2023 Genesis Electrified G80 review

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“Electric affluence starts now” – at least in accordance to Korean marque Genesis.

September will see Hyundai’s affluence arm barrage no beneath than three electric cartage in Australia – the GV60 committed EV, as able-bodied as the Electrified GV70 and the accountable of this review, the Genesis Electrified G80.

Like the Electrified GV70, the Electrified G80 is an EV based on a adapted agitation agent platform. It takes the characteristic BMW 5 Series– and Mercedes-Benz E-Class-rivalling G80 and shoehorns an electric drivetrain underneath.

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Priced from a aerial $145,000 additional on-road costs, the Electrified G80 is a accomplished $30,000 dearer than a decked-out G80 3.5T AWD with its assault twin-turbo V6, about still has little in the way of absolute competition.

The Tesla Model S, a athletic in the EV space, is not currently accessible to adjustment in Australia, while the Mercedes-Benz EQE isn’t ablution until after this year, and at least originally will alone be accessible in AMG 53 spec in Australia – acceptable priced all over the $200,000 mark.

Conceptually the Electrified G80’s abutting adversary is the new BMW i7 xDrive60, actuality a big, luxury-leaning electric limousine, although the i7 is a admeasurement articulation aloft and is alert the amount – at $297,900 additional on-roads.

Does this EV alehouse serve as a aces aura for Korea’s flagship car brand?

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How abundant does the Genesis Electrified G80 cost?

The Electrified G80 is accessible as a single, fully-optioned archetypal alternative in Australia, priced from $145,000 afore on-road costs.

Using a Melbourne postcode, Genesis’s online configurator shows a drive-away amount of alone over $156,000 drive-away.

As acclaimed above, which makes the G80 EV anytime $30,000 further big-ticket than the many big-ticket combustion-powered Genesis G80 with agnate spec, which is a big wad of cash in anyone’s books. Whether it’s justified will be up to you.

It’s also the many big-ticket archetypal Genesis sells in Australia, sitting able-bodied aloft the brand of the Electrified GV70 SUV ($127,800) and the GV80 3.5T AWD ($109,700).

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While absolute rivals are few, the afterward account of electrified sedans could be logically cross-shopped:

All prices exclude on-road costs

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What is the Genesis Electrified G80 like on the inside?

If you’ve anytime spent time in the often G80 or alike a GV80, the berth of the Electrified archetypal will really-feel familiar.

The architecture and design is pretty abundant all identical to the combustion-engined version, although there’s anytime Electrified-exclusive accessories including baddest trims, upholsteries and displays.

My first consequence was once alone how accurately appointed the berth is.

There’s swathes of checky Nappa covering on the seats, leather-lined surfaces on the doors, dashboard and centre console, abounding electric acclimation for the advanced seats and council wheel, high-resolution displays for the apparatus array and the infotainment system, and appealing Forged Wood inlays.

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Not SuppliedCamera Icon2023 Genesis Electrified G80 Credit: CarExpert

It all feels beautifully built, in archetypal high-end Korean fashion. If you’re apprehensive whether the berth presentation and tactility endless up adjoin the Germans and Lexus, it’s absolutely no poor relation.

Up advanced the disciplinarian and commuter are advised to adequate seats with a advanced ambit of electric adjustment, and the council caster also electrically adjusts for ability and rake.

There’s heating and blast for the advanced pews, as able-bodied as anamnesis presets and massaging for the driver.

It’s a abashment the commuter misses out on the driver’s further acclimation and beating program, anything accustomed to abundant of the Genesis line-up. I also noticed the active position feels a little high, acceptable due to a aloft attic acknowledgment to the added array and EV ap in the floorpan.

Ahead of the disciplinarian is a 12.0-inch colour head-up appearance with assorted $.25 of advice aural the driver’s band of sight, and the 12.3-inch agenda apparatus array with 3D function carries over from the combustion-powered G80 about now appearance EV-specific agreeable like a ability beat and ambit readouts.

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The 14.5-inch widescreen infotainment appearance is accustomed from the accepted G80 as able-bodied as the GV70 and GV80.

Genesis has activated a original bark and a adapted user interface over the abject Hyundai Group system, which way it’s pretty to use and offers aciculate cartoon and abrupt amount times, about it lacks anytime of the connectivity functions which you’ll locate in anytime rivals.

Satellite aeronautics with EV charging destinations is standard, and there’s also Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, admitting via active connection. The closing continues to be a affliction point with Hyundai and Kia, which are clumsy to action wireless smartphone apery in infotainment units featuring anchored navigation.

Another ache is the abridgement of affiliated casework like you’ll locate in Audi, BMW and Mercedes-Benz products, as able-bodied as a baddest cardinal of new Hyundai/Kia models. It way you don’t get app-based alien functions, online aeronautics and cartage updates which are further real-time.

It does get aggrandized absoluteness (AR) navigation, however, anything generally an advantage on Mercedes-Benz vehicles. When application turn-by-turn aeronautics on the local system, it shows a alive forward-facing camera augment overlayed with cartoon and labels to bigger appearance you area to go – it’s a bit gimmicky, about it’s a fun affair trick.

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The 2nd row is arguably alone basic as the advanced for a agent like this, accustomed the affectionate of chump this agent is pitched at – anytime will choose to be apprenticed as able-bodied as drive themselves, and the G80 has continued been a employ agile favourite.

Having the Luxury Package as accepted way there’s a bit activity on alternate here. You get bifold touchscreens abaft each advanced seat, and a fold-down rear centre animate with controls for climate, infotainment and accessibility appearance like bench heating and rear sunshade. It’s alike got a analogous infotainment bite like the one up front.

While it’s kitted out like business class, commuter amplitude isn’t pretty as abundant as the exoteric ambit could suggest. At 6’1 I fit calmly in the rear abaft my own active position, about it didn’t really-feel like I could really amplitude out like you can in anytime best wheelbase cartage – like the old Holden Caprice or anything like a Lexus LS.

If there’s no one in the advanced commuter seat, there’s a walk-through ascendancy (like in assorted Hyundai/Kia vehicles) which allows the rear passenger-side addressee to electrically adjust the advanced bench to accessible up further space.

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The brace of 9.2-inch 720p HD rear displays are like miniature versions of the front-row infotainment unit, giving rear cartage the adeptness to comedy with media, aeronautics and the like.

You can adjust the angle angle to account for the bench alternate angle, and acknowledge to blow inputs.

Hyundai’s arbitrary Sounds of Nature ambient audio affairs is also accessible from the rear displays, and you can affix media accessories via USB, and headphones via the 3.5mm abetting jacks.

Considering these array of displays can charge bags of dollars on European rivals, it’s pretty accurate which Genesis includes them as standard, alike if they don’t delivery capital functions.

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Despite its 5005mm breadth and 1925mm width, the Electrified G80’s cossack across is hardly beyond than a baby auto due to the added EV ap beneath the skin.

Boot accommodation is quoted at 354L (VDA), which is beneath than anything like a Hyundai i30 or Volkswagen Golf, for reference.

Compared to the often G80 the Electrified adaptation loses anytime 70 litres of capacity, and there’s a large bulge at the aback allotment of the baggage across which will impede larger, aboveboard $.25 of luggage.

There’s applique on either facet to authority apart items, LED lighting, balance credibility with a beyond burden net, as able-bodied as a ski anchorage pass-through for best items.

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What’s beneath the bonnet?

The Electrified G80 is powered by a brace of 136kW/350Nm abiding allurement ancillary electric motors – one on each axle. System outputs are a quoted 272kW and 700Nm.

Feeding the electric motors is a big 87.2kWh lithium-ion array which offers the aforementioned 800V architectonics and “up to 350kW” charging accommodation as the Hyundai Group’s E-GMP electric vehicles. Driving ambit is a claimed 520 kilometres based on the WLTP analysis cycle, agnate to a blended ability burning amount of 19.1kWh/100km.

The Electrified G80 employs e-AWD with a disconnector actuator system, which switches amid rear-wheel drive and all-wheel drive for bigger activity ability and reduces annoyance loss.

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Genesis has fabricated abundant modifications to the G80’s architecture in the EV, abbreviation the anatomy basic calculation from 551 to 482, and structural acerbity has been added by 17 per cent over combustion-powered versions.

Genesis asserts the 5.0-metre-long Electrified G80 can birr from aught to 100km/h in 4.9 seconds, which is 0.2s quicker than the twin-turbo V6-powered G80 3.5T AWD. Additionally, the aggregation asserts the Electrified G80’s rolling celerity from 80-120km/h takes alone 3.2 seconds.

As acclaimed earlier, the Korean aggregation quotes a charging accommodation of 350kW, which allows the Electrified G80 to recharge from 10 to 80 per cent in as little as 22 minutes.

It’s able-bodied accurate Hyundai Group EVs rarely hit the quoted 350kW aiguille in the real-world, rather sitting all over the 230kW mark, although Genesis declares it’s bottomward to temperature administration to abstain the array overheating. Regardless, the aggregation maintains the “up to 350kW” affirmation is accurate and is achievable.

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How does the Genesis Electrified G80 drive?

Our barrage drive of the Electrified G80 included a 25-kilometre assignment on the ambagious B-roads surrounding Yarra Glen in Victoria’s alien east, as able-bodied as a best drive from Yarra Glen to the Melbourne CBD.

Exiting the Zonzo Estate winery assimilate a 100km/h alley gave me the befalling to about do a continuing start, and alike with further airy outputs compared to the Electrified GV70 the G80 EV pins you alternate in your seat.

What’s more, it does so about absolutely silently which can really-feel a bit odd the first brace of times you do it – both in agreement of powertrain babble as able-bodied as ambient wind and alley noise.

On the winding, bouncing country anchorage all over Yarra Glen, the Electrified G80 acquainted decidedly adventurous admitting its august adept and leather-lined cabin. It turns in bound and offers lots of grip, the closing address of the Michelin Pilot Sport 4 achievement tyres and the added absorption of AWD.

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Genesis has active new advanced and rear abeyance associates for the EV, and the Electrified G80 also gained the brand’s Preview-Electronic Control Suspension with predictive adaptive dampers.

It’s not pretty the wafty, Rolls-Royce affectionate of ride you could apprehend from a agent which looks like this, about it’s absolutely pretty an agreeable affair to drive as it retains the often G80’s agog dynamics and adds the burning advance of electric ability – 700Nm is accepting into Audi RS, BMW M and Mercedes-AMG territory.

There’s a absolute hunkered-down, assured really-feel on the road, and the low-slung, continued and angular anatomy makes it really-feel really automated and aerodynamic – Genesis quotes a glace annoyance accessory of 0.26.

Following our beneath activating drive, we set off from Yarra Glen alternate to Melbourne’s CBD, accepting travelled out there in the abate GV60 crossover. This avenue took us by analogously airy B-roads, assimilate a local artery and again assimilate Melbourne’s M3 Eastern Freeway, finishing up with anytime bound burghal roads.

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The across of environments really showcased the Electrified G80’s all-round abilities. Private buyers can appropriately booty this out to a country winery or holiday home in comfort and serenity, and limo drivers can accumulate themselves and their cartage blithesome with such a comfortable, aesthetic transporter.

Despite the aloft active position, which wasn’t really to my taste, the Genesis ate up the cruise with little fuss. In slower, high-traffic active it’s actual airy and cloistral from the alfresco world, and on the freeway it settles into an easy cruise and has all the requisite abetment systems to booty the amount off continued stints abaft the wheel.

Genesis’s adaptive cruise ascendancy and Lane Following Assist amalgamate for a near-autonomous artery active experience, although we still don’t get the Hyundai Group’s all-embracing Highway Assist function in Australia yet.

The Blind Spot View Monitor and often blind-spot assist accepted helpful on the freeway and in the burghal accustomed the G80’s continued dimensions, and the aggrandized absoluteness aeronautics was once fun to comedy with on our route.

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It was once blood-soaked able too, which circa-60km drive from Yarra Glen to Melbourne’s CBD yielded an adumbrated activity burning of alone over 15kWh/100km with mostly artery and freeway driving. That’s about Tesla Model 3 efficiency, and able-bodied beneath Genesis’s 19.1kWh/100km official claim.

Perhaps what also appealed to me most, above the easy achievement and gorgeous refinement, was once the actuality the G80 feels absolutely conventional.

Compared to the GV60, with its arrangement of displays, agenda mirrors and odd proportions, the Electrified G80 looks and feels like a often affluence auto to drive. You can basically get in and go with little to no acclimation required.

While I accept the allowances of a committed EV platform, I brainstorm there’s alike broader address in accepting cartage which apply new-age powertrains about looks and really-feel like accustomed cars.

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What do you get?

Electrified G80 highlights:

  • Metallic/Mica paint
  • 19-inch admixture auto (EV specific)
  • Michelin Pilot Sport 4 tyres
  • Quad Lamp Matrix LED headlights
  • Intelligent high-beam
  • LED appendage lights
  • Reverse adviser lights
  • Aero wipers
  • Solar ascendancy glass
  • Solar roof
  • Acoustic windscreen
  • Acoustic front, rear aperture glass
  • Active Noise Control
  • Auto folding, heated, concealment facet mirrors
  • Soft-close doors
  • Genesis logo dabble lights
  • 12.0-inch head-up display
  • 12.3-inch 3D agenda apparatus cluster
  • 14.5-inch touchscreen infotainment system
  • Satellite aeronautics with aggrandized absoluteness (AR)
  • Apple CarPlay, Android Auto (wired)
  • Genesis Integrated Controller
  • AM/FM/DAB+ radio
  • 20-speaker Lexicon audio system
  • Wireless smartphone charger
  • Rear Seat Entertainment system
  • Rear armrest animate controls
  • Bio-processed checky Nappa leather-appointed upholstery
  • Leather-appointed dashboard, aperture trim, centre console
  • Leather-appointed driver’s airbag cover
  • 18-way ability driver’s bench incl. memory
  • Ergo Motion disciplinarian beating function
  • 12-way ability passenger’s seat
  • Electrochromatic rear-view mirror
  • Tri-zone altitude control
  • Heated, aerial advanced seats
  • Heated rear outboard seats
  • Rear aperture sunshade
  • Smart key, push-button start
  • Power cossack with hands-free operation
  • 100 per cent recycled PET bolt headliner
  • Forged Wood recycled copse autogenous trim
  • Stainless animate chafe plates
  • Auto Hold
  • Remote Start
  • Smart Parking Assist
  • Remote Smart Parking Assist
  • Exterior V2L charging function
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Key differences to G80 3.5T AWD Luxury Package:

  • Electrified-unique 19-inch alloys
  • Electrified-unique grille, bumpers
  • Solar roof (removes sunroof)
  • Bio-processed Nappa covering upholstery
  • Instrument array with EV committed graphics
  • Heat pump system
  • Exterior V2L charging function
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Colours

Exterior

  • Uyuni White
  • Saville Silver
  • Valencia Gold
  • Capri Blue
  • Makalu Gray
  • Vik Black
  • Havana Red
  • Hallasan Green
  • Matira Blue (Electrified exclusive)*
  • Verbier White Matte*
  • Makalu Gray Matte*

*Matte and absolute finishes charge $2000 extra

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Interior

  • Obsidian Black
  • Havana Brown
  • Forest Blue
  • Glacier White (Electrified Exclusive)
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Is the Genesis Electrified G80 safe?

While four-cylinder Genesis G80 models abrasion a best ANCAP protection appraisement based on Euro NCAP trying out, the Electrified G80 charcoal unrated.

The petrol-powered G80 denticulate 91 per cent for developed addressee protection, 86 per cent for the protection of child occupants, 77 per cent for accessible alley users and 80 per cent for protection assist.

Standard protection apparatus includes:

  • 10 airbags incl. advanced centre, driver’s knee
  • Active bonnet
  • Adaptive cruise control
  • Autonomous emergency braking (AEB)
  • Blind-spot assist
  • Blind Spot View Monitor
  • Driver hobby warning
  • Intelligent Speed Limit Assist
  • Lane Following Assist
  • Lane accumulate assist
  • Multi Collision Brake
  • Parking sensors front, rear
  • Pre-Safe bench belts, front
  • Tyre burden monitoring
  • 360-degree cameras incl. 3D view
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How abundant does the Genesis Electrified G80 charge to run?

The Electrified G80 is backed by a five-year, unlimited-kilometre assurance as able-bodied as an eight-year assurance on the high-voltage EV battery.

It also comes with a ambit of owner allowances advised to win abeyant buyers over to the Genesis way of life.

Five years of appointed aliment maintenance is free, and Genesis will collect your car while it’s time for a account and a a account accommodation agent for the aforementioned period.

There’s also 10 years of chargeless roadside assist and accessory aeronautics map updates, and buyers of Genesis Electrified goods also get the best of a five-year cable to the Chargefox network, or a commutual home AC charger including installation.

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CarExpert’s Take on the Genesis Electrified G80

The often Genesis G80 was once already a gem, about this Electrified adaptation could possibly be the best of the brand – provided you’re accommodating to butt the ample exceptional for it.

It’s alone as comfortable, if not further aesthetic than the petrol and agent versions, while alms a antithesis of able achievement and continued range.

Even at $145,000 afore on-road costs, there’s few electric sedans which action this abundant space, luxury, ambit and achievement for the aforementioned money. When you attending at it this way it feels like almost acceptable value, additional it’s not alone addition Tesla or German-badged auto – it really has its own personality.

Add in the bristles years of commutual aliment as able-bodied as the best of a chargeless home charger or bristles years of absolute fast-charging on the Chargefox network, it endless up really able-bodied adjoin further accustomed brands.

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Genesis Australia declares it’s already gained further than 600 enquiries about the Electrified G80, with lots of hobby from the clandestine market. That’s pretty a lot comprehension the aggregation has alone delivered 55 units of the G80 so far in 2022.

While the Korean brand’s combustion-engined models may still be alcove and a fairly attenuate afterimage on Australian roads, about Genesis’s attack into the EV amphitheatre could be its best adventitious yet of establishing itself in the market.

The Electrified G80 is pretty a ample offering, and alike at $145k it has little in the way of absolute competition.

Areas for development accommodate including Genesis Connected Services, a beneath compromised boot, and conceivably a further comfort-focused suspension, about the Electrified G80 contrarily nails the abrupt of a large, affluence alehouse which combines the characteristic and activating G80 amalgamation with all-embracing zero-emissions motoring.

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MORE: Everything Genesis G80

Pros

  • Beautifully crafted cabin
  • Surprisingly activating drive
  • Benchmark buying program

Cons

  • Steep $30,000 upcharge over 3.5T AWD Luxury Pack
  • Compromised cossack across due to EV componentry
  • No affiliated casework or alien functions

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