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The GV60 is a mid-sized SUV with a huge challenge: to help boost the Genesis profile in Australia. But is it anything more than a blinged-up version of the Hyundai Ioniq 5 and Kia EV6?
Genesis has been kicking goals in 2022, and the arrival of the electric GV60 has already bolstered its stocks.
The prestige offshoot of Hyundai only went on sale in Australia in 2019 but last year managed to sell 734 vehicles. The company has nearly achieved that figure already in 2022, and with more than 100 examples of the GV60 already pre-sold, is almost certain to post record sales.
The GV60 is based on the “Electric Global Modular Platform” that underpins the Hyundai Ioniq5 and Kia EV6.
It is more than just a fancy clone of those mainstream electric vehicles, though, with the unique styling and luxury interior backed by substantially more power from the electric motors in the performance version.
The performance is so high that Genesis Australia head, Connal Yan, says some buyers have deliberately chosen to take the base model with a 'saner' level of acceleration.
On the other hand, supply of the Genesis GV60 is limited in the immediate future. Genesis has only secured 150 vehicles in its first batch and buyers who sign up now will be facing at least a six-month wait for the cars.