The 2023 Genesis G80 arrives with an all-new electrified variant. Discover more details about the electric vehicle in the following.
The 2023 Genesis G80 officially becomes one of the pioneers of the luxury automaker Genesis when it comes to offering an electric variant. While the name is given—the Electrified G80—is rather uneventful, the vehicle itself is anything but, partly due to the fact that it is practically identical to the ICE counterpart, meaning that it brings appealing design styling and a commendable cabin. Read more about the EV below.
The Launch of an All-New 2023 Genesis G80 EV
Instead of establishing a sub-brand and designing another mid-size upscale sedan to commit to its plan of being an exclusively electric automaker by 2023, Genesis determined to not go complicated. Forget the new strange design or a whole new division, it just decides to build a G80 EV.
The 2023 Electrified G80 arrives as an all-new vehicle model this year and comes as a company to the similarly new Genesis SUV GV60 EV. At this point, only one trim, the Prestige, is offered by the Electrified G80 lineup.
The Electrified G80 Powertrain and Predicted Fuel Economy
The G80 EV is powered by dual permanent magnet electric motors that together generate up to 365 horsepower and 516 pound-feet of torque. Compared to the twin-turbocharged V6 engine that powers the G80 Sport, it only falls 10 points behind in the pony’s department but brings an extra 125 points in the torque area. It is available in an all-wheel drive system as standard.
According to the manufacturer’s claims, the 2023 Genesis G80 EV battery pack can reach 10% to 80% battery energy in approximately 22 minutes only using a 350-kW DC fast charger. Using a Level 2 power outlet extends the charging session to 7 hours long.
The EPA hasn’t released the estimated fuel economy figures for the all-new model yet, but a trustworthy source predicts it will earn a combined 95 MPGe rating, which is similar to the numbers acquired by the Mercedes-Benz EQS but below competitors like the Tesla Model S and BMW i4.
Possible Interior Design and Features
Some interior room provided in the regular G80 has to be sacrificed for the electric component. The electrified version’s trunk area offers 10.8 cu-ft—an alright number but smaller than the G80 ICE-variant that boasts 13.1 cu-ft. The legroom is also shaved a bit, but passengers, in general, should find this an insignificant hassle, both in the front and rear seating rows. The same condition also applies to the headroom department to create room for the battery pack under the floor.
The 2023 Genesis G80 EV features a 14.5” touchscreen display that emerges from the upper part of the dashboard that accommodates the car’s infotainment system. Drivers can control the display by using the physical buttons (on the steering wheels), the circle-shaped controller (on the center console), or voice commands instead. A Lexicon audio setup as well as Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are provided as standards.
More Release Details
The upcoming Electrified G80 offers an excellent appearance, luxury interior, and performance as it is expected to be. However, nothing is perfect and indeed there’s a catch with the release. Apart from not being available until fall 2022, the company plans to sell the G80 EV in solely four states only: New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, and California. This procedure follows the same launching process as the GV60. Don’t worry, though, ultimately the G80 will be available nationwide.
Pricing details will be announced closer to the release date, as cited in the official announcement. That being said, some predictions say that it probably starts around $75,000 which makes the electric version the top-ranging variant of the G80 lineup.
Regardless of its restricted availability, it has to be admitted that the 2023 Genesis G80 EV opens a fresh path not only for the brand itself but also others, toward the future of electrified vehicles. It doesn’t do wacky design or launch a new brand just for the sake of it. Rather, the new EV comes as an exceptionally normal, outstandingly capable luxury sedan that simply occurs to be electric, as it is always supposed to be.