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The Genesis G80 (Korean: 제네시스 G80) is an executive[3] sedan manufactured by Korean luxury automaker Genesis, a division of Hyundai. It was originally branded as the second-generation Hyundai Genesis, but was rebranded as the G80 after the establishment of Genesis Motor.[4]

Genesis G80
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Overview
ManufacturerGenesis Motor
Production2016-present
Model years2017-present
AssemblyHyundai Motors Ulsan Plant, Ulsan, South Korea
Russia: Kaliningrad (Avtotor)[1]
Body and chassis
ClassMid-size luxury car (E)
Body style4-door sedan
Layout
Related
Dimensions
Wheelbase3,010 mm (118.5 in)[2]
Length4,991 mm (196.5 in)
Width1,890 mm (74.4 in)
Height1,481 mm (58.3 in)
Chronology
PredecessorHyundai Genesis
Genesis G80 3.8 AWD
Genesis G80 3.8 AWD
Genesis G80 Sport 3.3T AWD
Genesis G80 Sport 3.3T AWD

Contents

Initial release (DH, 2016-present)Edit

G80 (2016-present)Edit

The vehicle was unveiled 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] Early models included 3.3, 3.3 HTRAC, and 3.8. US models went on sale in September 2016 as the 2017 model year vehicle. Early models included 3.8, 3.8 HTRAC, 5.0, and 5.0 HTRAC.[8][9][10] The Genesis G80 was launched to the Russian market in 2017 with a 2.0-litre Theta turbocharged engine that produced 180 kW (240 hp), eight-speed automatic and all-wheel drive.[11] An all new G80 will debut in September 2019 in South Korea. It will go on sale in the U.S in Spring of 2020.

G80 Sport (2017-present)Edit

The Genesis G80 Sport is mated with a twin-turbo 3.3-litre V6 engine producing 272 kW (365 hp), features sportier bumpers, quad-exhaust tips, staggered nineteenth-inch wheels, and a mesh grille. The vehicle was unveiled 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 went on sale as 2018 model year vehicles.

EnginesEdit

Petrol engines
Model Years Type/code Power, Torque @ rpm
3.3 2016– 3,342 cm3 (203.9 cu in) V6 Lambda II GDi (G6DH) 207 kW (281 PS; 278 hp) @ 6000, 347 N⋅m (256 lbf⋅ft) @ 5000
3.3 HTRAC 2016– 3,342 cm3 (203.9 cu in) V6 Lambda II GDi (G6DH) 207 kW (281 PS; 278 hp) @ 6000, 347 N⋅m (256 lbf⋅ft) @ 5000
3.3T 2016– 3,342 cm3 (203.9 cu in) V6 Lambda II T-GDi (G6DP) 272 kW (370 PS; 365 hp) @ 6000, 510 N⋅m (380 lbf⋅ft) @ 1300–4500
3.3T HTRAC 2016– 3,342 cm3 (203.9 cu in) V6 Lambda II T-GDi (G6DP) 272 kW (370 PS; 365 hp) @ 6000, 510 N⋅m (380 lbf⋅ft) @ 1300–4500
3.8 2016- 3,778 cm3 (230.5 cu in) V6 Lambda II GDi (G6DJ) 232 kW (315 PS; 311 hp) @ 6000, 397 N⋅m (293 lbf⋅ft) @ 5000
3.8 HTRAC 2016– 3,778 cm3 (230.5 cu in) V6 Lambda II GDi (G6DJ) 232 kW (315 PS; 311 hp) @ 6000, 397 N⋅m (293 lbf⋅ft) @ 5000
5.0 2016– 5,038 cm3 (307.4 cu in) V8 Tau GDi (G8BE) Regular fuel: 304 kW (413 PS; 408 hp) @ 6000, 504 N⋅m (372 lbf⋅ft) @ 5000

Premium fuel: 313 kW (426 PS; 420 hp) @ 6000, 520 N⋅m (380 lbf⋅ft) @ 5000

5.0 HTRAC 2016– 5,038 cm3 (307.4 cu in) V8 Tau GDi (G8BE) Regular fuel: 304 kW (413 PS; 408 hp) @ 6000, 504 N⋅m (372 lbf⋅ft) @ 5000

Premium fuel: 313 kW (426 PS; 420 hp) @ 6000, 520 N⋅m (380 lbf⋅ft) @ 5000

Diesel engines
Model Years Type/code Power, Torque @ rpm
2.2D 2018– 2,199 cm3 (134.2 cu in) I4 R-Line CRDi VGT (D4HC) 149 kW (203 PS; 200 hp) @ 3800, 441 N⋅m (325 lbf⋅ft) @ 1750–2750
2.2D HTRAC 2018– 2,199 cm3 (134.2 cu in) I4 R-Line CRDi VGT (D4HC) 149 kW (203 PS; 200 hp) @ 3800, 441 N⋅m (325 lbf⋅ft) @ 1750–2750

TransmissionsEdit

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

SafetyEdit

2017 Genesis G80 AWD 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]

ProductionEdit

The Genesis G80 was manufactured in Ulsan, Korea. Between 2015 and 2018 worldwide sales of the G80 were 127,283.[18] Hyundai Motor America sold 6,166 units in 2016, 16,214 units in 2017, and 7,663 units in 2018 in the United States.[19] Hyundai attributes flagging US sales in 2018 to disagreements among its dealership networks that caused deliberate dwindling supplies, not on reduced consumer demand.[20] Its competitors for the midsize luxury segment include the Audi A6, Mercedes-Benz E-Class, BMW 5 Series, Lexus GS, and Cadillac CTS.

MarketingEdit

During the 2017 NFL Pro Bowl, Genesis G80 sedans were awarded to offensive and defensive "most valuable players."[21]

AwardsEdit

  • 2017 International Design Excellence Award (IDEA) finalist[22]
  • 2019 Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) Top Safety Pick Plus[23]
  • 2019 Women's Choice Award, Best Luxury Sedan Under $50,000 for Reliability and Overall[24]

NotesEdit

  1. ^ Strength-to-weight ratio: 4.95

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "«Автотор» начал производство Genesis G80". Рамблер/авто (in Russian). Retrieved 24 May 2018.
  2. ^ Genesis G80 specifications. Car & Driver. Retrieved May 28, 2017.
  3. ^ https://www.cars.com/research/genesis-g80-2018/
  4. ^ Stocksdale, Joel (July 6, 2017). "Hyundai Azera large sedan officially dead in America". Autoblog.
  5. ^ The Hyundai Genesis is dead! Long live the Genesis G80!
  6. ^ 2017 Genesis G80 debuts in Korea with new Sport trim
  7. ^ 現代汽車計劃推出「創世紀」品牌純電動車--高管
  8. ^ New Genesis G80 costs $2,650 more than its predecessor
  9. ^ 2017 GENESIS G80 MID-LUXURY SEDAN SETS THE STANDARD FOR ADVANCED SAFETY AND ULTIMATE CONVENIENCE
  10. ^ Genesis Announces Pricing For 2017 Genesis G80 Mid-Luxury Sedan
  11. ^ "Genesis G80". Wroom.ru.
  12. ^ Genesis Reveals Twin-Turbo G80 Sport At The Busan Motor Show
  13. ^ Hyundai’s Genesis Lineup Expands with Twin-Turbo G80 Sport
  14. ^ GENESIS DEBUTS 2018 G80 SPORT TRIM WITH 3.3-LITER TURBOCHARGED ENGINE AND PERFORMANCE STYLING
  15. ^ GENESIS SHOWCASES ALL-NEW 2018 G80 SPORT TRIM AT NORTH AMERICAN INTERNATIONAL AUTO SHOW
  16. ^ "2017 Genesis G80 AWD". Retrieved 2019-05-13.
  17. ^ "2017 Genesis G80 large luxury sedan". IIHS. Retrieved 2019-05-13.
  18. ^ "Hyundai's Genesis models surpass 200,000 units in global sales". Koreaherald.com. Korea Herald. 4 November 2018.
  19. ^ "Genesis G80: Monthly and annual sales figures for the Genesis G80 in the US". CarSalesBase. Car Sales Base. Retrieved 29 April 2019.
  20. ^ Gilboy, James (2 August 2018). "Hyundai's July 2018 U.S. Sales: Genesis Sales Slow in Transition". thedrive.com. The Drive. Retrieved 29 April 2019.
  21. ^ GENESIS TO AWARD G80 MID-LUXURY SEDANS TO 2017 NFL PRO BOWL MVPS
  22. ^ Henley, Christine (May 15, 2017). "2018 Genesis G80 Sport Named a Finalist in the 2017 International Design Excellence Awards" (Press release). Genesis Newsroom. Retrieved August 17, 2017.
  23. ^ "2019 Genesis G80 LARGE LUXURY CAR / 4-DOOR SEDAN" (Press release). IIHS Highway Data Loss Institute. May 15, 2017. Retrieved July 8, 2019.
  24. ^ "2018 Genesis G80 Sport Named a Finalist in the 2017 International Design Excellence Awards" (Press release). WomenCertified Inc. Retrieved July 8, 2019.

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