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Genesis G80 Electrified Reviews | Overview

by Mark Dylan

GENESIS has released its flagship Electrified G80 sedan in Australia this month, one of several EV options now available from the South Korean luxury brand, and an important milestone on its journey toward full electrification.


Priced at $145,000 plus on-road costs, the model is offered exclusively in Luxury Grade trim level and is priced at $43,809 more than the G80 3.5T AWD Luxury Pack on which it is based.


Yes, the Electrified G80 is based on existing ICE architecture, but from behind the wheel you really can’t tell. Excusing the obvious price difference, this quiet, full-size sedan offers the space, performance, and the range to see it compete on an even footing with its highly specified petrol-powered sibling.


The Electrified G80 features a twin motor all-wheel-drive layout, providing a combined 272kW/700Nm, resulting in a 0-100km/h time of 4.9 seconds. Power is drawn from an 87.2kWh battery with a fast-charging DC option allowing owners to go from 10 to 80 per cent charge in 22 minutes. The driving range is quoted at 520km (WLTP).


Partly, that impressive range is achieved using a Disconnector Actuator System (DAS), which separates one of the two motors from the drive shaft depending on driving behaviour. The system allows the Electrified G80 to switch between rear- and all-wheel-drive configurations, depending on speed and driving mode, resulting in increased efficiency.


A 400V/800V multi rapid-charging system offers a range of charging options, and the driving motor and inverter can boost voltage from 400V up to 800V for improved charging performance.


Adding to the Electrified G80’s touring prowess, is a nifty Vehicle-To-Load (V2L) feature that allows owners to plug electrical appliances into a household-grade socket.


The Electrified G80 is differentiated visually by EV-specific styling elements which include an aerodynamic crest grille with an inverted G-Matrix pattern, and a solar roof which adds charge to the vehicle’s electrical system.


All electrified Genesis models are backed by a five-year/unlimited-kilometre warranty, eight-year high voltage battery, five-year complimentary servicing program including Genesis To You and valet service, 10-year 24/7 roadside assistance and complimentary map updates.


The choice of a five-year Chargefox subscription or home AC charger and installation is included as part of the list price.


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