On-Road Evaluation: 2024 Genesis Electrified GV70 AWD Prestige Model

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Luxurious All-Electric Sports Utility Vehicle Made in America

2024 Genesis GV70 EV AWD
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New electric luxury at a glance

The refined 2024 Genesis Electrified GV70 represents the second all-electric SUV in the Genesis portfolio, accompanying the dynamic GV60 model. Genesis aims to provide its customers with the ultimate in luxury, embodying the essence of Son-Nim, a term in Korean that translates to “Honored Guest” and is how Genesis shows respect to its existing and potential clientele. The GV70 stands out with its incredibly swift charging capabilities, setting it apart from other compact electric SUVs.

[Editor’s note: Genesis refers to its electric vehicle (EV) lineup as “Electrified.” Though this term is frequently used in the automotive realm to encompass hybrid and plug-in hybrid vehicles as well as EVs, we will use the term EV throughout this assessment.]

Silent Operation

Equipped with a dual electric motor all-wheel-drive system, the GV70 EV features individual 160 kW electric motors at the front and rear, delivering a total output of 429 horsepower (hp) and 483 pound-feet of torque. Engage an extra surge of power (and excitement!) by activating the console-mounted Boost button, instantly boosting output to 483 hp for a thrilling acceleration from 0 to 60 mph in about 3.9 seconds. Thrilling!

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An irresistible power enhancer

The shift-by-wire transmission offers five selectable driving modes: Eco, Comfort, Sport, Sport+, and the customizable My Mode, each influencing throttle response and steering feel. The most engaging of these modes is the Sport setting, where steering and throttle response sharpen, and the power-operated driver’s seat bolsters tighten, providing enhanced support during spirited cornering.

The driving range is influenced by driving techniques, selected drive mode, and the frequency of activating the Boost option. The GV70 EV offers an all-electric range of EPA certified at 236 miles. Following a week of driving around Southern California, we averaged a commendable 3.3 miles per kilowatt-hour over a total distance of 337 miles. Find some tips for maximizing electric driving range here .

The ride quality of the GV70 EV is well-poised and assured, with the 5,038-pound curb weight (including 1,063 pounds from the under-floor battery) positioned low and in the center for optimal balance. The Michelin Primacy Tour 265/45 all-season tires, mounted on 20-inch multi-spoke alloy wheels, deliver ample grip even during aggressive cornering maneuvers. The all-wheel-drive system automatically adjusts power distribution front-to-rear and side-to-side based on road conditions. The electronically managed suspension includes Road Preview technology, with forward-facing cameras analyzing road surfaces and adjusting damping forces for a comfortable ride. Limited body roll ensures a supple and comfortable ride.

Minimal wind and road noise are achieved through acoustic laminated glass and sound-absorbing insulation. Genesis employs advanced technology to alter the cabin ambiance. Electric-Active Sound Design streams simulated driving sounds that vary based on drive mode through the audio system, modulating with speed and throttle input.

Charging and Energy Recuperation

The 77.4 kWh lithium-ion polymer battery in the GV70 EV offers three varying charging speeds . Using both 400- and 800-volt charging capabilities, the slowest method involves a standard 120V domestic outlet, completing a full charge in around 68 hours. Most users will prefer installing a 240V Level 2 charger at home, allowing the battery to recharge from 10% to 100% in about seven hours.

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Rapid charging solution

For expedited replenishment, owners can utilize the three years of complimentary unlimited access to Electrify America stations, where a 250 kW charger enables the Genesis GV70 EV to reach 80% charge from 10% in 18 minutes or add 64 miles of range in just 5 minutes. Charging at 50 kW, a more common speed, takes approximately 70 minutes.

It’s essential to consider that cold temperatures can impact charging durations and driving range. The GV70 EV includes a standard battery heating system that preconditions the battery to facilitate quicker and more efficient charging. Obtain various useful tips on charging the GV70 EV, which also apply to the GV60 EV as featured in this video.

Charging is further augmented by robust motor regeneration, which transforms kinetic energy into electric power during coasting or braking, channeling it back to the battery. With i-Pedal functionality, enabling one-pedal driving, the level of energy recuperation can be adjusted in three stages using steering-wheel-mounted paddles, allowing for predominantly brake-free driving experiences.

The Genesis GV70 EV incorporates Vehicle-to-Load (V2L) capability, allowing power (up to 1.9 kW at 16 amps) to flow out of the battery for charging e-bikes, camping gear, or operating office appliances while on the move. Moreover, it can serve as a residential power source during power outages for up to two days, necessitating additional equipment for this potentially lifesaving feature.

Distinguishing External Design

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Streamlined luxury aesthetics

Utilizing the same platform as the conventional gasoline-powered GV70, Genesis’s engineering prowess is eminent.managed to utilize the identical platform for both power stations without compromising on indoor room for individuals or merchandise.

Wendy Orthman, head of marketing operations, shared that the Genesis GV70 EV embodies a “uniquely Korean” essence, presenting a design that is daring yet innovative. The external design is unique and easily recognizable as a Genesis model. Positioned beneath a clamshell hood boasting Genesis’ iconic dual-line LED headlight pattern, the signature aerodynamic reverse G-Matrix grille stands out. The socket door, where the charger cable is inserted, remains discreetly placed on the left front aspect of the grille. The flanks are gently contoured, contributing to the exceptional 0.29 drag coefficient.

Lavish surfaces of the body remain devoid of chrome, aside from subtle accents encircling the lateral windows, the sleek roof rails, and the extreme bottom of both the front and rear fascia. Towards the back, the distinct two-line LED taillight configuration continues and envelops the automatic liftgate. The glass sunroof and the rear window spoiler culminate the pristine external design.

Ample Cabin Space

An elevated 6.9-inch ground clearance ensures an advantageous seating position for optimal visibility. Inside, the layout is expansive, commodious, and cozy, featuring a substantial central console that opens up for storage and includes plush surfaces for arm relaxation. The cushioned dashboard is sectioned off into two horizontal areas. The lower part accommodates the three-zone climate management, while the upper segment hosts the 14.5-inch high-definition horizontal color touchscreen display and an 8-inch or 12.3-inch 3D digital instrument cluster.

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Convenience and technology

The Genesis GV70 Prestige variant we test-drove boasted an exceptional 14-speaker, 1,050-watt Lexicon premium audio system that integrated AM/FM/SiriusXM/HD radio along with wired Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. The Bluetooth connectivity facilitated pairing with up to two gadgets. Supplementary features include twelve-volt outlets, USB slots for power and data, wireless phone charging, and a Wi-Fi hotspot for a comprehensive tech experience.

The comfort of the interior commences with leather-appointed heated and ventilated front seats, inclusive of memory settings and power adjustments encompassing side bolsters and massage features. For the driver’s benefit, the Genesis-exclusive ERGO Motion Seat is crafted to enhance comfort and alleviate fatigue. To witness the technology enhancing your journeys even further, watch this video.

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Ready for the road

The heated rear leather seats boast generous legroom for accommodating three grown-ups. Passengers at the back benefit from flexible headrests, a central foldable armrest with built-in cup holders, door-mounted cup holders, charging ports, ventilation outlets, and side window screens. The rear cargo area is capacious, complemented by a front trunk (frunk) ideal for storing smaller items.

In line with expectations for a luxurious vehicle, the GV70 EV incorporates power-operated amenities throughout. The heated, leather-wrapped steering wheel is equipped with controls for audio, phone connectivity, and the intelligent cruise control system. Radio management can be done via the touchscreen display or through volume and channel selectors positioned on the center console. Familiarizing oneself with this exceptional infotainment system proved to have a minimal learning curve. The Genesis Connected Services app provides a convenient tool for managing various services.

Additional features encompass selectable ambient lighting, auto hold function, rain-sensing windshield wipers, power-adjustable tilt and telescopic steering column, a color head-up display, Homelink, heated and power-adjustable side mirrors featuring turn signals, a panoramic sunroof, and wireless phone charging.

High-Tech Offerings

The technological suite includes the cutting-edge Digital Key, granting access to vehicle functions such as locking, unlocking, and remote starting. Furthermore, the innovative Remote Smart Parking Assist facilitates effortless forward and backward movements of the GV70 EV by utilizing the key FOB. This feature proves invaluable in situations where parking proximity hinders door access.

Enhancing safety during parking maneuvers or reversing in potentially crowded environments, the Surround View Monitor serves as a crucial safety enhancement.

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Color variety to suit your preferences

Safety and Assurance

The GV70 EV boasts an extensive standard suite of sophisticated driver assistance systems (ADAS), commencing with an array of eight airbags. Functioning seamlessly in practice, the semi-autonomous drive feature, the Genesis Highway Driving Assist, proved to be efficacious. A noteworthy attribute is the activation of a camera view displaying the respective sides of the GV70 EV upon engaging the turn signals, facilitating enhanced visibility during maneuvers.

Warranties accompanying the GV70 EV encompass the following:

  • New Vehicle – Five years/60,000 miles
  • Powertrain –  10 years/100,000 miles
  • Battery – 10 years/100,000 miles
  • Anti-Perforation – Seven years/Unlimited miles
  • Roadside Assistance – Five years/Unlimited miles

Pricing Details

The 2024 GV70 EV offer includes two variants, each with the subsequent base prices encompassing the obligatory $1,350 destination charge:

  • Advanced              $67,800
  • Prestige                 $74,600

Interested purchasers can acquire the GV70 EV from designated Genesis outlets within 37 states.

Insights on the 2024 Genesis GV70 EV AWD

Genesis initiated production of the GV70 EV in Montgomery, Alabama,In the month of February in the year 2023 revealed a great deal regarding Genesis’ strong dedication to fully embracing electric cars and making investments in the United States.

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Presently manufactured in the USA

If you are prepared to permanently avoid refueling at a petrol station and wish for your loved ones to travel in serene opulence, the 2024 Genesis GV70 EV AWD should definitely be included in your list of potential purchases. If you have yet to experience it, there is something exceptionally gratifying about driving an electric vehicle.

The absence of noise as it glides along the road is delightful, and the instant power from a standstill or at cruising speeds is something to relish, just as the remarkably smooth performance that a petrol-driven vehicle cannot rival. Additionally, for the 2024 Genesis GV70 EV AWD, its immensely rapid charging capability sets it apart from other compact electric SUVs.

Genesis is currently hitting its peak with a range of sedans and SUVs that receive enthusiastic appraisals. Beginning in 2025, they will introduce no additional models with internal combustion engines, and by 2030, they will exclusively market cars and SUVs driven by a battery. Clean Fleet Report has been thoroughly impressed by all Genesis models, and upon taking the GV70 EV for a spin, we were not let down.

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Tale and images by John Faulkner.

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The article Road Test: 2024 Genesis Electrified GV70 AWD Prestige was originally published on Clean Fleet Report.

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