vehicle To Load as a standard feature. V2L allows users to take power from the vehicle's 77.4-kW lithium-ion polymer battery pack and directly export it to power other things -- a campsite, your home appliances during a blackout or even charge another EV.
Beyond those high-tech features and various surprise-and-delight novelties such as the funky backlit crystal gearshift ball, you'll find a very high-quality interior packed with intuitive, powerful tech like a standard 360-degree camera suite, along with available niceties like massaging Nappa leather seats and a 17-speaker Bang & Olufsen audio system. A full suite of advanced driver assist systems is standard, even on base models.
Additionally, all models come with two-motor all-wheel-drive powertrains as standard. Advanced trims come with 314 horsepower and 446 pound-feet of torque, while Performance models crank out 429 hp and the same peak-torque output. That's enough to hit 60 mph from a standstill in 4 seconds.
Range-wise, Genesis says the GV60 should hit up to 248 miles to a charge in the Advanced trim, while the more heavily accoutered Performance will tap out at an estimated 235 miles.
All GV60s come with three years of complimentary 30-minute charging sessions at Electrify America charging stations, as well a lifetime subscription to Genesis Connected Care telematics services, which includes SOS emergency assistance, automatic collision notification, vehicle health reports and bumper-to-bumper over-the-air updates. Additional Remote and Guidance packages are free for three years and fee-based subscriptions after that.
The 2023 Genesis GV60 will initially only be offered in four states beginning in late spring/early summer: California, Connecticut, New Jersey and New York -- all traditionally strong EV markets. Model rollout plans for additional states to come online soon, as supply issues allow.