2021 Genesis G80: First Official Look At New Model Has Us Salivating
BY MICHAEL GAUTHIER | POSTED ON MARCH 4, 2020
Spy photographers have snapped the 2021 Genesis G80 on multiple occasions, but we’re shocked by how stunning the car looks in these official pictures.
Set to be introduced later this month, the 2021 G80 adopts an “Athletic Elegance” design that looks simply phenomenal.
Like the GV80, the model features a large crest grille which is flanked by Genesis’ trademark “quadlamps.” Of course, the real highlights are further back as the G80 has a long flowing hood, muscular bodywork and 20-inch alloy wheels.More on link aboveAs expected, the cabin follows in the footsteps of the GV80. Genesis was tight-lipped on details, but the luxury sedan features a distinctive two-tone steering wheel that resides in front of a digital instrument cluster.
To the right, there’s a 14.5-inch widescreen infotainment system and slender air vents that appear to span the width of the interior. Further below, there’s a wide swath of wood trim and high-tech controls with digital displays. Other highlights include a rotary shifter, metallic accents and premium leather seats with distinctive stitching.
Genesis is keeping specifications under wraps, but confirmed the G80 rides on all-new platform and features new powertrains as well as high-tech systems. While the company is playing coy, many components should carryover from the GV80.
This means we can expect a couple of petrol engines including a turbocharged 2.5-liter four-cylinder with 300 hp (224 kW / 304 PS) and a twin-turbo 3.5-liter V6 developing more than 370 hp (276 kW / 375 PS). In certain markets, there could also be a 3.0-liter six-cylinder turbodiesel producing 274 hp (204 kW / 278 PS) and 434 lb-ft (589 Nm) of torque.