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The All-new Genesis Electrified G80 To Rival The Mercedes EQE And Audi A6 e-tron


The G80 EV debuted at the ongoing Auto Shanghai

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Korean luxury automaker Genesis has revealed the all-new electrified G80 at the ongoing Auto Shanghai 2021. The EV continues with the ICE-powered model’s architecture, but, of course, with electric powertrains. It will be sold alongside the petrol-powered sedan (much like the Nexon EV and the regular Nexon SUV). 

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Replacing the internal combustion engine are two electric motors developing a combined 370PS and 700Nm. Yes, it is a four-wheel drive. But under specific conditions, the electric midsize sedan will be powered by a single motor (as a two-wheel drive) for improved efficiency. In the Sport mode, the electrified G80 can go from 0-100kmph in 4.9 seconds.

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Genesis is yet to reveal the battery specifications, but it claims the EV can deliver a range of 500km. It also supports fast-charging up to 350kW, and can be fired up from 10 to 80 percent in 22 minutes. Also, the 400v/800v charging system means you can top it up via various sources. 

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Other features onboard include Road-noise Active Noise Control (RANC), Genesis-speak for noise cancellation. According to the carmaker, this feature can bring down in-cabin noise by cancelling unwanted sounds produced by road surfaces and tyres. The Electronic Control Suspension Preview utilises sensors to scan the road ahead and automatically adjusts the suspension for a better ride. 

Facts to know: The electrified G80 comes with a ‘solar roof’ to charge the batteries with the help of solar energy. 

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An EV needs to be more aerodynamic for improved efficiency. While the basic design is similar to the ICE-powered sedan, the G80 EV has a closed-off grille and a unique front bumper. The styling is the same inside as well, just that this one uses recycled materials and is more environment-friendly. 

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Globally, the electric G80 will rival the upcoming Mercedes-Benz EQE and Audi A6 e-tron. But unfortunately, we don’t think Genesis’s India debut will happen anytime soon.

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