Passenger & boot space
How it copes with people and clutter
When it comes to interior space, the Genesis GV60 spoils its occupants. Despite the glass panoramic roof, six-footers sitting up front will have plenty of head and leg room, although taller drivers might find their knees rubbing against the hard plastic centre console. The wide interior means you’re not even close to rubbing shoulders with your front-seat passenger.
As with the related Hyundai Ioniq 5 and Kia EV6, rear leg room borders on the ridiculous – it’s so generous that it’s almost like being in a limo. Even if you and your friends are more than six feet tall, you’ll easily fit two up front and two in the rear with space to spare. Our only demerit would be that there isn't much space under the front seats for your rear-seat passengers' feet.
In the back, the outer passengers get a cup holder integrated into the door, another large door bin, and two cup holders mounted into the central arm rest (which folds down). Beneath the centre console there’s also an area to store smaller items, such as a tablet.
If you need to top up your phone battery, there are endless places to charge your devices in the GV60, with one USB and two USB-C charging ports, a 12v power outlet and a wireless charging pad in the front, as well as two USB-Cs in the rear.
With all that interior space, you might think there won't be much left for the boot, and boot space is indeed smaller than in rival cars, at 432 litres below the parcel shelf (680 litres up to the roof). We managed to fit seven carry-on suitcases in the EV6's 490-litre boot, so we'd expect the GV60 to take six (we'll update this review when we've tried it). The Volkswagen ID.4 has a much bigger capacity and swallowed nine cases, but the GV60 should still have more than enough for a large weekly shop or a couple of buggies.
If you need more boot than passenger space, the rear seats tilt forward and fold in a 60/40 configuration. They fold almost completely flat, which means that sliding in long items is easy. Underfloor storage is decent, but there are no tie hooks to hold your shopping in place.
The GV60 also has a small ‘froot’ (front boot) under the bonnet, with 53 litres of space for the single-motor Premium and 20 litres for the dual-motor Sport and Sport Plus. Either way, you’ll struggle to fit more than a laptop in there, and it's probably only suitable for carrying the charging cables.