All-new Genesis G80 unveiled, gets turbo V6

Genesis has officially unveiled the all-new G80. Joining the G70 compact luxury sedan and GV80 large SUV, the new G80 replaces the previous Hyundai Genesis (later rebranded as Genesis G80) as the brand’s new mid-sized, executive luxury sedan.

Featuring Genesis’ “Athletic Elegance” design language, the G80 offers a unique interpretation of the midsize luxury sedan. The Crest Grille, and the two lines of the Quadlamps circumventing all sides of the vehicle are signature design elements of the brand, first introduced in the GV80 and now in the all-new G80.

The side features a long sweeping Parabolic Line from front to rear flowing gently downwards, counterbalanced with an upswept chrome line. The sharp athletic power lines of the front and rear fenders emphasise the powerful stance of the 20-inch wheels.

The rear image is defined by the Quadlamps and the horseshoe shaped negative surface of the deck lid.

On the inside, the dashboard is deconstructed to an expansive open space featuring a widescreen 14.5-inch infotainment screen. The slim air conditioning vent visually stretches the width of the cabin.

The use of lightweight materials was a distinct focus in the G80. Aluminium is used for about 19 percent of the body, reducing the weight by 125 kg compared to the previous generation, thus increasing fuel efficiency and performance.

At launch, the G80 will be available with three powertrain options. The petrol offerings comprise of a 2.5-litre turbocharged four-cylinder engine developing 223kW and 421Nm, and a 3.5-litre turbocharged V6 pumping out 279kW and 530Nm. The sole diesel engine comes in the form of a 2.2-litre turbo-diesel rated at 154kW and 441Nm.

The all-new G80 enters the marketplace on 30 March, in South Korea, followed by North American in the second half of the year. The Australian G80 launch is also planned for the second half of 2020.

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