2021 Genesis G80
With most new car reveals put on hold due to the Coronavirus pandemic, we leaped at the chance to look closer and one of the few exceptions, the global reveal of the 2021 Genesis G80. While we have not actually driven it, this footage from Genesis confirms much of what we expected on the car.
It is the third generation of the brand’s mid-size sedan and it looks sharp. Along with the bold crest grille already seen on the revamped G90 and upcoming GV80 SUV, the G80 adopts the use of another new signature styling trait, double line quad-lighting.
But, on the G80, that theme is extended around the car in a more defined split lamp pattern. On the side, a parabolic line which begins at the front Quad Lamp, gradually runs lower to the rear through the top of the door. Genesis says it was inspired by the elegant look of several venerable classic cars.
The somewhat minimalist interior design of the G80 responds to the changing times where dominance of technology and information is no longer considered a luxury experience. The steering wheel and sleek, thin air vents run across the passenger compartment splitting it into the panoramic area above and the control area below. The number of hard buttons and switches was intentionally kept to a minimum, both for aesthetic purposes and ease of use. In the front cockpit, a head-up display, a 12.3-inch instrument cluster and a 14.5-inch infotainment system display necessary information while driving. It also will come loaded with the latest in passive and active safety features including a semi-autonomous Highway Driving Assist II system. We can expect the G80's rear-wheel drive chassis will include both 2.5-liter and 3.5-liter turbocharged engines when it arrives here later this year.
Engine: 2.5 liter / 3.5 liter