With a all new Genesis G70 sports sedan due in June, Hyundai Australia’s proclamation of a attainment of “the New Genesis G80 Sedan” done us demeanour twice until we realised it’s only a facelift and name change for a oppulance sedan that initial landed here behind in 2014.
The Hyundai Genesis was indeed a sincerely complicated vast sedan when it arrived 5 years ago and this late life-cycle facelift, while comparatively slight, should safeguard it stays a heavenly of airfield limo drivers until a truly all-new indication replaces it someday in 2020.
Apart from a softly rejuvenated face, what’s mostly new about a 2019 Genesis G80 is that it loses a Hyundai badge from a posterior and that it will be sole exclusively during a possess high-end sell stores from Jun alongside a G70.
Priced from $68,900, a G80’s operation has also been rejigged from a prior 3 variants to dual – a bottom 3.8 and 3.8 Ultimate – that are both accessible with an extra-cost ‘Sport Design’ styling package.
Though it’s now in a twilight years, a G80 stays an considerable automobile for a cost and a expanded standard-equipment list has been stretched to embody an Australian-tuned adaptive suspension; electric driver’s seat/power steering mainstay composition with memory settings; a 9.2-inch infotainment shade with 360-degree camera view; Bi-LED headlights; a 17-speaker reward audio complement and wireless phone-charging pad.
Other customary facilities include: leather allocated trim; 12-way tractable powered front seats with heating; DVD player, rear-seat audio controls in a arm rest, a powered behind window blind, hands-free energy operated boot, dual-zone meridian control, active journey control, 9 airbags, front and behind parking sensors, rain-sensing wipers, keyless entrance and ignition, LED tail-lights, indicators and fog-lamps, reservoir lamps and 18-inch amalgamate wheels.
Active reserve comprises unconstrained puncture braking with walking recognition, blind mark warning, motorist courtesy alert, high-beam assist, and lane-departure warning.
Genesis 3.8 Ultimate
The range-topping 3.8 Ultimate also gains a credit-card character intelligent pivotal and four-way electrically tractable behind seats that recline and slip behind for easier entrance and exit.
Other additional apparatus over a G80 3.8 includes: Nappa leather upholstery; 16-way powered front seats; exhilarated and ventilated front seats and outboard behind seats; exhilarated steering wheel; scenery potion sunroof; rear-door window blinds; head-up arrangement and bigger 19-inch wheels.
Spending an additional $4000 on a Sport Design container brings a some-more aggressively styled grille, bumpers, 19-inch wheels, filigree form diffuser inserts, side skirts, and Bi-Xenon headlights with washers.
Each various comes with a same powertrain as before; a gutsy-but-thirsty, 232kW/397Nm 3.8-litre V6 and 8-speed involuntary delivery pushing a behind wheels around shift-by-wire electronic shifter and paddle shifters. Official fuel total for a G80 have not been announced, however a pre-update indication available a claimed normal fuel expenditure of 11.2L/100km.
As formerly mentioned a Genesis G80 will go on sale with a new G70 when Genesis finally starts trade as a standalone code here in June, with a an all-new selling experience that starts with selecting colours and trim during a brand’s possess pattern studios.
An all-new G80 will join a choice subsequent year, with dual SUV models due in 2021.
2018 Genesis G80 pricing
- Genesis G80 3.8 – $68,000
- Genesis G80 3.8 Sport Design – $72,900
- Genesis G80 3.8 Ultimate – $88,900
- Genesis G80 3.8 Ultimate Sport Design – $92.900
Prices embody Luxury Car Tax where applicable
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