The premium division of the Hyundai Motor Group presented the first purely electric model, which promises acceleration, decent range and technological equipment.
The Genesis brand, a premium division of the South Korean automaker Hyundai Motor Group, boasted its first pure electric prototype at the ongoing Shanghai Auto Show. And while his name may be a little strange, his standards are more than solid.
The Genesis Electrified G80 is equipped with a 136 kW electric motor with 350 Nm of torque on each axle, which means all-wheel drive and a combined power of 272 kW and 700 Nm of torque. According to the automaker, it can handle acceleration from 0 to 100 km / h in sport mode in 4.9 seconds, which is pretty decent performance for a luxury sedan.
In addition, the car is equipped with a DAS (Disconnector Acutator System), which can connect or disconnect the engine and drive shaft, depending on driving conditions, speed and driving mode. The car can automatically switch between two-wheel drive and four-wheel drive, which reduces energy consumption and increases range.
Although the automaker does not state the battery’s maximum capacity, a fully charged battery should be sufficient to cover more than 500 kilometers on a single charge. However, these are parameters according to the NEDC, so the actual range may be less. And according to the Korea Electric Vehicle Certification System, even somewhere at the 427 kilometer level.
However, the car is equipped with a 400V / 800V electrical network, thanks to which it supports fast charging with a power of up to 350 kW. Charging 10 to 80% should only take 22 minutes. In addition, the car offers a V2L (vehicle for loading) function, thanks to which it can charge other accessories with a power of up to 3.6 kW. And in the event of an emergency, this should be sufficient for the emergency power supply to the home.
The purely electric version of the G80 also received a redesigned Crest Grille, with a hidden charging socket in the top right corner. Thanks to the closed mask design, the stairs are almost invisible, but after opening there is also a chrome decor.
Environmental friendliness and sustainability should also be mentioned in the model with solar panels built into the roof, which increase energy efficiency, or the various natural or recycled materials used in the burrow. From naturally dyed leather, through recycled wood to fabrics from recycled PET bottles.
From a technological point of view, the car also boasts the ANC-R (Active Road Noise Control) system, formerly known as RANC, which does the task of suppressing annoying sounds while driving. To do this, the car uses six microphones and two speakers, which create noise suppression sounds in the cabin.
The ECS (Preview Electronic Control Suspension) ergonomic chassis system then uses the information from the navigation system and the front camera to ensure maximum comfort on board. Even in the purely electric version, the Genesis G80 promises an outstanding driving experience.