Talks of Genesis have been active lately, with the Los Angeles Auto Show showing off a convertible concept and the latest G20 Summit, which used hundreds of the G80 Electrified model, provided by Hyundai.
Exterior-wise, the G80 is nearly identical to its ICE counterpart. The same could be said for the interior, with the exception for its instrument cluster, which is altered to fit its EV nature. Powertrain is obviously totally different, as well as pricing. The dual-motor, all-wheel-drive G80 Electrified has a combined power output of 365 horsepower and 516 lb-ft of torque. There are no official numbers yet, but Genesis assumes a 453 km range when fully charged. The car could also switch to rear-wheel-drive as a way to conserve its battery. Neat.
The inside has all the features you would expect from a high-end electric luxury saloon; seats and interior pieces made out of recycled, environmentally-friendly material, forged wood garnish (also recycled), Nappa leather seats with natural dyes, and ambient lighting. The 12.3-inch instrument cluster is accompanied with a head-up display and a 14.5-inch infotainment system. It also has heated and ventilated seats. Pricing starts at $79,825, and it pretty much includes everything, unless you choose to have it in other colors than the standard Alta White. Interior colors range from green/white, black on black, and two-tone brown, the last of which is only available with certain colors. Accessories include wheel locks, rear bumper applique, and a $45 first aid kit, perhaps the only modern car to offer the latter as an accessory.
p dir=”ltr” style=”line-height: 1.38;margin-top: 0pt;margin-bottom: 0pt”>With all the features listed above, it’s a no-brainer that Indonesia trusts newcomer Hyundai and its sub-brand’s flagship, as part of its environmentally-friendly entourage vehicles of the summit. Genesis is certainly moving up in the world, and it’s not difficult to see why.