Genesis unveiled their latest addition to their fleet of cars at the Shanghai Auto show but had yet to release details of all its capabilities. What we do know though is that the Genesis G80 EV as it’s known will be exclusively available with all-wheel drive and will feature motors at the front and rear axles. That said, Genesis also says depending on the driving conditions, the car will automatically switch between rear- and all-wheel drive to save energy. They also estimate an over 300-mile range, featuring 364 hp and 516 lb-ft of torque.
Electric cars, especially electric concept cars—can skew toward the more dramatic side of the styling spectrum. Usually, the interior will be styled like the cabin of the future, or the exterior will look like it was penned after watching some futuristic movie. However, that trend does seem to be changing, and Genesis G80’s latest variant is evidence of that. This Genesis G80 looks, well, like a Genesis G80.
Genesis claims the G80 will hit 60 mph in just 4.9 seconds and estimates that the battery will deliver over 300 miles per charge by NEDC standards.
No word on when the all-electric G80 will make its way to dealers but as Genesis continues to build its brand and expand its lineup, it would be safe to assume that the company is looking at the growing EV market in the U.S. and will inevitability bring this electrically powered G80 stateside. The Genesis G80 is priced conservatively too, starting at just shy of $50,000, you might be able to have electric comfort and luxury for a steal. The quality of the Genesis speaks for itself.
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