Hyundai’s Genesis Lineup Expands with Twin-Turbo G80 Sport

Hyundai’s Genesis Lineup Expands with Twin-Turbo G80 Sport

The Genesis G80 and G80 Sport models were introduced at the 2016 Busan Motor Show.

Hyundai’s luxury sub-brand showed off its second of six promised models set to launch by 2020 and although the G80 at first glance looks just like the current Hyundai Genesis sedan, there are some differences. Compared to the current 2016 Hyundai Genesis sedan sold in the U.S., the G80 that made its debut at the Busan Motor Show has a slight facelift with a more refined front end, grille and slightly different headlights. But the big news is the introduction of the Genesis G80 Sport.

Powered by the same 3.3-liter twin-turbo V6 with 365 horsepower and 376 pound-feet of torque found in the G90, the Genesis G80 Sport also has a different appearance with sportier bumpers, a quad-exhaust setup and a mesh grille that really changes sedan’s personality. An eight-speed automatic transmission will be standard on both models and the standard Genesis G80 will get a familiar 3.8-liter V6 engine with 311 hp and 293 lb-ft of torque.

SEE ALSO: 6 Things You Should Know About the 2017 Genesis G90 from Hyundai

U.S. shoppers will also have the option of grabbing a 5.0-liter V8 with 420 hp and 383 lb-ft of torque and you can expect numerous luxurious features to be standard as the Genesis sub-brand looks to complete on a different level than Hyundai.

Expect more details on the Genesis G80 that is heading to the U.S. when it makes its North American debut later this year.

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  • Skip

    Boring!!!! Where’s my twin turbo v8

  • Jonny_Vancouver

    V8’s are inherently unbalanced and wasteful. They are relics of the past that are being phased out, and rightfully so.

  • BlackH20River

    My favorite 4 door sedan just keeps getting better. Have owned a Genesis since 2011, way better bang for your dollar than the 5 series. Get the options on a 5 series that the Genesis gives you and your over 75K, with their base model coming with a turbo 4 versus BMW’s legendary six. Got tired of paying for “real leather”, sunroof, good stereo on a 50K car. Plus my oil change cost went from $125 to $35.00.

  • Skip

    Say that about the CTS-V or M5

  • tribal chicken

    that front end is ugly!!!

  • DoctorFeelgoodMD

    It’s the US mandate to have vehicles with better fuel economy as we go. He’s right V8’s are on the way out due to gas consumption.

    The Obama administration announced strict new vehicle fuel-efficiency standards
    Tuesday, requiring that the U.S. auto fleet average 54.5 miles per
    gallon by 2025, an uncontroversial move that, unlike other
    administration energy policies, was endorsed by industry and
    environmentalists alike.