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Genesis GV60 SUV - Reliability & safety

Genesis is yet to prove itself, but there’s no reason to think the GV60 will be unreliable

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Genesis is a relatively new brand in the UK – its first models only arrived in 2021 and the GV60 is its first electric car. It’s not starting completely from scratch, because Genesis is closely linked to Hyundai – it’s actually spun off from the Hyundai Genesis luxury car name that has been successful in the US but never took off in the UK.

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This means it’s tough to get a long-term idea of the reliability, especially because the car is also brand new. Since electric cars have far fewer moving parts than a petrol or diesel car, they tend to be much more reliable overall, so there’s no reason to think the GV60 will be unreliable. 

Genesis GV60 reliability

The GV60 feels very well built inside, so we expect the interior to stand the test of time – although there is a lot of technology, which would be the only question mark when it comes to reliability of the parts you interact with.

The motor itself should be really reliable and since Genesis offers a five-year warranty and service plan for free with every car, it’s bound to stay in excellent condition for the first ownership at least.

Since the GV60 uses the same platform as the Kia EV6 and Hyundai Ioniq 5, it’s likely to be similarly reliable. Neither of these models has appeared in our Driver Power customer satisfaction survey yet, but when they do, we might have a better idea about how reliable and good they are to live with.

Safety

The Genesis GV60 backs up its other plus points with a five-star Euro NCAP safety score. It boasts ratings of 89% and 87% for adult and child protection respectively, and scores similarly well for technology – it’s fitted with loads of hi-tech kit as standard.

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Every version comes with adaptive cruise control with functions to assist with changing lane, and it even learns your driving style and adapts to it. 

There’s also autonomous emergency braking (AEB) and forward-collision assist, which helps with braking and avoiding a crash. It detects pedestrians, which is more useful in town driving. 

Blind-spot assist monitors the sides of the car, while lane-follow assist keeps you in your lane and junction turning assist will brake for you if you accidentally move away from a junction when traffic is approaching. It has the same tech at the rear as well to help with reversing out of a parking space.

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