The Genesis GV70 is the SUV alternative for individualists. But is the Korean with a diesel engine also economical and inexpensive? We tested and calculated.
"The rough engine, the indifferent driving behavior and the inadequate voice control cost the GV70 points, which it can no longer make up for with the low price." Author Heinrich Lingner is not really convinced by the Korean SUV newcomer in the 2.2D Sport model version, which consequently loses the comparison test against the Audi Q5 40 TDI Quattro and Jaguar F-Pace D200 AWD. But can the Genesis at least score points in terms of consumption and everyday costs?
Our test consumption
The Hyundai sister brand specifies a WLTP consumption of 7.1 liters per 100 kilometers for the GV70 with a compression-ignition engine. In the test, this becomes 8.3 liters, resulting in fuel costs for this distance of 12.94 euros. But it is also more economical and cheaper: the eco-consumption of 6.0 liters pushes the equivalent value of the diesel tank to 9.35 euros. If the Genesis is moved in a sporty manner, consumption increases to 10.3 liters. The fuel costs follow suit, namely to 16.06 euros. These are calculated using the daily updated fuel price on our partner portal mehr-tanken.de (05.01.2022 /diesel: 1.559 euros/litre).
Monthly maintenance costs
The annual vehicle tax for the Genesis GV70 2.2D Sport is 445 euros. According to Allianz Direct , liability insurance costs 500 euros in the same period. A partially comprehensive upgrade costs an extra 223 euros, while fully comprehensive protection costs another 836 euros. This results in monthly maintenance costs of 321 euros if the drivers use their diesel SUV 15,000 kilometers a year. With twice the mileage, this value increases to 560 euros. We leave out the loss in value in this calculation.
How to test
The auto motor und sport test consumption consists of three differently weighted consumption runs. So-called “commuter consumption” accounts for 70 percent. This is a journey from home to work, which averages 21 kilometers. A particularly economical, approx. 275-kilometre-long eco-lap is included in the rating with 15 percent. The remaining 15 percent is accounted for by the sports driver lap. The length is roughly the same as the eco lap, but the route includes a larger proportion of motorway and thus higher speeds on average. The basis for calculating the fuel costs is always the price quoted on the "more tanken" portal on the day the article was created.
The monthly maintenance costs include maintenance, wear part costs and vehicle taxes assuming an annual mileage of 15,000 and 30,000 kilometers without loss of value. The calculation is based on the test consumption, a three-year holding period, no-claims class SF12 for liability and fully comprehensive insurance with Allianz Direct, including discounts for garage parkers and the restriction to certain drivers (accident-free/15,000 km per year/resident in the postcode area 70174/not under 21/partner driver older than 25 years).
The Genesis GV70 2.2D Sport with 210 hp 2.2-liter four-cylinder turbo diesel costs at least 49,090 euros and consumes an average of 8.3 liters, which results in fuel costs of 12.94 euros per 100 kilometers. The monthly maintenance costs are 321 euros for an annual mileage of 15,000 kilometers. If this increases to 30,000 kilometers, the sum increases to 560 euros.