2026 Genesis Electrified G80 Debuts With Long-Wheelbase Limo Treatment, Larger Battery

In its third year of production, the 2026 Genesis Electrified G80 gets a refresh.

For the past few years, we’ve argued that the Genesis luxury brand has been hitting it out of the park across the board, from the exquisite G90 sedan all the way through its line of luxury sedans and SUVs. After revamping its entry-level G70 and the gas-powered G80, the Electrified G80 now makes its debut in South Korea. As the automaker tends to roll out its latest models on its home turf, you can reasonably expect most (if not all) of the changes you see here to make their way over to the U.S. For the time being, though, the exact specs and pricing we’ll see when the car reaches our shores are under wraps.

At first glance, the 2026 Genesis Electrified G80 looks more or less the same as its predecessor. That’s no bad thing, considering the current model is already a sharp-looking option. The headline here, though, is that Genesis is giving its mid-range sedan a 5.1-inch longer wheelbase. That stretch in length is largely for the rear passengers, and there are now even reclining seats with leg rests. In other words, this is more of a limousine than ever before (the rear doors also self-close by pressing a button), and in fact it’s 123.6-inch wheelbase is now a little more than an inch off from the flagship G90.

Other visual changes include the Micro Lens Array headlights that also appear on the updated gas-powered G80 models. The brand’s signature shield-style grille gets some subtle tweaks, as does the lower fascia. Genesis also changed the charging port door integrated into the grille to open and close electrically, which is another nice little quality-of-life update. Rounding out the exterior changes, the 2026 Genesis Electrified G80 gets new 19-inch wheels.

Interior tweaks

Inside, the 2026 Genesis Electrified G80 gets more notable updates that largely track with the revamped GV80 SUV. It loses the two-spoke steering wheel in favor of a more conventional three-spoke affair, with rearranged switchgear to suit. The old 14.5-inch infotainment screen and separate digital gauge cluster are also out. Instead, as is the case across nearly all of Hyundai Motor Group’s vehicles, you get a single 27.0-inch OLED display encompassing both the gauge cluster and the infotainment screen. From the center stack down, there are still a range of media and climate controls, and there are still two rotary dials — one for the gear selector and the other for the center screen.

Thanks to the longer wheelbase, the 2026 Genesis Electrified G80 gets a larger battery than before, as well. Instead of an 87.2-kWh unit, it now has a 95.4-kWh pack. That should give it a decent range bump over the current car’s 282-mile figure, though again it remains to be seen exactly how much farther you’ll be able to go between charging sessions.

Since we’re probably a few months out from details on the U.S. model, pricing remains a mystery. The current car starts off at $75,625, so the MSRP for the 2026 model will likely run at least a bit higher than that. Since we aren’t talking about a major overhaul, however, it shouldn’t be much more expensive when it rolls into American showrooms.