2021 Genesis G80 debuts as a beautifully-crafted Korean luxury sedan

Updated Mar 30, 2020 | Same topic: Automotive Industry Updates

Have a taste of Korean luxury. Here's the second-generation Genesis G80.

From its unique quad lights and large front grille to its lip spoiler and nicely done tail lights, Genesis launches the 2021 G80 sedan with flair – giving off an overall luxurious aesthetic design.

The ‘two lines’ lighting theme is the thing that Genesis boasts in this model. The second-generation G80 was supposed to be revealed at the Geneva Motor Show this month, but due to the current crisis, Genesis decided to reveal the G80 on a livestream.

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Side view of the Genesis G80

"Two Lines"

One thing to notice right off the bat is that the design of the G80 shares many similarities with its SUV sibling, the GV80. The evident difference between the two models in terms of design is the lower grille piece that extends that length of the front fascia.

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Front view of the Genesis G80

Massive Grille Design 

The Genesis G80 is powered by a turbocharged 2.5L inline-four engine capable of generating 300 hp and 421 Nm of torque running on a rear-wheel-drive platform. There will also be a turbocharged 3.5L V6 that produces 375 hp and 391 Nm of torque sport trim level – and a 2.2L inline-four diesel that produces 207 hp, bound for markets outside the U.S.

Safety also gets an upgrade, as the G80 gets new advanced safety tech – which includes automatic emergency braking, blind-spot collision avoidance, Highway Driving Assist II, and standard adaptive cruise control. Inside, the G80 offers a 14.5-inch infotainment display that comes with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, a 12.3-inch 3D digital instrument cluster and a head-up display.

Interior view of the Genesis G80

Check out the luxurious interior of the G80

The Genesis G80 is a promising sedan that provides luxury, style, and comfort all at the same time. Genesis has yet to announce the pricing for the G80 but it will be available in South Korea starting today. The sedan goes on sale in other markets in the second half of the year.

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Rex Sanchez

Rex Sanchez


Rex started off his career in the aviation industry before entering Philkotse as a staff writer. Two things excite him the most: first is staying up to speed with the latest news in the industry that uses engines as their heart and soul. The second is imparting them in a well-detailed manner. His passion for anything with wheels started when he was young – from Tamiyas to family-friendly sedans, and anything in between.

Someday, Rex only wishes to drive on random highways with friends in a third-gen Mitsubishi Delica with aftermarket sunroofs, if he couldn’t get the Starwagon Super Exceed edition.

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