Genesis has unveil its first-ever EV model, the Electrified G80. The vehicle made its debut at the Shanghai AutoShow.
“Today is very special because it represents a variety of firsts for the Genesis brand, not only because this is Genesis’ very first appearance at Auto Shanghai, but also as the first time we are unveiling a new product outside of Korea,” said Jay Chang, Global Head of the Genesis brand. “The Electrified G80, the perfect balance of athleticism and elegance, marks the beginning of our journey into the EV market, representing Genesis in the era of electrification.”
Genesis’ First EV Model: Electrified G80
The Electrified G80 builds on the prestige of the G80 which has become a contender in the luxury car class. Now the electric version provides an alternative that offers an emissions free driving experience with the performance and smooth, quiet, stable driving platform that can only come from an electric vehicle.
Estimated range on a single charge is 500km. 350kW rapid charging enables the battery to charge from 10% to 80% in just 22 minutes.
The Electrified G80 comes standard with all-wheel drive (AWD), creating powerful performance. This allows customers to enjoy dynamic driving, accelerating from 0 to 60 mph just in 4.9 seconds (based on results from Genesis R&D Center testing in sport mode).
The Disconnector Actuator System (DAS) can also connect or disconnect motor and drive shaft based on different driving conditions, enabling the vehicle to switch between RWD and AWD to reduce unnecessary power loss and increase efficiency. The Electrified G80’s efficiency is 4.3 km/kWh when equipped with 19-inch wheels.
The G80 offers a 400/800V multi rapid charging system, allowing customers to use various charging infrastructures. Its driving motor and inverter are able to boost the level of voltage from 400V up to 800V, which is more optimized level for the system, providing a more stable charge. Thanks to this, customers can use a 800V rapid charging system with no need for an additional converter, and also a 400V charger.
The Electrified G80 also provides a V2L (Vehicle to Load) feature that enables customers to use electric power of 3.6 kW, which is higher than the level of average household, making it possible to use electric appliances outside the vehicle with ease.
The all electric G80 is also equipped with Active Noise Control-Road, a feature which significantly reduces noise in the cabin by monitoring sound waves and generating soundwaves of the opposite frequency which cancel the noise out.
Electronic Control Suspension with Road Preview, an adaptive suspension system provides a premium ride by monitoring the road ahead with a front facing camera and automatically adjusting the suspension.
The design draws on the G80's athletic character. It looks muscular yet elegant. The charging door which is located in the grille's upper right corner can't be seen when closed ensuring a clean look.
The Electrified G80 features the latest technologies, especially in the area of sustainability. Genesis sourced various natural or recycled materials for its interior such as leather with natural dyes for the seats, console, and rear seat armrest, eco-friendly natural wood trim with recycled wood, and environment-friendly, recycled PET fabrics.
The introduction of the electrified G80 marks the beginning of a a new strategy for Genesis which focuses on adding more EV models to the Genesis lineup.
We will find out more about delivery dates for the Electrified G80 in Canada and the U.S. later this year. More information will be coming on specs for the North American version as well.