Simply weeks after unveiling the stupendous, Genesis is about to debut its first electrical manufacturing automobile on the 2021 Shanghai Auto Present. The South Korean luxurious model posted a teaser of the brand new EV’s entrance finish on Tuesday, saying, “Be there first to see how we drive the long run.” Based mostly on what we are able to see, the automobile seems to be to be an electrical model of .
Going off of trademarks that were uncovered earlier this 12 months, the automobile will seemingly be named G80e, with different Genesis EVs to share the identical naming conference. The teaser reveals the identical shield-shaped grille discovered on the traditional G80, however as an alternative of a mesh sample and open holes for engine cooling, the G80e has blocked-off diamond sample. One of many diamonds has a stylized “E” etched into it, which might be a button to open the cost port, which is situated within the middle of the grille. Anticipate the G80e to get different distinctive design cues like totally different wheels, a restyled rear bumper, and new coloration and trim choices.
We do not know what kind of powertrain or battery pack the G80e could have. It is extremely unlikely it should use Hyundai Motor Group’s newthat underpins the and , as that is reserved for an upcoming Genesis crossover, seemingly referred to as GV60e. As a substitute, the G80e will in all probability use a model of the traditional sedan’s platform with a battery pack and an electrical motor or two.
The G80e might be totally revealed at 7:40 p.m. PT on Sunday, April 18. Following the G80e, Genesis is anticipated to launch the aforementioned GV60e in addition to an electrical model of the GV70 crossover (GV70e, in all probability). Genesis stated that, so at the least a kind of might be proven this 12 months.