2021 Genesis G80: Photos and Info

© Perry Stern, Automotive Content Experience2021 Genesis G80
Hyundai launched the luxury line Genesis about five years ago, and the G80 became one of the first few models sold by the new brand. The 2021 Genesis G80 is all new with fresh styling, the latest in high-tech features and improved performance. “The core of our brand lies within the G80,” said William Lee, executive vice president and global head of the Genesis brand. “This segment represents where we started and we’re pleased that our newest offering achieves a perfect balance of discerning luxury and inspiring performance for our customers,” Lee noted.

© Perry Stern, Automotive Content ExperienceGenesis Styling
Following the introduction of the flagship G90 last year, the G80 takes on many styling cues of the larger luxury sedan. Most notable is the large Crest Grille flanked by double-lined quad headlights — now a signature look for the brand. These style elements can also be seen on the GV80, the first SUV in the Genesis lineup expected to arrive in fall 2020.

© Perry Stern, Automotive Content ExperienceSleek Silhouette
The quad-lamp motif continues to the side with running lights that seem to be a continuation of a line that ends with wraparound LEDs at the rear. The sleek silhouette gives the G80 a sporty, almost fastback look, countered by a “Parabolic Line” that flows over the hood and downward to the rear. The available 20-inch wheels complete the sporty proportions.

© Perry Stern, Automotive Content ExperienceQuad Taillights
At the rear of the 2021 Genesis G80, quad taillights mirror the headlight style, while the Genesis emblem gets incorporated into the strip of chrome that stretches across the top of the trunk.

© Perry Stern, Automotive Content ExperienceGenesis Brand Identity
“The all-new G80 is the centerpiece of our lineup perfectly weighing athletic and elegant characteristics. This represents the clearest interpretation yet of the Genesis brand identity,” said SangYup Lee, senior vice president and head of global Genesis design. “Our goal is to offer unique, design-inspired experiences for our customers,” Lee also noted.

© Perry Stern, Automotive Content ExperienceLuxury and Technology
The interior of the 2021 Genesis G80 has a sophisticated blend of luxury and technology. A leather-trimmed steering wheel and seats — as well as soft-touch materials and open-pore wood trim — give the G80 a high level of elegance. Narrow air vents span the dashboard to give occupants the impression of a wide cabin, further enhanced by a 14.5-inch infotainment system display. Separate climate controls and button shortcuts to navigation and audio should make the system easy to use.

© Perry Stern, Automotive Content ExperienceDigital Display
In front of the driver sits a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster as well as a head-up display. Controls on the steering wheel are minimal for a cleaner design.

© Perry Stern, Automotive Content ExperienceCenter Console
The center console houses a stylish gearshift dial as well as an integrated controller for entertainment and other systems. Wood trim covers the center console as well as the dashboard.

© Perry Stern, Automotive Content ExperienceRoomier Rear Seat
Passengers entering the rear seating area of the 2021 Genesis G80 will find a roomier space — the seat has been lowered to provide additional legroom and headroom. The soft leather seats are comfortable and can be heated as well. Rear-seat occupants also have a separate climate control.

© Perry Stern, Automotive Content ExperienceNew Powertrains
Two new engines will be available for the 2021 Genesis G80. A 2.5-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder unit produces 300 horsepower and 311 lb-ft of torque, while those looking for a bit more performance can opt for a 3.5-liter turbocharge V6 that ups the output to 375 horsepower. With considerable weight savings over the previous generation thanks to lighter materials, both performance and fuel economy should improve.

© Perry Stern, Automotive Content ExperienceUpgrades All Around
“The all-new G80 brings all the existing strengths from the previous generations all the while upgrading the powertrain, platform and communication system with the state-of the art technologies,” said Albert Biermann, the president and head of the research & development division at Hyundai Motor Group. “It is a true, authentic Genesis,” Biermann enthused.

© Perry Stern, Automotive Content ExperienceSafety Features
Genesis equips the new G80 with the latest high-tech safety features including smart cruise control with machine learning, which is designed to adapt to each driver’s unique style. Forward collision avoidance and blind-spot collision avoidance are also standard. The G80 also gets remote smart parking assist (or “smaht pahk” as many learned from the popular Hyundai TV ads). This system allows the driver to move the car into or out of a narrow parking space . . . with the remote . . . from outside the vehicle.

© Perry Stern, Automotive Content ExperienceG80 Lineup
When the 2021 Genesis G80 arrives this fall it will be offered in Standard, Advanced or Prestige trim levels, each available with rear or all-wheel drive. Pricing will start at $47,700 for the G80 Standard RWD with the 2.5T engine and top out at the G80 Prestige AWD with the 3.5T engine at a base price of $67,650.

© Perry Stern, Automotive Content Experience2021 Genesis G80
The quad-lamp motif continues to the side with the running lights behind the front wheels.

© Perry Stern, Automotive Content Experience2021 Genesis G80
The sculpted lines and fastback roof give the G80 a sporty look.

© Perry Stern, Automotive Content Experience2021 Genesis G80
The new G80 will be easily recognized thanks to its large grille.

© Perry Stern, Automotive Content Experience2021 Genesis G80
Quad taillights match the headlights.

© Perry Stern, Automotive Content Experience2021 Genesis G80
Quad headlight motif.

© Perry Stern, Automotive Content Experience2021 Genesis G80
Bold styling.

© Perry Stern, Automotive Content Experience2021 Genesis G80
The lines of the hood flow from the grill and Genesis logo.

© Perry Stern, Automotive Content Experience2021 Genesis G80
The optional 20-inch wheels fit nicely with the G80 style.

© Perry Stern, Automotive Content Experience2021 Genesis G80
Dual rear exhaust outlets mimic the shape of the grille.

© Perry Stern, Automotive Content Experience2021 Genesis G80
LED taillights help the G80 stand out day or night.

© Perry Stern, Automotive Content Experience2021 Genesis G80
Plenty of rear seat legroom.

© Perry Stern, Automotive Content Experience2021 Genesis G80
Spacious trunk.

© Perry Stern, Automotive Content Experience2021 Genesis G80
Panoramic sunroof adds to the roomy feeling inside the G80.

© Perry Stern, Automotive Content Experience2021 Genesis G80
Front seats are stylish and comfortable.

© Perry Stern, Automotive Content Experience2021 Genesis G80
The new steering wheel brings a clean design to the G80 interior.

© Perry Stern, Automotive Content Experience2021 Genesis G80
Sleek lines even in the G80 door panels.

© Perry Stern, Automotive Content Experience2021 Genesis G80
Easy to read 14.5-inch infotainment system display.

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