My 2 experiences with the 2023 Genesis Electrified G80 earlier opening this semipermanent trial drove location a singular constituent astir this luxury sedan. This is 1 precise businesslike full-size vehicle. As I’ve reported, admittedly ad nauseum, the astir important fig pertaining to electrical conveyance is not range, artillery size oregon charging capability, it is the real-world fig that precedes kWh/100 km. Yes, those different 3 numbers are important, but the EV equivalent of L/100 km and MPG is the 1 that truly matters, peculiarly since those different 3 numbers successful astir every 2023 EV are much than acceptable.
My archetypal inkling that this large sedan punches mode supra its hefty value successful presumption of ratio came during the planetary archetypal thrust event successful June of 2022. I drove the Electrified G80 immoderate 300 kilometres astir and done the Ozark Mountains on the Arkansas-Missouri borderline and erstwhile each was said and done achieved an ratio fig of 16.8 kWh/100km. And that contempt having the aerial conditioning cranked and the cooled thrust spot connected for astir of the thrust done sweltering 35C heat. And conscionable a week later, that exceptional ratio proved nary fluke arsenic the Electrified G80 posted an even-better 15.8 kWh/100 km fig during the 700-km, three-day AJAC EcoRun astir Ontario. The lone EV that posted a amended fig was the Kia EV6 with a 15.6. And finally, my workfellow David Booth was suitably impressed — and that takes a batch — erstwhile helium did 1 of his patented Range Finder tests of the Electrified G80, and posted a akin ratio rating.
So, arsenic I statesman this semipermanent trial drive, I afloat expect to station a akin ratio number. What I americium astir funny successful is however surviving with this large sedan — and it is simply a large 1 — successful the metropolis and retired connected the unfastened roadworthy goes. I’m besides looking guardant to charging the conveyance successful antithetic circumstances and astatine antithetic chargers to trial retired its overmuch ballyhooed 350 kW (800v) accelerated charging capability.
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What is the Genesis Electrified G80?
So, let’s look astatine what the Genesis Electrified G80 is each about. Unlike truthful galore electrical vehicles today, it isn’t based connected an EV architecture but alternatively is engineered connected the gas-powered G80 platform. The Electrified G80 debuted astatine the Shanghai Auto Show successful 2012 and arrived successful Canada arsenic a 2023 exemplary successful 2022.
It lone comes with an all-wheel thrust powertrain, with a dual 136 kW electrical centrifugal setup powered by an 87.2 kWh, which is amazingly smallish for a conveyance of this size. Reported powerfulness output is 272 kW, which translates to 365 horsepower, which is much than capable to tone on this 2,325 kg (5,125.7 lbs.) four-door. Full-charge scope is posted astatine 454 km. Charging times, according to Genesis, are 7 hours and 22 minutes utilizing Level 2, 67 minutes and 20 seconds connected a 50 kW Level 3, and 21 minutes and 45 seconds connected a 350 kW Level 3.
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And similar truthful galore of its South Korean EV counterparts, the Electrified G80 comes modular with a vehicle-to-load (V2L) function, allowing appliances — deliberation laptops, java makers and projectors — to beryllium plugged to usage the conveyance arsenic a powerfulness source. You tin adjacent complaint up electrical bikes with this feature.
As to the plan of the Electrified G80, it maintains Genesis’ top-level aesthetics, from the G-Matrix patterned crest grille to the 19-inch turbine-shaped wheels, and from the recycled, forged wood trim to the Nappa leather seats with earthy dyes.
Approaching the conveyance for the archetypal time, what strikes you is its size but besides however well-proportioned it is. Its silhouette exemplifies the classical athletics sedan, with a agelong hood, a raked windshield and a sloped backmost window, exemplifying that coupe-like sedan inclination that Mercedes-Benz started a fewer years agone with the CLA Coupe.
How overmuch is the 2023 Genesis Electrified G80 successful Canada?
Canadian MSRP is $105,150, and similar each Genesis models that is all-inclusive and afloat loaded. One absorbing option, however, is simply a star extortion that charges the high-voltage and low-voltage batteries to widen driving scope and forestall the batteries from being discharged completely. Unfortunately, my trial conveyance did not travel with this absorbing option.
I’ll study backmost successful a fewer weeks’ clip with my mid-term impressions of the 2023 Genesis Electrified G80.
Andrew McCredie is simply a elder exertion with Postmedia Driving and has been reporting connected the automotive manufacture for the past 20 years, from consumer-oriented roadworthy tests to caller conveyance launches to technological heavy dives. For the past decennary helium has progressively focused connected electrical vehicles, and his EV-related Postmedia podcast Plugged In continues to diagnostic interviews with the country's, and the world's, experts successful the electrical conveyance industry.
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