The business of lowering the tendency of those tall, heavy automobiles to roll markedly throughout cornering whereas retaining not less than a level of suspension compliance for consolation is a darkish artwork. Some managed it higher than others. Hyundai, for instance, has endowed the Ioniq 5 with a bone-shaking trip and a gritty vibration at excessive pace, the place Kia’s suspension engineers have virtually managed to keep away from these traits with the comparable EV6.
Genesis cuts a center path and unusually the tyre measurement doesn’t seem to have a lot influence on the trip high quality, but damping does. In reality, if something, the much less highly effective, lighter (1,975kg) rear-wheel-drive Sport mannequin on handbook, frequency-reactive dampers, rides extra stiffly regardless of its 19-inch wheels and tyres. Normally, we’d count on it to be amongst the extra snug variants.
It’s tough to be completely sure about this due to the well-maintained German roads the place we examined the car but the forward-seeing digital camera on the prime mannequin, which slackens the automatically-adjusting dampers when it detects undulations forward, appears to work very effectively even when Tyrone Johnson, the European head of analysis and improvement, says the system isn’t fairly as intelligent because it appears and so they must play some tips to permit it to raised deal with sharp-edged bumps.
On this acquaintance, the 2.1-tonne 4×4 Sport Plus mannequin with adaptive damping feels effectively balanced and responsive, with big quantities of grip from its 21-inch wheels and Michelin tyres. The steering strikes precisely off the dead-ahead and whereas there’s no precise suggestions the car is simple to put and evokes confidence.
The “drift mode” is a little bit of a gimmick but, must you be inclined to drive like a hooligan, with the traction management switched off you’ll be able to ease the throttle mid-bend and get the tyres howling and finally really feel the tail gently slide out.
The braking set-up is additionally effectively judged. The GV60 stops comparatively seamlessly even when it does come to a halt with a little bit of bump as the system throws all the braking effort into the friction linings after prioritising present seize. As effectively as carrying a considerable amount of silver buttons, the steering wheel additionally has a few paddles behind it which management the regenerative braking, which is by far the best solution to do it.