Genesis has delayed the launch of the updated Genesis G80September 18, 2019
According to our sources, the debut of the new G80 was again postponed, now to 2020.
Hyundai’s sub-brand was originally supposed to introduce an updated sedan in April this year. A little later, the automaker moved the date to September, and now completely postponed the presentation until next year.
“We will have a new G80, which will be released in September this year in Korea, and then on world markets. With this car, you will see the next evolution of our design language, ”said Genesis CEO Manfred Fitzgerald in the spring.
But now our sources said that the world debut was again postponed until 2020. There is no information on the reason for the postponement, but two new engines, the 2.5-liter Turbo Theta III and the 3.5-liter Turbo Lambda III, could be the cause of this new delay.
The new G80 will embody the Genesis design philosophy of the next generation, which was presented on the Essentia concept, as well as on the prototype SUV GV80. Significant improvement will occur in the motor range of the model with the introduction of two new engine families. The first will be the 2.5-liter Theta III four-cylinder engine, which will deliver 300 hp. The 3.3-liter gas turbo engine in the high-performance G80 Sport is expected to change to a new 3.5-liter Lambda III engine with up to 400 hp.
There are also suggestions that the 2.2-liter diesel engine will be replaced by the new 3.0-liter diesel V6. In addition to the internal combustion engine, the new G80 is expected to include some electrical component. Some consumers are waiting for the launch of a purely electric model from Genesis, but this is unlikely due to the fact that we have not yet seen a single electric car Hyundai Motor larger than small or medium size.
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