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 single-frame crest grille ensures the front end of the Genesis G80 is not only striking, depicted in semi-gloss chrome, but also encompasses standard Bi-Xenon HID headlights with LED DRLs and available LED fog lights.
From the side, the G80 is expressive, with fluid lines and blended surfaces, and a sleek C-pillar helping to emphasize the sporty styling. And from the rear, the vehicle benefits from a sculptural aesthetic with jeweled and full-LED wrap-around taillights that provide a sense of visual width and feeling of stability.
Inside, the Genesis G80 features a large cabin (123.0 cubic feet) for all kinds of comfort and cargo volume. In other words, the G80 provides best-in-class front leg room, head room and rear shoulder room. Its interior design is primed for optimal ergonomics, featuring high-grade materials such as genuine aluminum and matte-finish wood ensure a luxurious feel. Cohesion between the center fascia and audio controls is evident through its streamlined design, making the two separate sections appear as one. The user-centric design has sought to connect the various interior parts effectively, particularly the center stack with the console, upper-instrument panel and B-pillar with the headliner. The G80 displays an ultra-precise fit and finish, with a generous, natural feel. Particular design attention has been paid to the storage of practical items such as mobile electronics of many shapes and sizes, along with the flexibility of the cup holders.
Driver and passenger posture are optimized using enhanced seat pad density, improved seat support technologies, such as adjustable driver’s seat power bolsters and seat cushion extension. The G80 offers standard 12-way power front seats, including 4-way power lumbar, heated front seats with available ventilation, as well as heated rear seats on HTRAC AWD models. Seat materials and stitching quality utilize double, rather than single stitching. The driver’s seat incorporates functionality with an available air-pressure pump and controller valve, providing seatback bolster adjustment through individual air-cells located in the seat.
The heart of the Genesis G80 is the award-winning 5.0-liter Tau V8 engine producing 420 horsepower at 6,000 rpm and 519 Nm (383 lb. ft.) of torque at 5,000 rpm. The Tau’s high 11.8:1 compression ratio increases thermal efficiency and output. The Tau also has a rigid bed plate for improved block rigidity and lower NVH (Noise, Vibration, and Harshness), as well as camshaft carriers and a roller timing chain to improve valvetrain stability. Even more, this V8 offers Dual Continuously Variable Valve Timing (D-CVVT), a tuned variable induction system, and low-friction coatings on piston skirts. The Tau 5.0-liter 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 G80 is also offered with 3.8-liter direct-injected Lambda engine, which is optimized to deliver a flatter overall torque curve at low rpm. The 3.8-liter powertrain, also paired to an eight-speed automatic transmission, produces 311 horsepower at 6,000 rpm and 397 Nm (293 lb.-ft.) of torque at 5,000 rpm.
In the safety features department, Genesis G80 standardizes advanced safety technology with a suite of active safety features for superior passenger and vehicle protection including Automatic Emergency Braking, Lane Keep Assist, Blind Spot Detection and parking assistance system with eight ultrasonic sensors. The G80 is equipped with Electronic Stability Control (ESC), ABS with EBD, energy-absorbing front seats and nine airbags for both front and rear outboard seat occupants. Last but not least, a tyre pressure monitoring system (TPMS) provides individual tyre pressure readouts. For brakes, both G80s are equipped with four-piston fixed monobloc calipers for precise braking responsiveness.
The G80 is offered with a choice of rear-wheel-drive or HTRAC All-Wheel-Drive (AWD) configurations. The HTRAC AWD system was developed as a multi-mode system, providing an electronic, variable-torque-split clutch with active torque control between the front and rear axles. The driver-selectable HTRAC Normal and Sport modes help provide confident control in all-weather conditions.
Driver’s conveniences valid on the Genesis G80 consists of leg-kick sensor to enable the driver to open the trunk, Head’s-Up Display (HUD) which displays vehicle data, electronic parking brake with Automatic Vehicle Hold. and the Ultra-premium Lexicon Discrete Logic 7 Surround audio system with 17 speakers, Logic 7 Surround Sound processing and 12-channel digital amplifier with 900-watts of equivalent output. The audio system is paired with a premium DIS navigation system featuring a 9.2-inch High Definition display, with 720p high definition and a 64GB Solid State Drive (SSD) for multimedia. Additionally, the G80 is available with a 14-speaker Lexicon system with Discrete Logic 7 Surround processing and a 12-channel DSP amplifier with 900-watts of equivalent output..