2023 Genesis Electrified GV70 AWD – Bottom Line Review

2023 Genesis Electrified GV70 AWD Prestige: Sublime mid size E-SAV driven from a tailpipe emissions free Garden of Eden. price = $74k

FULLY AMPED SECOND KOREAN PRESTIGE CUV DESCENDANT: Eventually, it may be mused that, on the way to the revolution in the dawn of the era of transportation electrification, a bolder than expected Korean automaker’s fledgling prestige division already possessed in its repertoire some pretty amazing product that was coincidentally perfectly suited for the party.

Two years ago Roadblazing.com stumbled upon a gem of a second prestige petrol powered crossover sport activity vehicle descendant, full of bespoke levels of verve and panache, since causing fits among the cream of Teutonia. Then it should be no surprise, that an even more potent zapped variant called the 2023 Genesis Electrified GV70 SAV, has been gestated.

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WHAT: All new 2023 Genesis Electrified GV70 Prestige AWD plug-in battery electric mid-size two row luxury crossover utility vehicle, built on Hyundai – Kia M3 modular platform. Unlike the internal combustion powered GV70 , the keen eye will observe zero tailpipes emanating from the Electrified model. This is the second crossover SAV to come from the ambitious to electrify Korean prestige brand following last year’s all new GV60 compact battery electric. It is also the second internal combustion model to battery Genesis product conversion after the Electrified G80 executive sedan.

POWER & DRIVETRAIN – ELECTRIC: same as in GV60 Performance compact battery electric SAV .

2023 Genesis Electrified GV70 AWD Prestige: under hood bay w/ frunk + blended grille charging port
2023 Genesis Electrified GV70 AWD Prestige
Net power BHP (kW) / Torque (lb-ft)429 hp (320 kW) / 516 lb-ft @ 0-3600 r.p.m.*
Powertrain – electrified / power flowMG 1 PMS 360VAC (rear): 215 hp (160 kW), 306 lb-ft; MG 2 PMS 360VAC (front): 215 hp (160 kW), 306 lb-ft, traction & regenerative charging
Drivetrain / Final gear ratio(s) 2 x Mobis 1-speed axial planetary reduction ring gear;(1 per axle) Rear e-limited slip differential
Notes*Boost Mode @ 10 seconds = 483 hp (360 kW)
Manufacturer Provided Specifications @2023 Roadblazing.com

POWER SUPPLY – BATTERY ELECTRIC:

2023 Genesis Electrified GV70 AWD Prestige
Battery, extended range – electric propulsionLiIon Polymer1 376 cells, 180 Ah, 697 V, 77.4 kWh; 1063 lbs., Heat pump conditioner
Battery charger connector type, speed: Battery – electric propulsionLevels 1, 2 AC = 10.9 kW SAE J1772 / Level 3 DC = 240 kW CCS Combo 2*
Notes*NACS compatible adapters forthcoming; Navigation dependent regenerative charging
Manufacturer Provided Specifications @2023 Roadblazing.com

WHAT (A) STYLING DIFFERENCE(S): 2023 Genesis Electrified GV70, is the spitting image of its petrol GV70 brethren, right down to the arguably oversized diamond shaped grille flanked by split upper & lower quad LED lighting traced by tandem twin lateral amber/ white LED directionals/ DRLs. The profile consists of the same long hood, low cowl, swept back windshield, acute rear sloping roof profile The final result absolutely enters the sport activity coupe realm while avoiding most of the genre’s utility compromises.

2023 Genesis Electrified GV70 AWD Prestige: powerful long hood proportions
2023 Genesis Electrified GV70 AWD Prestige: toting a prominent Kammback at the rear

Zuffenhausen- ed  Rear: Aiming for a sportier coupe stance the 2023 Genesis Electrified GV70 adopts a positively bulbous, smoothly curved hatchback slope; Buttress free body color roof spoiler;   Tall liftgate backlight; Mid liftgate centered “Genesis” lettering flanked by wrap-around tandem thinner LED taillamps & directionals; Subtle outward canting lower liftgate crease; Lattice imprinted lower rear fascia with inverted trapezoid license plate crater; Dark clad lower rear diffuser.

Distinct to the Electrified GV70:

  • Solid upper grille (to reduce aerodynamic drag)
  • Charging port door emmeshed within the solid lattice grille at the left side
  • No exhaust tailpipes

WHY: Second Crossover Child from First Book of Korean Luxury Vehicles now available fully Electrified.

WHEN: On-Sale (in the U.S.) since Autumn 2022

WHERE: Genesis new vehicle dealers

WHERE MADE: Montgomery, Alabama, U.S.A.

WHERE TO: 50:50 all-wheel drive torque split + all-season radial tires render the 2023 Genesis Electrified GV70 Prestige AWD most season capable.

2023 Genesis Electrified GV70 AWD Prestige
Ground clearance (inches)6.9″
Approach / Departure / Breakover angles (degrees)19.0o / 22.6o / 20.2o
Suspension F:RF: Strut + Lower A-arm / R: 4-link, anti-sway bars + e-variable dampers
Brakes F:RF: 14.2″ vented disc, 4-piston fixed caliper R: 12.5″ vented disc 1-piston caliper
Tires / Wheels265/45-W Michelin Primacy Tour A/S M+S EL / 20″ diamond cut alloys / tire inflator
Manufacturer Provided Specifications @2024 Roadblazing.com

HOW ROADWORTHY: While its twin-turbo gas V-6 powered sibling is verified potent highway authority, the 2023 Genesis Electrified GV70 is a pavement scorcher. Tipping a Toledo scale at a mere trifling 100 pounds more than the half size down GV60 Performance and only 10% greater weight than the petrol powered GV70 proves just how optimally this luxury mid size E-SAV was engineered for either internal combustion and battery electrification.

Ten seconds “Boost Mode“, selected by the round yellow button below the right steering wheel spoke button, is a head neck snapper, which ignites a red semi-circle in the instrument cluster and whose tire chirps avoid tail sliding owing to a electronic limited slip rear axle control. It is the electric motor equivalent of gas powered Hyundai’s N DCT N Grin Shift. For a second party trick, flipping the regenerative slowing steering wheel dorsal paddles, crafted from magnesium, to I Pedal driving, inversely imposes nearly the same G-Forces on occupants.

For those whose mien is dictated by Jetsonian futurism there is a driver controlled e-Active Sound Design cabin audio synthesis ranging from orbiting vacuum noise, some low pitch electrical whir or worse yet a feeble internal combustion power thrumming. If anything one or the other will absolutely mask the taint of tire induced road noise and wind whistle from sail panel mount wing mirrors at speed.

  • Drive Modes x 5 = Comfort, Eco, Sport, Sport Plus, Custom
    • BOOST drive mode = 10 seconds @ +40 kW for a face wincing 483 total horsepower
  • Variable Regenerative Slowing: 3 levels, with 3 being most aggressive, accessible via steering wheel dorsal paddles
  • One pedal driving: “I-Pedal” about the easiest to master, very conscious about slight accelerator pedal movement.
2023 Genesis Electrified GV70 AWD Prestige: 20″ wheels + 4 piston front brake calipers

A fully independent front suspension takes advantage of the 2023 Genesis Electrified GV70‘s lower center of gravity for greater roll resistance given the overall height. The adaptive damping, with forward camera and GPS navigation mapped Preview Electronic Control, absorbs impacts from the 20″ inch Michelin Primacy rubber with a more relaxed tautness than the shorter GV60 Performance can manage. That greater length, however, doesn’t do turn-in any favors, even given the variable effort helm. Meaty big brakes may have finally become meaningless, given the urgent speed scrub of I-Pedal regenerative slowing. Sport variable brake reaction mode hastens reaction to shorter pedal inputs with such exaggeration it could induce motion sickness in any commute.

HOW FAR: 3.7 kilowatt hours per 100 miles; 91 combined miles per gallon electric observed energy consumption; 236 miles highway range.

2023 Genesis Electrified Prestige AWD
EV Energy Efficiency EPA City / Hwy / Observed/ (MPG-e)93 MPG-e / 93 MPG-e / 91 MPG-e
Driving Range (miles)236 miles(highway)
EV Energy Consumption kWh/ mile / Miles/ kWh0.37 kWh per miles / 2.7 mi./ kWh @ 37o deg. Celsius
Manufacturer Provided Specifications @2023 Roadblazing.com
2023 Genesis Electrified GV70 AWD Prestige: drive mode settings w/ synthesized cabin sound

HOW TO CHARGE IT: Genesis Connected Services account (available on either Android or Apple IOS) syncs with an established Electrify America (“EA”) charging network account (w/ bank credit card for overage). Proprietary app accounts are required to access discounted rates on non- EA networks, else swipe a credit or debit card to pay higher on-the-spot pricing. Native GPS navigation lists dedicated public charging within vicinity; Native in-vehicle at-home charge scheduling with remote Genesis Connect smart phone app; Charge depletion level re-charge notification settings.

2023 Genesis Electrified GV70 AWD Prestige: 50 kW EVgo DC charge session
  • +1 Prominent instrument cluster & infotainment battery charge status + range graphics
  • +1 Three (3) years complimentary 30 minute Electrify America DC station charging,
    • +/- Complimentary charging limited to 30 minutes per charge and 60 minutes wait between successive complimentary charge.
  • -1 Genesis Charge Pass lacks true real time charging station information than third party (such as is available via PlugShare application).

2023 Genesis Electrified GV70 AWD Prestige
EV Battery Charge time: Levels 1, 2 6A AC (20-95% charge state)68 hrs. @ 110 VAC / 7 hrs. @ 220 VAC, 10.9 kW
EV Battery Charge time: Level 3 DC fast (0-80% charge state) 50 kW / 100 kW / 150 kW* / 240 kW+ average1.6 hrs. @ 50 kW DC / 45 min. @ 100 kW DC / 28 min. @ 150 kW DC / 18 min. @ 240 kW DC
Notes*480 VAC, 125 A – +800 VAC, 200 A
Manufacturer Provided Specifications @2023 Roadblazing.com

WHAT IS THE CHARGING EXPERIENCE:

2023 Genesis Electrified GV70 AWD Prestige: Public DC charging app pages
2023 Genesis Electrified GV70 AWD Prestige DC charging events2023 Genesis Electrified GV70 AWD Prestige DC charging results
EVgo, Metro Chicago, IL, 38% initial charge state, 37o deg. Celsius, $0.37 USD per kWh41 kWh, 51 minutes, 84% state of charge, 47 kW peak speed
Electrify America, Metro Chicago, IL, 62% initial charge state, 37o deg. Celsius, $0.48 USD per kWh26 kWh, 20 minutes, 91% state of charge, 108 kW peak speed
Notes
Manufacturer Provided Specifications @2023 Roadblazing.com

HOW BIG/ LITTLE: The 2023 Genesis Electrified GV70 = mid size, roomy two row for 2+2.5 adult occupants

2023 Genesis Electrified GV70 AWD Prestige: heated 2nd Row adjusting split tilting seat backs.
2023 Genesis Electrified Prestige AWD2023 Audi Q8 e-tron Quattro
Wheelbase (inches)113.2″115.1″
Dimensions Length x Width x Height185.6″ x 75.2″ x 64.2″193.5″ x 76.3″ x 65.6″
Headroom Row 1, 2 (inches)39.6″, 39.1 (w/ panorama roof)38.1″, 38.6″
Legroom Row 1, 2 (inches)41.3″, 37.2″40.8″, 39.1″
Cargo Capacity (nom. – max. cubic feet)29.0 cu.ft. – 57.0 cu. ft.28.5 cu.ft. – 56.4 cu. ft.
Curb weight (pounds)5038 lbs.5798 lbs.
Towing / Roof support (pounds)3500 lbs. / N.L. lbs.4000 lbs. / N.L. lbs.
Manufacturer Provided Specifications @2024 Roadblazing.com

HOW USEFUL: Low load floor floor bumper cover chrome scuff plate; Manual & trunk cable release tilting & folding 60/40% split 2nd Row seatbacks; Front seat back aft net map pockets; Available cargo shade; +1 Wide front seat cushion; +1 Front & 2nd Row door pocket; +1 Proximity operating, dual speed power liftgate;

Not So Useful: -1 Lacks the smaller GV60‘s floating center console enhanced cabin storage; 4-prong tow package receiver requires 7-prong trailer adapter.

2023 Genesis Electrified GV70 AWD Prestige: 60:40% 2nd Row split fold seatbacks + panoramic roof

HOW SAFE: IIHS Top Safety Pick Plus ; 8 airbags; Rear camera; Forward & rear sonar park assist; Blind Spot Warning (available); Forward collision & pedestrian avoidance braking; Full adaptive cruise control; Lane departure warning, keep assist, trace; Rear Cross Traffic Alert, collision avoidance; Automatic high beam headlamps; Auto parking brake hold; +1 Lane change assist

2023 Genesis Electrified GV70 AWD Prestige: HUD displays active lane change, lane obstacles, nav. and entertainment

SAFETY STANDOUTS: +1 Bird’s Eye view Rear camera; Approaching side traffic 2nd Row door lock-in with daylight bicycle recognition; Sonar based 2nd Row occupant minder which notifies in cabin & by smart phone application.

AVAILABLE SUPPLEMENTAL DRIVER ASSIST(included in Prestige pkg.): Augmented Reality instrument cluster and Heads Up Display;

+1 Outward visibility from low cowl, narrow front & side pillars, tall tailgate window;

HOW PEOPLE FRIENDLY: From the outset it should be stated that, save for battery EV app pages, the 2023 Genesis Electrified GV70 Prestige cabin is a ripoff of the gasoline powered GV70. That is wholly a complement to the latter, marked by a no detail spared elegance yet traditionally cohesive setting.

2023 Genesis Electrified GV70 AWD Prestige: only the battery range displays give away the electric motive power.

Major dash door and center console panels and housings are either matte genuine wood or satin aluminum long elliptical panels. Exquisite switches respond to light touch, motors whisper rather than whir, and controls are are grouped without clutter. The ample diameter thick glove rimmed steering wheel adopts the traditional 4-spoke layout, with delicately stitched center boss. The Electrified GV70 cabin manages airiness in a compact package. There is no shortage of bespoke materials such as satin aluminum, carbon fiber, stainless steel, simulated suede, and carefully stitched split grain leathers.

  • +1 No hokey watch dial clock on dashboard is courageous for the segment
  • -1 Dashtop pod rather than embedded media display; Grooved barrel aluminum audio controls in the center console; Rotary dial transmission selector located so close to the rotary remote infotainment dial in center console

Heated & cooled 23-way driver, 16-way front pax power seats, w/ 2-setting memory; 4 power windows w/ full up/ down express; Rear door front & cross controlled power sunshades; Power door close assist; Emblem Puddle lamps x 1st Row doors; Row 2 remote front pax seat pitch adjust; Panoramic moon roof

2023 Genesis Electrified GV70 AWD Prestige: front seat cooling, heating, massage + driver posture optimization

Cool Gizmo(s): 12.3″ inch Augmented Reality TFT drive mode, variable depth of field instrument cluster; Recessed dish media display rotary dial remote controller, script text pad; Driver’s seat optimal posture settings; Driver’s seat massage; Driver’s door Genesis winged logo puddle lamp; Variable custom color LED ambient cabin lighting; Aft front center console 2nd Row digital climate control panel; +/-Sounds of Nature” mood audio to soothe the soul.

Extra Cool Gizmo !!: ++ Biometric security capacitative finger print reader, (at rotary media controller surface touch pad), bypassing valet mode and activating CarPay applications.

Details Done Right: Fully padded and contrast stitched dashboard; Middle dashboard pebble graining; Carbon fiber middle dashboard, center console and door panel accents; Brushed aluminum vent bezels and grooved dampers; Grooved brushed aluminum toggle integrated steering wheel spoke controls; Brushed aluminum dashboard media switch buttons and accents; Microsuede headliner & pillars; Contrast stitched, leather + microsuede seating; Variable color full cabin ambient lighting; Power Tilt / telescoping heated leather & wood steering wheel; Exposed stitched leather dash cover & hinged ceiling pull handles; Stainless steel door audio speaker covers;

2023 Genesis Electrified GV70 AWD Prestige: climate settings + Row 2 controls

 

Nearly Non-Descript-1 Seats have short cushions and limited lateral support; Leather feels thin; Hard plastic front seat backs advertise scuffs; Front climate display reflections

HOW CONNECTED: Center dash-top 14.5″-inch capacitive touch LCD infotainment 80:20 split pane screen + driving landscape home screen; Battery electric consumption, range, public charging app page; Rotary remote controller w/ touch pad script; +1 Large touch display icons; Voice learning hands-free communications; Native GPS HD voice command, guidance navigation; 9-speaker, 450 W Mobis audio w/ streaming audio & HD radio; USB-C x 4, 12V x 2 (incl. cargo bay); 110V AC x 1; +1 Damped sliding covered center console bin w/ Qi wireless charging

2023 Genesis Electrified GV70 AWD Prestige: cabin bathed in variable color ambient lighting

Audible Upgrade: 16 speaker, w/ Kevlar cones, 1050 Watt, 14 channel DSP 7.1 DTS Lexicon streaming audio is a bit punchy down low, owing to twin 8.0″ subwoofers under the front seats, and slightly more brassy at higher frequencies than expected, but leaves little doubt that the audio outfitter stands with the best in soundstage fidelity and depth.

HOW “APP” -LICABLE: wired Mobile powered Android Auto/ Apple Car Play application & navigation overlays; Genesis Connected Services Apps.

By Subscription: Sirius XM & Sirius XM TravelLink (90 days included trial); Connected Services telematics (5 years included)

HOW MUCH: $74,350 = 2023 Genesis Electrified GV70 Prestige AWD E-SAV M.S.R.P.($66,975 base price)

WHAT’S MISSING: Less confusing adjacent center console rotary remote infotainment and transmission controllers, Infotainment performance data display

ANY COMPETITION:  sized between Audi Q4 50 e-tron and Audi Q8 e-tron: +1 cabin controls and finish

BOTTOM LINE: Sublime mid size E-SAV driven from a tailpipe emissions free Garden of Eden.

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