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What should I be paying?

Prices for the GV60 have shot up by £5k recently. Inflation, eh? So now you’re looking at a starting figure of £53,905 for the entry-level car, while the mid-spec Sport now costs £58,365 and Sport Plus will now set you back £67,505. Yowzer.

Genesis is pitching itself as a luxury brand. Sigh. So’s everyone else. It is a more upmarket proposition than its Ioniq 5 and EV6 siblings, but the brand strength and recognition isn’t yet there. The tech and package is a rival to anything Mercedes or Audi currently offer, but it doesn’t have their cachet.

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It does have some desirable features though, including a ‘we come to you’ mantra. This means Genesis will drop off a GV60 for you to test drive at your home or office, and it’ll then assign you someone to take you through the buying process. There’s no haggling so all prices are fixed and if you do take the plunge then there’s a five-year care plan that includes warranty, servicing and maintenance.

Every time something needs doing someone will pick the car up from your house and drop off a courtesy car. Does that make the initial outlay worth it? You’ll have to decide that yourself. Here’s some numbers for you. Put £10,000 down and you’ll still be paying £630 a month for four years on a PCP. That looks expensive to us. The plan is that there’s zero hassle – you just need to ask yourself what that’s worth to you.

There’s a huge amount of driver assist systems as standard of course, but it’s worth mentioning that the most intrusive – we’re looking at you lane assist – are easy to turn off by just holding one button.

So, charging. The 800V architecture of the E-GMP platform means that the GV60 will charge at up to 350kW for that 18-minute, 10-80 per cent headline figure. It also means it can draw 11kW from a standard wall box charge, so at home you can go from 10 per cent to full in 7 hours and 20 minutes. It’s fairly efficient on the move too, we’ve managed around 3.0 mi/kWh during most Sport Plus drives, 3.5 for the Premium.

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Last one: like the Kia and the Hyundai, the GV60 also has a vehicle-to-load function so you can use the car to power most household items – or even charge another car. Genesis includes that as part of an Outdoor Pack (£880) that also adds a three-pin plug to the interior. Useful for plugging in a laptop maybe.

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