Although the C40 Recharge supplies more power right out of the gate, producing 402 hp and 487 lb.-ft. of torque with its dual-motor electric setup, the GV60 isn’t all that far behind. The base-level Advanced makes 314 hp and 446 lb.-ft. of torque, but with the Performance upgrade the GV60 will put out 429 hp and 516 lb.-ft. of torque, surpassing the C40 Recharge’s output. For added vigor, the GV60 offers a performance-enhancing Boost mode which allows the electric powertrain to crank out an adrenaline-surging 483 hp.
The 2023 GV60 also has an advantage when it comes to range, since it’s able to travel up to 248 miles. The C40 Recharge’s driving range caps at 226 miles. Both Genesis and Volvo are in partnership with Electrify America, allowing buyers of either model to enjoy three years of 30-minute complimentary DC fast-charging sessions using any Electrify America charging network.
Genesis is all about ensuring a first-class driving experience, and the GV60 is clear proof of this. It provides an array of cutting-edge features that aren’t even available with the C40 Recharge, including sleek power-retractable flush door handles, legroom-enhancing slimline seats with Nappa leather upholstery, noise cancellation technology, a 12.3-inch infotainment touchscreen, a premier 17-speaker Bang & Olufsen sound system, Digital Key, and V2L bidirectional charging (which turns the GV60 into a mobile power source for external electrically powered devices, such as tools and TVs). The GV60 offers up to 54.7 cubic feet of cargo space, too, as opposed to the mere 49 cu. ft. you’ll get with the C40 Recharge. Not only that, but it also has greater rear-seat legroom (37.6 in. vs. 36.1 in.)
Better still, the GV60 incorporates three pioneering technologies that are designed to take your ownership experience to the next level: Face Connect, fingerprint authentication, and Crystal Sphere. Face Connect is the brand’s exclusive facial recognition software, which lets you unlock the car simply by looking at the door-mounted camera, while the fingerprint authentication system acts as a personalized push-button start system that doesn’t require you to have a key fob in possession. Meanwhile, the avant-garde Crystal Sphere located on the front console illuminates the vehicle upon entry with a unique lighting pattern, then rotates to feature the shifter dial once the engine is powered on.
The 2023 Genesis GV60 stands to give buyers the utmost peace-of-mind with its superior protective coverage. This includes a 10-year/100,000-mile powertrain and electric system warranty and a 5-year/60,000-mile limited warranty. Conversely, the C40 Recharge’s limited and powertrain warranties both expire after 4 years/50,000 miles.
Safety is of paramount importance to both Genesis and Volvo, which is why they stock their respective models with a comprehensive roster of driver-assistive technologies. Unlike the C40 Recharge, though, the GV60 comes with a live-feed blind-spot view monitor and Remote Smart Parking Assist, which uses the vehicle’s sensors and cameras to take over in all types of parking situations at the push of a button.