Starting at $41,750 before options, the 2018 Genesis G80 punches above its weight, especially in terms of value. The midsize luxury sedan, which used to be known as the Hyundai Genesis, offers a well-crafted, roomy and quiet cabin at an exceptional price. While its Genesis badge doesn’t offer the same cachet as its European or Japanese contemporaries, the G80 can actually come across as more luxurious than many of its rivals, especially because you can load it with options and still come in under competitors’ pricing.
Available with a 3.8-liter V6, a 3.3-liter twin-turbo V6 Sport model, or a 5.0-liter V8 and the buyer’s choice of rear- or all-wheel drive, the G80 also offers some of the most intuitive cabin tech in the business, along with the segment’s best warranty. While it’s possible to max out a loaded V8 model at around $60,000, a nicely equipped 3.8 Premium Package AWD model sits at just under $50k before options and delivery, and it’s a very well-rounded luxury sedan.
Here's a 2021 Genesis G80 pro tip: Don't bother with the V6. Sure, there's a lot to like about a midsize sedan with 375 horsepower and 391 pound-feet of torque -- especially one as . But after a few days with the less expensive four-cylinder variant, I can't imagine ever needing anything more.
The G80's base engine is a brand-new, turbocharged, 2.5-liter I4. You'll also find this 2.5T in the larger Genesis will soon share this engine with its Hyundai and Kia corporate cousins. Look for a version of this engine to make its way into the , as well as and ., and
In the G80, the 2.5T is good for 300 hp and 311 lb-ft of torque, the latter of which is delivered at a super-low 1,650 rpm. The torque delivery stays strong up to 4,000 rpm, and the eight-speed automatic transmission does a great job delivering this thrust, shifting quickly yet smoothly. Like the larger, 3.5-liter V6, the 2.5T can be paired with rear- or all-wheel drive.
It will likely be called the G70 Shooting Brake, and it'll only be sold in Europe.
The G70 wagon will likely only be sold in Europe, and that sucks.
What kind of "dedicated" luxury cars might we see for Europe? Genesis says electric cars are a high priority.
The redesigned G70 is mostly about the looks, though a new base engine is among the new features.
The luxury sedan now comes in an EV flavor after Genesis unwrapped the model in China.
The G80e is the first of two electric Genesis models coming this year.
The company's official Twitter asked people to raise their hand if they'd be interested in placing a deposit for a production car. Interesting.
Genesis isn't saying whether the X will go into production, but the stunning coupe isn't too far-fetched.