The newly minted luxury arm of South Korean producer Hyundai has decided to share additional info about the 2017 G80 model available in the United States.
The G80 was first introduced during the North American International Auto Show back in Germany and it’s actually the rebadged version of the Hyundai Genesis – not a smaller companion of the all-new G90. Thus, the design has practically stayed the same, save for the replacement of Hyundai badges with the new Genesis logo. Since we’re dealing with a premium model, there are perks to be had – such as Bi-Xenon HID headlights, LED daytime running lights, and 18- or 19-inch alloy wheels. The interior is the same deal, with an instantly recognizable design and lots of standard goodies: 12-way power front seats, leather upholstery, and a dual-zone automatic climate control system, just to name a few. Other amenities include heated front seats and an 8-inch infotainment system with GPS navigation and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto functionality.
Optional goodies include a panoramic glass sunroof, a heads up display, ventilated front seats, genuine wood / aluminum trim, an upgraded infotainment system with a 9.2-inch display, and a Lexicon audio system with 17 speakers. There are also numerous safety features such as Automatic Emergency Braking system, a Lane Departure Warning system, and a Blind Spot Detection system and even a Smart Cruise Control system with stop and go. The powertrains come in two flavors. Base model boasts a 3.8-liter V6 good for 311 horsepower and 293 pound-feet of torque and then there’s the 5.0-liter V8 delivering 420 hp and 383 lb-ft of torque – both mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission linked to the rear axle. There’s also all-wheel drive and with it the base model’s fuel economy stands at 16 mpg city / 25 mpg highway / 19 mpg combined.