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·      GV60 is the first fully-electric vehicle from Genesis

·      World-first automotive technologies, Face Connect and Fingerprint Recognition

·      Innovative Crystal Sphere provides alluring style and safety functionality


Markham, ONT. (February 2, 2023) – Today, during the announcement of winners for the AutoGuide 2023 Awards, the Genesis GV60 was chosen as the Electric Vehicle of the Year. The Electric Vehicle of the Year category signifies AutoGuide’s commitment to a zero-emissions future. Other categories included, Car, Utility Vehicle, and Truck of the Year. Three out of the four category winners were electric vehicles, demonstrating an increased acceptance and relevance of such models in the North American market.

Committed to an electrified lineup by 2030, Genesis recently introduced the all-electric GV60 luxury crossover and Electrified G80. In the first half of 2023, Genesis will be adding a third electric vehicle to its portfolio by launching the first ever Electrified GV70.

“Genesis is making strides faster than any other manufacturer on the market,” said Managing Editor Mike Schlee. “Ten years ago, the brand didn’t exist as a standalone manufacturer. Now, it can go toe-to-toe with the best luxury brands around the world. The GV60 is a total package when it comes to EV SUVs. It’s stylish inside and out, comfortable, luxurious, powerful, and provides a decent amount of range.”

Finalists were evaluated by judges on numerous attributes, including value, ease of use, space, safety, and curb appeal. The quartet of winners are considered by the AutoGuide editorial team as the best of the best, meaning the cars they enjoyed driving the most over the last year, and the ones they would recommend to their own family and friends.

“For every person who worries that the electric future will lack personality, the GV60 is the ultimate rebuttal,” said AutoGuide Road Test Editor, Kyle Patrick. “Brimming with tech, performance, and feel-good features, this is an ultra-desirable car that just so happens to run on electrons. Genesis might be new to the luxury scene, but now it’s setting the bar.”

The AutoGuide team praised the GV60’s E-GMP platform, its spacious, distinctive cabin, and unique tactile functions like the rotating sphere shifter and joystick-grip side-mirror controls. Fingerprint Recognition, FaceConnect, and the ability to power appliances via its V2L (Vehicle to Load) functionality are just several examples of how the team expressed that the GV60 can benefit EV owners.

“The 2023 GV60 marked a bold step forward into the luxury EV segment for Genesis,” says Eric Marshall, director, Genesis Motors Canada. “We’re very pleased that the experts at AutoGuide appreciated its distinctive styling, innovative features, and dynamic performance.”


For more information, interviews, and images, please contact:

Dustin A. Woods

Manager, Public Relations

Genesis Motors Canada

Mobile: 437-286-4407