- What's New?
- Ev Motor Power And Performance
- Range, Charging, And Battery Life
- Exterior Styling
- Passive Safety
- Interior Comfort And Cargo
- Infotainment And Connectivity
- Safety And Driver-Assistance Features
- Warranty And Maintenance Coverage
- What Is The Price Of The Genesis Electrified G80?
- What’s Beneath The Hood?
- How Does The Genesis Electrified G80 Drive?
- Final Thoughts
For the 2023 model year, Genesis will release an electric variant of its G80 sedan named the Electrified G80. This car, despite the name, is an exciting addition to electric vehicles. The Electrified G80 is identical to the gasoline-powered model inside and out, so the style is attractive and exquisite.
The Electrified G80 features a dual electric motor system with 365 horsepower in place of the normal G80's turbocharged four-cylinder and twin-turbo V-6 engines. In addition, the car's floor pan has been squeezed with an 87.2-kWh battery pack that can deliver up to 282 miles of driving range on a single charge.
Unfortunately, installing the battery reduces both front- and rear-seat headroom and a two-cubic-foot reduction in trunk space. Nevertheless, the Electrified G80 is an alluring package that drives nearly identically to the gas-engine variant, has an equally wonderful interior, and offers a competitive driving range.
The Electrified G80, the brand's incursion into electrified vehicles, coexists with the new GV60 compact EV SUV in the 2023 Genesis portfolio and is an entirely new model.
Only the fully loaded Prestige version of the Electrified G80 is available, and it is laden with plenty of opulent luxuries, including leather upholstery, wood trim, and a Lexicon premium stereo system, all included as standard features.
EV Motor Power and Performance
The Electrified G80 has all-wheel drive and a combined 365 horsepower thanks to a pair of electric motors, one on each axle. The Electrified G80 can reach 60 mph in 4.9 seconds, which is only a few hundredths of a second slower than the V-6-powered G80 Sport. Acceleration is swift.
The Electrified G80's rear-wheel steering system is standard, and the chassis feels just as agile as the gasoline engine model. The sound of a gasoline engine's familiar purr is all that is lacking. As a result, driving on the highway is steady, comfortable, and tranquil.
Range, Charging, and Battery Life
Wedged between the floorboards of the Electrified G80 is an 87.2-kWh battery pack with a potential range of 282 miles per charge.
According to Genesis, a 350-kW DC fast charger can charge the battery from 10 to 80 percent in just 22 minutes. The charging period increases to seven hours when plugged into a Level 2 outlet.
The G80 electric variant resembles its gasoline counterpart, despite the Electrified G80 having a distinctive back bumper, no exhaust outlets, and its own grille with an integrated charging station. A unique set of 19-inch wheels is also included.
However, it will still take a keen eye to notice that this G80 operates on electricity rather than gasoline. This particular luxury EV doesn't scream, "I'm all-electric!" which many potential buyers might appreciate.
The more extensive aluminum used in this variant's body panels is even less noticeable; the lightweight material helps balance the weight of those large batteries. In addition, nine paint colors are available for the exterior, with the special Matira Blue taking center stage.
Safety features include the following:
- Advanced Compatibility Enhancement (ACE) body composition
- Advanced Front Airbags for the driver and front passengers
- Front side airbags for the driver and front passengers
- Airbags for the rear-outboard passenger side
- Airbags for the side curtains
- Rollover sensor
- 3-point seat belts with an automatic tensioning system
- Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children (LATCH)
- Child-resistant back door locks
Interior Comfort and Cargo
A few small interior adjustments were made to fit the battery pack into this electric sedan. Taller passengers may note that the headliner is a little nearer the top of their heads because headroom is slightly decreased in both the front and rear seats.
There is a two-foot reduction in trunk space as well. The interior is a pleasant space to be in because of its upscale appearance and high-quality materials. The interior is kitted up with plush leather seating and elegant wood trim.
Infotainment and Connectivity
The Electrified Genesis G80's infotainment system is controlled by a large 14.5-inch touchscreen that protrudes from the top of the dashboard.
A circular controller in the center console, buttons on the steering wheel, and voice commands are all used to control the display. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are both offered as standard features, in addition to a powerful Lexicon audio system.
Safety and Driver-Assistance Features
Along with a ton of driver-assistance technology, the Electrified G80 also has a neat function called Smart Park. This feature also offered on a few Hyundai models, enables the driver to navigate the vehicle into and out of a tight parking space without actually being at the wheel.
Important safety elements include:
- Automated emergency braking standards
- Lane-keeping assistance and the standard lane-departure warning
- Lane-centering adaptive cruise control (standard feature)
Warranty and Maintenance Coverage
- The limited warranty lasts for five years or 60,000 miles.
- The powertrain warranty lasts for ten years or 100,000 miles.
- The free maintenance period lasts for three years or 36,000 miles.
What Is the Price of the Genesis Electrified G80?
The Genesis Electrified G80 is anticipated to hit the market for the 2023 model year, with South Korea most likely serving as the location of manufacture.
Although pricing information has not yet been released, customers can anticipate a $7,500 tax credit and additional state-by-state incentives as Genesis is a newcomer to the electrified car market. For comparison, the normal G80 starts at $47,700 and goes up to $60,000.
The Electrified G80 is a great value, especially when compared to its key competitors, such as base models of the Tesla Model S, Porsche Taycan, and Audi e-Tron GT, assuming Genesis can keep prices within this range.
What’s Beneath the Hood?
The Genesis Electrified G80 is propelled by a dual-motor electric system with one electric motor at each axle. The equivalent-sized electric motors have individual outputs of 136kW, for 272kW and 700Nm.
It has a new high-tech charging platform from Hyundai and Kia and draws its power from an 87.2 kWh battery.
In terms of charging, the Electrified G80 shares the same 400/800V design as the Hyundai Ioniq 5 and Kia EV6. That entails three-phase AC charging up to 11kW and 350kW for DC charging.
The Electrified G80 can perform V2L with a 3.6kW power output in addition to charging. Although the driving range for the Australian market hasn't been announced, we anticipate it will be above 500km. Genesis claims a 0-100 km/h time of about five seconds.
How Does the Genesis Electrified G80 Drive?
The Electrified G80 feels like any other electric vehicle when you first get it moving; it's sleek, punchy, and accomplishes everything an electric vehicle should do.
At low speeds, the steering is light, and the gas pedal is responsive enough to prevent you from cracking your neck if you press the pedal too hard.
In addition, the Electrified G80 features three degrees of energy regeneration and a "single pedal" driving mode that enables a complete stop without applying the brakes.
It transitions from a Level 0 regeneration mode in which it completely coasts to an aggressive regeneration mode in which everything slows down significantly more quickly. You will be impressed by the ride.
The Electrified G80 for the Australian market will have 19-inch alloy wheels and a camera that reads the road ahead to customize the adaptive damping response.
When in normal driving mode, that ride is wonderfully comfortable and smooth. Still, when it is switched to Sport mode, it nearly has a completely another vibe. In Sport mode, you can feel the full effect of the 700Nm of torque when the vehicle pushes you back in the seat and begins to feel like a vehicle half its size.
The vehicle's stability control system is well-organized. It allows you to keep your foot off the gas while it stabilizes the vehicle's other components.
The stability control system is well-organized and allows you to keep the foot out of tight corners while it sorts out the rest of the vehicle. It sits flat through curves. Despite having a 2300kg mass, which is around 300kg more than an internal combustion G80, it doesn't move as much as its bulk would suggest.
A good transition between regeneration and friction brakes and a progressive brake pedal feel has helped Genesis to integrate the entire system.
The cabin is really quiet as well. It's already silent because of the degree of sound insulation that blocks out wind and road noise, but being electric makes it fundamentally quieter because the internal combustion engine isn't present.
Genesis' first all-electric SUV is a great-looking machine that delivers a very impressive performance. The price may seem steep at $49,990, but the benefits are worth every dollar. If you want something that looks unique and different, this is it.
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