Today I say goodbye to a funky EV hatchback that has charmed me in some ways and left me befuddled in others.
The 2024 Genesis GV60 Advanced AWD is a weird little thing. It’s fun to drive, it’s nice, it’s expensive, and I don’t know who the target buyer is.
- The GV60’s cabin has a nice mix of upscale materials and I like the design aesthetic overall. A well-integrated infotainment screen, easy-to-read digital gauges, most controls within easy reach — there are flaws (see below) but I generally found myself happy to sit behind the fat steering wheel.
- We all know EVs have instant torque, and not only does this have that, but it has a boost button that can be used for a few seconds of extra power. And it works in all drive modes. It’s fun!
- 429 horsepower from the dual 160 kW motors is nothing to sneeze at.
- The ride is silky smooth.
- Rear-seat room is nice, considering the overall size.
- There’s too much body roll in cornering.
- I don’t love the scrolling radio volume controller. There’s room for knobs here.
- The shifter that turns into a glowing orb upon shutdown looks cool as hell, but I imagine it won’t be cheap to replace.
- This is a nice vehicle. Is it a 70 grand nice vehicle?
- The steering wheel is fat and looks kinda weird.
There’s a lot to like, here, but it’s hard to give this car a full embrace. Unless you like quirky and don’t mind paying extra for it.
[Image © 2024 Tim Healey/TTAC.com]
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