At the Nurburgring spotted a prototype executive sedan Genesis G80December 16, 2019
On the Nurburgring racetrack, a test sample of a new generation of the midsize Genesis G80 sedan was spotted. It is expected that the car will become a worthy competitor to the German BMW 5 Series and Audi A6.
The next generation Genesis G80 was recently spotted by foreign journalists on the Nurburgring race track. Given the powerful roar of the engine – as expected it is a Twin-Turbo V6, as well as some similarities with the older G90 model, the South Korean novelty can become a very worthy competitor to the German classmates BMW 5 Series and Audi A6, as well as the Japanese executive sedan Lexus GS.
The first generation of the midsize Genesis G80 was based on the Hyundai Genesis and with this car the history of the prestigious Genesis division, which Hyundai created, began. When Genesis became its own brand in 2015, the G80 was part of the original lineup with a number of trim levels. The G80 was available with a base 3.8-liter V6, 5.0-liter V8 or 3.3-liter twin-turbo V6. Over time, the powerful V8 engine was gradually replaced by engines with fewer cylinders, but equipped with turbocharging.
As we look at the prototype of the next generation of the G80 sedan, we expect to see even more power, luxury, which will be combined with an updated exterior, which, as we said above, will somewhat remind the design of our older brother – the G90 model.
In addition to the obvious changes, it is important to note that Genesis is a fast-growing brand, and each of its new models continues to show how interesting this brand may be to the end customer. For example, the new G70 is constantly praised for its sophisticated chassis and excellent driving performance.
It is worth noting that the popular South Korean sportback KIA Stinger, being very close from a technical point of view to the Genesis G80, received in particular some of the engine options that the G80 is equipped with. Subsequently, many of the components and assemblies of the Genesis G80 were modernized so that they were more productive – which is why the KIA Stinger turned out to be so successful. And there is information that the new generation of the mid-size sedan will receive more sporting character than before.
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