2nd-gen Genesis G80 revealed with full specs

30-03-2020 10:30
Genesis has taken the wraps off the second generation of its G80 business sedan. Just as we expected, the car takes much after the GV80 SUV.

Genesis has taken the wraps off the second generation of its G80 business sedan. Just as we expected, the car takes much after the GV80 SUV.

It comes equipped with a 14.5-inch infotainment display, a 12.3-inch dashboard with a 3D effect, and a special controller that recognizes handwritten text. The main aesthetic difference from the GV80 comes in the form of a quad-spoke steering wheel.

The new generation drops the five-liter naturally aspirated V8 from the lineup for good. The entry-level spec now ships with a 2.5-liter, four-cylinder engine rated at 304 hp (226 kW) and 421 Nm (311 lb-ft) of torque. The top spec packs a 3.5-liter V6 turbo good for 380 hp (283 kW) and 530 Nm (391 lb-ft) of torque. Some countries will also get a turbo diesel version (2.2l, 210 hp / 157 kW).

On the outside, the new G80 measures 4,995 millimeters (16.4 feet) long, 1,925 mm (6.32 ft.) wide and 1,465 mm (4.81 ft.) tall with 3,010 mm (9.88 ft.) between the axles. Thanks to the extensive use of aluminum parts, it weighs in at 110 kg (242 lbs) below its predecessor.

As far as the tech is concerned, the newcomer boasts an extended range of safety features, as well as ergonomic seats, a Lexicon audio system, and an HVAC.

Pre-ordering has already started in South Korea, with other markets scheduled to get the 2021 Genesis G80 in the second half of the year. The United States are next in the queue.

Editor Andrew Raspopov
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