The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety awarded the 2023 Genesis Electrified G80 a Top Safety Pick Plus rating. This is the first year for the electric-only G80 model, which joins six other Genesis vehicles, including the petrol-powered G80, to earn the top IIHS award in 2022.
The electric version of the Genesis G80 scored top ratings of “good” in all areas of crashworthiness, including driver’s side small overlap front, passenger side small overlap front, moderate front overlap, sides, roof strength, and head restraint tests. It also earned a “superior” rating for front-vehicle and pedestrian crash prevention, as well as an “acceptable” rating for its standard headlights.
Both the standard Electrified G80 and G80 are equipped with a variety of active and passive safety features, including Forward Collision Avoidance-Assist with Pedestrian Detection, Lane Keep Assist, and Blind-Spot Collision Warning. The passenger compartment is reinforced with high-strength steel and eight airbags, including a front center airbag. All of these features contribute to the G80’s security score.
Starting in 2023, all new Genesis models will come standard with a lifetime Connected Care subscription. This service provides an always-on connection for safety features such as Automatic Collision Notification, Enhanced Roadside Assistance, and SOS Emergency Assistance when the vehicle has access to a cellular network connection.
The Genesis Electrified G80 went on sale in the US last fall, joining the GV60 as one of the company’s two electric vehicles for 2023. With an MSRP starting at $79,825, excluding $1,095 in shipping, the vehicle comes standard with two electric motors that make a combined a total of 365 horsepower and 516 pound-feet of momentary torque, making it a legitimate sports sedan.
Range with the 87.2kWh battery is estimated by the EPA at 282 miles and can be recharged to 80 percent using an 800 volt DC fast charger. Additionally, Electrified G80 and GV60 buyers get additional benefits thanks to Genesis’ partnership with Electrify America. All new Genesis EV buyers will receive a free 30-minute charging session for three years from the date of purchase of the vehicle.