The interior of the Genesis Electrified GV70 is a class act and easily rises to the top of the segment thanks to of top-quality materials and a cohesive, modern design. There is a premium air inside the car and the controls are mostly very easy to use, except that it's a bit of a stretch to reach the big 14.5-inch infotainment display atop the center stack. The supplemental rotary knob for the infotainment system and the rotary gear selector also look very similar, but this will cease to annoy once you're used to the car. Quirky design elements delight and include a blacked-out contrasting ovoid glass island housing the major dashboard controls and a chrome strip that encircles the entire cabin, rising over the instrument hood and dipping away to incorporate the subtly hidden air vents. All-round visibility is rather decent for something with such a sloping profile, and it doesn't have huge blind spots to contend with.
The front seats of the Genesis Electrified GV70 are very inviting, and seating comfort is excellent, with ample back support on long journeys; only the driver gets a massage function. The front seats are heated and ventilated, and heating can be added to the rear seats via the Prestige package. Interior space is good in this class, and despite the sloping roofline, headroom figures front and rear are a good 38.6 and 38.3 inches, respectively. Rear legroom of 36.6 seems more adequate than spacious - and trails that of the Q4 Sportback e-tron by 0.6 inches. Still, it feels roomier thanks to the big door openings, easy ingress, and sense of airiness provided by the standard panoramic sunroof.
|Genesis Electrified GV70 Trims
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|Legroom Front Seat
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There is also a limited number of interior colors for the Genesis Electrified GV70 and with the default Black Mono color scheme, things are a bit dark, but saved from somberness by the satin-silver aluminum accents strewn about the interior on the doors, dashboard, steering wheel, and center console. The beautiful Glacier White Two-Tone is the only other color choice, and the entire interior, except for the carpets and dashtop, is decked out in this shade. It looks stunning but may be susceptible to soiling and difficult to keep clean. The steering wheel is leather-trimmed, and leather seat upholstery is standard, but the Prestige package upgrades this to Nappa leather while also equipping a leatherette-trimmed dashboard and upgrading the headliner from standard cloth to microfiber suede.
The Genesis Electrified GV70's cargo space is another metric that is excellent in its market segment, with 28.7 cubic feet available behind the second row and 56.5 cu-ft of trunk volume available with the rear seats folded flat - easily beating the Q4 Sportback e-tron. Unlike the compromised Electrified G80 sedan, the Electrified GV70 gives up almost no interior volume to the battery pack, and you won't even notice the slightly higher floor, with a trunk just 0.2 cu-ft smaller than the gas GV70 - or 0.4 cu-ft smaller with the 60/40-split rear seat folded down. There is the tiniest of frunks under the hood, and with the tire inflator stowed in it, there is basically no space left for anything else. There is a little bit of under-floor space in the rear cargo area too, but you can't store much there. A boon is that there is a dedicated spot to stow the rear luggage cover when it's not in use.
Besides the glovebox, there are two cupholders in the center console, a small lidded compartment ahead of them, and a center-console storage box. Both front and rear doors contain storage pockets, and the center rear armrest provides cupholders when folded down.
The equipment level is very high and the Electrified GV70 comes with a host of standard features. There is a panoramic sunroof, hands-free smart power liftgate with auto open, leather upholstery, heated and ventilated power front seats, a massaging driver's seat with memory, three-zone climate control, a wireless charging pad, and an eight-inch digital driver-information display between the two analog gauges, which can be upgraded to a 12.3-inch digital gauge cluster by opting for the Prestige package and is then also accompanied by upgraded trim, heated rear seats, and a head-up display, among other features. A raft of driver assists is fitted, including three auto-dimming mirrors, a surround-view camera system, remote smart parking, parking sensors, automatic high beams, rain-sensing wipers, and front, rear, and blind-spot collision-warning and -avoidance systems.
The standard infotainment system has a 14.5-inch landscape touchscreen, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, SiriusXM, navigation, and an eight-speaker audio system with a Mobis amplifier. Unfortunately, the smartphone mirroring requires hooking up via a USB cable and is not wireless. Two front and two rear USB ports are provided. A premium 1,050W Lexicon surround-sound audio system with 15 speakers is optional as part of the Prestige package.
Trunk volume is 28.7 cu-ft behind the second row and 56.5 cu-ft behind the first row.
The Electrified GV70 can accommodate a maximum of five passengers.
There are four cupholders - two front ones in the center console and two rear ones in the fold-down rear-seat center armrest.