Genesis officially has introduced its first-ever EV model, the Electrified G80, to the global market at the 2021 Shanghai International Automobile Industry Exhibition.
“Today is very special because it represents a variety of firsts for the Genesis brand, not only because this is Genesis’ very first appearance at Auto Shanghai, but also as the first time we are unveiling a new product outside of Korea,” said Jay Chang, Global Head of the Genesis brand.
Genesis’ First EV Model
The G80 builds on the heritage of the G80 with its perfect balance of Athletic Elegance while offering customers an alternative electric powertrain.
Based on the NEDC standard, the estimated maximum range per charge is more than 500km (Based on the Korean EV certification system, the company estimated number is 427 km. Range may vary based on region). 350kW rapid charging enables the battery to charge from 10% to 80% in 22 minutes.
The Electrified G80 comes standard with an all-wheel-drive (AWD) which allow drivers to go from 0 to 60 mph just in 4.9 seconds (based on results from Genesis R&D Center testing in sport mode).
The Disconnector Actuator System (DAS) can also connect or disconnect the motor and driveshaft based on different driving conditions, enabling the vehicle to switch between RWD and AWD to reduce unnecessary power loss and increase efficiency.
The Electrified G80’s efficiency is 4.3 km/kWh when equipped with 19-inch wheels.
The G80 offers a 400/800V multi rapid charging system, allowing customers to use various charging infrastructures.
Its driving motor and inverter are able to boost the level of voltage from 400V up to 800V, which is a more optimized level for the system, providing a more stable charge. Customers can then use an 800V rapid charging system with no need for an additional converter, and also a 400V charger.
The Electrified G80 also provides a V2L (Vehicle to Load) feature that enables customers to use electric power of 3.6 kW, which is higher than the level of the average household, making it possible to use electric appliances outside the vehicle.
Genesis equipped the vehicle with Active Noise Control-Road, a noise-reduction feature also available in the GV80 SUV.
The Genesis signature Crest Grille evolves into an aerodynamic crest featuring an inverted G-Matrix pattern.
The charging door is located in the grille’s upper right corner and is invisible when closed. Inside the charging door, the Two Lines chrome design has also been applied.
Genesis sourced various natural or recycled materials for its interior such as leather with natural dyes for the seats, console, and rear seat armrest, eco-friendly natural wood trim with recycled wood, recycled PET fabrics.
More information on the arrival of the Electrified G80 in the United States and Canada will be shared later this year, including further details about North American specifications.