The interior of the Genesis GV60 can be described as somewhat quirky, and Genesis has gone to quite a bit of trouble to make sure that it stands out by offering some unique design details inside that set it apart from rivals and the lowlier Hyundai Group products. The floating satin-finish center console houses a novel gear selector that's illuminated and looks like a crystal sphere, flipping over when in Park. The dashboard vents are also inset into a satin-finish panel and are oval in shape, mirroring the climate-control pod on the center stack.
The whole lot is topped by a big screen that contains the gauge cluster and extends to the center of the dashboard to include the infotainment touchscreen. The oval theme is repeated in the door handles and glovebox release. The details may be odd, but they gel together nicely. Everything is finished to a high standard with solid construction and plush materials, although there are a few scratchy plastics lower down if you go look for them. Another snazzy detail is the round drive-mode button below the two-spoke steering wheel's left spoke. The Performance's yellow Boost button is on the opposite side.
The seats of the Genesis GV60 are comfortable, and considering its compact size, interior space is surprisingly generous, with a flat floor and long wheelbase ensuring that the most can be made of the available volume. The rear seat offers a decent 37.6 inches of legroom and, despite that sloping roofline, 38.1 inches of headroom is available in the second row - these figures beat both the Q4 Sportback e-tron and C40 Recharge and make the rear more than spacious enough for children and medium-sized adults. In terms of seating comfort and space utilization, it's above average in the compact coupe-style crossover class.
However, the sloping rear and tapering glasshouse make it quite difficult to see out the back, and there is a definite over-the-shoulder blind spot, so you'll rely on that backup camera more than usual. At least there are parking sensors front and rear and a surround-view camera system on both trims, so the provided tech ensures that you can see all you need around the GV60.
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There are three available interior colors on the Genesis GV60. Ash Gray/Glacier White and Obsidian Black are available in conjunction with all the Advanced's exterior colors except Sao Paulo Lime, which gets an Obsidian Black interior exclusively. The Performance gains an additional interior color called Torrent Navy, but it's only available in conjunction with select exterior paints, but it is the only option if you spec the Matterhorn White Matte paint.
Perforated leather upholstery is standard on the Advanced trim, and the steering wheel is trimmed in leather. An even higher grade of diamond-patterned perforated Nappa leather upholstery is used in the Performance, which also gets metal-finished pedals. Leatherette interior surfaces that aren't covered in the real thing, such as the dashboard and door panels, incorporate corn polymers, while nylon yarn and recycled plastics are used in some of the interior fabrics.
The Genesis GV60's trunk space is more than acceptable for this class, with 24 cubic feet of trunk volume available behind the second row. Fold down the rear seats, and the volume of the luggage compartment increases to 54.7 cubes. These figures are close to those of the Q4 Sportback e-tron and significantly better than the C40 Recharge's, and its practicality once again belies its swoopy styling. There's only a little space in the front frunk, and with a capacity of 0.71 cubes, it's more of a cubby than anything else.
Inside the cabin, there is a fairly spacious storage area underneath the floating console with netting on either side to keep its contents at bay, but this is not very easy to get to, and generally, the GV60's Ioniq 5 donor car is more practical inside in this regard. There's a glovebox in front of the passenger, a small receptacle at the base of the center stack ahead of the floating console, lidded center-console storage a little further back for small items, and all four doors get door pockets - but they're small. The front passengers get two cupholders inset into the floating center console, and the two cupholders for the rear passengers are situated in the fold-down center armrest.
Even the Advanced comes with a high level of standard equipment, such as power, heated, and ventilated front seats, leather upholstery, a leather-trimmed and heated steering wheel, a fixed glass roof, a hands-free liftgate, dual-zone climate control, a large glass display housing dual 12.3-inch screens (one a gauge cluster and one the infotainment touchscreen), a Vehicle to Load power outlet under the rear seat for charging anything from laptops to other EVs.
The standard safety suite includes driver assists such as automatic braking, adaptive cruise control, blind-spot intervention, and parking sensors all around. The higher trim gets a few better finishes, upgraded materials, and additional features. The GV60 comes with novel biometric identification tech and will start the car at the touch of a fingerprint sensor or when a camera detects the driver's face, and although they supposedly improve security, the process is no faster than just carrying a coded key fob.
The infotainment comprises a 12.3-inch touchscreen housed under a long horizontal glass panel that also incorporates the digital gauge cluster ahead of the driver. It is a cloud-connected system that enables cloud navigation and over-the-air updates, with all the important features expected nowadays included, such as SiriusXM, HD Radio, voice recognition, four USB, and a 1,400-watt 17-speaker Bang & Olufsen audio system with a 14-channel amplifier. Naturally, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay are standard, but the system requires you to plug your phone in, as it's not wireless.
The Genesis GV60's trunk accommodates 24 cubic feet of cargo behind the second row. With the second row folded down, the volume increases to 54.7 cubes.
The Genesis GV60 is a five-seater at a pinch, but a center rear passenger will impinge on shoulder room, although the flat floor provides commendable leg and foot room in the second row. The rear seat can comfortably accommodate medium-sized adults.
The GV60 has four cupholders - two in the floating console adjacent to the gearshifter and two in the fold-down rear-seat center armrest.