The all-new Genesis G80 was digitally revealed last night in South Korea.
This is the third generation of this midsize luxury sedan.
The 14.5-inch touchscreen infotainment system is the cabin’s focal point.
The Hyundai Genesis, which launched some twelve years ago, found a fair amount of success with mid-level luxury car buyers at the time. It, in fact, paved the way for the spin-off Genesis brand in 2017 which is slowly but surely showing the world what it can do. This new third-generation Genesis G80 sedan reinforces the brand’s vision of luxury and technology.
Of the Genesis G80’s many highlights, it’s styling is what stands out the most. Its Parabolic Line, which originates at the headlamps and travel to the rear quad taillights has become the brand’s signature visual cue. Let’s not forget the massive Crest Grille which is beginning to grow on us.
The cabin is a true work of elegance. While there are numerous surfaces and textures, the brightwork does not overpower the dashboard’s clean lines. The instrument panel is a 12-3-inch digital display, which is accompanied by a large 14.5-inch infotainment screen. Passenger accommodations look generous thanks to the G80’s 3,010mm wheelbase. Overall, the car measures 4,995mm long.
Nearly one-fifth of the 2021 Genesis G80’s body is made from aluminum which has reduced the car’s weight by 125kg or 275lbs compared to the previous car. AWD will be standard in Canada as will a 2.5-litre turbocharged 4-cylinder engine good for 300-horsepower and 311 lb.-ft. of torque. Also available will be a turbocharged 3.5-litre V6 which will produce 375-horsepower and 391 lb.-ft. of torque.
The list of included safety features is nothing short of complete and features Smart Cruise Control with Machine Learning, Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist, Blind-Spot Collision-Avoidance Assist and much more.
The 2021 Genesis G80 is on the road today in South Korea and is expected in Canada in the second half of 2020. Pricing will be announced closer to launch date.