Luxury sedans absolutely aren’t what they acclimated to be in the automotive pantheon, abundantly supplanted in the affairs public’s eyes by SUVs. However, a glassy and affected auto can still about-face heads, and with the 2021 Genesis G80, we ahead that some swiveling is apprenticed to occur. Though its actualization is absolutely evocative of the Audi A7, that’s not absolutely a bad thing, and there are added than abundant altered capacity to accomplish it article added than a copycat. It’s additionally the aboriginal G80 you can’t call as bland, as it presents added affidavit than aloof a low amount and continued assurance for association to accede it instead of accustomed segments entries like the Audi A6, BMW 5 Series and Mercedes E-Class.
That’s absolutely the case inside, breadth Genesis has absolutely stepped things up in agreement of quality, technology and a altered architectonics that should absolutely angle out during back-to-back analysis drives of assorted affluence sedans. It looks and feels appropriate inside. The huge, accepted 14.5-inch touchscreen with iPod-like accessory ambassador stands out in accurate for actuality feature-rich and user-friendly, which is a aberration in affluence cars. There’s additionally accoutrements of amplitude in the comfortable aback seat, which is a big allotment of affairs a big affluence auto like the G80.
How it drives is acutely a big part, but to this point, we’ve alone taken a adored cruise about the block in it. The abeyance feels as adult abaft the caster as it looks aback demography a blink abaft the wheels, and the agent specs advance affluence of oomph, but we’ll accept to assets abounding acumen for later. Still, our abrupt aftertaste suggests a auto that should absolutely be taken seriously.
The G80 is absolutely redesigned for 2021 and represents the third bearing of a car that began activity as the Hyundai Genesis.
Admittedly, the G80 we’ve accomplished was a top-of-the-line 3.5T Prestige archetypal with abysmal dejected covering absolute in amber amber and affluent matte-finish copse trim. It absolutely looks sensational. Unique, too, which is absolutely article that affairs in this cher segment. Lower trims are accessible with altered two-tone schemes (see photo arcade below), which may not be as distinctive, but are still absolutely chic and memorable. In general, we don’t ahead a ample dropoff in autogenous affection or ambient amid trim levels.
Quality throughout is excellent, with abounding surfaces covered in a acceptable covering substitute, additional that abundant amplitude of copse beyond the birr and on the centermost console. New switchgear is absolute to Genesis (no added Hyundai $.25 and pieces) and aggregate looks and feels like it belongs in a able affluence car.
Standard is the new Genesis infotainment arrangement that consists of an immense 14.5-inch touchscreen accurate by a centermost animate ambassador that basically acts like an old iPod thumbwheel. This aggregate of new-and-old Apple-style ascendancy interfaces abiding seemed to accomplish faculty in our brief, changeless sampling – blow is abundant for abounding functions, but the caster makes scrolling through songs, contacts or radio stations abundant easier. We additionally like that Genesis maintains concrete controls for volume, affability and assorted card shortcuts.
As for what it all controls, the affection agreeable is immense but the blueprint is simple. If there was any breadth area the G80 is acutely accompanying to a Hyundai it’s here, and it’s a acceptable thing. Though a tad adherent in actualization (a defused angel of caliginosity Seoul sits in the accomplishments of menus, for instance), its functionality is aloof as accomplished as what you get in the top-of-the-line Sonata. Actually, it’s aloof a bit bigger due to its two added inches of awning width.
Genesis has not appear ambit for the 2021 G80, but we’ve apparent the car in person, sat central and alike blimp baggage in its trunk. In short, it’s a big sedan. If it’s best than a BMW 5 Series, we wouldn’t be surprised. There is affluence of backseat legroom, as your 6-foot-3 columnist was able to calmly sit abaft his own active position. There was additionally acceptable allowance admitting that angled roofline.
As for the seats themselves, they are absolutely contoured and absolutely un-bench-like. You should be able to ride calmly aback there for continued stretches of time. The avant-garde seats, meanwhile, can be heated, aerial and action a ambit of adjustments, including a ability beanbag extender and adjustable ancillary bolsters that can automatic advance in and out depending on drive mode.
We don’t accept an official burden number, but we managed to accompany forth our baggage analysis accoutrements for our aboriginal attending of the 2021 G80. We could fit aggregate except the better roller bag inside, but there was still affluence of amplitude larboard over. In total, it’s not absolutely as acceptable as a midsize auto like a Hyundai Sonata, but that’s absolutely accustomed for this affluence articulation that sacrifices amplitude for administration and rear-wheel-drive architecture.
The 2021 G80 comes accepted with a 2.5-liter turbocharged inline-four that produces 300 application and 310 pound-feet of torque. An eight-speed automatic is standard, and there’ll be a best of accepted rear-wheel drive or alternative all-wheel drive.
The advancement agent is a 3.5-liter turbocharged V6 that produces 375 hp and 391 lb-ft of torque. It has the aforementioned manual and drivetrain options as the 2.5T. No ammunition abridgement or 0-60 achievement abstracts were provided at the time of this writing.
We were absolutely alone able to drive the G80 boring about a parking lot, as it was unlicensed. We apperceive its adaptive abeyance pitches ever-so-slightly in turns like a Mercedes does, and the council has a linear, accustomed feel to its weighting, but that’s about it. Stay tuned.
Usually, appraisement is the aftermost affair to be appear aback a new car is introduced, but in the case of the 2021 Genesis G80, it’s one of the first. Things alpha at $47,700, including the $1,025 destination charge, for the base, rear-wheel-drive G80 2.5T. The all-wheel-drive 2.5T starts at $51,875.
Standard accessories includes 18-inch wheels, LED headlights, an avant-garde adaptive cruise ascendancy and a abounding apartment of disciplinarian abetment tech (see Assurance area below), acrimonious eight-way ability avant-garde seats, leatherette upholstery, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and the 14.5-inch touchscreen.
The Avant-garde amalgamation ($4,600) adds 19-inch wheels, a across-the-board sunroof, a ability trunk, three-zone auto altitude control, aerial avant-garde seats, matte accomplishment copse trim, rear sunshades and a 21-speaker Lexicon complete system.
The 3.5T starts at $60,125 for RWD and $63,275 for AWD. It basically comes accepted with the Avant-garde amalgamation but adds upgraded brakes and an adaptive abeyance that anticipates alley imperfections, additional covering upholstery, wireless charging, soft-close doors and a near-field advice agenda key.
Those autogenous account are additionally added in the 2.5T’s Prestige amalgamation ($8,300) forth with added disciplinarian abetment systems (see below) and an added disciplinarian seat. The 3.5T Prestige amalgamation ($6,000) goes alike added by abacus Nappa covering seats, a microfiber suede headliner, a acrimonious council wheel, acrimonious rear seats, a head-up affectation and an upgraded all-digital apparatus panel.
Every 2021 Genesis G80 comes with the latest and greatest in Hyundai Group’s abundant assurance arrangement arsenal. The accepted avant-garde blow admonishing arrangement with automatic emergency braking not alone detects pedestrians, but cartage advancing from the larboard and appropriate at intersections. Lane-keeping assist, blind-spot admonishing and a disciplinarian apathy admonishing arrangement are all standard, as is an avant-garde adaptive cruise ascendancy arrangement with automatic lane changes, artery council abetment and a altered AI-based arrangement that allegedly learns the driver’s active characteristics and adapts its automatic active to be similar. We’re actual analytical to analysis that.
Optional systems accommodate Hyundai’s Smart Park assist, a surround-view parking camera and an added blind-spot admonishing arrangement with cameras that accelerate images from anniversary ancillary of the car into the agenda apparatus cluster. The closing is an added adaptation of Autoblog’s 2020 Tech of the Year.
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