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New Genesis Electrified G80: price, specs and details

The brand’s Mercedes EQE rival is priced from £65,805 in the UK, on sale from 6 June

Genesis Electrified G80

Prices have been revealed for the Genesis Electrified G80. The Mercedes EQE rival goes on sale on 6 June and will cost from £65,805; just one battery, motor and specification will be offered, with the various option packs capable of sending the price north of £80k.

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The Electrified G80 is the Korean luxury carmaker’s second EV to go on sale in the UK, following in the footsteps of the GV60 coupe-SUV. All Electrified G80 models use the same 87.2kWh battery and dual-motor setup for a range of 323 miles.

The electric saloon gets all-wheel drive thanks to two electric motors that combined produce 364bhp and 700Nm of torque; enough to accelerate from 0-62mph in 4.9 seconds. The Electrified G80 is also able to switch between two and all-wheel drive for improved efficiency and increased range.

The G80 uses the same 800-volt charging tech as the GV60 and Hyundai Ioniq 5, meaning a 10-80% charge takes 22 minutes from a suitably fast ultra-rapid charger. Genesis claims the G80 can maintain its 175-180kW charging speed for almost its entire rapid charge cycle – only dipping as the battery approaches 80%.

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All cars get 19-inch wheels, LED lights, a 14.5-inch central infotainment screen and dual-zone climate control. Genesis has used sustainable materials like recycled wood in the cabin, while the car's leather is coloured by natural dye. Customers can add various options including a solar roof (£1,360), which Genesis claims can add up to 1,500km (932 miles) of range per year.

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Option packages for the Electrified G80 include the Convenience Pack (£1,170), which adds a heated leather steering wheel, electric tailgate and three-zone climate control. Meanwhile, the Innovation Pack (£3,840) features adaptive headlights, wireless phone charging and a host of safety features including Remote Smart Parking Assist, Highway Driving Assist II and Surround View Monitor Cameras.

Another notable feature of the Electrified G80 is its Active Noise Control-Road (ANC-R) system, which is said to eliminate road noise by analysing data from the four sensors and six microphones built into the car and then producing noises at the “opposite phase” – the same principle behind noise-cancelling headphones.

Customers can also add vehicle-to-load (V2L) capability, which effectively allows you to use your car as a portable generator. The technology can power anything from a coffee machine to a fridge freezer, or even help power your house in the event of a powercut.

The Genesis electric line-up now consists of two distinct models; the Electrified G80 and GV60, with the Electrified GV70 zero-emissions SUV due on sale later this year. Every Genesis model will be electrified by 2025, with the brand aiming to be electric-only by the end of the decade.

The Electrified G80 will be Genesis’ answer to the Mercedes EQE, which currently starts from £76,45, the Audi A6 e-tron that's arriving in 2023, and the electric BMW 5 Series we know to be in development.

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Richard is editor of DrivingElectric, as well as sister site Carbuyer.co.uk, and a regular contributor to Auto Express. An electric and hybrid car advocate, he spent more than five years working on the news and reviews desk at Auto Express and has driven almost every new car currently on sale.

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