Genesis announces pricing for new Genesis G80 sedanOctober 30, 2020
Details on pricing and specifications for the new Genesis G80 have been announced ahead of the large third-generation luxury sedan hitting dealerships next month.
With fresh styling, new safety features, luxury as well as turbo petrol engines, the 2021 Genesis G80 lineup for Australian buyers will start at $ 84,900 for the G80 2.5T rear-wheel drive version and rise to $ 99,900 for the G80 3.5T all-wheel drive flagship variant. The Genesis is thus priced higher than the entry-level Mercedes-Benz E-Class, BMW 5 Series and Audi A6.
The 2021 Genesis G80 comes standard with 19-inch wheels, a panoramic sunroof, heated, ventilated 12-way front seats, dual-zone climate control, wireless phone charger and an electric trunk.
In terms of technology, the G80 features a 12-inch head-up display and a 14.5-inch center touchscreen for multimedia that includes Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, 3D augmented reality road navigation and 21 sound system speakers. The central screen is controlled by touch input, central rotary switch and voice command input.
When it comes to safety, the Genesis large sedan has the latest in technologies such as dashboard blind spot display, intelligent cruise control with hardware learning, pre-active safe seat, frontal collision avoidance, blind spot monitoring and 10 airbags. Inside, the G80 has thin vents that run the width of the cab, positioned on the center dashboard with a minimum of buttons and switches.
The base unit is the 2.5T, a new 2.5-liter turbocharged four-cylinder with 305 hp. and 422 Nm, distributing drive to the rear wheels through an 8-speed automatic transmission. The higher 3.5T class uses a new 3.5-liter turbo-petrol V6 developing 379 hp. and 530 Nm, transferring drive to all four wheels through the same 8-speed automatic transmission. The Genesis G80 3.5T also uses larger brakes and an adaptive electronic suspension system called “road preview”, which uses the vehicle’s front camera to adjust damping when approaching obstacles.
Optional options for the Genesis G80 are limited to a $ 2,000 matte paint scheme and a $ 13,000 luxury package that includes two 9.2-inch rear monitors for second row passengers, a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster, Nappa leather trimmed interior. three-zone climate control, heated and ventilated rear seats, heated steering wheel and massage function available for the driver’s seat.
The new-generation G80, mounted on a third-generation rear-wheel drive platform considered exclusive to the Genesis, will be 125kg lighter than the car it replaces. The new model is 4,995 mm long, 1 925 mm wide and 1,465 mm high. In terms of proportions, the G80’s head and legroom has been increased by reducing the height of the rear seats.
The 2021 Genesis G80 intends to truly pamper its passengers with new convenience features, including a Remote Intelligent Parking Assistant that remotely controls the car in tight spaces, Home Connect and Valet mode for increased vehicle safety.
The novelty combines what the designers call sporty and elegant performance, with a new “four-lamp” aesthetic familiar from the big GV80 SUV. A similar theme extends to the taillights, which are complemented by tapered lines and chrome accents. 20-inch wheels complete the G80’s sleek look.
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