Spies have caught what appears to be an electrified variant of the new Genesis G80 luxurious sedan testing on the Nürburgring. Hyundai’s luxurious subsidiary has been onerous at work re-inventing itself, and it appears a midsize EV dubbed ‘eG80’ is the mannequin’s subsequent step.
We don’t have any important hints as to what is going on on beneath this prototype’s sheetmetal, nonetheless our spies talked about there was no engine noise, which is our first clue. The remaining indicators are seen — the absence of any exhaust retailers (or a lower rear bumper cowl which will lastly accommodate finishers), the sturdy grille and the dearth of a visible cut-out for a gasoline cap.
The ultimate merchandise there would possibly go each methodology, as there moreover doesn’t appear to be a cut-out for a charging port, nonetheless there appear to be some electrical tape shenanigans occurring there on the driving power’s side entrance fender, which may be holding a flap of vinyl in place to disguise the door defending the receptacle. Our spies moreover bear in mind that the bumper designs appear to be distinctive to this variant.
Genesis can be anticipated to get a variant of the small Hyundai 45 electrical crossover. In fact, this eG80 prototype might be going working a dual-motor mannequin of the 45’s powertrain, which is itself anticipated to be tailor-made from the 201-horsepower system utilized in the Hyundai Kona Electric.
Genesis has stepped points up in phrases of its inside prime quality and experience The massive, regular 14.5-inch touchscreen with iPod-like secondary controller stands out in particular for being feature-rich and user-friendly, which is a rarity in luxurious automobiles. There’s moreover tons of space in the comfy once more seat, which is a big part of searching for a large luxurious sedan identical to the G80. The eG80 must further cement the massive sedan’s operate in the best way ahead for Genesis.
While Genesis has been onerous at work creating crossovers in order to stay aggressive, the company appears to remain devoted to sedans. It’s even certainly one of many few that additionally supplies a handbook transmission in its entry-level G70 model, though that chance is simply not prolonged for this world.