2023 Genesis GV60: device on wheels

2023 Genesis GV60: device on wheels

Newcomers to an established industry like the automotive space must go above and beyond to make a lasting and solid first impression. When the Korean luxury brand Genesis debuted six years ago, it featured quality that matched the German standard, but at a price that caused car buyers to balk. Good value isn’t the only thing Genesis has going for it, though, as it’s now turning its sights on EVs loaded with cool tech.

We’re committed to the all-new 2023 Genesis GV60, an all-electric model that includes a host of eyebrow-raising technologies. Whether it’s useful or useful driving aids or just simple accessories, the truth is that Genesis has packed its new EV with all sorts of things for tech.

Digital and biometric keys

If you’re willing to ditch your physical keys, the GV60 has a few options. A suitable smartphone or portable device allows the use of a digital key.

Genesis is the luxury car division of the South Korean giant Hyundai Motor Company

Currently, only Samsung and Apple devices with Ultra-Wideband (UWB) and Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) capabilities are compatible with the Digital Key feature, allowing you to ditch your physical keys and use your device to unlock, lock and power on. automatically.

You can even share the digital key with your friends or family through the Digital Key mobile app. So far, only BMW models and very few Kia and Hyundai models support the digital key, which makes this feature quite innovative.

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Speaking of smartphone technology, the GV60 borrows another set of features from the latest handsets: biometric identification. Like your smartphone, the car has a facial recognition camera mounted on the outside of the B-pillar.

After installation, approach the car and it will open the door if it recognizes your face. There is also a fingerprint reader inside the car, next to the infotainment control. Using this, you can start the car with your finger; no key needed!

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Biometric features can also link your finger or facial data to a user profile in the car to automatically change the radio presets and seat position for each registered user. Usually this is done using the memory buttons of the seat, but hey, that’s not very good.

Integrated Features

Even if you don’t have a phone that works with a digital key, Genesis offers a connected service with a mobile app that uses your phone’s cellular network to lock and unlock your car remotely. It’s probably not suitable for everyday use, but it will help give you peace of mind when you leave the car parked somewhere.

Connected features also help you find a car in a parking spot, track the GV60’s range, get roadside assistance and more. This also provides over-the-air (OTA) updates of the car’s software, updating your infotainment or navigation system without visiting the dealer.

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Like most modern cars, the GV60 supports Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, though it currently doesn’t offer wireless connectivity to the infotainment screen, which is a bummer. Users can connect their devices to the car using a USB-C cable to use Android Auto and Apple CarPlay.

Safe and secure

Safety is another area of ​​technology that is huge in the automotive industry. The Genesis GV60 has safety features such as a forward collision avoidance system that can detect pedestrians and cyclists, a function to avoid collisions in the blind spot, a collision avoidance system, cruise control aimed at highway driving and a modern system of remote parking.

This last feature shows that if you have a limited parking space, you can get out before parking and remotely park the GV60 from the outside of the car.

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Safety features also extend to passengers. When you leave the car on a busy road, the car’s blind spot monitor can detect oncoming traffic or cyclists and temporarily close the car door to avoid an accident.

There is also a very sensitive notification for sitting in the back seat. While other cars memorize the sequence of opening and closing the door or use airbag sensors to remind you if there is a passenger in a certain seat, the GV60 has an on-board radar that can detect minute movements of animals or children to warn in case of forgetting. passenger.

Users may also be concerned about the security of the aforementioned biometric and personal data. All this is encoded and placed in the car. Only the driver can access it to delete the profile.

Uploaded and downloaded

Since Genesis GV60 is an electric car, electric performance is an important thing to talk about. The GV60 supports charging speeds of up to 350 kW, which, in theory, would allow it to charge from 10 to 80 percent in 18 minutes.

You need to get the right DC charger and have the battery and charger in good condition to maintain that power, but if all goes as expected, the car should be able to charge quickly. When fully charged, the GV60 offers a range of between 235 and 248 miles, depending on the trim level, but all models can use this quick and fast charging system.

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What if you wanted to use the EV to charge something else? Inside the car, near the back seats, is a 240-volt power outlet, which should enable you to charge laptops or operate small devices in the car.

This should help make things more productive at your next checkout. But the car also has a vehicle-to-charge (V2L) function that provides 3.6 kW of electricity for external devices, making it ideal for camping or a backyard party.

The technology behind the reader

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Finally, the Genesis GV60’s modern technology also extends to the driving experience. The GV60 Advanced boasts 314 hp and 446 lb-ft of torque that drives all four wheels to deliver a 0-60 mph sprint of about 6 seconds.

The Performance model bumps the power figures up to 429 hp, but has an Accelerator button on the steering wheel that temporarily boosts power to 483 hp and 516 lb-ft. At 10 seconds, you get the full throttle of that powertrain, allowing the car to hit 60 MPH in about 4 seconds.

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That’s incredible speed, even if it’s crazy that this mode lasts for ten seconds – on the street, using it for more than five seconds is enough to get you into serious trouble. But if you have a personal property to play with or a skidpad, you can also take advantage of the skid mode, which will help you turn the tires into smoke!

The accessories and accessories don’t stop there. Being an electric car, it’s eerily quiet and has noise canceling to eliminate any wind or tire noise in the cabin. If you don’t like that, the car has the ability to play fake engine sounds through the audio system with a few options to choose from.

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The car should get you from point A to B, possibly safely and on time. But when you spend $58,890 (for the top model) or more than $67,890 for the Performance model, there has to be something more to justify the price.

Not all of these technologies are necessary, but some of them help to add a vintage touch to the car, reduce the fatigue of the daily journey or improve the owner’s experience. It helps spread the Genesis’ reputation when you show it all off to fellow BMW, Mercedes or Audi owners, which should help the Korean luxury brand gain a few more followers in no time.