Enlarge / The Genesis G80 is a fine midsized luxury sedan, and now there’s a fully battery electric variant. (credit: Jonathan Gitlin)
Recently Ars tested the new Genesis GV60, a sharp little electric crossover. Although that car was Genesis’ first EV to use the brand-new E-GMP platform, it’s technically the brand’s second EV. That’s because there’s also a fully battery-electric version of the Genesis G80 sedan. Called the G80 Electrified, it was first shown in Shanghai last year but has now arrived on these shores.
The company introduced the internal combustion engine-powered G80 in 2020, and it’s a competent take on the midsize luxury sedan. But the platform (known internally as M3) was designed to support both combustion and electric powertrains—few automakers today can afford the expense of engineering an entirely new ICE-only architecture given impending regulations around the world.
As you might expect, the G80 Electrified shares a lot