Genesis GV70 EV SUV 2023 Review

Is the electric Genesis GV70 any good

GV70 EV – Genesis added a fully electric GV70 to its range late last year. It sits alongside the brilliant GV60 EV which we drove a few months ago.

Genesis GV70 EV front

The GV70 is a beautifully designed SUV with prestige ambiance. As you would expect the GV70 EV is packed with comfort and safety features. Its relaxing to drive and cocoons the occupants in luxury. The matte copper exterior finish contrasts with the stunning white interior.

The electric version comes with a 77.4kWh power battery and a theoretical maximum range of 445km (WLTP). We found that was closer to 390km at 100% charge.

It can take as little as 18 minutes to charge from 10 to 80 % when plugged into a 350kW rapid charger. However, like many EVs it took upwards of 20 hours to go from 45%-100% on a home 10-amp wall socket.

Electrified GV70 features a twin motor AWD system that delivers a peak output of 360kW (with Boost Mode) and an instantaneous 700Nm of torque. This will allow a 4.2-second 0-100km/h time.

Daily driving is quiet with refined ride and handling and enough driver engagement when pushed to keep boy racers happy.

Priced from $127,800 plus the usual costs, its expensive and a premium of some $35,000 over the exciting 3.5L twin turbo GV70 version.

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Genesis GV70 EV tyre maintenance

What is good?

  • Elegant design
  • Comfortable and premium interior
  • Refined motoring

What is not so good?

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More Genesis GV70 EV thoughts

  • Beautiful in design, especially with the Matte Atacama Copper paint
  • Contrasted to the white interior, it’s quite striking.
  • Premium fit and finish as expected.
  • Interior ambience is prestige all the way.
  • Front sets, especially the drivers s eat, amongst the best in class.
  • Particularly comfortable and restful for longer trips.
  • EV performance is exhilarating. The GV70 is tight on the road, responsive to driver inputs and just the right size.

Genesis GV70 EV battery charge

Daily things

  • Central screen is large and easy to read.
  • HUD is easy to use and read, but does polarise out with sunglasses.
  • However, the functionality with control by dial is limited. Its also a reach to use as a touch screen.
  • Having a slot for the phone wireless charging is clever. But not having wireless smart phone mirroring isn’t.
  • Central storage bin is well laid out, but opening point is still oriented for LHD occupants.
  • Front seats are awesome. They are so comfortable and relaxing.
  • Arm rest points for driver are spot on for me.
  • Windscreen washers provide particularly good coverage.
  • Headlights and auto high beam are outstanding.
  • Cant turn off the adaptive radar function for the cruise control which is a pain.
  • It takes forever to charge from home. As do most EVs.
  • If I bought one, I would definitely take the home charger option in the purchase price.
  • The 100% range of less than 400km is below par these days.
  • Keeping an eye on range and planning charging requires a change of lifestyle

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Genesis GV70 EV final thoughts

Genesis builds excellent cars. They are luxurious and have a premium ambience about them.

The GV70 is a favourite SUV of mine. Especially in the sporty 3.5T version.

Having a fully electrified version allows a choice for buyers that feel an EV suits them best.

Apart from a short range of less than 400km the GV70 EV is an ideal premium EV SUV.

Genesis GV70 EV features and specifications

Genesis GV70 EV profile


  • 20” alloy wheels (Electrified-unique)
  • Electrified-unique grille and front & rear bumpers.
  • Panorama sunroof
  • Full LED headlights
  • Puddle lights with Genesis logo
  • Roof rails
  • Rain-sensing wipers
  • Acoustic laminated windshield, front & rear window glass
  • Rear & rear-side privacy glass

Genesis GV70 EV


  • Nappa leather-appointed seats
  • Fade-out seat quilting
  • Leather appointed dashboard, door trim & console package with real stitching.
  • Leather appointed driver’s airbag.
  • Suede headlining/pillars
  • Backlit door trim featuring Electrified-unique graphics.
  • Adjustable ambient lighting

Climate Control

  • Three-zone climate control with rear control panel
  • Separate mode control for front airflow
  • Heat pump system

Genesis GV70 EV convenience features


  • Exterior & interior V2L charging function.
  • 18-way adjustable front seats including easy access
  • Driver position memory system
  • Ergo Motion massage function for both front seats
  • Passenger seat walk-in switch & multimedia control
  • Fingerprint authentication system
  • 3-inch digital instrument cluster with 3D function
  • Head Up Display (HUD)
  • Smart Parking Assist (SPA)
  • Remote Smart Parking Assist (RSPA) – via Smart Key
  • Heated and ventilated front seats
  • Heated second-row seats (outer back & base, centre base)
  • Heated steering wheel
  • Power tilt / telescopic steering wheel
  • 60:40 split/fold rear seat with recline function
  • Remote start – via Smart Key
  • Power tailgate with hands-free opening function
  • Rear door manual sunshades

Genesis GV70 EV apple car play and massage seat

Infotainment Connectivity Technology

  • 5-inch HD touch screen display
  • Navigation w/ Augmented Reality (AR) & live traffic
  • Integrated Controller with handwriting recognition
  • Apple CarPlay / Google Android Auto compatibility
  • Bluetooth multi connection
  • 14-speaker, 1050W Lexicon® by HARMAN audio
  • Active Noise Control – Road (ANC-R)
  • e-Active Sound Design (e-ASD)
  • Wireless mobile phone charging system

Genesis GV70 EV 360 camera


  • 8 Airbags – Including front centre side airbag.
  • Active bonnet
  • Blind-Spot Collision Avoidance-Assist (BCA) – Rear/Side
  • Blind-Spot View Monitor (BVM)
  • Driver Attention Warning (DAW), including;
    • Leading Vehicle Departure Alert
    • Forward Attention Warning (FAW)
  • Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist (FCA), including;
    • Car/Pedestrian/Cyclist detection
    • Junction Turning/Junction Crossing function
    • Lane-Change Oncoming/Side function
    • Evasive Steering Assist function
  • High Beam Assist (HBA)
  • Intelligent Front-Lighting System (IFS)
  • Intelligent Speed Limit Assist (ISLA)
  • Manual Speed Limit Assist (MSLA)
  • Lane Keeping Assist – Line/Road-Edge (LKA-L/R)
  • Lane Following Assist (LFA)
  • Parking Distance Warning (PDW) (Front & Rear)
  • Parking Collision-Avoidance Assist – Reverse (PCA-R)
  • Multi Collision Brake (MCB)
  • Rear Cross-Traffic Collision Avoidance-Assist (RCCA)
  • Rear Occupant Warning (ROW) – logic type
  • Safe Exit Assist (SEA)
  • Smart Cruise Control (SCC), including;
    • Stop & Go function & Machine Learning
  • Surround View Monitor (SVM) w/ 3D surround view
  • Trailer Stability Assist (TSA)
  • Tyre Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)

Genesis GV70 EV wheels and tyres


  • MacPherson Strut Front / Multilink Rear Suspension
  • Road-Preview adaptive Electronic Control Suspension
  • Electric Parking Brake (EPB) with Auto Hold
  • Drive Mode Select (DMS)
  • Boost Mode
  • Silver monobloc front brake calipers w/ GENESIS logo
  • Silver rear caliper covers with GENESIS logo
  • Ventilated front & rear brakes
  • Shift By Wire (SBW) gear shift dial with mood lighting
  • Regenerative braking control paddle shift (i-PEDAL)
  • Variable Gear Ratio (VGR) steering rack
  • Portable emergency charging cable (ICCB) with bag
  • Battery conditioning system
  • Tyre Mobility Kit (TMK)
  • Trailer wiring package

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Model Price$127,800 MLP*
EngineBattery Electric motor
DrivetrainSingle speed reduction gear AWD
Battery Capacity / type77.4kWh / Lithium Ion
Power320kW / 360Kw (boost)
Torque605Nm / 700Nm (boost)
Range (WLTP) / ADR445Km max
Range on test390km
Economy / efficiency19.5kwh/100k / 20.8kWh on test
Fast Charge**/ Home18 mins (350kW) / 17Hrs 50 Mins
Safety5 Star ANCAP (tested Sept 2022)
CO2 EmissionsZero driving emissions
0-100kmh/Top Speed4.2 secs / 235km/h
Servicing12mth / 15,000km Free up to 75,000km
Warranty5yr/ Unlimited km
Roadside Assist5Yr. conditional roadside assist

*MLP Includes GST and LCT but excluding statutory charges, dealer costs and dealer delivery. See your dealer for RDAP. Does not include price of options. Some features mentioned in the article are options. RDAP means Recommended Drive Away Price (without options but including all other charges)

** Using a 350kW fast charger from 10-80%

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Overall Rating    


Behind the Wheel9
Ride and Handling8
Fit for Purpose8
Style / Appeal9
Value for Money7

Genesis Electrified GV70 dimensions


Overall Length4715mm
Wheels20×8.5 Alloy
Tyres265/45 R20
Max ground clearanceUp to 174mm
Wading DepthN/A
Departure angleN/A
Turning Circle KTK11.50m
Boot Min503Lmm
Boot Max1678mm
Kerb Weight2310kg
Battery weightTBC
Payload (kg)535kg
GVM (kg)2845kg
Towing Capacity1800kg
Tow Ball rating180kg

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Genesis GV70 EV final thoughts

Genesis builds excellent cars. They are luxurious and have a premium ambience about them.

The GV70 is a favourite SUV of mine. Especially in the sporty 3.5T version.

Having a fully electrified version allows a choice for buyers that feel an EV suits them best.

Apart from a short range of less than 400km the GV70 EV is an ideal premium EV SUV.

About Rob Fraser 2500 Articles
Rob Fraser – General dogsbody & Director Rob is the founder of the business. He constantly mutters something about way too many red wines one evening being to blame. Often known for taking the 4WD in the driveway over the sports car, he has travelled pretty much everywhere in Australia and when he is bored goes for a drive. He first learned to drive on the farm in a left hand drive WW11 Jeep when he was 11, and was hooked on 4WDriving way back then. In addition to 4WD he is an avid motoring enthusiast and has maintained a strong interest in the industry ever since his teens. He has owned way too many cars in his time as well. Having previously lived at the top of corporate life he retired in 2000 and hasn’t put a suit and tie on since. Cars are his passion so why not have a business doing what you love he figures. He has towed either a caravan or camper trailer to most parts of Australia, has run guided tours for camper trailers’ and instructed drivers in off road towing.