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FINALLY someone did a great 1:1 comparison with the BMW 540i and the G80 (this is where the cars sits) it is not a M competitor, Genesis didn't aim at Audi Sport or even AMG they wanted a nice in the middle ride w/o having to compromise and giving you the features etc..

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The Considered Power of the New Genesis G80 Sport




Hyundai’s luxury nameplate, still a newcomer itself, has really come into its own with its latest model: the Genesis G80 Sport. The brand’s inaugural performance car is Genesis’s take on the luxury mid-size sports sedan, bringing together the practicality of a four-door and the performance of a 365-hp twin-turbo V-6, a sport-tuned suspension, and rear- and all-wheel drive.

The G80 Sport puts all that power to the road in a finely balanced and controlled manner, as watch designer Bradley Price noted behind the wheel. “The G80 Sport has a nice engine note that you hear in the higher rpm. It really comes alive.”

It’s also quite the looker. “I think the most appealing thing about the Genesis G80 Sport is the fact that it is such a clean design,” Price observed. “When you look at it up close, you really see how understated the car is.” For a nuanced combination of sport, style, and practicality, the 2018 Genesis G80 Sport is a worthy contender in its class.



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Why Genesis Chose to Build a Twin-Turbo V-6 for Its First Sports Sedan

The ascendant Korean luxury brand wanted to make a mark from the outset with its G80 Sport.


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Nearly every luxury automaker with a performance sedan relies on the brand and model's history to define its identity. Heritage is a priceless attribute, but the ability to break free and create something unique is even more exciting.
Enter Genesis, the au courant luxury brand from South Korea. In just a year, Genesis went from an amorphous vision statement to a marque with two distinct, praiseworthy sedans on the market. It’s not a feat that just any manufacturer could achieve.
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Genesis was able to establish itself as a luxury player with a new approach, and develop its sporty models to meet the rapidly intensifying needs of the consumer, instead of relying on its past. And for its first luxury performance sedan, the G80 Sport, Genesis decided to use a twin-turbo V-6 instead of a more traditional V-8. Here’s why.
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The Genesis Performance Doctrine

From the beginning, Genesis's engineers wanted to doing things differently. They decided to capitalize on a growing movement to do less with more.
This way of thinking fomented the creation of the G80 Sport, the first product from Genesis to be tuned specifically for driver enjoyment. (It’s right there in the name: “Sport.”) In either rear-wheel drive or all-wheel drive, the G80 Sport was intended to expand the newly formed Genesis identity to include true sport sedans.
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And the most expeditious way for Genesis to capitalize on its fresh start was to shake things up and put forward a 365-hp, 3.3-liter twin-turbocharged V-6 as the G80 Sport’s sole engine. This engine helped put the larger G90 sedan on the map late last year.
Coulda Had a V-8—But, To What End?

Installing a large V-8 for displacement’s sake could have given the G80 Sport the on-paper bona fides to compete against the set of seasoned luxury performance sedans from Europe. Bequeathing the flagship G90’s most advanced engine to the G80 lineup felt like a more respectful move.
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]According to Yuval Steiman, senior group manager for Genesis product strategy, the turbocharged V-6 was predestined for the G80 Sport. “This was always the engine envisioned for G80 Sport,” Steiman told us. “It represents our interpretation of a performance engine that provides high horsepower and torque.”
Moving to a six-cylinder biturbo strategy was a noteworthy move for Genesis, which continues to offer a 3.8-liter V-6 and 5.0-liter V-8 as options for other G80 variants. Steiman noted that, “We felt the character and lower weight of the 3.3T was more appropriate for the G80 Sport.”
Allow Us to Eat Our Words

The G80 Sport’s V-6, therefore, had the unenviable task of winning over enthusiasts who were likely more enticed by a powerful V-8. Like a skillful branch manager, Genesis took pains to ensure that nothing was lost in the downsizing. Peak torque, for example, is available at 1300 RPM, and within a single-digit difference of the non-Sport G80’s optional V-8. Both the block and heads are aluminum, for the sake of lighter weight and durability.
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Like a skillful branch manager, Genesis took pains to ensure that nothing was lost in the downsizing.

The use of two turbochargers to reduce lag, and segment-first innovations like sodium-filled exhaust valves, were installed to give the G80 Sport its core competence. The goal was for performance sedan aficionados to hardly feel the difference between a similarly powerful V-8 and the advanced V-6.
What's Next?

Beyond the powerful statement that the twin-turbo V-6 makes, the rest of the G80 Sport is impressive. It’s a sports sedan with the right credentials, and a positive sign for Genesis as the brand ramps up its proficiency in luxury and performance.
By product strategy guru Steiman’s reckoning, the G80 Sport is just the tip of the iceberg for what’s to come from sport-tuned Genesis offerings.
“Performance will always be a key pillar of the Genesis brand,” he said, “and you will see this in all our future products, which will be based on exceptional powertrains and dedicated rear-wheel drive platforms.”
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How Genesis Made the G80 Sport’s Form Match Its Function

They go hand in hand.


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Automotive design goes deeper than styling. Scoops, vents, and inlets aren’t always just styling cues; they can be functional elements to improve performance. The automotive world’s most successful designers and engineers seem to agree. Before iconic cars can take shape, they need to have a clear purpose.
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That’s why, when brand new contemporary luxury brand Genesis was ready to launch its first true sports sedan, it turned to history for guidance. Turning a refined car like the G80 into the 365-hp, twin-turbocharged G80 Sport was no small feat; matching its form to function was a similarly taxing accomplishment.
Compared to a G80 lineup composed of sedans designed to provide effortless comfort and performance, the G80 Sport needed to stand out. These subtle but important changes would ensure the car’s exterior and interior help reinforce the performance and ability the Sport name suggests. We spoke with the folks responsible for making it happen.
It’s a holistic design treatment that a legacy luxury brand might never attempt.
Take a Second Look

At first glance, the G80 Sport is identifiable as a member of the greater G80 family, but set apart enough to have a key visual persona of its own. Subtlety guided the distinctive look of the G80 Sport, according to Yuval Steiman, senior group manager for Genesis product strategy.
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“The mandate to those developing the G80 Sport was to maintain the core character of the G80 while adding aggressive, performance-oriented elements from both a design and engineering standpoint,” Steiman told us. “G80 Sport design elements are easily recognizable, but at the same time they are not [designed to be] garish or over-the-top.”
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Understated finesse of detail defines the differences between the G80 and G80 Sport models. Where some automakers overuse chrome and shiny finishes to draw attention to styling elements, Genesis chose to use muted and dark finishes to subtley differentiate the Sport from the rest of the G80 line. Hints of black and gray dominate exterior accents, from the wing mirrors to the effects on rear and side lighting. Even the LED headlamps, despite their family resemblance, are unique to the G80 Sport.
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“We felt there was an opportunity to elevate the performance attributes of G80 while also adding distinctively sporty and aggressive styling enhancements,” Steiman said.
Copper-Bottomed Luxury

The hue that acts as a motif inside and out on the G80 Sport is copper: an unexpected, warm choice for a signature accent.
“The copper elements that are found throughout the vehicle—headlamps, wheel caps, seat stitching—provide a consistent design theme that differentiates the G80 Sport,” Steiman said.
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Look closely, and you’ll see brownish-orange hints hidden in and around the G80 Sport’s honeycomb grille. Copper also makes an appearance on the aforementioned center caps of the 19-inch wheels, which feature a darker finish for effect.
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Following suit, the G80 Sport’s interior is characterized by a restrained call for attention. Copper-colored stitching lines the passenger compartment, both on the seats and the steering wheel. Whispers of aluminum and carbon fiber add more than a modicum of elegant sophistication without feeling over-the-top.
What’s Your Function?

To bolster the case that the G80 Sport means business as a sports sedan, designers and engineers collaborated to showcase its most powerful and prominent features. Those attributes are led by the twin-turbocharged V-6—which offers performance comparable to a V-8, but with better efficiency while cruising—and supplemented by changes to the G80’s chassis. They’re upgrades that serious drivers will feel every time they settle in behind the wheel and assess the G80 Sport’s capabilities on their favorite roads.
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Functionally, as the G80 Sport was intended to stand out as Genesis’ first performance model, the balance of styling changes to dynamic improvements is harmonious. The individual elements that comprise the G80 Sport form more than just an appearance package. It creates a different character all together.
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Drive Report: 2018 Genesis 3.3T AWD Sport

We try out the newest Genesis trim and give it two thumbs up.











This week Torque News had the opportunity to test the all-new 2018 Genesis G80 3.3T AWD Sport. This new trim features Genesis' 365 hp V6 engine coupled to a smooth shifting 8-speed automatic with paddle shifters. Our summary of this outstanding vehicle is simple; Two Thumbs up! Here are the details.
Genesis Ownership Experience
Premium vehicle shoppers will want to know a bit more about this brand. It is fair to ask, who is Genesis and why should I trust it? The Genesis brand is a stand-alone make created by Hyundai.Genesis scored second overall in the J.D. Power initial quality rankings this year (behind only Kia), and was third overall in Consumer Reports Owner Satisfaction surveys, behind only Tesla and Porsche.
Genesis offers valet service so that owners need not visit dealerships for service, and three full years of service costs are complementary, the same as BMW's offering.
Genesis G80 3.3T AWD Sport Quick Facts
The mid/full-size G80 ranges in price from about $43K with rear wheel drive and a powerful V6 engine, to about $62 K with AWD and a V8 engine. Our 3.3T AWD Sport had an asking price of just under $59K.





Genesis G80 3.3T AWD Sport - Safety
The Genesis G80 earned the highest possible safety scores in recent testing by IIHS. It is a Top Safety Pick Plus vehicle and that applies to every trim made.
Genesis G80 3.3T AWD Sport - The Drive
The G80 3.3T AWD Sport is quick, powerful and fast in all situations. It is also very smooth over bumps and bad roads. On the highway, it is as pleasant to be in as any vehicle we have ever tested.
Genesis G80 3.3T AWD Sport - Interior
The G80 3.3T AWD Sport has very comfortable perforated leather seats with heating and cooling. The cabin is open an airy and seating for all five passengers is comfortable. Rear seat legroom is generous.
Our tester had attractive carbon fiber-look trim. What a relief not to look at old-fashioned wood! We loved the styling.
Genesis G80 3.3T AWD Sport - Infotainment
Genesis now makes the best premium infotainment system in this writer's opinion. Everything is simple, easy to use, and all the gadgets are here. Head up display, navigation via a large screen, outstanding audio and great ergonomics. Hate silly joystick controllers? Simply use the touchscreen. Hate fingerprints on your touchscreen? Use the simple to operate rotary interface on the console. This is as good as it gets.
Genesis G80 3.3T AWD Sport - Conclusion
As my fellow Torque News writer recently put it, Genesis deserves a place among the elite brands. The G80 3.3T is a fantastic vehicle and at its price point, and value that cannot be ignored by mid/full size premium sedan shoppers.
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AUTO REVIEW: 2018 Genesis G80 reduces the price but not the quality of luxury cars



Photo Courtesy of Genesis 2018 G80

Like the Japanese before them, the Koreans have established a luxury brand to continue their move from an entry-level “value-oriented” brand to an equal player.


So, Hyundai now produces cars formerly know as Genesis and Equus as Genesis cars with a G and a number to identify them.


There are two so far, and a third on coming within the year. I spent a week with the Genesis G80, which previously was know as the Hyundai Genesis. One of which I own, so maybe I’m prejudiced.


To heck with it, all auto writers are prejudiced, so don’t worry about it.
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First the differences.
The entry model is the G80 3.8L. It’s offered as well in Premium and Ultimate packages. The 3.8-liter engine generates 311 hp. and 293 lb.-ft. of peak torque driving it through either the rear two or all four wheels. This engine has as much power as anyone would expect of a luxury all-wheel drive sedan.


While this is a big car, weighing in between 4200 and 4300 depending on which drivetrain is in it. In spite of that the car’s EPA rating is 19 mpg city and 27 mpg on the highway for the front-wheel drive and losing one mpg in the city and two mpg on the highway for AWD.


Then comes the new model, the G80 Sport. In addition to different suspension tuning and bigger sportier wheels and tires, it gets you a different engine, and it’s a decent one. It is a new 3.3-liter, direct-injected, twin-turbocharged V6 engine with its eight-speed transmission tuned for a sportier output. It is controlling 365-hp. and 376 lb.-ft. of peak torque. I hear it is good, but it isn’t the one I tested so enough on it.


There is also a V-8 powered G80, but I haven’t drive it yet, so there will be no talk of that either.


There are some differences it the badging, but that’s about all I could find. That’s mostly because there’s little missing on the Genesis, whether badged a Hyundai or not. The leather inside is sumptuous, the craftsmanship comparable to any other full-sized luxury car.


It is quiet and comfortable with plenty of features and capabilities, again to match those in many other cars with which it competes. But for 2018 Genesis says that the exterior design is “refreshed.” What that really means is that they’ve tweaked the headlights, modified to lower front grille and the front and rear fascias. The 18-in wheels are a different design. So, there is a change in the “look.”


Inside the instrument cluster is apparently new, as is the shift knob and the layout on the rearview mirror is modified — more importantly the analog clock is different. You still get standard Android Auto and Apple CarPlay and now there’s another USB port in the front.


Functionally Genesis G80 3.8L owners get Pedestrian Detection and Driver Attention Alert as standard safety technologies. If you move up to the 3.8L Premium Package you add the very good Quantum Logic Surround & Clari-Fi Music Restoration Technology with the Lexicon 14-speaker audio system and a Qi wireless charging pad. The front-driving model gets heated rear seats, which are already standard on AWD versions.


Moving up to the 3.8L Ultimate Package gets you shift-by-wire transmission technology, full LED headlights a 9.2-in. touchscreen navigation system.


All of these cars drive well, almost silently and with a comfortable yet capable ride. Those little touches are there — open the door and the area on the ground under the door is lit with the name of the car. The driver’s seat can be set to back all the way up when you turn off the ignition, making it easier to get out and then in — especially if a smaller “co-driver” was the last to leave the car. It will, when the ignition is turned on return to the position it was in when the ignition was shut off.


Frankly, this is a car that leaves nothing to remind you that you didn’t buy the same luxury car that everyone else talks about.




And the biggest difference is for 2018 the Genesis G80 has an MSRP of $41,750. Granted the AWD V-8 model has a starting price of $59,500.
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G80 Sport shows growth of Genesis

After a week behind the wheel of the G80, my eyes are now open to what Hyundai’s new luxury division has to offer drivers. This is a nicely designed automobile that screams luxury and style.




THE PROS & CONS

    • What’s Best: The Genesis G80 Sport is quick off the line and stylish.
    • What’s Worst: The park button will take a while to get use to.
    • What’s Interesting: The multi-view camera is one of the best in the industry



As the previous owner of a 2007 Hyundai Elantra (it is now ferrying my son around the streets of Ottawa) I was excited to get behind the wheel of one of the company’s upscale Genesis brand, the G80.


Genesis became its own luxury division of Hyundai in 2016.
While I owned it, my 2007 Elantra was perfect for my needs. It started every morning, didn’t have any bells and whistles, got me where I was going and didn’t break down very often.
In fact, I was impressed enough that when it came time to get a new vehicle, my wife and I opted for a 2017 Elantra. Again, not many bells and whistles and it is the perfect size for us.

After a week behind the wheel of the G80, my eyes are now open to what Hyundai’s new luxury division has to offer drivers. This is a nicely designed automobile that screams luxury and style.
The Genesis G80 comes in four trims, Luxury, Technology, Sport and Ultimate.

My tester for the week was the Sport and while the price might seem a little high at $62,000, that gives you a car loaded to the hilt and a luxury vehicle that is priced less that many of its competitors.
Push the start button and the 3.3-litre, direct injection, twin-turbocharged V6 engine comes to life but because the interior is designed to keep the noise out, you don’t hear much.
It’s only when you put your foot on the gas pedal can you feel the twin-turbo come alive. Mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission, the G80 can really push you back in your seat.
I have read a lot about how some reviewers found the G80 to be a heavy car, weighing in at more than 4,500 lb but I never once had the sensation that the weight of the car was holding it back.
In fact, with all-wheel drive it always felt like I was in control and when the snow hit, the G80 was more than capable of handling the bad weather.
The 365 hp twin-turbo engine is one of the smoothest I have had the pleasure to drive and getting up to speed on the highway was never an issue, even when the temperature plummeted to ungodly numbers. The G80 Sport provides 375 lb/ft of torque.
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The interior of the G80 is light years ahead of my Elantra. The Napa leather seats with larger than normal side bolsters and copper stitching were stylish and comfortable and the dash was laid out with the driver in mind.
I have never been a fan of heads up displays, finding them to bother my vision, but for some reason, the display on the G80 didn’t bother me and it helped you could change the colour and size to fit your tastes. I went back and forth between an orange and green and to my surprise, left it on the whole week I was in the car.
The 9.2-inch touchscreen navigation system is one of the finest I’ve seen and the controls for all the radio, navigation and settings are handled with a knob and buttons located just behind the shifter. It is very similar to what Mazda offers.
The shifter is very compact compared to other vehicles and to put the car in park, you push the park button in front of the shifter.
Even after a week in the car I didn’t trust that the button had worked and I was always nervous getting out, afraid the car was going to roll down my driveway.
The rear seats are roomy and adults won’t have any complaints about sitting in the back seats.
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As noted earlier, the G80 Sport has a $62,000 price tag but the list of standard features is endless. It includes: rearview camera and multi-view camera; windshield wiper deicer; blind spot detection; rear-cross traffic alert; lane change assist; power tile and telescopic steering wheel; heated and ventilated front seats; heated, leather-wrapped steering wheel; and autonomous emergency braking and pedestrian detection.
In addition, the Sport model offers 19-inch wheels, the sport interior and exterior package and chassis enhancements including unique bumpers and darker window trim.
There are many more features available on the G80 that you can check out for yourself.
You should note the manufacturer recommends premium gas for the G80 so that is something to consider when deciding on a vehicle.
My week in the G80 has given me a curiosity about what else Hyundai’s luxury Genesis division has to offer drivers.
For me, Hyundai built a car that fit my needs. My Elantra was affordable and got me from point A to point B.
The G80 showed me Genesis can build a car that is stylish and should appeal to buyers who are looking for a more luxurious car at a price that won’t break their bank.
It should come as no surprise that Hyundai is making major inroads in Canada. Just look at the number of Santa Fe’s and Elantras you see on the road.
The Genesis G80 will just add to the overall corporation’s growing reputation.
2018 Genesis G80 Sport
BODY STYLE: Four-door sedan
DRIVE METHOD: All-wheel-drive
ENGINE: 3.3-litre, twin-turbocharged direct injection V6 with eight-speed automatic transmission
FUEL ECONOMY: 13.8/9.7L/100km (city/hwy). Premium fuel recommended.
CARGO CAPACITY: 15 cu ft trunk.
PRICE: $62,000.
WEBSITE: Genesis
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Is Genesis Testing A G80 Hybrid?

A mysterious Genesis G80 prototype has been caught testing by our spy photographers but it’s difficult to know for sure what we’re looking at.

For the most part, the sedan looks largely identical to the G80 currently on the market, sans the camouflage wrap. That being said, our man behind the lens notes some small changes at the front, including a custom bonnet and a bumper that appears to have been manhandled into position.
With this in mind, it is entirely possible that we’re looking at a prototype fitted with a new powertrain, potentially a hybrid unit where modifications have been made to the bonnet and front axle.
Alternatively, there is a chance that Genesis has already started work on a G80 for the European market ahead of the brand’s launch in the Old Continent in 2020. If this were the case, work is probably also underway on a G80 for China.
Whatever the case may be, it is obvious that the South Korean automaker will keep the G80 in its range for quite some time.
In recent months, the G80 has been overshadowed by the smaller and more affordable Genesis G70, the brand’s sibling to the Kia Stinger. Like the Kia, it is powered by a 3.3-liter twin-turbo V6 with 365 hp in range-topping specification.
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2018 Genesis G80 Sport AWD Review: Can This Swift Thrift Take On The Germans?





G80 Sport delivers comfort and luxury with a bit more poke.
Taking on the Teutonic luxury trio is not an easy task. Ask Cadillac. Ask Lincoln. Ask Acura and Infiniti. Even Jaguar, a company with a history spanning nearly as long as all the German brands, sells a paltry number of cars in comparison. Does upstart Genesis even have a chance? Since 2008, Hyundai has ratcheted up its luxury game with the Genesis sedan while drastically improving the quality of all its mainstream cars across the board.




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Now, two years after spinning off Genesis as a standalone luxury brand, the Genesis G80 sedan has been given some sporting credentials. Does it hold candle to the established midsize sports sedans from Audi, BMW, and Mercedes-Benz? The 2018 Genesis G80 Sport, a new addition to the G80 range, combines the best attributes of the large, comfortable, effortless sedan with the mechanical, beating heart of the Kia Stinger, slotting in between the naturally aspirated 3.8-liter V6 and 5.0-liter V8 G80 models. The Sport’s 3.3-liter twin-turbocharged V6 spools up 365 horsepower and 376 lb-ft of torque, and sends its power through an eight-speed automatic before arriving at the rear or all four wheels.





During my test of the G80 Sport AWD, the engine was more than capable of launching the large car hard without setting my pants on fire. Instead, a very linear wave of torque with minimal turbo lag contributed to smooth acceleration regardless of chosen drive mode—Normal, Sport, and Eco. On the highway, the V6 couldn’t be heard in the cabin whatsoever, but its eight-speed automatic was on the clunky side of sharp when the car was in Sport mode and a bit too eager to hold revs and gears when off throttle. In Normal and Eco, the slushbox was almost silky smooth.





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The Genesis finds its basis in a platform larger in every dimension, with a longer wheelbase and wider track for a smoother, more pleasant ride. Keeping its four 19-inch wheels and tires firmly planted on terra firma is an independent five-link front and rear suspension setup with continuous damping control, the latter of which you can only get on the Sport. Even with slightly stiffer suspension tuning, the G80 Sport doesn’t punish it’s driver. Over hundreds of miles of highway driving, I never once climbed out of the G80 Sport feeling tired. Still, this isn’t a car you hustle at the speed of sound around corners, even if its slightly heavier-than-normal steering may attempt to tell you otherwise.




This is a touring sedan in the fullest sense of the term and its dynamic suspension gizmos are meant more to smooth out crumbling infrastructure than to stiffen up the car for enthusiastic corner carving. If there’s one aspect of the suspension I'd knock, it’s the hollow sound that emanated throughout the cabin over larger bumps—far from the muffled thud you’d get from one of its German competitors. Speaking of the Germans, the G80 Sport AWD is best compared against the BMW 540i xDrive M Sport Sedan, Mercedes-Benz E400 4Matic AMG Line, and Audi A6 3.0 TFSI with S-Line flourishes.




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All of the sedans are powered by six-cylinder engines with forced induction (the Audi is supercharged) making approximately the same amount of power and torque (though the G80 is the thirstiest at at 17 city/24 highway/20 combined mpg). The German options all cost more to start, though the G80 Sport is better equipped. Heated and cooled seats are standard on the Genesis, optional with the Germans. Adaptive cruise control, too, is part of the base G80 Sport package. It gets a larger wheel package, has more horsepower, more torque, and offers more space in most interior dimensions. And yet the Genesis is significantly easier on your pocketbook than the BMW, Merc, or Audi by thousands when comparably equipped.




Value is where the Korean upstart has an edge. While the German triumvirate will nickel and dime you for every option, sometimes astronomically so, configuring your G80 Sport is a simple, inexpensive affair. Pick rear- or all-wheel drive, a paint shade, interior color… and that’s it. Simplicity comes with its downsides, though, such as a lack of individualization options popular with those who buy in this segment. But if the main driver behind your buying decision is value, you’re unlikely to care about special paint shades and other bespoke options. It’s not like you are giving up luxury accoutrements to make up for the savings with the G80 Sport, either.




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Inside, our tester was plush with supportive seats featuring adjustable bolsters, a suede headliner, and a substantial amount of standard convenience and driver’s aid kit. Adaptive cruise was predictable and lane keeping unintrusive. The touchscreen infotainment, measuring in at 9.2-inch touchscreen, comes with Apple CarPlay (something you now need to pay for separately in a BMW) and Android Auto. A 17-speaker Lexicon surround sound audio system isn’t an upgrade. Qi wireless device charging is part of the package, too. On paper, the G80 Sport doesn’t just beat its German competitors at the same price—it absolutely obliterates them.




Still, even after crunching all the numbers there are to crunch, comparing all the features there are to compare, the Genesis G80 Sport can’t match its competitors on one of the most important aspects of any luxury good: prestige. Perceived brand strength comes at a cost, something for which the Germans are more than willing to charge. How much is prestige fueled, feel-good superiority worth? How much are you willing to pay to stand on that metaphorical step above? $5,000? $10,000? $20,000? Believe it or not, there are a number of buyers—and I consider myself one of them—that put value on a higher pedestal than prestige.




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Where others may see a new brand without history, I see an opportunity to buy in low. After all, Genesis may actually have history on its side. In 1999, a newfangled sedan landed in America from Japan with the exact same value proposition. It was called the Lexus LS—and while it may not have offered absolutely everything available in Germany’s top-flight sedans, it was enough to tip the scales, make people think different about luxury, and build an entire brand atop it it. I seek value in luxury trappings and want an extra bit of poke to go along with it. The G80 Sport may just be the Lexus LS of our generation. If you feel the same, Genesis has an interesting $58,745 proposition for you.




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Genesis luxury brand adds G80 Sport with all-wheel drive to its 2018 lineup


The Genesis G80 Sport is a new model for 2018, expanding the G80 lineup. It comes with a 3.3-liter, 365-horsepower twin-turbo V-6 engine, connected to sport-tuned eight-speed automatic transmission with paddle shifters for manual operation.


Hyundai’s new luxury line, Genesis, continues to grow for 2018, with a new G80 Sport model that comes with a new 365-horsepower 3.3-liter twin-turboV-6 engine and available all-wheel drive.
The G80 Sport ($55,250 with rear-wheel drive; $57,750 with all-wheel drive) also comes with unique sport-performance upgrades and exterior styling cues.
There are four other G80 trim levels for 2018, priced from $41,750 to $59,500, with three 3.8-liter V-6 engines, one 5.5-liter V-8 engine, an eight-speed automatic transmission with paddle shifters, and a choice of rear- or all-wheel drive.
For the G80 Sport, there are special 19-inch dark-alloy sport wheels with all-season tires, a sport suspension, a redesigned hexagonal grille, a new front fascia, and a sport-tuned automatic transmission.
The sport suspension has stiffer springs and Continuous Damping Control with two settings, one for comfort and one for sportier handling.
Five exterior colors are offered, including Casablanca White, Himalayan Gray, Caspian Black, Polar Ice and Sevilla Red (with the last two available only on the Sport). Interiors include black or gray leather seating.
My G80 Sport tester was Caspian Black with Black interior, striking copper styling elements inside and out (grille surround – sides and bottom – headlight bezels with Genesis signature), dark chrome window surrounds, mirrors, headlight housings, door handle trim, and smoked taillight covers, setting the Sport apart from the rest of the lineup.
The sharper front fascia framing the bold, new cross-hatch design dark chrome grille, new vertical air-curtain slits (replaced the LED fog lights) and special creased sport rocker moldings gave my G80 an aggressive appearance.
A restyled rear fascia highlighted the Sport chrome quad exhaust tips with black honeycomb surrounds flanking the decorative rear diffuser. The gorgeous dark alloy Sport wheels had 10 chiseled “Y” shaped spokes, highlighting the aggressive appearance.
Approach lights on the bottom of the outside mirrors automatically projected the Genesis logo on the ground as I approached with the key. The hands-free Smart Power trunk lid also reacted to the proximity of the key, rising automatically after I stood near for several seconds – must be within three feet.
Full LED headlights with Dynamic Bending Light and high-beam assist lit every corner and curve with brighter, more efficient light, which is easier on the eyes of fellow drivers, while LED daytime running lights along the bottom, outer edge, and upper half of the headlight housings improved daytime safety by making my G80 Sport beautifully more conspicuous.
The new 2018 Genesis G80 Sport model comes with sport leather seats, heated and ventilated in front and heated in the rear. It also has an automatic power-operated trunk lid that works with the proximity key system, opening when the key fob is detected within three feet for more than three seconds. Navigation is standard.
Inside, the sporty details continued with a new analog clock in copper; alloy sport pedals; a thick, heated sport-designed steering wheel with copper-colored stitching; heavily bolstered sport seats with copper-colored stitching; copper-colored diagonal stitching on the door panels; a black micro-fiber suede headliner; and carbon fiber trim on the door panels and across the dash.
Amenities included a power driver’s seat extension and bolsters; heated and cooled front seats; heated rear seats; a power rear sunshade and manual rear side sunshades; LED reading lights front and rear; LED indoor handle lights and glove compartment lights; illuminated ignition surround and door sill plates; and a wireless charging pad, located in the center console.
Controls for the G80 Sport’s myriad driver-assist features, media-related functions, and other options were combined into a group including a large rotary knob flanked by several buttons conveniently located on the center console behind the shifter.
The joystick function of the knob allowed scrolling and navigating through every menu on the 9.2-inch screen, which also allowed touch control if preferred.
Side buttons gave quick access to the map/voice, navigation, phone, main menu, home, park sensor, multi-view camera, back/return, and seat heat/cool.
Buttons to the left of the steering wheel allowed quick access to assist systems, as well as shortcut buttons for almost every function on the center console – easy to see and intuitive to use.
Multi-view camera allows the driver to see the front, rear, and left and right sides at will, using four cameras discreetly installed within the vehicle.
The category’s first high-definition touch screen with split screen, along with Google POI search, Android Auto, and Apple CarPlay allowed for checking navigation information as well as other A/V data at the same time.
A Lexicon surround-sound audio system with 17 high-performance speakers, quantum logic and Clari-Fi Music Restoration Technology, AM/FM/XM radio/CD and MP3 provided the background for a weekly run to the pet store and other mundane errands.
Driver-assistance and safety features came in the form of Automatic Emergency Braking with Pedestrian Detection, Driver Attention Alert, Blind Spot Detection with Rear Cross-traffic Alert, Lane Keep Assist and Lane Departure Warning, Smart Cruise Control with stop/start, front and rear parking sensors, a full-color Heads-Up Display, and a haptic-feedback steering wheel.
2018 Genesis G80 Sport
Structural safety features included an energy-absorbing steering column, front and rear crumple zones, 5 mph bumpers, hood-buckling creases and safety stops, and body-side reinforcements.
Genesis Connected Services is standard on all Genesis vehicles for seamless connectivity with technology such as Destination Search powered by Google, Car Finder, Enhanced Roadside Assistance, and Stolen Vehicle Recovery.
SOS Emergency & Automatic Collision Notification provides peace of mind, and Amazon Alexa allows Remote Start with Climate Control, and Remote Door Lock/Unlock through Connected Services and an Alexa-enabled device.
Connected Services can be accessed from the web, via a smartphone app, or buttons on the rearview mirror and center stack.
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