The Shanghai Auto Show is in full swing this week, and it's one show that's actually taking place during the pandemic. One vehicle that garnered plenty of attention is the Genesis Electrified G80 sedan, a green follow-up to the well-received new G80 luxury sedan. Yes, this beauty is fully electric, and Genesis claims the Electrified G80 is a global vehicle which means it's coming to the United States to take on the likes of the Tesla Model S and the Porsche Taycan.
The Electrified G80 is a brilliant third member of the Hyundai/Kia release of the Ioniq 5 and the EV6 that's coming in 2021, except that the Electrified G80 is the first one in the premium space. Not much has changed in terms of the plug-in G80's looks except for the solid grille and hidden charging port on the right side. It also looks like the turbine wheels are original to this model, and they look great here.
The Electrified G80 will benefit from a 310-mile range on a single charge, but that figure will likely change once the EPA tests it on its own cycle. According to Genesis, the Electrified G80 will attain an 80 percent charge capacity in 22 minutes and accelerate to 60 mph in 4.9 seconds. While that won't make a Tesla Model S nervous, it's plenty fast and even beats the gas version of the G80.
The interior of the Electrified G80 will be just as fancy as the gas version, and that's good news because it's one of the best premium interiors we've experienced. More consistent with its green leanings, the Electrified G80 will have some recycled materials, as well as an instrument cluster and data displaying charge status and efficiency. Of course, the two-tone interior, special colors, and quilted leather seating surfaces are available, too.
Pricing and an official sale date were not disclosed, but it's safe to say that for this technology, the Electrified G80 will cost more than the G80 3.5T H-TRAC AWD priced at $63,295. Whether or not it will steal away Tesla and Porsche customers remains to be seen since the Electrified G80 will cost considerably less than both of those vehicles.