The first fully-electrified G80 sedan has been priced from $145,000 before on-road costs and will arrive in September
The electrified version of the Genesis G80 will launch in Australia in September and will sit above the 3.5-litre turbocharged G80 all-wheel-drive petrol variant.
The new electric sedan will cost $145,000 before on-road costs and will come to Australia with just one high-spec variant available for buyers.
The electrified G80 is fitted with dual electric motors to produce total outputs of 272kW/700Nm and is powered by a 87.2kWh battery pack that has an estimated range of 520km (WLTP).
The G80 with electric propulsion can sprint to 100km/h in 4.9 seconds, 0.2 seconds faster than the most powerful all-wheel-drive petrol G80.
The electric G80 features a 400-volt/800-volt charging system that can handle a range of charging infrastructures. When plugged into a rapid 350kW rapid charging system, the electrified G80 can charge from 10 to 80 percent in as little as 22 minutes.
A cool feature on the electrified G80 is what Genesis calls the Disconnector Actuator System (DAS) that works by separating or connecting the electric motor with the drive shaft according to certain conditions.
The system allows the driver to switch seamlessly between rear-wheel drive and all-wheel drive.
Another interesting feature is an active noise cancelling system, which cancels road noise inside the cabin for greater comfort.
The electrified G80 comes standard with 18-way power adjustable driver’s seat, heated outboard rear seats, a heated steering wheel, a smart key, wireless phone charging, a 14.5-inch multimedia display, 19-speaker Lexicon sound system, dual 9.2-inch rear screens, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity.
Three-zone climate control, a 6.0-inch haptic touch climate screen, Nappa leather seats, wood garnish trim, a solar roof, 19-inch alloy wheels with Michelin Pilot Sport 4 tyres, LED headlights and tail lights and soft-close doors are also included.
Interesting features on the electric G80 include 100 percent recycled material used for the interior pillars and sun visors, a solar roof to provide power for the battery and a unique grille and different front and rear bumpers.
The Genesis G80 was tested by ANCAP back in 2021 and received a five-star safety rating with adult occupant protection scoring a very good 91 percent. However, it’s likely the electric version’s technical changes would demand independent assessment.
As standard, the electrified G80 is well equipped with the following safety features:
All prices listed are before on-road costs.
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