This is the 2026 Genesis Electrified G80

Chris Teague
by Chris Teague

The Genesis Electrified G80 brings a gas-free powertrain to one of the more compelling values among large luxury sedans, and it’s getting improvements for the 2026 model year. The automaker recently revealed a newly updated version of the car that offers a longer wheelbase, a larger battery, and an improved range estimate.

It’s important to note that we’re talking about Korean-market specs here, which are almost guaranteed to change once the car reaches the United States. The G80’s range extended for 2026, going from 265 miles to 295 miles per charge. Translated to U.S. specs, that would yield an EPA-estimated driving range of 313 miles. The car’s extended wheelbase will give it a better, more stable ride, but it also creates space for a larger battery pack.

Inside, we expect a combined LED display measuring 27 inches that houses both the digital gauge cluster and infotainment touchscreen. Exterior changes include an updated grille and fresh headlights that use a Micro Lens Array setup.

South Korean buyers can get the new Electrified G80 starting in August, and other international markets will follow shortly after. Pricing will likely increase from today’s starting price of around $75,000.

Though the Hyundai-Genesis industrial machine has newer, dedicated electric platforms, the move to revise a gas model for EV power could be a smart one. The Electrified G80 looks and feels much like the gas car, enticing buyers with a familiar experience and none of the outlandish styling seen in other EVs.

[Images: Genesis]

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Chris Teague
Chris Teague

Chris grew up in, under, and around cars, but took the long way around to becoming an automotive writer. After a career in technology consulting and a trip through business school, Chris began writing about the automotive industry as a way to reconnect with his passion and get behind the wheel of a new car every week. He focuses on taking complex industry stories and making them digestible by any reader. Just don’t expect him to stay away from high-mileage Porsches.

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  • Doug brockman Doug brockman on Jun 29, 2024

    Waiting anxiously for the Trump inauguration so all the EV mandates and subsidies can move on to the trash heap of history.

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    • VoGhost VoGhost on Jul 02, 2024

      Jalop, The reference you shared at no point shows a mandate that any consumer buy an EV. Full stop. You're old enough that you should be capable of thinking for yourself by now.

  • Jalop1991 Jalop1991 on Jun 30, 2024

    Volvo/Geely should be absolutely ashamed of themselves, given the billions poured into the failure that is the Volvo EX90--while Hyunkias'is does this.

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    • Jalop1991 Jalop1991 on Jul 02, 2024

      wow, you are SO out of this galaxy. Whassa matter, reality too hard for you to deal with? "Restoring America's prestige..." just wow. What do you think real world leaders were thinking when they saw Biden's performance?

  • Rover Sig Absolutely not. Ever.
  • EBFlex No. I buy as little Chinese products as possible.
  • John "...often in a state of complete disarray on the roads" What does that mean? Many examples in poor repair? Talk about awful writing.
  • Varezhka Saving sedans in US or globally? Right now around half of the global sedan sales is in China, just under a quarter in North America, and the remaining quarter distributed around the rest of the world. So for a sedan to stay around they must sell well in both China and North America (BMW, Mercedes, Toyota, Honda) or just extremely well in China (VW/Audi and Nissan). For everyone else, the writing is on the wall. There’s also a niche of subcompact sedans in SE Asia and India but I believe those are being replaced by SUVs too.
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