Does the 2023 Genesis Electrified G80 Have Android Auto?

If you have been waiting for the right time to get into electric cars, now might be your chance, as they are on sale. While they may not be quite as powerful as some others in their market segment, there’s still good reason for an interested buyer to take a look. That said, the 2023 Genesis Electrified G80 might be the car you are looking for as long as you’re into EVs.

The 2023 Genesis Electrified G80 compared to GV60

There is always a problem when it comes to new car models. You are often forced to choose between having the latest and greatest or getting a cheaper but older model. One such case is Genesis and their electric cars, G80 and GV60. Compared to GV60, the 2023 Genesis Electrified GV80, which boasts 282 miles per charge, has a better value for money even though the GV60 beats it in terms of EPA, averaging 292 miles per charge. 

The GV60 has an engine with a battery making it a hybrid. Some buyers might prefer this as you get some of the benefits you get from having an electric car (EV) with some of the perks of a regular car, such as ample trunk space, relatively cheaper running costs when compared to charging, and so on. The GV60 also performs well, generating up to 314 hp and 446 lb-ft torque. These figures are sufficient for most people, and considering that this is one of the cheapest EVs in its market segment, people who want these power figures should consider getting one.

Does the 2023 Electrified Genesis G80 have Apple CarPlay or Android Auto?

A blue 2023 Electrified Genesis GV80 parked in front of body of water.
2023 Genesis Electrified G80 | Genesis

Android Auto, as described by android.com, is a Google mobile app that mirrors features of an Android device, such as a smartphone, on a car’s dashboard information and entertainment head unit. For example, Android Auto allows you to use the Google Maps app hands-free with your car stereo Android Auto is functional in asking Google Assistant for assistance and tools for using GPS to discover a more direct path. It also has additional features such as: Calling or chatting – Dialing or texting friends before or during a trip with contact list support for up to five names stored on the phone and entertainment. 

With voice recognition for speech commands, you can ask for directions and call home just by speaking into the microphone in your car’s cup holder area. Get turn-by-turn driving directions with spoken prompts from Google Maps and traffic awareness and integration with other navigation services. And yes, the 2023 Electrified GV80 comes already integrated with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, according to Genesis.

Infotainment, connectivity, and technology features of the 2023 Genesis Electrified G80

Infotainment system

The 2023 Electrified GV80’s infotainment system, which is housed in a 14.5-inch touchscreen, has all that Genesis offers regarding entertainment and connectivity features. These include a Lexicon 17-speaker sound system with DTS Surround Sound System, an Integrated 8-way 4-mode electric memory seat with lumbar adjustment for rear passengers, and USB Audio Direct for improved sound quality.

The rear-seat entertainment system

The rear-seat entertainment system with dual 9.2-inch monitors comes with a Blu-ray Disc and DVD player and is intuitive and pretty much the most advanced you can get from Genesis’ Connected Services System.

Navigation

Car And Driver reports that, like the GV60, The 2023 Electrified GV80 also has Augmented Reality Navigation. This GPS-dependent navigation system uses Google Maps and displays AR 3D visuals of buildings and landmarks as you approach your destination. The GPS helps you get directions quickly, especially if you are new to the city or are taking a more extended trip.

Gauge cluster

This car certainly pushes the technological envelope even though it is an EV. It has a 12-inch 3D digital gauge cluster with a heads-up display that shows the outside temperature, speed, range, which battery is being charged, and other helpful information. The 2023 Electrified GV80 also comes with a 12.3-inch 3D digital gauge cluster which displays an array of essential data such as remaining battery charge, fuel level, battery status, engine speed, and energy recovery time.

Forward collision-avoidance system

The 2023 Genesis GV80 comes with a forward collision-avoidance system that detects both moving and stationary objects nearby so that all you need to do is reach out of the car’s cabin to trigger the warning lights on all doors. It also has a highway driving assist that can get on and off highways and take charge of parking.

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