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I had a 30-45 minute test drive today in the GV60 Performance. I'm a current Mach E owner.

Things I really really loved:
  • Cooled seats. They were amazing. The dealer still had plastic on everything (not sure why, as this is their demo car). The seats didn't seem to cool down until I started driving. Once they got going, they were so comfy.
  • Physical controls for the climate, radio, and on screen menus. I can't tell you how much I love having the lever for the temp control. Oh, and physical controls for heated/cooled seats.
  • #1 my favorite thing is the shifter. The return to center shifter is the best!! Going right is always drive. Going left is always revers. Park is always a button press. My Mach E has the standard ford rotary dial shifter. To go from drive to reverse or reverse to drive, you have to remember where you are and how many clicks to get to your target position. It's terrible for parking or three point turns.
  • #2 might be the volume and tuning scroll wheels with the textured metal surface.
  • I didn't test it, but the 800V DCFC charging is probably my main attracting in getting me to switch from my Mach E. 18 minutes for 10-80% or something? Amazing.
  • I think it has a heat pump??
  • I didn't test it, but the facial id for the door and the fingerprint id for starting the car.
  • The key fob has the buttons on the side so they won't get accidentally pressed — I set off my Mach E's alarm at least weekly and that's being careful (and the fob is significantly smaller)
Down sides:
  • My biggest issue was that it would reset one-pedal driving every time I parked the car or turned it off. Is there a way to make that stick?
  • I much prefer the Mach E external door buttons and the internal door handles.
  • Limited range (230 vs 270 on my Mach E). But much faster DCFC.
  • No door combo to get in or password to start the car.
  • Does it have phone-as-a-key?
  • Teeny tiny frunk
Open questions
  • I didn't have enough time to fiddle with the steering wheel controls.
  • How is the highway assist (lane centering and dynamic cruise control)? I tested it briefly and it seemed to take corners more smoothly than my Mach E.
  • Biggest question/concern...if I need dealer service, I know for Ford I have to go to an EV-certified Ford Dealer (that's almost all Ford dealers). The Genesis GV60 is only sold in 5 states right now and this dealer is 2.5 hours from home. Can I bring it to a local Kia or Hyndai dealer? It's all the same parts, except for interior finishes, right?
 

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I want to know this answer too. I am in Ohio with many Hyundai/Kia dealers but no Genesis delaer selling the GV60:
  • Biggest question/concern...if I need dealer service, I know for Ford I have to go to an EV-certified Ford Dealer (that's almost all Ford dealers). The Genesis GV60 is only sold in 5 states right now and this dealer is 2.5 hours from home. Can I bring it to a local Kia or Hyndai dealer? It's all the same parts, except for interior finishes, right?
 

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I don't have a GV60 but I have done a lot (read: probably an unhealthy amount) of research, so I'll pass on what I know and if incorrect hopefully someone will point out the error of my ways :)

  • My biggest issue was that it would reset one-pedal driving every time I parked the car or turned it off. Is there a way to make that stick?
No, this is also probably my biggest annoyance. You might find it very annoying given your #1, because it also resets with gear change. That combined with having to put your foot on the brake to change gear makes parking/three point turns significantly less user friendly than my i3, which is so snappy between P and D and only moves on one-pedal. A dream to park with.

  • No door combo to get in or password to start the car.
I'm sure I read that there was some kind of two-factor, but I've also looked at many cars recently. Maybe have a look in the manual? (I can dig up the link if you dont have it?)

  • Does it have phone-as-a-key?
I believe so, called something like 'smart digital key'...if you use android. Not supported on iOS. I might have to be corrected here as I believe we don't get the digital key in the UK so I've not paid much attention to it.

  • How is the highway assist (lane centering and dynamic cruise control)? I tested it briefly and it seemed to take corners more smoothly than my Mach E.
The dynamic cruise was great, but my benckmark is my i3, which is a camera based system and less than woeful! The GV60 slowed gentlely approaching slower traffic and tailed the car in front pretty closely. I didnt try the lane centering on the GV60 but have on the Ioniq 5 and it was adaquate. The ioniq steering wheel was 'fitting' constantly which was annoying but it stayed in the lane. I think the GV60 has HDA 2, whereas the Ioniq I drove was prefacelift and proabaly HDA 1.
 

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I had a 30-45 minute test drive today in the GV60 Performance. I'm a current Mach E owner.

Things I really really loved:
  • Cooled seats. They were amazing. The dealer still had plastic on everything (not sure why, as this is their demo car). The seats didn't seem to cool down until I started driving. Once they got going, they were so comfy.
  • Physical controls for the climate, radio, and on screen menus. I can't tell you how much I love having the lever for the temp control. Oh, and physical controls for heated/cooled seats.
  • #1 my favorite thing is the shifter. The return to center shifter is the best!! Going right is always drive. Going left is always revers. Park is always a button press. My Mach E has the standard ford rotary dial shifter. To go from drive to reverse or reverse to drive, you have to remember where you are and how many clicks to get to your target position. It's terrible for parking or three point turns.
  • #2 might be the volume and tuning scroll wheels with the textured metal surface.
  • I didn't test it, but the 800V DCFC charging is probably my main attracting in getting me to switch from my Mach E. 18 minutes for 10-80% or something? Amazing.
  • I think it has a heat pump??
  • I didn't test it, but the facial id for the door and the fingerprint id for starting the car.
  • The key fob has the buttons on the side so they won't get accidentally pressed — I set off my Mach E's alarm at least weekly and that's being careful (and the fob is significantly smaller)
Down sides:
  • My biggest issue was that it would reset one-pedal driving every time I parked the car or turned it off. Is there a way to make that stick?
  • I much prefer the Mach E external door buttons and the internal door handles.
  • Limited range (230 vs 270 on my Mach E). But much faster DCFC.
  • No door combo to get in or password to start the car.
  • Does it have phone-as-a-key?
  • Teeny tiny frunk
Open questions
  • I didn't have enough time to fiddle with the steering wheel controls.
  • How is the highway assist (lane centering and dynamic cruise control)? I tested it briefly and it seemed to take corners more smoothly than my Mach E.
  • Biggest question/concern...if I need dealer service, I know for Ford I have to go to an EV-certified Ford Dealer (that's almost all Ford dealers). The Genesis GV60 is only sold in 5 states right now and this dealer is 2.5 hours from home. Can I bring it to a local Kia or Hyndai dealer? It's all the same parts, except for interior finishes, right?

Does the Performance have Homelink on the rear view mirror? I cannot easily find a view of it and any window sticker I view doesn't list it. I am hoping so.
Thanks, John
 

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  • Biggest question/concern...if I need dealer service, I know for Ford I have to go to an EV-certified Ford Dealer (that's almost all Ford dealers). The Genesis GV60 is only sold in 5 states right now and this dealer is 2.5 hours from home. Can I bring it to a local Kia or Hyndai dealer? It's all the same parts, except for interior finishes, right?
In UK Genesis come to your home with another GV60 in a covered truck, drop it off to you and take yours away for service and obviously vice versa afterwards. Isn’t that the same over the pond?
 

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It does work the same in the US. The challenge for us early adopters is that our local dealers cannot sell them yet so they cannot service them either.
Once they complete the training for EVs, it will work normally again.
 

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It does work the same in the US. The challenge for us early adopters is that our local dealers cannot sell them yet so they cannot service them either.
Once they complete the training for EVs, it will work normally again.
We don’t have any dealers here, just like buying from Amazon 🤔
 

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Exactly that, I put down a small deposit as soon as I was able and was allocated a Genesis Personal Assistant who is your contact with Genesis throughout purchase and ownership, sorts out your servicing and any issues you may have. There are no deals, trade ins or negotiations involved, you just pay the price and it gets delivered. It’s a bit strange after all those years of bargaining with salesmen on the price and trying to get a few extras thrown in to sweeten the deal. All a bit bland really but possibly the future. ☹
 

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Exactly that, I put down a small deposit as soon as I was able and was allocated a Genesis Personal Assistant who is your contact with Genesis throughout purchase and ownership, sorts out your servicing and any issues you may have. There are no deals, trade ins or negotiations involved, you just pay the price and it gets delivered. It’s a bit strange after all those years of bargaining with salesmen on the price and trying to get a few extras thrown in to sweeten the deal. All a bit bland really but possibly the future. ☹
Yes, I just put down a deposit and will buy it sight unseen and delivered to me. Both are firsts for me too.
 
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