At Monday’s Shanghai Auto Show, there were many exciting new vehicles on display. Among them was the 2022 Genesis Electrified G80, which represents the first all-electric production car from Hyundai’s luxury arm. The car comes right on the heels of the stunning Genesis X Concept introduced last month. While the Electrified G80 shares an almost identical exterior design to the internal-combustion G80, it is quite different under the hood. Even though the brand advised that US-specific specs will come later this year, we do know that Genesis targets a 265-mile range based on the Korean EV certification system. The Electrified G80 comes with standard all-wheel drive and with the included Disconnector Actuator System (DAS), the vehicle is able to switch between RWD and AWD to reduce unnecessary power loss and increase efficiency. While no other specs on the battery and electric motors are currently available, the sedan should go from 0-60 mph in 4.9 seconds when in Sport mode, according to the company.
The Electrified G80 will come with Hyundai Motor’s slick rapid charging system, which supports a 400- to 800-volt infrastructure. Charging the battery to 80% full takes about 22 minutes when plugged into the fastest charging stations the G80 Electrified accepts. Like Ford’s Pro Power onboard generator, the Genesis G80 Electrified will also allow owners to use some of the juice to power external devices. According to the company, 3.6 kilowatts are available for owners to power equipment outside the car.
Genesis includes the Active Noise Control-Road system which debuted in the GV80 SUV. The system can analyze road noise and mitigate it by creating opposing soundwaves. Also included in the Electrified G80 is the Genesis Electronic Control Suspension with Road Preview, an adaptive suspension system that uses the front camera system to detect upcoming road flaws and then adjusts the suspension settings to reduce bumpiness. As part of its sustainability efforts, Genesis says the luxurious interior materials in the Electrified G80 will be made with natural or recycled materials, including leather upholstery with natural dyes, trim made from recycled wood, and fabrics made from recycled plastics.
For more on electric cars, check out the 2022 Mercedes-Benz EQS.