The 2021 Genesis G80 is a serious luxury contender
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The 2021 Genesis G80 is a serious luxury contender

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With that gigantic shield shaped grille, beautifully tapering roofline and quad element light fixtures front and rear, the G80 is dressed to impress. Starting with the foundation, it has the same rear drive platform as that equally new GV80 SUV. Now about 19% of this for doors body is made of aluminum, which helped trim about 275 pounds compared to its predecessor. Accordingly, in its lightest form, the gap weighs around 3957 pounds while the fully loaded example clocks in at a claim 4497. Two engines will be offered in this luxury sedan serving bass duty is a 2.5 litre turbocharged four cylinder that shouldn't be good for 300 horsepower and 311 pound feet of torque. Now that's more biscuits and gravy than the entry level engines and cars like the a six five series and E Class can muster Of course if you want more.Genesis will also offer a 3.5 liter twin turbocharged, the six that packs a wallop. 375 horsepower and 391 pound feet of torque. Now no matter the engine, they're both bolted to an eight speed automatic transmission. Fortunately though, after the gearbox you do get a little bit of choice because either engine is offered with rear or all wheel drive. Genesis has not shared any performance figures. But given this car's output and weight, the gap will probably accelerate like an EClass hitting 60 miles per hour in around six seconds with the base engine and probably less than five with the V six As for economy, the four cylinder rear drive pairing should be the most economical, returning 23 miles per gallon in city driving 32 on the highway and 26 mpg combined. Pop open the door and it's immediately obvious just how serious Genesis is about competing in the luxury segment. This car's interior is beautiful. The dashboard is simple yet sculptural. Those front bucket seats are comfortable and very adjustable. This car is carefully stitched leather is gorgeous. The wood trimmings are lovely. And you have got to appreciate that neural pattern they use on various interior elements. Immediately ahead of the driver is a 12.3 inch digital instrument cluster pretty standard these days, but what you're far more likely to notice is the infotainment screen, which clocks in at a whopping 14 and a half inches, like a parrot on a pirate shoulder. It's perched proudly atop the dashboard. So it should be both easy to see and use. Expect plenty of tech in the Genesis gap things like smart cruise control with machine learning, blind spot collision, avoidance assist and even automatic smart Park. Engineers paid plenty of attention to NVH noise, vibration and harshness to suppress unwanted racket. The GA D features acoustic glass on the windshield and sides. The door seals have been improved. The power trains are better insulated and the car rolls on sound reducing wheels. The GAD's trunk is generously sized though it's backseat doesn't seem particularly spacious. Well I guess you can't win every battle. Bringing the fight to Germany a rear wheel drive for cylinder gt kicks off at just about $48,725 including 1025 bucks in delivery fees but underscoring its value proposition highlighting it in bright yellow. That price undercuts its major German rivals by thousands Now if you want more, you go for a top of the line V6 model with all wheel drive, you're probably gonna be spending right around 70 grand. Initially, this luxury sedan was supposed to go on sale in the US this summer, but like so many automotive introductions it got torpedoed by the nasty coronavirus pandemic. Still, you could look for the gap at dealerships this fall and I'm told it should go on sale within the next three months.

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