"Glance around the GV60's interior and the atmosphere is warm, inviting and it all feels well built. Aside from the dual 12.3-inch screens and the HVAC switch location, there's not a lot shared with either the Ioniq or EV6. One upgrade over those models? There are plenty of redundant buttons to make simple tasks like adjusting the volume or scrolling through satellite radio stations easy. The whole vibe of the interior is far more youthful than any other Genesis, especially the Torrent Navy colorway with cool day-glow green accents on the Performance model I drove. I found the Nappa leather seats to be very supportive and comfortable for a long day behind the wheel. Plus, the car's headliner and pillars were covered in a nice microfiber suede material which added a dash of sportiness. And there were some fun touches here like the floating center console with storage space beneath, as well as the sliding-door glovebox. There was even a scent diffuser on the passenger door to freshen the GV60's interior should some foul odors invade the cabin.
"Perhaps the most unusual interior feature was the crystal sphere. When the GV60 is powered down, the sphere is a clear blue orb that looks like a decoration. But when you start the car, it flips over and becomes the shifter. Sure, it's a little gimmicky, but the more I used it, the more I really liked it.
"The rear seats offered plenty of legroom. I sat behind myself and had several inches of knee room left. It's not as limo-like as an Ioniq or as spacious as the Model Y. But it's slightly roomier overall than the last Volvo XC40 Recharge I remember spending time in. I'm not particularly tall (five-foot-11) but the back of my head did slightly graze the headliner while sitting in the rear seat. And based on some recent experience in a Model Y, there's much more headroom in the Tesla."
— Ben Stewart, The Drive
"The GV60 doesn't even let you open the door without a bit of added theater. This is the first production car to incorporate door locks that rely on facial recognition. Dubbed Face Connect, the system incorporates a small Near-Infrared camera in the B-pillar that works in all light conditions to recognize your mug, adjust the cabin to your saved presets and grant entry by popping the flush door handles. Combined with a fingerprint sensor on the center console that's required to start the vehicle (2FA), that means you don't even need to bother having a physical key to enter or drive off in your new EV. This tech should also enable painless vehicle sharing via digital keys that can be temporarily granted among friends, family or car-sharing-service clients like Turo. Importantly, Genesis claims all biometric data is stored locally in the vehicle, it isn't uploaded to the cloud to avoid additional security concerns.
"The GV60 also leverages phone-as-key technology, only unlike other automakers' purely NFC-based systems, you don't have to tap your phone on a sensor. Through the use of seven ultrawideband sensors sprinkled around the GV60, the EV automatically knows what direction you're approaching from, so it can unlock the relevant door (or trunk) while the phone is still in your pocket or purse. Your vehicle doesn't need to be connected to the cloud for this to work, either, and if your phone or Apple Watch battery runs dry, there's still a backup NFC sensor to tap and gain access. Finally, if all else fails — or if you're just a traditionalist — the GV60 also comes with a pair of handsome conventional key fobs (you can even lock them inside the vehicle with your face if you want).
I've spent an inordinate amount of time simply talking about how to get in and out of this car. But Genesis' innovative approach to this mundane task is emblematic of the way the automaker has approached designing this entire vehicle. The GV60 feels like an impressive, clean-sheet piece of design and technology, one that isn't an iterative product, but rather a leap forward for a brand already on an impressive tear."
— Chris Paukert, CNET