Thank you for your support. A gas to electric conversion is the first step in the mid sized luxury sedans transition to full fledged tv. The fork in the road to the electric vehicle revolution has purpose built evs on the left and converted internal combustion platforms on the right genesis went left with its gv60 crossover hatchback. Now it goes right with the electrified g80 sedan, a near clone of the 2022 g 83.5 t sport in its paramount prestige trim after testing that gas powered version. Earlier this year, we concluded that the new sport model adds a worthwhile spark to the g80s already impressive package, sparing you, the spark jokes lets, simply say its a fine starting place for an ev for the electric version. The g80s m3 platform benefits from additional stiffening and lighter weight materials, including the refashioning of some steel pieces in aluminum or carbon fiber lighter and stiffer are welcome words here. As the 5047 pound electrified g80 is still 552 pounds heavier than the all wheel drive gas version. The g80s heart transplant encompasses the fitment of power electronics in the place of the twin turbo 3.5 liter v6, and an 87.2 q battery under the floor available exclusively in a dual motor. All wheel drive configuration the electric g80 has a combined output of 365 horsepower and 516 pound feet of torque an upgrade compared to the 3.5 t. Sport models, 375 horses and ‘1 pound feet on the road. The evs additional torque translates to a 4.

1 second run to 60 miles per hour, which is a solid 0.6 second quicker than what the lighter gas car managed. Although the 3.5 t sport is traveling a smidge faster at the quarter mile mark, the electrified g80 still is 0.4. Second ahead with a 12.8 second pass at 106 miles per hour, perhaps more relevant in the real world. The ev is the better part of a second fleeter when accelerating from both 30 to 50 and 50 to 70 miles per hour, which take it only 2.1 and 2.8 seconds, respectively, hooked to a 350 kwdc fast charger. The battery needs a claimed 22 minutes to charge from 10 to 80 percent plugged into a level two outlet genesis says empty to full, takes a little over seven hours. Epa range is not yet available, but genesis puts that figure at 282 miles, which may be conservative. Considering our test car went 280 miles on our 75 mph highway test, while the electric models roof sits, a scant 0.2 inch higher its real identifiers are a solid crest, grille embossed with diagonal lines. A lack of tailpipes and 19 inch turbine style wheels, theres, also an exclusive color matera blue named for the coruscant turquoise waters of bora boras matera beach down in front the diagonal grille pattern, camouflages the charge port door. Changes to interior dimensions are more pronounced. The raised floor needed to accommodate the low slung battery, reduces headroom by 0.8 inch in front and 1.

5 inches in back. Genesis says the headroom constraints, as well as the bug bear of placing weight up high is why the united states wont get the solar panoramic roof that will be offered in other markets. The g 80s windswept silhouette means back seat passengers over six feet. Tall will likely find their noggins meeting the headliner rear logroom also takes a hit shrinking by 2.8 inches and trunk. Space drops 2 cubic feet to 11 cubes nothings lost in the luxury department, though, as the g80s cabin remains a swell place to hum the day away. Sustainability directives show themselves in the microsuede headliner composed of recycled plastics and an under carpet lining fashioned from nylon scraps. Seeding surfaces retain their bovine provenance, but the nappa leather gets a more environmentally friendly treatment via pine tree bark and buckwheat used in the dyeing process. Along with black and brown interiors, a two tone, glacier white and dark green cabin will be exclusive to the electrified g80. That ladder decor also gets forged. Wood trim wherein discarded birch from furniture making gets compressed in resin to create a marbled veneer with the climate control set in a moderate level of regenerative. Braking dialed in we worked off 164 miles of indicated range to cover 177 road miles. Ride. Quality is generally good. Overall but the worst stretches of pavement thanks to camera, guided adaptive, dampers and active noise cancellation in conjunction with ample sound deadening, the electrified g80 puts up an impressive filter to separate occupants from kerfuffle outside at around 80 miles per hour, though, noise from the motors can Were its way into the cabin accelerator and brake pedal, calibrations feel less sensitive on tip in here than in the regular g80, along with well controlled body motions and standard rear wheel.

Steering the electric g80 is one of the sharper tools in the executive shed for exploring serpentine tree lined back roads. Although the all wheel, drive systems 50 to 50 front to rear torque split is always hooked up when driving aggressively this sedan reverts to rear drive during steady state motoring in order to increase its efficiency rolling on staggered 19 inch, michelin, primacy tour, a s tires our Test car posted a decent 0.90 grams of grip around the skid pad, and a rather lengthy 184 foot stop from 70 miles per hour. The electrified g80 hits the market later this year with the us getting a single, fully loaded trim level. Pricing has yet to be announced, but we expect an additional premium over the 71 595 dollars. It costs for a similarly equipped g83.5 t model like the gv60 suv. Sales will initially be limited to california, connecticut, new jersey and new york. Even with that constraint, not every genesis dealer will get the chance to showcase the electrified g80 interested shoppers are advised to go through genesiss concierge program as the brand wants buyers paired with retailers outfitted with plenty of chargers and dedicated ev service bays with the electrified gv70 Suv, due before the end of the year, genesis said its rapidly working to expand its ev presence to all the 49 states where it sells cars. As for the name electrified g80, its a bit of a placeholder, the brand plans to be all electric come 2030 at which point such descriptors wont be necessary.

Electrified has been penciled in for now, but that could change once genesis has a better understanding of the cars prospective buyers for now.

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