2023 Genesis G80 Electric First Drive: Remarkably Unremarkable

Genesis proves you don’t have to design a doorstop to build a compelling electric luxury sedan

There’s a worrying trend as luxury automakers pivot toward electrification sub-brands e-tron eq i the big three german luxury automakers audi mercedes-benz and bmw respectively have all launched new names to pedal their electric cars beyond the idea shortsightedness what for example becomes of the mercedes eq ek when mercedes electrifies the e-class many of the

German designs are polarizing at best and plain weird at worst that’s what makes the 2023 genesis g80 electric officially and confusingly named the 2023 genesis electrified g80 such a remarkably unremarkable breath of fresh air dot rather than creating a sub-brand and designing a second mid-size luxury sedan genesis which is committed to launching only electric

Vehicles from 2025 onward decided to keep things simple it skipped the new division and wacky new design and instead it simply make the g80 electric the idea is not an altogether crazy one genesis designed the g80s m3 platform with electrification in mind and hyundai motor group’s bleeding edge 800 volt electrical architecture bolts right up just fine aside from

That offering an electric powertrain alongside the g80s existing turbocharged i4 and v6 isn’t all that different from competitors offering an array of gas diesel and hybrid powertrains in the same model so say hello to the electric g80 the new 2023 genesis g80 electricus choose its somewhat unrefined gas engines in favor of a dual-motor all-wheel drive setup its

Two permanent magnet motors combine for 365 horsepower and 516 pounds to foot of torque 10 horsepower less than the g80 sports 3.5 liter twin-turbo v6 but a massive 125 pounds to foot more squeezed under the electric g-80s floor is an 87.2 kilowatt-hour battery with an estimated 282 miles of range epa results are pending it’s capable of being quick charged from

10 to 80 in as little as 22 minutes thanks to its 187 kilowatt peak charge rate while at home on a level 2 charger it can replenish electrons at speeds of up to 10.9 kilowatts meaning it’ll need about as much time to charge as you do to sleep overnight with the above philosophy in mind you won’t find much to distinguish the 2023 genesis electrified g80 from gas

Ones which is fine by us considering styling has been among the g80 strong suits since its 2021 debut up front the g80 features a grill that inverts the pattern found on the ice version and hides a charge port on the driver’s side along its flanks you’ll find a lack of a fuel flap and unique 19-inch wheels and in back the neat pseudo boat tail is preserved with

The rear bumper redesigned sans exhaust outlets that’s it as far as visual differences go however you do notice some differences beneath and within the electric g80s exterior pop the hood and you find a motor and hardware instead of the expected frunk or engine open the trunk and you find the floor is likely higher than you remembered it being in the ice g80 with

A big hump over the axle where the rear motor sits trunk space shrinks from 13.1 cubic feet to a still generous 10.8 cubic feet as a result of the intrusion the g80 evs cabin remains beautifully designed and furnished with three contrasting color options to go with nine exterior color options this g80 is only other options but taller occupants like this six foot

Author for instance will notice about an inch less headroom up front and almost three inches less headroom and back all due to the underfloor battery pack legroom shrinks slightly too though both front and rear seats remain spacious enough for adults

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