Genesis G80

The Genesis G80 (Korean: 제네시스 G80) is an executive[1] sedan manufactured by Korean luxury automaker Genesis, which is owned by Hyundai Motor Company. The first-generation G80 model was originally introduced as the second-generation Hyundai Genesis model (DH) and then rebranded as the G80 in 2016 after Genesis Motor was established as a separate luxury division of Hyundai.[2]

Genesis G80
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2021 Genesis G80 (RG3)
Overview
ManufacturerGenesis Motor
Production
  • 2016–present
  • (2008–2016 as the Hyundai Genesis)
Model years2017–present
Body and chassis
ClassExecutive car (E)
Body style4-door sedan
Chronology
PredecessorHyundai Genesis

First generation (DH; 2016)Edit

First generation (DH)
 
Overview
ProductionMarch 2016 – 2020
Model years2017–2020
AssemblySouth Korea: Ulsan (Hyundai Motors Ulsan Plant)
Russia: Kaliningrad (Avtotor)[3]
DesignerPeter Schreyer
Body and chassis
Layout
Related
Powertrain
Engine
Transmission8-speed automatic
Dimensions
Wheelbase3,010 mm (118.5 in)[4]
Length4,990 mm (196.5 in)
Width1,890 mm (74.4 in)
Height1,480 mm (58.3 in)
Curb weight1,900–2,005 kg (4,189–4,420 lb) (3.3)
1,965–2,035 kg (4,332–4,486 lb) (3.8)
2,020–2,090 kg (4,453–4,608 lb) (3.3T)
1,950–2,065 kg (4,299–4,553 lb) (2.2D)

The vehicle debuted at the 2016 North American International Auto Show,[5] followed by the 2016 Busan Motor Show.[6] Korean models went on sale in July 2016[7] with US models selling in September 2016 as a 2017 model year vehicle. Powertrains available included 3.8, 3.8 HTRAC, 5.0, and 5.0 HTRAC.[8][9][10] The Russian market release in 2017 included a 2.0 liter Theta turbocharged engine that produced 180 kW (245 PS), eight-speed automatic and all-wheel drive.[11] The second generation G80 debuted on March 30, 2020, and went on sale in the US in summer 2020.

G80 SportEdit

The Genesis G80 Sport has a twin-turbo 3.3-liter V6 engine producing 272 kW (370 PS), features sport-styled bumpers, quad-exhaust tips, staggered nineteen-inch wheels, and a mesh grille. The vehicle debuted at the 2016 Busan Motor Show,[12][13] followed by the 2016 Los Angeles Auto Show,[14] and the 2017 North American International Auto Show.[15] US models were sold as 2018 model year vehicles.

EnginesEdit

Model Years Type/code Power@ rpm Torque @ rpm 0-100 km/h
0-62 mph
(Official)
Top Speed
Gasoline
2.0 Theta II T-GDi 2017–2020 1,998 cm3 (121.9 cu in) I4 (G4KL) 245 PS (242 hp; 180 kW) @ 6,000 rpm 36 kg⋅m (350 N⋅m; 260 lbf⋅ft) @ 1,400–4,000 rpm 8.6s (AWD) 237 km/h (147 mph)
3.3 Lambda II GDi 2016–2020 3,342 cm3 (203.9 cu in) V6 (G6DH) 282 PS (278 hp; 207 kW) @ 6,000 rpm 35.4 kg⋅m (347 N⋅m; 256 lbf⋅ft) @ 5,000 rpm 7.2s (RWD)
3.3 Lambda II T-GDi 2017–2020 3,342 cm3 (203.9 cu in) V6 (G6DP) 370 PS (365 hp; 272 kW) @ 6,000 rpm 52 kg⋅m (510 N⋅m; 376 lbf⋅ft) @ 1,300–4,500 rpm 5.9s (RWD)
6.2s (AWD)
250 km/h (155 mph)
3.8 Lambda II GDi 2016–2020 3,778 cm3 (230.5 cu in) V6 (G6DJ) 315 PS (311 hp; 232 kW) @ 6,000 rpm 40.5 kg⋅m (397 N⋅m; 293 lbf⋅ft) @ 5,000 rpm 6.5s (RWD)
6.8s (AWD)
240 km/h (149 mph)
5.0 Tau GDi 5,038 cm3 (307.4 cu in) V8 (G8BE) 413 PS (407 hp; 304 kW) @ 6,000 rpm (Regular)
426 PS (420 hp; 313 kW) @ 6,000 rpm (Premium)
51.5 kg⋅m (505 N⋅m; 373 lbf⋅ft) @ 5,000 rpm (Regular)
53 kg⋅m (520 N⋅m; 380 lbf⋅ft) @ 5,000 rpm (Premium)
5.4s (RWD)
Diesel
2.2 R II CRDi 2018–2020 2,199 cm3 (134.2 cu in) I4 (D4HC) 203 PS (200 hp; 149 kW) @ 3,800 rpm 45 kg⋅m (441 N⋅m; 325 lbf⋅ft) @ 1,750–2,750 rpm

TransmissionEdit

All models have an eight-speed automatic transmission with shiftronic. The G80 is available with rear-wheel drive or all-wheel drive (HTRAC).

SafetyEdit

2020 Genesis G80 NHTSA[16]
Overall:      
Frontal driver:      
Frontal passenger:      
Side driver:      
Side passenger:      
Side pole driver:      
Rollover AWD:       9.50%
IIHS:[17]
Category Rating
Moderate overlap frontal offset Good
Side impact Good
Roof strength Good[a]

Second generation (RG3; 2020)Edit

Second generation (RG3)
 
Overview
Also calledGenesis Electrified G80 (EV)[18][19]
ProductionApril 2020 – present
Model years2021–present
AssemblySouth Korea: Ulsan (Hyundai Motors Ulsan Plant)
DesignerLuc Donckerwolke
Body and chassis
Layout
PlatformHyundai-Kia M3[20]
Related
Powertrain
Engine
Electric motor2x Permanent Magnet Synchronous Motors (Electrified G80)
Transmission8-speed A8LR1/A8TR1 automatic
1-speed reduction gear (Electrified G80)
Battery87.2 kWh (Electrified G80)
Dimensions
Wheelbase3,010 mm (118.5 in)
Length4,995 mm (196.7 in) (G80)
5,005 mm (197.0 in) (Electrified G80)
Width1,925 mm (75.8 in)
Height1,465 mm (57.7 in) (G80)
1,475 mm (58.1 in) (Electrified G80)
Curb weight1,785–1,890 kg (3,935–4,167 lb) (2.5T)
1,890–1,985 kg (4,167–4,376 lb) (3.5T)
1,825–1,920 kg (4,023–4,233 lb) (2.2D)
2,265 kg (4,993 lb) (Electrified G80)
 
Rear view

The second-generation Genesis G80, codenamed RG3, was officially revealed via an online livestream on March 30, 2020.[21] It is also considered the third-generation model of the original Hyundai Genesis as the first-generation G80 model was initially launched as the second-generation Hyundai Genesis model (DH) and later rebranded as the G80 in 2016 after Genesis Motor became a separate luxury division of Hyundai.[22] There are three engine options – a 2.5-liter gasoline turbo engine, a 3.5-liter gasoline turbo engine, or a 2.2-liter diesel engine.[23]

Electrified G80Edit

The Electrified G80 is the battery electric version of the G80. It debuted at the Shanghai Auto Show on 19 April 2021.[24][25][26] It is available as a dual-motor, all-wheel drive configuration.

The interior contains recycled materials, including leather made with natural dye (seats, console and rear seat armrests), scrap wood produced after making furniture (“forged wood” garnish) and thread spun from plastic bottles.

The Electrified G80 offers a Disconnector Actuator System (DAS), an Active Noise Control-Road (ANC-R) system, a Preview Electronic Control Suspension (Pre-view ECS), a solar charging roof, a Vehicle to Load (V2L) system and a 400/800V multi rapid charging system.[27]

G80 SportEdit

After the design release on July 5, 2021,[28] the Genesis G80 Sport was released on August 10, 2021.[29] This model has dynamic design elements through grills, bumpers, headlamps and wheels compared to the non-sport model. A Cavendish Red paint color is exclusive for the G80 sports model. Two gasoline engines and a diesel are available.[30]

The G80 Sport also has a Rear Wheel Steering (RWS) system, a technology that actively controls the optimal rear-wheel steering angle along with front-wheel steering.

PowertrainEdit

Engines
Model Years Transmission Power@rpm Torque@rpm Acceleration
0–100 km/h
(0-62 mph)
(official)
Top Speed
Gasoline
Smartstream G2.5 T-GDi 2020–present 8-speed automatic 304 PS (224 kW; 300 hp) @ 5,800 rpm 43 kg⋅m (422 N⋅m; 311 lbf⋅ft) @ 1,650–4,000 rpm 6.0s 240 km/h (149 mph)
Smartstream G3.5 T-GDi 380 PS (279 kW; 375 hp) @ 5,800 rpm 54 kg⋅m (530 N⋅m; 391 lbf⋅ft) @ 1,300–4,500 rpm 4.9s (G80 Sport)
5.1s (G80)
250 km/h (155 mph)
Diesel
Smartstream D2.2 CRDi 2020–present 8-speed automatic 210 PS (154 kW; 207 hp) @ 3,800 rpm 45 kg⋅m (441 N⋅m; 325 lbf⋅ft) @ 1,750–2,750 rpm 7.9s
Electrified G80
Battery Layout Output Torque 0-100 km/h

(0-62 mph) (official)

Maximum mileage Combined power plant
87.2 kWh AWD 272 kW (370PS) 700 N⋅m (71.4 kg⋅m; 516 lb⋅ft) 4.9 s 427 km 4.3 km/kWh

SafetyEdit

2021 Genesis G80 NHTSA[31]
Overall:      
Frontal driver:      
Frontal passenger:      
Side driver:      
Side passenger:      
Side pole driver:      
Side pole passenger:      
Rollover AWD:       10.10%
IIHS:[32]
Category Rating
Moderate overlap frontal offset Good
Side impact Good
Roof strength Good[b]

ProductionEdit

The Genesis G80 is manufactured in Ulsan, Korea. Between 2015 and 2018 worldwide sales of the G80 were 127,283.[33] Hyundai Motor America sold 6,166 units in 2016, 16,214 units in 2017, and 7,663 units in 2018 in the United States.[34] Hyundai attributes flagging US sales in 2018 to disagreements among its dealership networks that caused deliberate dwindling supplies, not on reduced consumer demand.[35]

MarketingEdit

During the 2017 NFL Pro Bowl, Genesis G80 sedans were awarded to offensive and defensive "most valuable players."[36]

AwardsEdit

  • 2017 International Design Excellence Award (IDEA), finalist[37]
  • 2017-2021 Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), Top Safety Pick Plus[38][39]
  • 2019 Women's Choice Award, Best Luxury Sedan Under $50,000 for Reliability and Overall[40]
  • 2020 J.D. Power U.S. Vehicle Dependability Study, Most Dependable Midsize Premium Car[41]

SalesEdit

Calendar Year United States Canada
2016 6,166 55
2017 16,214 433
2018 7,446 393
2019 7,095 324
2020 3,359 189

NotesEdit

  1. ^ Strength-to-weight ratio: 4.95
  2. ^ Strength-to-weight ratio: 5.26

ReferencesEdit

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