The original launch was planned for the spring of 2022
Supply constraints are probably to blame for this delay
Genesis says to expect more details at the end of summer or early fall
This electric version of the G80 sedan has been in the works for a while and it should have been on sale at this time, but the automaker says that its introduction will have to wait until late summer or early fall of this year, most likely due to supply issues.
These issues might be related to the fact that the Electrified G80 (like the newly introduced Electrified GV70) is not built on the E-GMP platform that is found under the newest electric vehicles from the Hyundai-Kia Group, including Genesis’ own GV60.
This is because the G80 is also offered with a gasoline engine while the E-GMP platform is dedicated only to electric vehicles.
Despite the added delay, a number of technical details about this electric version of the G80 are already known.
Indeed, we know it will be powered by two electric motors that will have a combined output of 272 kW and 700 Nm of torque (364 horsepower and 516 ft-lb of torque).
The battery used in this model will be larger than in any other Hyundai or Kia EV, at 87.2 kWh. This will allow the Electrified G80 to have a range of up to 427 kilometres according to the Korean test method.
To increase the range and maximize the efficiency, the front motor will feature a disconnect feature that will remove its physical connection with the wheels when it isn’t needed in order to reduce the mechanical drag of the entire powertrain.
Since this model will be equipped with an 800-volt architecture, like the Ioniq 5, the EV6, and the GV60, it will be able to charge from 10% to 80% in only 22 minutes at a 350 kW Level 3 charging station.
Genesis says to expect more details, such as the pricing information and the on-sale date later in the year.