2023 Genesis Electrified GV70 Review

Genesis Motors‘ push for electrification continues with the introduction of the Electrified GV70. Genesis Motors plans on becoming an all-electric brand by 2030. Currently, the company sells the E-GMP-based GV60 and the Electrified G80 sedan, which is based on the gasoline version of the mid-size sedan.

The Genesis Electrified GV70 is based on the popular gasoline version of the GV70, a vehicle we’ve reviewed on a few occasions. The electric GV70 was revealed in November 2021 at the Guangzhou auto show and went on sale in 2022.

The GV70, like the car it’s based on, the G70, is one of my favorite compact luxury SUVs. The gasoline version of the GV70 has won numerous awards and has been praised by automotive journalists around the world. Does the electric version of the GV70 live up to the expectation of the gasoline GV70? Continue reading to find out.

2023 Genesis Electrified GV70 Canadian Prices

In Canada, the Electrified GV70 is offered in only one trim, the top-of-the-line Prestige trim. The 2023 Genesis Electrified GV70 has an all-inclusive price of $84,150, this price includes Freight & PDI. The Genesis Canada website currently doesn’t let you “build” a GV70, it just gives you the option to “stay connected”, I guess it’s currently not available and there’s a waitlist.

In the United States, the Electrified GV70 is offered in two trims. The Advanced trim has a starting price of $65,850 and the Prestige trim has a starting price of $73,850. The Genesis USA website will let you build one, with colors being the only option on both trims.

Comparing the Canadian prices of the gasoline GV70 to the electric version is not so straightforward because of the different equipment on all the different trims. If we are to compare the Prestige trims on the gasoline and electric versions, then the Electrified GV70 is $18,650 more than the GV70 Prestige. However, that version of the GV70 comes with a 4-cylinder engine which is much less powerful. If we are to compare the V6 version, then the price difference is $13,650 over the 3.5T Sport and $6,650 over the 3.5T Sport Plus.

Genesis Electrified GV70 Batteries & Motors

The 2023 Genesis Electrified GV70 comes with a 77.4 kWh battery pack and a pair of electric motors, for a combined output of 320 kW (429 horsepower) and 516 pound-feet of torque. Like the GV60, the Electrified GV70 comes with a boost mode, which increases the power to 483 hp for 10 sec.

Genesis Electrified GV70 Range

According to Genesis, the Electrified GV70 has a theoretical range of 383 kilometers (238 miles) on a full charge, in ideal conditions. In my experience, Genesis/Kia/Hyundai vehicles’ range is quite accurate overall, which includes a reduced range in the winter and an increased rate in the summer compared to the claimed rate. If you average it out over the year, you should be able to get 383 km out of a full “tank”. The range is less than Model Y, which I don’t have any experience with, but I’ve read it’s much less in the real world.

Our review took place in the summer, the onboard computer showed 430 kilometers of range when the batteries were fully charged.

2023 Genesis GV70 Electrified Collage

Genesis Electrified GV70 Charging Times and Electricity Consumption

According to Genesis, using a Level 2 home charge, it should take 7 hours and 20 minutes to fully charge the batteries. On a 50 kW Level 3 charger, it should take 73 minutes to charge from 10% to 80%. On a 350 kW Level 3 charger, the 10 – 80% charge should take 18 minutes, which is the same as the Ioniq 5, EV6, and GV60. These times are based on ideal conditions, which include ambient temperatures, the battery’s state of charge, and battery temperatures.

The Genesis GV70 comes with V2L (Vehicle-2-Load) feature, which could come in handy when going camping or in emergencies when the power goes out. The V2L has a maximum output of 3.6 kW.

I couldn’t find any information on Genesis Canada’s website about the Electrified GV70’s electricity consumption, however, looking it up on Natural Resources Canada’s website (NR Can), it’s listed at 2.4/2.8/2.6 Le/100 kilometers. This translates to 21.36/24.92/23.14 kWh/100 km in city/highway/combined driving.

After a week of mixed driving, the onboard computer showed 17.5 kWh/100 kilometers. I’ve noticed Genesis and its sister brands are also quite conservative with the consumption numbers, I’ve always been able to use much less electricity per 100 kilometers than their claimed number, which is a good thing. Or maybe I’m not driving their EVs hard enough? I was also able to bring this number down to 14.5 kWh/100 kilometers in city driving, with gentle acceleration and efficiency in mind.

To help compare vehicles that use electricity, a conversion factor is used by NRCan to convert electrical energy consumption values, expressed in kilowatt-hours per 100 kilometers (kWh/100 km), into gasoline liters equivalent per 100 kilometers (Le/100 km). One liter of gasoline contains the energy equivalent to 8.9 kWh of electricity.

Driving the 2023 Genesis Electrified GV70

Driving the regular gasoline version of the GV70 is a pleasure, it’s a sporty SUV that can keep up with the European competition. The Electrified GV70 is also quite sporty and even more powerful than the most powerful gasoline version of the GV70. It comes with the usual array of driving modes like Eco, Comfort, Sport, and Individual, in addition to a few off-road modes.

Driving in the Eco mode gives you a well-balanced throttle response experience. I would compare it to the “normal” mode in sporty gasoline-powered vehicles. The Comfort mode increases throttle response and is quite sporty and provides you with more than enough power for regular driving. The Sport mode is way too fast for average city driving, the throttle response and power feel like something from a sports car. Hitting the boost button is absolutely ridiculous and will scare your passengers, which is what a lot of EV drivers do to their poor passengers, including yours truly.

Personally, I felt like the Eco mode gives you more than enough power for daily driving and if you want a little fun, the Comfort mode should suffice. The Sport mode is a bit too much and the “Boost” should be saved for special occasions.

However, a driving experience is not just about power, it also includes handling. The Electrified GV70 handles fine on normal streets and the suspension soaks up the bumps nicely. However, you do feel the weight of the heavy batteries, even though they’re placed under the floor, in long curves like highway onramps, you do feel how heavy the Electrified GV70 is.

The steering feel is numb, which is the norm for pretty much every car on sale nowadays, it has a decent amount of weight to it; it’s not overly heavy or light.

2023 Genesis Electrified GV70 Styling

2023 Genesis Electrified GV70 Front

I’m a big fan of the styling of the gasoline-powered GV70 and the 2023 Genesis Electrified GV70 looks almost identical to it, especially from a bit of a distance. The biggest difference is the removal of the front grill, which is not needed to cool the gasoline engine. Instead, the Electrified GV70 features a closed-off grill with diamond shapes (exactly like what we saw on the Electrified G80 sedan), which still gives the look of a grill.

The rear bumper is also different, there are no exhaust tips here because electric cars don’t need exhaust tips. And that’s about it, other than different wheel designs.

I personally prefer vehicles like these that are based on the gasoline version, they look “normal” and don’t scream “Look at me, I’m an EV”. However, that’s not to say there’s anything wrong with a dedicated EV design and some people do prefer their EVs to look different. To each their own.

2023 Genesis Electrified GV70 Interior

2023 Genesis Electrified GV70 interior

The interior of the Electrified GV70 is identical to that of the gasoline version, and it’s a beautiful place to be in. The interior of the Electrified GV70 is sporty and elegant. Genesis has taken a somewhat minimalist approach to interior design. At the center of the car is an ultra-wide 14.5” touchscreen, which is also found on other Genesis vehicles. This screen can be controlled by touching it; however, it is a bit of a stretch to reach it. You can also use the rotary dial on the center console to navigate between different screens such as entertainment, settings, navigation, etc. It’s not too difficult to use this system.

Below the touchscreen is the highlight of the interior, in my opinion. The Electrified GV70 features an oval screen that displays the climate control settings. This screen comes with two knobs and is controlled by touching various parts of it to change the settings. Personally, I really like the way this looks and it’s pretty simple and intuitive to use it. Using a system like this is not new, but it is a different design take on it and I enjoyed the quirkiness of it.

The Electrified GV70 also comes with a 12.3” 3D gauge cluster, this is also found on higher trims of other Genesis vehicles. The graphics on this system are crisp and it looks great.

Our GV70 was equipped with black Nappa leather seats with quilting and white piping, the leather was also applied to parts of the dashboard and door panels. The leather is soft and every surface you touch on the interior feels high quality. The interior is even quieter than the gasoline GV70, which is to be expected in an EV.

The interior isn’t quite as roomy as the GV60, which looks smaller than the GV70, but since it uses a dedicated EV platform, everything is packaged neatly to give the occupants the most amount of room.

As far as convenience, tech, and safety features, the 2023 Genesis Electrified GV70 doesn’t skimp on anything, it’s fully loaded with everything we’ve come to expect from luxury vehicles, below is a list of some of these items:

  • Automatic Headlights
  • High Beam Assist
  • LED Headlights, Daytime Running Lights, and Taillights
  • Power-Folding outside mirrors (power-adjustable, heated, auto-dimming)
  • Panoramic Sunroof
  • Rain-Sensing Wipers
  • Auto-Defogging Windshield
  • Electronically Controlled Suspension with Road Preview
  • 3-Zone Climate Control
  • Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel with Paddle Shifters
  • Power Tilt-and-Telescopic steering wheel adjustment
  • Heated Steering Wheel
  • 12.3” 3D Digital Cluster
  • Smart Cruise Control with Stop & Go
  • Integrated Memory System – Power Driver’s Seat, Outside Mirrors, Steering Column, HUD
  • Power Windows with Auto Down/Up with Pinch Protection
  • Proximity Key with Push-Button Start
  • Remote Releases – Hood, Power Liftgate
  • Auto-dimming Inside Rearview Mirror
  • Rearview Camera with Parking GuidelinesSurround View Monitor
  • Blind-Spot View Monitor
  • Remote Smart Parking Assist (RSPA)
  • Head-up Display
  • Power Hands-free Smart Liftgate with Auto Open
  • 14-way Power Driver Seat with 4-way Power Lumbar & Cushion Extension
  • 12-way Power Passenger Seat with 4-way Power Lumbar
  • Integrated Memory System w/ Smart Posture Care
  • Heated and Ventilated Front Seats
  • Power Cushion Extension, Bolster, and Ergo Motion (Driver)
  • Heated Rear Seats
  • 14.5” High-Definition LCD Display
  • Wired Android Auto & Apple CarPlay
  • USB – 2 Front: Data + Charge, 2 Rear: Charge Only
  • Bluetooth Hands-free Phone System
  • SiriusXM Satellite Radio & Antenna
  • HD Radio
  • Wireless Charging Pad
  • Vehicle Stability Management (VSM)
  • Electronic Stability Control (ESC) with Traction Control System (TCS)
  • Hill-Start Assist Control (HAC)
  • Parking Distance Warning – Front & Rear (PDW)
  • Parking Collision-Avoidance Assist–Rear (PCA-R)
  • Blind-Spot Collision-Avoidance Assist (BCA) and Rear Cross-Traffic Collision-Avoidance Assist (RCCA)
  • Lane Keeping Assist (LKA) and Lane Following Assist (LFA)
  • Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist (FCA)
  • Safe Exit Assist (SEA)
  • Driver Attention Warning (DAW)
  • Forward Attention Warning (FAW)
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) with Individual Tire Pressure Indicator

Final Thoughts

Overall, I was extremely impressed with the Genesis Electrified GV70. But then again, is it a surprise to get an amazing version of an already amazing gasoline vehicle? Genesis has been doing a great job with all of their vehicles and their EV offerings are no exception. We are looking forward to what Genesis will be bringing us over the years as they fully transition to an all-electric lineup.




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Faisal is the cofounder and automotive photographer at Unfinished Man. He provides insider perspectives on the latest rides through his acclaimed photography. Faisal also serves as the site's watch expert, staying on the pulse of emerging timepieces. His seasoned eye for men's lifestyle products makes him an authoritative voice.

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