The brand new 2018 Genesis G80 is on its way. Hyundai Company has decided to refresh that whole lineup. However, they have also announced that the new Genesis G80 Sport trim will also be added. Of course, this model will not be cheap but it is going to be really special.
This new 3.3T Sport trim will differ from the G80 lineup in unique design, more sporty appearance and new, more powerful 3.3 V6 engine.
Generally, 2018 Genesis G80 will be refreshed in almost every segment. We can expect some improvements in both, exterior and interior design, more power and better equipment.
2018 Genesis G80 powertrain and performance
2018 Genesis G80 is going to offer three types of engines. The one is a 5.0 liter V8, and the second will be a 3.8-liter V6 engine. The third option is going to be a new 3.3-liter V6 twin-turbocharged engine with direct injection. The last one will be placed under the hood of new 3.3T Sport trim model. It will be able to deliver up to 365 horses and 376 pound-feet of torque. As for the transmission, it will be paired with an eight-speed automatic gearbox. In addition to that, 3.3T Sport will get an improved suspension system with continuous damping control which will improve aerodynamics and vehicle handling. All trim levels will offer a choice of rear-wheel and all-wheel drive system.
Exterior and interior design
Considering the exterior design, we can expect mild refreshments in all the three trim levels. 2018 Genesis G80 will get some visible changes on the front. It will feature a refreshed front bumper and a redesigned grille which will be placed a bit lower. We will also see new headlamps. An 18-inch alloy wheels will be standard. The Sport trim will have a new dark chrome grille. The front and rear end will be redesigned in order to give the whole vehicle more aggressive and sporty look. It will ride on new and large 19-ich dark alloy wheels. 3.3T Sport will available with standard Casablanca White, Himalayan Grey and Caspian Black. As well, two new colors will be offered, and those are: Sevilla Red and Polar Ice.
When it comes to interior design, new 2018 Genesis G80 will be modernized with new high quality materials and latest technology. All Genesis g80 trims will get new instrument cluster, a rearview mirror, and premium speaker design. Nice matte wood finishes will be available too. The Sport trim will get sport-designed steering wheel. The seats will be upholstered in leather and will be offered in black or gray. New Genesis be provided with plenty of safety features. Some of them will be: driver attention alert, blind spot detection, lane keep assist, lane departure warning, a rearview camera and many other more.
Release date and price
2018 Genesis G80 should hit the market in spring of 2017. The price of this model will depend on a trim level. So, the base model should cost around $41,750. The higher trim levels will be in a range from $ 44.250 and go up to $59,500. The Sport version is expected to be around $ 55.250.