Genesis, the upscale brand of Hyundai Motor Co., has done a great job at being the sleeper brand for consumers today. Its limited dealership footprint and huge array of fleet size, make it a great brand for many consumers in the high end luxury market. With exterior appearances that dominate the consumer market and offer aesthetic flares of Bentley and Mercedes, the Genesis brand offers a nicely sized discount compared to others while still getting the same great features.
Our tester, the 2023 Electrified Genesis GV70 AWD Prestige. Wrapped in the famous Genesis Makalu Matte Grey Paint, the GV70 is comfortable, rightly sized, rightly priced and exquisite on the interior. Boasting a mid $60K price tag, you would have thought you were riding in the GLE or Bentayga, but the Genesis brand does it again, ensuring passengers get exactly what they want in a mid size SUV.
Powering the Electrified GV70 for 2023 is a 160 kW front + 106 kW rear electric motor with a 77.4 kWh battery. We noticed a 234 mile range on a full charge, which was pretty realistic for the Genesis brand and their larger, heavier vehicles, but still under that 300 mile threshold consumers demand.
As a Volvo extraordinaire, the Genesis brings a lot of Volvo like interior accouterments as well. Plush, massaging, heated and ventilated front seats, with white leather. The Prestige Interior Package was also witnessed on the GV70 which included an easy to use 12.3” digital instrument cluster inclusive of heads up display, Lexicon Premium Audio, and heated 2nd row seating and steering wheel with manual rear door shades.
For Genesis, the GV70 is certainly an amazing looking vehicle. We recognize unbelievably quiet road noise, exceptional comfort and very close attention to detail. With Hyundai’s great warranties and dependability they are known for, Genesis is a huge sleeper brand for consumers everywhere. If an upscale brand vehicle is in your future, Genesis deserves a test drive.
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2023 Genesis GV70 EV
MPGe: 98 city / 83 highway / 91.4 as tested
As Tested: $75,275