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News Genesis Teases G80 EV Ahead of Shanghai Show

Genesis Teases G80 EV Ahead of Shanghai Show

New Genesis bows next week

  • EV G80 expected to be badged eG80

  • Will debut over the weekend at Auto Shanghai


Genesis is ready to launch its first electric vehicle, or at least so it appears. The brand has a page up on its YouTube channel that looks to be teasing an electric version of the G80 sedan that will make its debut at the Shanghai auto show next week.

What we believe to be the Genesis eG80 is featured prominently on the teaser, showcasing the blocked off grille that matches what has been seen on eG80 prototypes spotted previously. The space isn’t needed for a gas engine radiator, so filling in the mesh improves aerodynamics while giving the car a sufficiently EV-specific look. Hyundai has done the same with the Kona Electric, as have some other EV conversions.

The hood and lights also seem to match the G80 rather than being a GV70 or GV80 version, though those will likely follow in electric form in a few years as well.

Details on powertrain and range aren’t yet available, though expect somewhere around the 500 km WLTP figure that is growing increasingly common. Expect power figures better than the V6 G80’s 375 hp and 391 lb-ft of torque, and fast charging as well as Hyundai Group’s latest driver assistance features.

As one of the last big markets for sedans, the largest EV market on the globe, and the only country currently hosting auto shows, making the e80 launch happen at Auto Shanghai in China seems like an easy choice for the Genesis brand.

 

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