I’ve been in a few limosines in my time. In the motor industry, when you’re attending meetings for a manufacturer or importer, they’ll arrange a car to collect you from the airport to go to the meeting location. Mercedes S Class, Chrysler 300, even Kia Carnivals are the vehicles of choice for the limo drivers. Fast forward a few years and I’d certainly be happy to be collected in a Genesis G80 Electrified.
So comparing the Genesis G80 to some of Europe’s better cars I find it be luxurious, elegant and certainly on par or better than what you’d be paying a lot more for from the Germans.
What Genesis Has to Say
ELECTRIC LUXURY STARTS NOW – DISCOVER THE GENESIS ELECTRIFIED G80
The G80 Electrified presents a new standard for luxury electric sedans with its high levels of performance and technology. A futuristic design that blends dynamism with elegance and eco-friendly materials throughout the interior exudes the sustainability that Genesis pursues.
There’s only one model in the Genesis Electrified G80. And its far from cheap. Circa $161,400k on road in Queensland lands it squarely in the territory of Luxury European Electric vehicles
Genesis G80 Electrified – on the Road
So lets start with the seating – extremely comfortable with a luxurious interior. 3 zone climate control allows for personal settings for both driver and front seat passenger, while the rear passengers have their own zone. a 21 speaker Lexicon sound system provides theatre like sound – if you’re into your music you will love this car. Drivers seat comes with a ‘massage’ function which makes long trips a breeze
On the highway, the Genesis G80 is purposeful. It eats up the kilometres with little fuss. The BEV is quite strange to first time users. It just goes as hard or as soft as you want throttle dependent. If you punch the throttle hard, it explodes, even more so when you’re in sport mode. In fact when in Sport Mode, it is a grin enducing feel. And I defy you to not grin, but perhaps your passenger may elicit a tiny screem. Its that nice
And to the boot – not what I was expecting. The electric motor gear does eat into it, but its sufficent for a couple of suitcases. Plenty large enough to accomodate your shopping, a pram at a push, but don’t expect to leave your golf clubs there if your using the boot for daily tasks
Rear seat room is great for 2 people, but only a smaller person will sit uncomfrotably on the centre seat. Best to fold down the centre armrest and call it a 4 seater saloon.
Genesis G80 Electrified Engine/Transmission
Dual Motors produce 275kW or power and an amazing 700Nm of torque
Genesis G80 Electrified Safety
GENESIS ACTIVE SAFETY CONTROL
Includes the following:
Blind-Spot Collision Avoidance-Assist – Rear/Side (BCA-R/S)
Blind-Spot View Monitor (BVM)
Driver Attention Warning (DAW), including:
Forward Attention Warning (FAW); Gaze-on-the-road warning function
Leading Vehicle Departure Alert
Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist (FCA), including:
Car/Pedestrian/Cyclist detection (FCA – CAR/PED/CYC)
Junction Turning/Junction Crossing function (FCA – JT/JC)
Lane-Change Oncoming/Lane-Change Side function (FCA – LO/LS)
Evasive Steering Assist function (FCA w/ ESA)
High Beam Assist (HBA)
Intelligent Front-Lighting System (IFS) – Intelligent High Beam function (matrix)
Intelligent Speed Limit Assist (ISLA)
Lane Keeping Assist – Line/Road-Edge (LKA-L/R)
Lane Following Assist (LFA)
Parking Collision-Avoidance Assist – Reverse (PCA-R)
Pre-active Adjustment Safe-Seat (PAS) – Front passenger seat
Pre-active Seat Belt (PSB) – Front seats
Rear Cross-Traffic Collision Avoidance-Assist (RCCA)
Rear Occupant Alert (ROA) – Sensor type
Safe Exit Assist (SEA)
Smart Cruise Control (SCC), including:
Stop & Go function (SCC w/ S&G)
Machine Learning function (SCC w/ ML) – Based on Driving Style
Drive Mode based function
Overtaking Acceleration Assist function
Surround View Monitor (SVM) including:
3D Surround View function
Driving Rear-View Monitor (DRM) function – Rear view image on command
Parking Distance Warning function w/ dynamic guidelines & guidance display
Car wash entering mode
Boot lid guide-line mode
Emergency Stop Signal (ESS)
Steering wheel with Haptic feedback – Genesis Active Safety Control functions
Manual Speed Limit Assist (MSLA)
Parking Distance Warning – Forward/Reverse (PDW-F/R); 6 sensors front & rear with guidance display
Smart Parking Assist (SPA), including:
Perpendicular & Parallel reverse parking and Parallel forward exit functions
Remote Smart Parking Assist (RSPA), via Smart Key, including:
Perpendicular & Parallel reverse parking and Forward/Rearward parking functions
Tyre Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) – Individual tyre readout
Virtual Engine Sound System (VESS) – External sound notification for pedestrians
AIRBAGS – SUPPLEMENTAL RESTRAINT SYSTEM (SRS)
10 Airbags, including:
Front airbags – Driver & passenger
Front centre side airbag
Knee airbag – Driver
Side (thorax & pelvis) airbags – Driver and front passenger
Side (thorax) airbags – Rear outboard passengers
Side curtain airbags
Genesis Factory Warranty and Service Plans
Genesis provides a 5-year unlimited kilometre warranty for all their cars and complimentary service (no cost) for 5 years as well. “For new vehicle owners, we’ll come to a location of your choice to pick up your vehicle and take it to one of our service valet dealers and we’ll return your Genesis to a location that suits you. It means you may never actually step into one of our servicing centres.” A courtesy vehicle is provided at no cost when Genesis is servicng your car. ” Maintaining your Genesis should never compromise your routine nor your other obligations. That’s why Genesis offers the first owner of a New Genesis a courtesy vehicle, which will be left at your disposal while your own car is being meticulously attended to, to minimise any disruptions”. (Conditions apply for owners located outside of 70klm from a service centre (Brisbane, Sydney or Melbourne)
Comprehensive Car Insurance – Comparisons
The first company I go to for a quote is typically RACQ, but I also use others for comparisons, just to be sure.
The strongest advice I can give you is to never buy or renew with your current company without price checking. You should get at least 2 quotes to ensure that you’ve got the best deal from a reputable company
|Genesis G80 Electrified||$1675||$1469|
When I was in primary school, teachers issued reports to show my parents and me what I’d achieved during the school year. I really liked the simplicty of the system, so thought I’d share my thoughts on the good and not so good of the test vehicle
|Well Done||Could Have Done Better|
|Smooth on the road and eerily quiet||No Wireless Apple Car Play/Android Auto|
|Plenty of space for passengers||Luggage room is a bit small|
NOTE – One of the better and arguably unbiased reviews you’ll see is from Paul Maric of carexpert.com.au. I like to use his reviews to allow you to see how a car performs rather than just still pictures. So thanks to Paul for his review of the Genesis G80. However, one comment against Paul’s review. Maric suggests that the I-pedal allows the car to move in small increments when engaged. I’d suggest to Paul that when the ‘Auto Hold’ function is enagaged that there isn’t and wasn’t any movement when the car came to a stop. At least not from my perspective
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The Houghton Highway, Ted Smout Bridge and what’s left of the Hornibrook Highway are generally included. For the information of those not well versed about Redcliffe, the Hornibrook Highway was constructed from 1932 and opened in 1935. All that remains are the entrance and exit of the bridge – the tollhouses. At the time of completion the Hornibrook Viaduct (as it was called then) was the longest road viaduct, built over water in the Southern Hemisphere. The deck was constructed of ironbark timber sourced from the Sunshine Coast hinterland.
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