Genesis GV70 EV AWD SUV 2023 Review

GV70 EV – Genesis added a fully electric GV70 to its range late last year. It sits alongside the brilliant GV60 EV which we drove a few months ago.

Genesis GV70 EV front qtr 2 The GV70 is a beautifully designed SUV with prestige ambiance. As you would expect the GV70 EV is packed with comfort and safety features. Its relaxing to drive and cocoons the occupants in luxury. The matte copper exterior finish contrasts with the stunning white interior.

The electric version comes with a 77.4kWh power battery and a theoretical maximum range of 445km (WLTP). We found that was closer to 390km at 100% charge.

It can take as little as 18 minutes to charge from 10 to 80 % when plugged into a 350kW rapid charger. However, like many EVs it took upwards of 20 hours to go from 45%-100% on a home 10-amp wall socket.

Electrified GV70 features a twin motor AWD system that delivers a peak output of 360kW (with Boost Mode) and an instantaneous 700Nm of torque. This will allow a 4.2-second 0-100km/h time.

Daily driving is quiet with refined ride and handling and enough driver engagement when pushed to keep boy racers happy.

Priced from $127,800 plus the usual costs, its expensive and a premium of some $35,000 over the exciting 3.5L twin turbo GV70 version.

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Genesis GV70 EV interior front 1

What is good?

  • Elegant design
  • Comfortable and premium interior
  • Refined motoring

What is not so good?

Genesis GV70 EV central screen and controls

More Genesis GV70 EV thoughts

  • Beautiful in design, especially with the Matte Atacama Copper paint
  • Contrasted to the white interior, it’s quite striking.
  • Premium fit and finish as expected.
  • Interior ambience is prestige all the way.
  • Front sets, especially the drivers s eat, amongst the best in class.
  • Particularly comfortable and restful for longer trips.
  • EV performance is exhilarating. The GV70 is tight on the road, responsive to driver inputs and just the right size.

Genesis GV70 EV battery charge

Daily things

  • Central screen is large and easy to read.
  • HUD is easy to use and read, but does polarise out with sunglasses.
  • However, the functionality with control by dial is limited. Its also a reach to use as a touch screen.
  • Having a slot for the phone wireless charging is clever. But not having wireless smart phone mirroring isn’t.
  • Central storage bin is well laid out, but opening point is still oriented for LHD occupants.
  • Front seats are awesome. They are so comfortable and relaxing.
  • Arm rest points for driver are spot on for me.
  • Windscreen washers provide particularly good coverage.
  • Headlights and auto high beam are outstanding.
  • Cant turn off the adaptive radar function for the cruise control which is a pain.
  • It takes forever to charge from home. As do most EVs.
  • If I bought one, I would definitely take the home charger option in the purchase price.
  • The 100% range of less than 400km is below par these days.
  • Keeping an eye on range and planning charging requires a change of

Genesis GV70 EV profile

Genesis GV70 EV final thoughts

Genesis builds excellent cars. They are luxurious and have a premium ambience about them.

The GV70 is a favourite SUV of mine. Especially in the sporty 3.5T version.

Having a fully electrified version allows a choice for buyers that feel an EV suits them best.

Apart from a short range of less than 400km the GV70 EV is an ideal premium EV SEV.

Genesis GV70 EV rear qtr1

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