Hyundai’s premium brand Genesis has lifted the veil on Australian specifications and pricing of its Electrified G80, an all-electric homage to luxury sedans.
Available in one “highly equipped” AWD variant, the Electrified G80 is priced from $145,00 before on-road costs.
With a 87.2kWh (82.4kWh usable) battery under the floor, it is rated for 520km driving all-electric range (WLTP) which puts it at around 464km real-world range.
It delivers 136kW from each of its front and rear motors for 272kW power in total, with a considerable 700Nm maximum torque that allows it to dash from zero to 100km/hr in a snappy 4.9 seconds.
The G80 Electrified is built on the same e-GMP platform as Hyundai’s Ioniq 5 and Kia’s EV6, and gets the same 400v/800v architecture that allows it to charge on a DC fast charger from 10-80% in 22 minutes with a top charge rate of 240kW.
This also means it gets vehicle-to-load (V2L), although it appears this will only be available with the 3.6kW external adapter, unlike the Ioniq 5 and EV6 which also have an internal plug.
“The introduction of the sophisticated Electrified G80, along with Electrified GV70 and our GV60, sees Genesis transition into the future with electrification as a core brand pillar,” head of Genesis Motors Australia Connal Yan said in a statement.
“Electrified G80 builds on the renowned luxury and appeal of G80 with its refined, zero-emission battery-electric performance, long-range and ultra-rapid charging to create a fitting range flagship,” he said.
Outer good looks, interior comfort
Like its GV60 stablemate, the Electrified G80 inherits Genesis’ stylish interior and sleek exterior.
As a sedan, it strikes a sporting presence on the road that is emphasised by its aerodynamic profile and inverted G-Matrix pattern that marks it out as an electric car.
Despite this, the charging flap is neatly hidden under the right top corner of the grille. When it’s opened, Genesis says a twin chrome line ties in with the double chrome accents on the car’s exterior.
The Genesis Electrified G80 is available in the same 10 colours as its combustion engine G80 cousins, plus a signature blue dubbed “Matira” that is in fact a deep turquoise. Nine gloss colours are also available as well as “Verbier” white and a matte gray.
Inside, sumptuous quilted seating is available in a choice of black, brown blue or white.
In keeping with the vehicle’s eco-friendly credentials, Genesis says it has used low-impact and recycled materials from natural dye for the Nappa leather seats, console and armrests, as well as accents (referred to as “garnish” by Genesis, making it sound like a salad!) made from recycled birch wood left over from furniture factories.
Occupants will be glad of the acoustic laminated glass and soft close doors, as well as welcome puddle lights for a luxurious entry and quiet journey in the vehicle.
Electrified G80 warranty and inclusions
- 5-year / unlimited kilometre warranty
- 8-year warranty on high voltage battery
- 5-year complimentary servicing
- 5-year Genesis To You & valet service
- 10-year 24/7 roadside assistance
- 10-year complimentary map updates
- Choice of 5-year Chargefox subscription or home A/C charger & installation
Electrified G80 specifications
|Electric motors: 136kW/350Nm (fr) 136kW/350Nm (rr)||Metallic/Mica paint||3 zone climate control including;||
ABS / ESC / BAS / HAC / VSM
|87.2 kWh battery | Battery heating system||EV exclusive 19-inch alloy wheels w/Michelin PS4 tyres||6.0-inch inch haptic touch display||
High Beam Assist (HBA)
|520km All Electric Range (AER)*||Solar roof||Separate rear temperature control zone||
10 Airbags – Front, front centre side, driver’s knee,
|e-All Wheel Drive (e-AWD)||LED headlights w/ LED DRL, positioning, turn signal||Premium micro cabin filter||
front thorax & pelvis, rear thorax and curtain
|PTC Heater||Intelligent Front-Lighting System (IFS)||Heat pump system||
Active Bonnet Lift System
|Shift-by-Wire (SBW)||Auto light control||MULTIMEDIA / INFOTAINMENT||
Blind-Spot Collision Avoid.-Assist-Rear/Side (BCA-R/S)
|Regenerative braking control paddle shift (i-Pedal)||Aero wipers||14.5-inch multimedia w/ AR navigation||
Blind-Spot View Monitor (BVM)
|Multi-link front & rear suspension||Solar control glass||Genesis Integrated Controller w/handwriting shortcut||
Driver Attention Warning (DAW)
|Active Sound Design (ASD)||Acoustic laminated windscreen||AM/FM/DAB+ w/ RDS||
Emergency Stop Signal (ESS)
|Road Preview Electronic Control Suspension||Acoustic laminated front door glass||Apple CarPlay & Android Auto||
Intelligent Speed Limit Assist (ISLA)
|Ventilated Front & Rear Disc Brakes||Rear door Acoustic Laminated Glass||19 speaker Lexicon premium audio||
Forward Attention Warning (FAW)
|Electric Parking Brake (EPB)||LED taillights||Rear Seat Entertainment (RSE) – dual 9.2-inch screens||
Forward Collision Avoidance Assist (FCA), including;
|Exterior V2L (Powerbank) charging function||Reverse guide lights||Rear armrest console controls||
|Drive Mode: Comfort / Eco / Sport / Custom||Auto folding, heated & electro-chromatic side mirrors||CONVENIENCE / COMFORT||
Turning/Junction Crossing (FCA-JT/JC)
|Variable Gear Ratio (VGR) steering rack||Power door latch – soft close doors||Auto Hold||Lane-Change|
|Tyre Mobility Kit||Welcome system with Genesis logo puddle lights||Remote Start||
|INTERIOR||Smart Parking Assist (SPA)||
Steering Assist (FCA w/ ESA)
|Bio processed Nappa Leather appointed interior||Remote Smart Parking Assist (RSPA)||
Lane Keeping Assist-Line/Road-Edge (LKA-L/R)
|Leather appointed driver’s airbag||18-way driver seat w/ 2-way cushion extension,||
Lane Following Assist (LFA)
|Leather appointed dashboard, door trim & centre||2-way bolster adjuster, 2-way pelvic adjustment||
Manual Speed Limit Assist (MSLA)
|console package w/real stitching||Ergo Motion driver’s seat||
Multi Collision Brake (MCB)
|100% Recycled PET cloth headlining: pillars & sun visors||Heated rear outboard seats||
Parking Distance Warning: Forward/Reverse (PDW-F/R)
|Wood garnish – dash, front console, rear armrest & doors||Heated steering wheel||
Rear Cross-Traffic Collision Avoidance-Assist (RCCA)
|Stainless steel door entry scuff plates||Smart Key & push button start w/ capacitive touch||
Rear Occupant Alert (ROA)
|Ski-port||sensor front door handles||
Safe Exit Assist (SEA)
|Luggage net||Power Boot w/ Smart open function||
Smart Cruise Control w/ Machine Learning (SCC-ML)
|Premium carpet floor mats||Power Boot lid control – valet mode function||
Surround View Monitor (SVM)
|Power rear window sunshade||Electro-chromatic rear-view mirror||
Front & rear seatbelt pre-tensioners
|Rear seat armrest storage compartment||Rain sensing wipers||
Parking Collision-Avoidance Assist – Reverse (PCA-R)
|Adjustable ambient lighting||Front 12V power outlet||
Pre-Active Adjustment Safe-Seat (PAS) – front passenger
|Rear door sunshades||Active Noise Control – Road (ANC-R)||
Pre-Safe Seat Belt (PSB) – front seats
|Wireless phone charger||
Rear outboard ISOFIX / Top tether child restraint
|Front USB charger||
Tyre Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)
|First Aid Kit|
Roadside assistance kit with hazard warning triangle
Bridie Schmidt is associate editor for The Driven, sister site of Renew Economy. She has been writing about electric vehicles since 2018, and has a keen interest in the role that zero-emissions transport has to play in sustainability. She has participated in podcasts such as Download This Show with Marc Fennell and Shirtloads of Science with Karl Kruszelnicki and is co-organiser of the Northern Rivers Electric Vehicle Forum. Bridie also owns a Tesla Model Y and has it available for hire on evee.com.au.