The 2017 Genesis G80 mid-luxury sedan delivers an unprecedented combination of refined performance, human-focused technology and segment-leading safety features. The 2017 Genesis G80 is offered with a choice of rear-wheel-drive or all-wheel-drive configurations.
The Genesis G80 expresses a truly modern design through distinctive exterior styling with a sleek, upscale appearance. The G80 features a striking hexagonal front grille as a key geometric element, an elegant crease accent running along the flanks of the car, and a dynamic rear design.
The cabin layout of 2017 Genesis G80 has been designed to benefit all occupants with a spacious, comfortable ambience. The simplified switchgear and instrument panel ensure an intuitive layout and open feel.
Ensuring a smooth ride over rough roads was a top development focus, achieved by a robust connecting structure, extensive laser welding, reinforced body and chassis mounting points, hot stamping and dipping techniques for the B-pillar and roof sides, and a high level of high-strength steel in the chassis.
The heart of the Genesis G80 is the award-winning 5.0-liter Tau V8 engine producing 420 horsepower and 383 lb. ft. of torque. The V8 is mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission that offers enhanced shift logic and speed, better acceleration, sport-mode mapping, shifting smoothness and transmission efficiency.
The Genesis G80 3.8-liter direct-injected Lambda engine is optimized to deliver a flatter overall torque curve at low rpm for superb drivability. This engine produces 311 horsepower and 293 lb.-ft. of torque.
Acoustic laminated glass, a low-noise fuel pump, improved cowl bulkhead insulation and sealing, and increased overall bodyshell rigidity to help minimize vibrations all contribute to G80’s quiet interior.
Base model estimated mpg: 18/28
Estimated starting price: $41,400
Compiled by Motor Matters