2023 Genesis Electrified G80 May Convert Rich Aussies To An EV
Hot on the heels of the Electrified GV70 landing on Australian shores, Genesis has introduced the Electrified G80, its first all-electric sedan.
As in overseas markets, the Electrified G80 features an 87.2 kWh battery pack that drives 136 kW (182 hp) front and 136 kW (182 hp) rear electric motors, making a combined 272 kW (365 hp) and 700 Nm (516 lb-ft) of torque. These two motors send the car to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 4.9 seconds and under the WLTP testing protocol, the car can travel up to 520 km (323 miles) on a single charge.
Hyundai Motor Group’s 400/800V multi-rapid-charging system is found in the Electrified G80, as it is in other electric models from the group. This system means the battery can be charged from 10 to 80 per cent in just 22 minutes while also supporting a Vehicle To Load (V2L) system with Vehicle To Vehicle charging functionality.
A host of other technologies come standard on the Electrified G80. These include Electrically Assisted Dynamic Torque Vectoring Control (eDTVC), Road-Preview Electronic Control Suspension, Active Noise Control – Road, and even a solar roof.
Just a single variant will be offered to Aussie consumers starting at AU$145,000 ($97,827), with the only option being a AU$2,000 ($1,349) matte paint.
An abundance of safety features come standard. These include Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist with Junction Turning/Crossing functionality, Blind-Spot Collision-Avoidance Assist, Driver Attention Warning, Forward Attention Warning, Blind-Spot View Monitor, High Beam Assist, and an Intelligent Front-lighting system. Other features include Lane Following Assist, Rear Cross-Traffic Collision-Avoidance Assist, Reverse Parking Collision-Avoidance Assist, and Smart Parking Assist.
A total of 11 exterior colors are available for the Electrified G80, 10 of which are shared with the ICE models while an exclusive shade of Matira Blue is offered solely for the EV. As for the interior, it is offered in Obsidian Black, Havana Brown, Forest Blue, and Glacier White configurations.
Among the key interior luxuries include a 20-speaker Lexicon by Harman audio system, 18-way power adjustable driver seat, 14.5-inch augmented reality infotainment screen, and a 12.3-inch 3D digital instrument cluster.
“The introduction of the sophisticated Electrified G80, along with Electrified GV70 and our GV60, sees Genesis transition into the future with electrification as a core brand pillar,” Genesis Motors Australia head Connal Yan said in a statement. “Electrified G80 builds on the renowned luxury and appeal of G80 with its refined, zero-emission battery-electric performance, long-range and ultra-rapid charging to create a fitting range flagship.”