The Genesis G80 (Korean: 제네시스 G80) is an executive sedan[1] manufactured by South Korean luxury marque Genesis, which is owned by Hyundai Motor Company. The G80 model was previously 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
2021 Genesis G80 (RG3)
Overview
ManufacturerGenesis Motor (Hyundai)
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
 
Overview
Model codeDH
ProductionMarch 2016 – 2020
Model years2017–2020
AssemblySouth Korea: Ulsan (Hyundai Motors Ulsan Plant)
Russia: Kaliningrad (Avtotor)[3]
DesignerKim Ki-Euk (Sport)[4]
Body and chassis
Layout
Related
Powertrain
Engine
Transmission8-speed automatic
Dimensions
Wheelbase3,010 mm (118.5 in)[5]
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)
 
Rear

The vehicle debuted as the updated version of the Hyundai Genesis at the 2016 North American International Auto Show,[6] followed by the 2016 Busan Motor Show.[7] South Korean models went on sale in July 2016 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]

G80 Sport edit

The Genesis G80 Sport (2017–2020) 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, copper tint accent chrome, copper leather stitching and a mesh grille. The vehicle also comes standard with the Ultimate trim, technology package, heads-up display, panoramic sunroof, suede liner and Napa leather. The vehicle debuted at the 2016 Busan Motor Show,[12][13] followed by the 2016 Los Angeles Auto Show,[9] and the 2017 North American International Auto Show.[9] US models were sold as 2018, 2019, 2020 model year vehicles.

Engines edit

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

Transmission edit

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

Safety edit

2020 Genesis G80 NHTSA[14]
Overall:      
Frontal driver:      
Frontal passenger:      
Side driver:      
Side passenger:      
Side pole driver:      
Rollover AWD:       9.50%
IIHS:[15]
Category Rating
Moderate overlap frontal offset Good
Side impact Good
Roof strength Good[a]

Second generation (RG3; 2020) edit

Second generation
 
Overview
Model codeRG3
Also calledGenesis Electrified G80 (EV)[16][17]
ProductionApril 2020 – present
Model years2021–present
AssemblySouth Korea: Ulsan (Hyundai Motors Ulsan Plant)
DesignerLuc Donckerwolke
Body and chassis
Layout
PlatformHyundai-Kia M3[18]
RelatedGenesis GV80
Powertrain
Engine
Electric motor2x Permanent Magnet Synchronous Motors (Electrified G80)
Transmission8-speed A8LR1/A8TR1 automatic
1-speed reduction gear (Electrified G80)
Battery87.2 kWh, 800 V (Electrified G80)
Plug-in charging350 kW 800 V DC (Electrified G80)
11 kW AC (Electrified G80)
V2L: 3.6 kW (Electrified G80)
Dimensions
Wheelbase3,010 mm (118.5 in)
Length4,995 mm (196.7 in) (G80 pre-facelift & G80 Sport)
5,005 mm (197.0 in) (G80 facelift & Electrified G80)
Width1,925 mm (75.8 in)
Height1,465 mm (57.7 in) (G80)
1,470–1,475 mm (57.9–58.1 in) (Electrified G80)
Curb weight1,785–1,930 kg (3,935–4,255 lb) (2.5T)
1,890–2,035 kg (4,167–4,486 lb) (3.5T)
1,825–1,920 kg (4,023–4,233 lb) (2.2D)
2,265–2,325 kg (4,993–5,126 lb) (Electrified G80)

Internally designated RG3, the RG3 G80 resembles its SUV counterpart, including a large grille, similar front and rear fascias, as well as a similar interior.[citation needed] The vehicle is built upon the M3 platform, designated towards mid-size luxury vehicles that use a rear- or all-wheel drive basis.[19]

Development and launch edit

The RG3 G80 was officially revealed via an online livestream on March 30, 2020, and went on sale in the US during the summer of that year.[20] 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.[21] 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.[22]

The brand claims 19 percent of the new platform uses aluminum, saving 243 lb (110 kg) compared to the previous model which used steel. Compared to the outgoing G80, the new model has increased tensile strength by 6 percent due to the usage of high-strength steel in both the A and B pillars, floor crossmembers and rocker panels. The rear subframe is more rigid and has larger bushings for decreased NVH (noise, vibration, and harshness). The torsional rigidity is improved by 3 percent, which deducts 55 lb (25 kg) of its weight.[19]

The vehicle is 5 mm (0.20 in) longer, 35 mm (1.4 in) wider, 15 mm (0.59 in) lower, and retains its 3,010 mm (119 in) wheelbase.

The G80 had started its model years in the US in 2021. Trims consist of a 2.5T, 2.5T Advanced, a 2.5T Prestige, a 3.5T model, and a 3.5T Prestige. The Electrified model had arrived at the end of 2021.[citation needed]

Design edit

The design language of the Genesis includes quad-headlamps, and a large crest grille. The side profile features a parabolic line, and a fastback-type side view. The rear uses taillamp styling similar to the headlamps. The vehicle features Nappa leather seats. The vehicle also continues using Open Pore wood trim and has slim air conditioning vents. The horizontal layout of the dashboard was inspired by what the brand calls “Beauty of White Space”, which is Genesis’ interior styling design that is made to give the vehicle a "South Korean feel".[23] There is also a glass covered SBW (shift-by-wire) transmission.

Electrified G80 edit

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 has been sold in South Korea since 2021.[27][28]

It is available in a dual-motor, all-wheel drive configuration. It uses two electric motors (272 kW combined), one at each axle, and a 87.2 kWh battery. The vehicle can charge from 10% to 80% in 22 minutes, if a 350 kW charger is available.[28] Just like the Ioniq 5, it has a vehicle-to-load (V2L) function, meaning that various appliances like laptops or electric bikes can be plugged into the car (instead of a wall socket) and use the car as their power source. The Electrified G80 can be equipped with an optional solar roof.[28]

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.[29]

The long wheelbase version of the Electrified G80 was used as the official VIP car for participating leaders and delegates at the 2022 G20 Summit in Bali, Indonesia with the wheelbase extended to 3,227 mm (127.0 in) and overall length to 5,222 mm (205.6 in).[30][31]

G80 Sport edit

After the design release on July 5, 2021,[32] the Genesis G80 Sport was released on August 10, 2021.[33] This model introduced redesigned 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.[34]

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

Powertrain edit

G80[35][36]
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 (RWD)
6.3s (AWD)
240 km/h (149 mph)[37]
250 km/h (155 mph)[38]
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[39]
5.1s[40]
250 km/h (155 mph)
Diesel
Smartstream D2.2 CRDi 2020–2021 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–8.0s 236 km/h (147 mph)
Electrified G80[41][42]
Battery Years Layout Output Torque 0–100 km/h
(0–62 mph)
(official)
Top speed Range
87.2 kWh 2021–present AWD 272 kW (370 PS; 365 hp) 700 N⋅m (71.4 kg⋅m; 516 lb⋅ft) 4.9 s 225 km/h (140 mph) 520 km (323 mi) (WLTP)
427 km (265 mi) (South Korea)
454 km (282 mi) (US EPA)

Safety edit

2021 Genesis G80 NHTSA[43]
Overall:      
Frontal driver:      
Frontal passenger:      
Side driver:      
Side passenger:      
Side pole driver:      
Side pole passenger:      
Rollover AWD:       10.10%
IIHS:[44]
Category Rating
Moderate overlap frontal offset Good
Side impact Good
Roof strength Good[b]

Production edit

The Genesis G80 is manufactured in Ulsan, Korea. Between 2015 and 2018 worldwide sales of the G80 were 127,283.[45] Hyundai Motor America sold 6,166 units in 2016, 16,214 units in 2017, and 7,663 units in 2018 in the United States.[46] Hyundai attributes flagging US sales in 2018 to disagreements among its dealership networks that caused deliberate dwindling supplies, not on reduced consumer demand.[47]

Marketing edit

During the 2017 NFL Pro Bowl, Genesis G80 sedans were awarded to offensive and defensive "most valuable players."[9]

Awards edit

  • 2017 International Design Excellence Award (IDEA), finalist[48]
  • 2017–2021 Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), Top Safety Pick Plus[49][50]
  • 2019 Women's Choice Award, Best Luxury Sedan Under $50,000 for Reliability and Overall[51]
  • 2020 J.D. Power U.S. Vehicle Dependability Study, Most Dependable Midsize Premium Car[52]

Sales edit

G80
Year South Korea United States[53] Canada Germany Global
2016 42,754 6,166 55 61,021
2017 39,700 16,214 433 56,914
2018 37,219 7,446 393 44,937
2019 22,284 7,095 324 29,188
2020 56,150 3,359 189 60,643
2021 58,111 6,031 277 50 64,182
2022 44,479 4,125 76 51,652
2023 43,236 4,170 52,838
G80 EV
Year South Korea United States[53] Canada Germany Global
2021 1,353 1,384
2022 2,675 61 4,026
2023 1,037 1,329 2,294

Notes edit

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

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External links edit