Genesis G80

The Genesis G80 (Korean: 제네시스 G80) is an executive[1] sedan manufactured by Korean luxury automaker Genesis, a subsidiary of Hyundai. It was originally branded as the second-generation Hyundai Genesis and then rebranded as the G80 after Genesis Motor was established.[2]

Genesis G80
2019 Genesis G80 3.8 HTrac, front 3.11.20.jpg
2019 G80
Overview
ManufacturerGenesis Motor
Production2016–present
Model years2017–present
Body and chassis
ClassExecutive car (E)
Body style4-door sedan
Layout
Chronology
PredecessorHyundai Genesis

First Generation (HD, 2016–2020)Edit

First Generation (HD)
 
Overview
ManufacturerGenesis Motor
Production2016–March 30, 2020
Model years2017–2020
AssemblySouth Korea: Ulsan (Hyundai Motors Ulsan Plant)
Russia: Kaliningrad (Avtotor)[3]
DesignerPeter Schreyer
Body and chassis
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)

G80 (2016–2020)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] US models went on sale in September 2016 as a 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 debuted on March 30, 2020, and went on sale in the US in summer 2020.

G80 Sport (2017–2020)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 nineteen-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

Engines
Model Years Type/code Power@ rpm Torque @ rpm 0-100 km/h
0-62 mph
(Official)
Top Speed
Petrol
3.3 Lambda II GDi 2016–2020 3,342 cm3 (203.9 cu in) V6 (G6DH) 282 PS (278 hp; 207 kW) @ 6000 rpm 35.4 kg⋅m (347 N⋅m; 256 lbf⋅ft) @ 5000 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) @ 6000 rpm 52 kg⋅m (510 N⋅m; 376 lbf⋅ft) @ 1300-4500 rpm 5.9s (RWD)
3.8 Lambda II GDi 2016–2020 3,778 cm3 (230.5 cu in) V6 (G6DJ) 315 PS (311 hp; 232 kW) @ 6000 rpm 40.5 kg⋅m (397 N⋅m; 293 lbf⋅ft) @ 5000 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) @ 6000 rpm (Regular)
426 PS (420 hp; 313 kW) @ 6000 rpm (Premium)
51.5 kg⋅m (505 N⋅m; 373 lbf⋅ft) @ 5000 rpm (Regular)
53 kg⋅m (520 N⋅m; 380 lbf⋅ft) @ 5000 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) @ 3800 rpm 45 kg⋅m (441 N⋅m; 325 lbf⋅ft) @ 1750–2750 rpm

TransmissionsEdit

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

Second Generation (RG3, 2020–present)Edit

Second Generation (RG3)
 
Overview
ManufacturerGenesis Motor
ProductionApril 2020–present
Model years2021–present
AssemblySouth Korea: Ulsan (Hyundai Motors Ulsan Plant)
DesignerLuc Donckerwolke
Body and chassis
Body style4-door sedan
Related
Powertrain
Engine
Transmission8-speed automatic
Dimensions
Wheelbase3,010 mm (118.5 in)
Length4,995 mm (196.7 in)
Width1,925 mm (75.8 in)
Height1,465 mm (57.7 in)
Curb weight1,785–1,880 kg (3,935–4,145 lb) (2.5T)
1,890–1,965 kg (4,167–4,332 lb) (3.5T)
1,825–1,910 kg (4,023–4,211 lb) (2.2D)

The first all-new model of Genesis G80, codenamed RG3, was officially revealed via online livestream on March 30, 2020.[16] It is branded as a third-generation model due to the fact that there was a Hyundai Genesis prior to 'Genesis' becoming a separate luxury brand.[17] It comes in three engines - 2.5-liter gasoline turbo engine, a 3.5 gasoline turbo engine, or a 2.2 diesel engine.[18]

PowertrainEdit

Engines
Model Years Transmission Power@rpm Torque@rpm Acceleration
0–100 km/h
(0-62 mph)
(official)
Top Speed
Petrol
Smartstream G2.5 T-GDi 2020–present 8-speed automatic 304 PS (224 kW; 300 hp) @ 5800 rpm 43 kg⋅m (422 N⋅m; 311 lbf⋅ft) @ 1650-4000 rpm 6.0s (stall start)
6.6s (normal start)
Smartstream G3.5 T-GDi 380 PS (279 kW; 375 hp) @ 5800 rpm 54 kg⋅m (530 N⋅m; 391 lbf⋅ft) @ 1300-4500 rpm 5.1s (stall start)
5.5s (normal start)
Diesel
Smartstream D2.2 CRDi 2020–present 8-speed automatic 210 PS (154 kW; 207 hp) @ 3800 rpm 45 kg⋅m (441 N⋅m; 325 lbf⋅ft) @ 1750-2750 rpm 7.9s (stall start)
8.6s (normal start)

SafetyEdit

2017 Genesis G80 AWD NHTSA[19]
Overall:      
Frontal driver:      
Frontal passenger:      
Side driver:      
Side passenger:      
Side pole driver:      
Rollover AWD:       9.50%
IIHS:[20]
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.[21] Hyundai Motor America sold 6,166 units in 2016, 16,214 units in 2017, and 7,663 units in 2018 in the United States.[22] Hyundai attributes flagging US sales in 2018 to disagreements among its dealership networks that caused deliberate dwindling supplies, not on reduced consumer demand.[23] Its competitors for the midsize luxury segment include the Audi A6, Mercedes-Benz E-Class, BMW 5 Series, Jaguar XF, and Volvo S90; and until their discontinuation, the Lexus GS, Infiniti Q70, Acura RLX and Cadillac CTS.

MarketingEdit

During the 2017 NFL Pro Bowl, Genesis G80 sedans were awarded to offensive and defensive "most valuable players."[24]

AwardsEdit

  • 2017 International Design Excellence Award (IDEA), finalist[25]
  • 2017-2020 Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), Top Safety Pick Plus[26]
  • 2019 Women's Choice Award, Best Luxury Sedan Under $50,000 for Reliability and Overall[27]
  • 2020 J.D. Power U.S. Vehicle Dependability Study, Most Dependable Midsize Premium Car[28]

SalesEdit

Calendar Year United States Canada
2016 6,166 55
2017 16,214 433
2018 7,446 393
2019 7,095 48

NotesEdit

  1. ^ Strength-to-weight ratio: 4.95

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ https://www.cars.com/research/genesis-g80-2018/
  2. ^ Stocksdale, Joel (July 6, 2017). "Hyundai Azera large sedan officially dead in America". Autoblog.
  3. ^ "«Автотор» начал производство Genesis G80". Рамблер/авто (in Russian). Retrieved 24 May 2018.
  4. ^ Genesis G80 specifications. Car & Driver. Retrieved May 28, 2017.
  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. ^ [LIVESTREAM] THE ALL-NEW GENESIS G80 LAUNCH, retrieved 2020-03-30
  17. ^ "New Genesis G80 debuts with fastback styling & more technology". www.autodevot.com. Retrieved 31 March 2020.
  18. ^ 최경애 (2020-03-30). "Hyundai launches Genesis G80 sedan in S. Korea". Yonhap News Agency. Retrieved 2020-03-30.
  19. ^ "2017 Genesis G80 AWD". Retrieved 2019-05-13.
  20. ^ "2017 Genesis G80 large luxury sedan". IIHS. Retrieved 2019-05-13.
  21. ^ "Hyundai's Genesis models surpass 200,000 units in global sales". Koreaherald.com. Korea Herald. 4 November 2018.
  22. ^ "Genesis G80: Monthly and annual sales figures for the Genesis G80 in the US". CarSalesBase. Car Sales Base. Retrieved 29 April 2019.
  23. ^ 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.
  24. ^ GENESIS TO AWARD G80 MID-LUXURY SEDANS TO 2017 NFL PRO BOWL MVPS
  25. ^ 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.
  26. ^ "2019 Genesis G80 LARGE LUXURY CAR / 4-DOOR SEDAN" (Press release). IIHS Highway Data Loss Institute. May 15, 2017. Retrieved July 8, 2019.
  27. ^ "2018 Genesis G80 Sport Named a Finalist in the 2017 International Design Excellence Awards" (Press release). WomenCertified Inc. Retrieved July 8, 2019.
  28. ^ "J.D. Power 2020 U.S. Vehicle Dependability Study". jdpower.com. J.D. Power. February 12, 2020. Retrieved April 14, 2020.

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