The Three Genesis! Big, Quiet and Wild! (GV60, GV80 and G80)
In this take a look at travel article we gonna consider a nearer appear at the Genesis GV60 Sport+, the G80 Electrical and the GV80.
We had the likelihood to examination just about every motor vehicle for all over 1 hour.
This wont be a huge aspects take a look at-travel evaluate, but we are evaluating all the autos versus each other and want to give you tipps for the best usecase of them.
GV 80 – “The Big One”
– The GV80 is at present the biggest Genesis available in Europe (for customers)
– 3. Liter Diesel Engine / 4WD
– All deals have been there (Lexicon, Tech-bundle, Nappa-Leather-based etcetera.)
The GV80 with the 3. Liter Diesel (278 HP) is a good preference for people who realy like to tow large things. It is mandatory to converse about it (all over again), since it was the on the internet fuel-run engine in our exam push party.
There is not much to say beside the standard stuff from other assessments. The enigine feels like a engine from a further corporation which is famed for their 6 cylinder… (starts off with B**)
It has a very good punch at any speed and there is not genuinely often a reason for the computerized transmission to transform gears. The transmission is an “old-school” transmission (no DCT) but it performs wonderful and is past clean.
The auto made use of all over 9,2 liter in our testdrive (when driving regular), if you want to conserve the enviroment at all charges it is attainable to get the motor vehicle down to all around 8 Liter/100km.
This is not the most effective in class (like i stated in my GV70 critique), thanks to the improve to a entire electrical lineup quickly, but it is alright due to the fact it is not too significantly.
The car or truck drives fantastic, even when it is a bit far too large for little city-streets/roadworks, the motor vehicle is nearly 2m wide, it does not experience huge although driving.
It has a superior suspension and does not experience to clean on the 19″ wheels.Occasionally significant SUVs start to get to soft although driving and this is definetly not the scenario with the GV80.
The brakes are a little something i would like to spotlight, they are superior while driving sluggish and they are great if you need to have an emergency brake.
As i claimed before the automobile had the comprehensive bundle listing. So what can i say about the interior?
It is fantastic, you have huge room in the front and also in the again. Even tall individuals like me (1,92m) can very easily sit in the back again and nevertheless extend their legs.
The seat heating/cooling is effective fantastic on all seats and the nappa-leather is 1 of the ideal.
As a normal Genesis, the luxury steering-wheel feels great with the gentle leather and immediately after a shorter time you get applied to the 2-spoke style and design.
The entertainment technique is on par with the GV70 (see my evaluate) but there are minimum distinctions.
The Lexicon Audio procedure has a little bit much better bass, but the large and mid tones dont sense so on spot in contrast to the GV70.
It is nonetheless just one of the very best sound-devices you can pay attention to but the GV70 has a just about excellent/improved balancing.
The climate program is not contact handle and has black buttons with tender-paint and dont sense so substantial-course (still great) like the touch GV70 or the G80 process.
But this is a little bit far more of a personal desire.
There is just one good attribute in the GV80, due to the fact this automobile can also be a 7 seater you have the selection to start off a “Fond conversation”.
The microphone from the driver side will give the speech around the soundsystem to the center- and reaseats. Good strategy 🙂
This is your vehicle if you need to have some kind of utility vehicle, with enough room, a sweet motor, luxury, comfort and respectable towing ability.
Retain in intellect that it is definitely massive for european parking tons and the motor is not the most efficent of its class.
Beside that, terrific auto with a superior rate comparing to the other significant SUVs.
G80 Electric – “The Silent One”
– Initial electric powered Model from Genesis
– 370 HP / 4WD
– Total offer (with govt bundle)
370 HP dual-motor with all-wheel-drive… Absolutely nothing to say right here, this beast drives like a champ, but wait, there are some little infos i would like to share.
1st of all, if you dont switch the drive modes to Sport, your G80e will always drive and come to feel like a RWD, given that it is only making use of the rear motor.
Performs wonderful, and drives terrific. In addition you have a suprisingly low consumption. It is probable to generate this vehicle on standard/eco with underneath 19kWh.
If you activate the Activity mode you instantaneously see how speedy and “responsive” this motor vehicle can get. This vehicle performs like a sport car or truck but with these kinds of an great silence inside the cabin (many thanks noise cancelling)
-100 km/h (-60mph) in a little beneath 5 seconds, no problem… Given that there are pieces of the E-GMP integrated you have the wonderfull 800V and this would make charging/refuelling the auto exciting. You will need around 22 minutes for the regular 10-80%
The range is WLTP 520km… But to be truthful, you will usually realize around 400km+ even with poor circumstances. It also seriously is dependent on your driving type and enviroemnt (metropolis, highway etcetera.)
The automobile has a incredibly great convenience but also a instead minimal middle of mass. This presents you a comfortable journey which has no concern of curvy roads.
Cornering is amazing and to absolute no time I experienced the experience the auto looses grip or starts off to get clumsy. The brakes are good and in normal cases you will normally brake with the recuperation method.
Superb! <- (TLDR)
I could write hours over all the details in the Genesis Interiors, but you wont read it at all or it will get boring after some time…
Genesis is not comparable to everything else from the Hyundai Motor Group. Especially if you order your car with the nappa-leather it is not even miles ahead, there are countrys between it…
Dont get me wrong, the interior of Hyundai and Kia are nice and i really like them, but the leather, buttons, armrests leather, doorboard materials etc. are just ahead.
Even the inside of the doorboard (the bootle holder) is leathered and so soft it can easily compete against my Genesis Coupe seat-leather and it will win 🙂
The rear seats from the G80 are great. You dont have as much space as in the GV80 but it is enough for me (remember… I am 1,92m), have a very comfortable but sporty feeling and the tablet (executive package) has a very good response time and resolution.
You have several options on them, Navigation, Cameras, News and for example if you have Videos on a USB stick, you can watch them on it with your own headphones plugged in.
With the brown interior, the one we had, you instantly see how good and where all the leather is used and one nice detail for me is the seatbelt in the same colour. Great work 🙂
Offtopic: I love such good working style, like the interior “Dark Marine-Blue” in the GV70 with the red stitches and red seatbelts.
Beside all the leather stuff, the buttons, as i said earlier, are top notch, the climate control is intuitive like the GV70 one and you still dont have to crawl through the touch screen to get the climate running.
Great job and not often the case today.
But! There is a downside on the G80… The trunk.
It is way smaller than in the G80 (with combustion engine) and you have a “bump” in it. If you need an even trunk, this car will not be your favorite…
If you are not needing all the space from the normal sedan trunk, then it wont hurt you and you can go
We had a great time with the G80, if you look for a very well balanced electric car in the upper premium-class (not price wise) you should go for it.
Beside the trunk this is a great car which can be drive sporty, comfortable and makes zero problems on long range drives.
Genesis GV60 “The Wild One”
– First new all electric model
– up to 490 HP (Sport+ and Boost)
– Fancy Colours available
Whoa, not many people will know it (for example Lennox Lewis), but can you guess the feeling when “Vitali Klitschko” punches your neck/stomach?
No? Drive this car and test the Boost mode! Around 4 seconds to 100 km/h ist just amazing.
But it can still be driven with rather low battery usage. We managed to get around 21kWh/100km with some “boost-punches”.
If you need it, this car performs good. With the standard wheels (Michelin Pilot Sport EV) you can make some really fast turns/corners.
The car is pretty well balanced and takes a big potion of steering/speed to get to the car limit.
Like all the other Genesis Models this car also is pretty wide for his class. Nearly 1,90m is (like the ev6/ioniq5) big.
For example, the ID4/5 or the Mazda CX5 are all around 1,85. This leads to a very good stability and the AWD also works pretty good. When you boost out of corners (with ESP etc. on) you will never experience tire screeching or grip problems.
Well here comes on small negative part (for me!)
While 99% of the car is, like the other genesis models, very good regarding haptics, infotainment and usability, the bad part in this car is the trunk.
Not the space of it, but you have everywhere nice leather and more than appropiate floor covers, the trunk is on the sides “pure” plastic. This does not really goes hand in hand with the rest of the interior.
It is something we instantly noticed when we checked the trunk. If there will be a facelift soon, just give the GV60 the same trunk materials like the GV70 and there wont be a real negative for me.
The rest of the interior is good till very good. Our Yellow car had a dark-blue / yellow interior colour, that has much to do with personal taste, but it was very well processed.
For me personaly i would go with a black or grey/white interior colour, since it wont be so “flashy”.
The Bose soundsystem was good, but not as (perfect!) good as the GV70 Lexicon soundsystem. But that is ranting at a very very high level (i am too spoiled 🙂 ). GV60 Soundsystem = Good.
You want to feel the punch and around 73,000+ euros are fine for you, Go with the GV60 Sport+ model.
If you need a very well balanced car with good recharge options and enough space for a daily car, the GV60 can be your companion.
Beside the small faux-pas with the trunk “side-boards” there is not really much to worry about. You have a rock-solid E-GMP GV60/Ioniq5/EV6 model with better processing than its Hyundai/Kia counterparts.
It is fast, it loads fast and you can still drive sustainable (~21kWh/100km)
If the price is not too high for you, take the chance!