In the world of auto-engineering, luxury is an essential aspect. That is why we see many automakers have a separate entity to cater to the luxury market. For example, Hyundai has its luxury brand, Genesis Motors. It produces the Genesis makes, which bring their top game when it comes to lushness. According to Genesis motors’ Wikipedia page, J.D power named it as the most dependable car in North America. At the moment, the brand works as a standalone entity and releases its G-series of models every year. Among the most anticipated releases is the 2021 Genesis G80. Let us look at ten spoilers of what you should expect of this release once it hits the showroom.
1. Features A Sleek Exterior
When talking of luxury, the 2021 Genesis G80 brings an all-rounded outlook starting with the exterior. At first sight, you know you have a classy car in front of you. Starting with the unique double headlights and a touch of sportiness, the G80 will attract stares in every street it cruises. It has a sloping roofline that is reminiscent of futuristic vehicles that grace auto-shows as concept cars. Despite being simple in design, you get a hint of sophistication from its exterior body works.
2. The GV80 Is Its Inspiration
The inspiration of the 2021 G80 is its close cousin, the 2021 GV80. The two cars have a striking resemblance from their distinctive double headlights to the sloping roof and prominent grille. The GV80 has a touch of the Bentley Bentayga, especially when you look at its exterior from the back. According to Car and Driver, the two cars share a similar platform and powertrain. The interior is almost identical, and the only significant difference is their body type.
3. Comparison To The 2020 Version
When compared to the 2020 version, it appears to be more extensive, though the outlook of the hood and the rear look almost similar. It also looks sportier than the 2020 edition, which looks more of an executive car.
4. The Competition Factor
In the auto industry, competition is rife with every car maker bringing their best to stay afloat. Genesis tries to bring its top game, in the lushness side of car manufacturing, with the G80. It is in the race for the top spot against established brands such as Mercedes Benz and BMW. The 2021 G80 will be the second model in the second generation of the G80 series. The model is still young in the scene, but it already stands out when you consider comfort and class.
5. Its Interior
When it comes to the interior of this 2021 Genesis model, you can judge the book by the cover. As earlier hinted, the exterior looks plush, and it is a hint of what to expect when you open the doors of this car. It has an upscale interior decorated with leather and soft-touch surfaces. The center console is huge, and speaks of the level of sophistication of the car. It is an open-pore wood and leather craft. The icing on the cake is the 14.5-inch split-screen, perched atop the dashboard. The car is very spacious, with ample headroom and legroom. The cargo department also has enough space and speculations point to folding back seats to create additional space, unlike its predecessors.
6. Its Performance
One of the significant characteristics of a car to consider is its performance. The G80 does not disappoint when it hits the road courtesy of its robust 2.5-liter turbocharged, inline four-cylinder engine. The engine is capable of an impressive 300 horsepower, which makes this car go head to head with some popular muscle cars in terms of force. If you want more power and quicker acceleration, you may opt for the 3.5-liter V-6 engine version that comes with a force of 375 hp. All the engines feature an eight-speed automatic transmission, with a choice of either a rear-wheel or all-wheel powertrains.
7. Fuel Consumption
Fuel consumption is a crucial area to look at when purchasing a car. The G80 still does not have its consumption figures out. However, its predecessor had values of 18 miles per gallon on the city and 26 miles per gallon on the highway. It has an almost similar engine to the 2021 edition, meaning the consumption value won’t vary that much.
The 2021 Genesis model has a versatile look, and is easy to tune to suit your preference. You can add various coats of color as well as add some accessories to give it an edgy, sporty look. According to Motor1, it has three wheel options, both 19 and 20 inches that you may choose to get right with its sporty essence.
9. Driver- Assistance Features
The car also comes with a variety of safety and driver-assisted features for a smooth and safe ride. They include the Smart Park, which is a technology newer Hyundai models feature. The others are automated emergency braking, adaptive cruise control, and blind-spot monitoring.
The price tag of the G80 is not out yet, though there are speculations that it will be around $45000, almost the same range as the 2020 model. The GV80 will also be at the same price range, making them affordable luxury car models, which offer an excellent bargain.
The 2021 Genesis G80 is a combination of sportiness, class, and convenience, as evident from its features. The exterior is a hint of what to expect on the inside, which is utter comfort courtesy of its leather finish and spaciousness. The G80 also does not disappoint when it comes to its performance with its 2.5-liter turbocharged engine being capable of a 300 hp, while the 3.5 liter V6 gives out a force of 375 hp. It comes with various safety features to guarantee you a smooth ride when behind its wheels. Above are ten things to expect from this car when it hits the showroom.