The automobile sector has shifted gears and is switching towards sustainable alternatives. This switch has seen hybrid and electric vehicles rise amidst a horde of ICE vehicles. From compact cars and luxury sedans to SUVs and pickup trucks we are seeing them all going all-electric. In the wake of this big step taken by the world toward the future, we lay eyes on a noteworthy luxury sedan today. Meet the all-electric Genesis Electrified G80. This electric version is the exact replica — give or take a few features here and there — of the Genesis G80. Genesis, the luxury car manufacturing arm of the coveted Korean car manufacturer Hyundai, has planted every feature and tech that one might look for in a luxury sedan. With immense competition from the BMW i4, Mercedes-Benz EQE, Polestar 2, and Tesla Model 3, the journey to tap into the luxury sedan market won't be a cakewalk for the electric G80. However, that doesn't mean Genesis is entering the race without a strategy in mind. The Genesis G80 is an EV that packs a swarm of futuristic features and techs.
The Genesis Electrified G80 has the appearance borrowed from its ICE sibling which is nothing but a true design masterclass. From the outside, its sleek and aerodynamic body exudes elegance and sophistication. The signature Quad Lamps give it a futuristic feel, while the bold front grille that covers the charging port commands attention on the road. The turbine-shaped 19-inch alloy wheels set this electric sedan majorly apart from its gas-powered version. Similar is the case with the bumper at the rear. Despite the availability of 12 color options, it is the Matira Blue that seems to be its signature shade. Genesis has tried to capture the spirit of the blue waters from Matira Beach in the South Pacific Ocean. As per the company, it resonates with its idea of sustainability and luxury.
The Genesis Electrified G80 comes with a fast-charging capability that allows you to power up your vehicle in no time. With its 350kW/800V DC Fast-Charge system, the car can recharge from 10- to 80-percent in just 22 minutes! The EPA-estimated range in a single charge is 282 miles. The high-capacity battery of this luxury sedan also facilitates Vehicle-to-Load Charging. This means, your G80 Electrified can also be used as a power output to charge small devices. Electrified G80's 105 MPGe in the city is probably the best among all its competitors with the 2022 Tesla Model 3 Long Range being an exception. The latter boasts an estimated 134 MPGe within the city.
One area where the Genesis Electrified G80 shines is in the driving experience. With its electric powertrain, drivers can enjoy quiet and responsive performance on the road. Thanks to its instant torque, the G80 Electrified moves from the stationary position before you even realize it. The dual motor AWD system placed on the front and rear axles delivers a maximum output of 136 kW and a maximum torque of 350 Nm each. These motors combine to generate a stupendous maximum output of 272 kW and a torque of 700 Nm, propelling the car to 62 MPH in just 4.9 seconds. The 87.2 kWh lithium-ion battery is the source of the motors' power. Furthermore, the regenerative braking controlled by paddle shifters mounted on a steering wheel makes the driving experience much smoother. The responsive steering and the aerodynamic design mean you can take this beast out on a winding road for a never-like-before journey.
The 14.5-inch infotainment screen seamlessly integrated into the dashboard will be the first thing to catch your eye. This not only adds to the car's futuristic appeal but also makes it easy to navigate through various functions such as climate control, audio system, and more. The infotainment screen is integrated with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. In addition to aesthetics, practicality is also well-thought-out in this vehicle. The large infotainment screen is complemented by a 12.3-inch 3D digital instrument cluster and a twin 9.2-inch rear seat entertainment screen. The Genesis Electrified G80 feels like entering one's own personal sanctuary where every detail has been carefully crafted for maximum comfort and functionality. Genesis has also extended Hyundai's Digital Key feature to Electrified G80. This means, your smartphone can simply be your car key.
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The Genesis Electrified G80 comes with an extensive list of safety features that ensure the protection of both, driver and passengers. Notable safety features like Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist (FCA) system, Lane Keeping Assist (LKA) system, Blind-Spot View Monitor, Rear Cross-traffic Alert (RCTA), and Smart Cruise Control keep you completely in control all the time. Other safety features include nine airbags throughout the cabin, including front knee airbags for added protection in case of impact. Furthermore, child seat anchors provide secure fixation for car seats and prevent them from sliding around during sudden braking or impacts. The cutting-edge surround view monitor uses multiple cameras to display G80 Electrified's perimeters to help the driver maneuver with ease. Especially during parking or tight spots.
The price of this luxury vehicle is a talking point. The Genesis Electrified G80 can be considered expensive when compared to other sedans in its class. The starting MSRP of the Genesis Electrified G80 is $79,825. Now when we compare that to a 2023 BMW i4 that has a base MSRP of $51,400 or the 2023 Mercedes-Benz EQE 350+ Sedan that starts at $74,900, the electrified G80 still sits further up top. The 2023 Polestar is also considered a rival to the electrified G80 but has a much lower starting MSRP of $48,400. The same goes with the 2023 Tesla Model 3 which has an estimated price range of $40,240. However, if you see, the Genesis G80 is cheaper than the 2022 Tesla Model S which costs nearly $100,000. It is also considerably cheaper than the 2023 Mercedes-Benz EQS and 2022 Audi e-tron GT with a starting price of $104,400 and $102,400 respectively. At the end of the day, it all boils down to personal preferences. With Genesis and its price tag comes unmatchable safety features, structural integrity, and modern tech.
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While the interior design and materials used in the G80 are undoubtedly luxurious, passengers may feel a little cramped inside. High-quality materials like Nappa leather and open-pore wood trim add texture and depth to the cabin's clean lines. However, the rear seats are not as roomy as one would expect from a high-end sedan. The 36.6-inch rear headroom and 35.9-inch rear legroom can be an issue for taller individuals or those who require more legroom during longer journeys. Additionally, the trunk space of the Electrified G80 isn't particularly large either. The 10.7 cubic feet might be adequate for everyday use but won't provide enough storage space for larger items such as suitcases or golf bags. In short, it is a luxury sedan with an interior space of a mid-size car.
Genesis has made sure their luxury sedan represents sustainability in every walk. Mounted with an optional solar sunroof system, the EV charges its batteries with solar power to increase its driving range. It can also supply additional power to the air conditioning while the car is stationary. The company claims the solar roof will produce 200W of electricity when exposed to a good amount of sunlight, adding up to 715 miles to Electrified G80's driving range over the course of one year. Another unique feature is the Active Road Noise Control (ANC-R). We know for a fact that EVs are generally quiet due to the absence of roaring combustion engines under the hood. However, Genesis has taken this tech up a notch with their ANC-R feature that detects road vibrations and deploys inverted sound waves to neutralize cabin noise to facilitate a relaxing indoor ambiance.
No way there wouldn't be mouthwatering additional benefits if it is linked to Hyundai. Just like its parent company, Genesis has partnered with Electrify America as well to provide Electrified G80 owners with three years of complimentary 30-minute DC fast-charging sessions. The warranty provided by the makers of this luxury sedan is noteworthy too. All new Genesis cars come with a five-year unlimited mileage warranty for private owners. This covers five years warranty, digital updates, scheduled servicing, and a courtesy car while your car is being serviced. Moreover, the 10-Year/100,000-Mile Powertrain Limited Warranty is complemented by accident assistance, roadside assistance, monthly vehicle health reports, and many such unique services.
To wrap up, the Genesis Electrified G80 is a promising luxury electric sedan that boasts impressive features and a striking appearance. However, don't get too excited as you might just not be able to get your hands on one. The Genesis Electrified G80 is currently only available across selected states, limiting its availability to potential buyers outside those areas. The Korean carmakers plan to extend the availability of the G80 Electrified to more states apart from the current 23.2023-06-04T16:08:36Z dg43tfdfdgfd