Genesis G80
(1st Gen)

1st Gen Genesis G80 Front Image
  • Model Year 2016 to Onwards
  • Class Executive Car
  • Layout Front-engine, RWD
    Front-engine, 4WD
  • Style 4-door Sedan
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Overview

The Genesis G80 is an executive sedan manufactured by Korean luxury automaker Genesis, a division of Hyundai. It was originally branded as the second-generation Hyundai Genesis, but was rebranded as the G80 after the establishment of Genesis Motor. The vehicle was unveiled at the 2016 North American International Auto Show, followed by the 2016 Busan Motor Show. Korean models went on sale in July 2016. Early models included 3.3, 3.3 HTRAC, and 3.8. US models went on sale in September 2016 as the 2017 model year vehicle. Early models included 3.8, 3.8 HTRAC, 5.0, and 5.0 HTRAC. The Genesis G80 was launched to the Russian market in 2017 with a 2.0-litre Theta turbocharged engine that produced 180 kW (240 hp), eight-speed automatic and all-wheel drive. An all new G80 was scheduled to debut in September 2019 in South Korea, but has since been delayed. It will go on sale in the U.S in Spring of 2020. The Genesis G80 Sport is mated with a twin-turbo 3.3-litre V6 engine producing 272 kW (365 hp), features sportier bumpers, quad-exhaust tips, staggered nineteen-inch wheels, and a mesh grille. The vehicle was unveiled at the 2016 Busan Motor Show, followed by the 2016 Los Angeles Auto Show, and the 2017 North American International Auto Show. US models went on sale as 2018 model year vehicles. All models include eight-speed automatic transmission with shiftronic. The G80 is available as a rear-wheel drive or all-wheel drive (HTRAC). The Genesis G80 was manufactured in Ulsan, Korea. Between 2015 and 2018 worldwide sales of the G80 were 127,283. Hyundai Motor America sold 6,166 units in 2016, 16,214 units in 2017, and 7,663 units in 2018 in the United States. Hyundai attributes flagging US sales in 2018 to disagreements among its dealership networks that caused deliberate dwindling supplies, not on reduced consumer demand. Its competitors for the midsize luxury segment include the Audi A6, Mercedes-Benz E-Class, BMW 5 Series, Lexus GS, and Cadillac CTS. During the 2017 NFL Pro Bowl, Genesis G80 sedans were awarded to offensive and defensive "most valuable players."


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