Genesis G80 Electrified: Prices, Specifications, Driving Impressions

Hyundai’s luxury spin-off has released its vision of the ultimate electric limousine.

The Genesis Electrified G80 is shaping up to be the halo model for a brand eager to impress cashed-out motorists.

Based on the full-size Genesis G80, a car that offers space and luxury to rival the Mercedes-Benz S-Class for a fraction of the cost, the Electrified G80 swaps turbocharged gasoline engines for electric power.

The engines at the front and rear of the new limo offer a combined 272kW and 700Nm, enough for the large sedan to reach 100km/h silently in 4.9 seconds.

An 87.2 kWh battery offers a range of 520 kilometers and can be charged from 10 to 80 percent in just 22 minutes at ultra-fast charging stations.

As the top model in the Genesis range, the Electrified G80 is packed with features.

Drivers sit in a leather-wrapped, 18-way power-adjustable seat surrounded by a 19-speaker stereo and a variety of ambient lighting options.

Rear-seat customers get heated seats, twin digital displays, and a control panel for the stereo and tri-zone climate control.

Other tech includes a massive 14.5-inch touchscreen, wireless phone charging, smart keys, an electric umbrella and more.

It builds on Genesis’ promise to deliver impressive customer service by adding the option of a free home charger setup or five years of free public electricity from Chargefox to a package that already includes a five-year warranty with five years of free service.

The problem is that the battery-powered Genesis is not cheap.

Priced at $145,000 plus highway costs, the fully loaded machine is significantly more expensive than gas premiums starting at about $85,000 plus highway costs with a turbocharged four-cylinder engine or about $101,000 more. on the road with a twin-turbo engine. V6 and all wheel drive.

Customers who want an electric Genesis luxury car with a little less space can settle for the smaller GV60 EV in SUV form. The smallest model starts at $103,700 more highway with two-wheel drive, or $110,700 with all-wheel drive.

It also has the advantage of being built from the ground up as an EV, unlike the G80, which was originally designed for internal combustion engines and modified to fit electric motors.

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