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Birth of a sportier luxury sedan from Genesis

New Genesis G80 mid-size luxury sedan will add a new 3.3T Sport trim

Published: January 7, 2017, 9:30 PM
Updated: January 13, 2017, 4:53 AM

Genesis G80 Sport

Genesis G80 Sport 3.3-litre twin-turbo engine

Hyundai steps into the new year with the introduction of a sportier luxury sports sedan for its Genesis line, at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit this coming week.

The new Genesis G80 will add a new 3.3T Sport trim, enhancing the mid-size 4-door with a more aggressive look, improved performance, and added comfort and convenience and class leading features. As the name indicates, the new trim adds a 365-hp 3.3-litre twin-turbo V-6 to the engine lineup that already includes a 311-hp 3.8-litre V-6 and a 420-hp 5.0-litre V-8. A sport-tuned 8-speed automatic

Genesis G80 Sport

In addition to the new engine, the 2018 Genesis G80 3.3T Sport is immediately distinguished by distinctive copper styling cues, unique 19-inch wheels, genuine carbon fibre interior trim, and leather upholstery and trim.

Driving aids include automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection, driver attention alert, and a multi-view camera. Connectivity features include destination search, car finder, SOS emergency and automatic collision notification, and stolen vehicle recovery. For safety, roadside assistance is also included for three years.

More details will be available when the car takes the stage at the Detroit show’s media preview days this week.