Tuesday, January 18, 2022
News A Genesis G80 Sport May Happen

A Genesis G80 Sport May Happen

The time is ripe for Genesis to launch a high-performance version of their midsize G80 sedan


  • The all-new Genesis G80 luxury sedan arrives in a few weeks.

  • The new car is supremely luxurious and posh.

  • A Sport could be the first 400+ horsepower Genesis.


As we’ve reported many times this year, Genesis is on a serious roll. In the last ten months, we’ve seen the GV80, a new G70, much of the GV70 and the G80. The latter is poised to bridge between luxury car segments with BMW 5 Series and Mercedes-Benz E-Class equipment but priced far lower. The only element both of these German cars have over the G80 is a high-performance version. Looks like that’s about to change with a new Sport trim.

Details on the Genesis G80 Sport are scarce. As reported by carscoops.com, a Sport trim will be a very likely occurrence as Mark Del Rosso, president and chief executive of Genesis Motor North America said: “Let your imagination run wild. Stay tuned on Sport. You never know.”

When the 2021 Genesis G80 hits the road in a few weeks, the most powerful version of the G80 will feature a twin-turbocharged 3.5-litre V6 which will produce 375-horsepower and 390 lb.-ft. of torque. It will feature an 8-speed automatic transmission, AWD, and an electronically controlled suspension.2021 Genesis G80

We have to assume, given how serious Genesis is about punching its way into the German-dominated segment, that they won’t simply put fancy wheels and different bumpers and call it a Sport. It’s with this in mind that we suspect that 450 horsepower, with or without electrification, is only a starting point.

2021 Genesis G80 | Photo: Olivier Delorme

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Matt St-Pierre
Trained as an Automotive Technician, Matt has two decades of automotive journalism under his belt. He’s done TV, radio, print and this thing called the internet. He’s an avid collector of many 4-wheeled things, all of them under 1,500 kg, holds a recently expired racing license and is a father of two. Life is beautiful. Send Matt an emai

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