2023 Genesis Electrified G80 Review: First Drive

Large luxury sedans seem to be the perfect candidate for electrification. These sections are often associated with silence and smoothness.

So it seems that part of a brainer Genesis Electrification techniques include large electrification G80 While the sedan is not a Bespoke EV platform, it is a step towards a Bespoke EV platform that will power future generations of Genesis electric vehicles.

The Genesis Electrified G80 About taking the internal combustion platform and switching it with electrical components.

How well does it work? We had the opportunity to drive a pre-production car on a closed track near Sydney to find out.

How much? Cost of Genesis Electrified G80?

The price for Australia has not yet been confirmed, but it is expected to be Near the $ 150,000 mark When it will be sold after 2022.

For reference, this is the equivalent price of the Tesla Model S Long Range before pricing from the company’s website.

The Electrified G80 will be sold in Australia in a single specification that reflects the luxury pack, meaning it will ring all bells and whistles.

What? Like the Genesis Electrified G80 inside?

Don’t expect a huge deviation from the combustion-powered G80 inside the cabin. Genesis has focused on making the Electrified G80 look and feel like its internal combustion sibling.

Which means it’s about to be the most delusional time of the year, as well. Some brands go down with the big screen and electronics overload to compensate for the big sticker you are paying for the luxury model.

Genesis, on the other hand, keeps it simple and focuses on the perception of luxury. As far as the eye can see there is a soft-touch finish, where the look and feel of the infotainment system is similar to other high-end Genesis variants.

This means a larger 14.5-inch color touchscreen powered by touch or a rotating controller right next to the gear selector. It’s easy enough to use, high resolution and comes with both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto – although both are wired, so unfortunately there is no wireless smartphone connection.

In front of the driver is a large 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster that offers 3D layering. We don’t really like the look and feel of the 3D layering system and usually tend to turn it off. It lacks clarity and does not offer any real tangible benefits to a single layered screen.

It is a very comfortable place where very little wood grain for seating is used throughout the cabin. The seats even have air pockets that can be charged for the purpose of massaging while driving. This is great technology that works well, as you may feel it is doing something – some cheap massage seat systems are quite ineffective in their operation.

Genesis strangely chooses to go the USB-A connection on the G80. This is a strange move because the world is moving to USB-C connection and their latest and greatest model is devoid of this modern plug type.

The second row has plenty of knee room, but the toe room has been compromised, like the head room. Looks like they tried to shohorn the battery pack on the floor and there wasn’t enough space left for toes. The head room is similarly compromised thanks to the sloping roof line.

The rear passenger front two entertainment displays offer touchscreen functionality, while the center arm rest has more controls for the screen, ambient lighting and electric rear blinds.

The cargo space for the components of the electric drive has been significantly compromised. It looks like an old LPG Falcon that takes up space on the back of the boot. The boot of the Electrified G80 has a similar hump that snatches you away from cargo power, 354 liters Compared to the 424L offered by the regular G80 model.

One thing we like is the solar array on the roof of the Electrified G80. Although insignificant in the grand scheme of things, it gives the ability to inject about 800Wh of battery power over a period of one day. It’s not too much, but it’s heat energy that would otherwise be wasted.

What’s under the bonnet?

Genesis Electrified G80 Powering is a dual motor electrical system that features an electric motor in each axle. Equivalent electric motors produce 136kW a piece, which makes for combined outputs 272 kW And 700Nm.

It pulls its energy from one 87.2kWh Batteries and Features Hyundai and Kia’s new high-tech charging platform.

On the charging front, the Electrified GV70 has the same 400 / 800V charging architecture as the Hyundai Ioniq 5 and Kia EV6. That means AC charging up to 11kW and DC charging up to 350kW using three phases.

In addition to charging, the Electrified GV70 enables V2L with a power output of 3.6kW. The driving range for the Australian market has not yet been confirmed, but we hope it will More than 500 kilometers.

Genesis cites a time of 0-100km / h About five seconds.

Kicker Genesis Electrified G80 Drive?

The car we drove is a pre-production example. Although the final production car would have a suspension tune with other market components, the car we drove did not have a complete suspension part or a complete production tune.

But, to put it bluntly, we were quite impressed. From the start, it looks like any other electric car – it is smooth, smooth and fixes all electrical things.

At low speeds the steering is light and the throttle is responsive enough that if you kick it too hard it won’t tear your neck. In terms of power regeneration, the Electrified G80 offers three levels of resin with a ‘single pedal’ driving mode that allows it to come to a complete stop without using the brake pedal.

It goes from a level 0 region mode where it is completely coastal, to an aggressive regeneration mode that slows things down a lot faster.

What fascinates us most is the ride. The Electrified G80 will sit on a 19-inch alloy wheel for the Australian market and use a camera that can read the front road for an adaptive damping response.

Although this ride is incredibly plus and smooth when simply driving, it changes the personality almost completely when it is transferred to sport mode. The full 700Nm of torque in Sport mode can be fully felt when it pins you into the seat and starts to feel like half the size of the car.

It sits flat through the corners and the well-arranged stability control system allows you to keep out the hardened corners while it adjusts to the rest. It doesn’t move anything like its size and despite a carry 2300 kg Mass – About 300 kg heavier than an internal-combustion G80.

Genesis has been able to integrate the whole system nicely for a good change between progressive brake pedal feel and regeneration and friction brakes.

The silence inside the cabin is also next level. It is already quiet for the sound insulation layer to keep road and wind noise in the bay, but being electrical it is inherently quieter, including moving away from the internal combustion engine equation.

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There is a real sense about Genesis Electrified G80.

It has a real presence when you sit next to its German competitors and it seems to be more than that Just A big luxury sedan.

It’s not as fast as a Tesla Model S, but I’m fine with it. It’s not Need That being the case and where the Model S offers straight-line performance, the Electrified G80 surpasses it in luxury as well as finishes and finishes.

For some, if not most, it would mean more than just how fast it goes in a straight line.

The Electrified G80 is hard to blame. With the boot space outside the second-row toe room and the internal combustion version down, it sets a high waterline in the luxury EV sedan segment.

I’m waiting to get behind the wheel of a production version to see if it looks exactly as good as a final product.

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