Genesis, Hyundai’s luxury arm, is all set to launch its third generation of its luxury sedan, the G80. The car will be launched in international markets very soon and it packs enough to make Germans worried. There is a slight chance of it making its way to India as well. If so, this will officially be the first Genesis model to ever reach our shores.
The design of the G80 is undeniably breath-taking and is on par with some of the best luxury sedans out there. It comes with a new, intimidating crest grille that follows the new trend of big grilles. The lights in the car are quite unique in their design as well. The quad lights that have DRLs embedded in them and the tun indicators are embedded in the front fenders, which is a neat touch. The roof is almost coupe-ish, giving it a sporty personality. At the back, you get sleek taillights with the Genesis logo right in the middle.
The cabin has also undergone some serious changes. You now get a heads-up display, a 12.3-inch instrument cluster and a 14.5-inch infotainment system that are controlled by a rotary-operated electronic shift dial and touch-and-write unit. It also features Remote Smart Parking Assistant, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, Home Connect, Valet mode and over-the-air, wireless updates to the navigation system.
Genesis has majorly used aluminum to construct the new G80 to make it lighter. About 19 per cent of the body is made up of aluminum, reducing the weight by 125kg compared to the previous one, thus increasing fuel efficiency and overall performance. In terms of safety, Genesis is offering Highway Driving Assist, Smart Cruise Control with Machine Learning, Pre-active Safety Seat, Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist and Blind-Spot Collision Avoidance Assist.
The G80 will be available with a choice between 304PS/423 Nm 2.5-litre turbocharged 4-cylinder petrol, 380PS/530 Nm 3.5-litre turbocharged V6 and a 210PS/441 Nm 2.2-litre 4-cylinder diesel. These engine options are only limited to the Korean model as of now and is yet to be confirmed for the international-spec model.