Digital World Premiere of All-New 2021 Genesis G80 Sedan
Last night, halfway around the world in South Korea, Hyundai’s Genesis brand took the virtual covers off their newest attempt to keep sedans relevant, a new mid-size G80. It is the third generation of the brand’s executive sedan. While renderings have been around for months, official photos now confirm that 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 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 panoramic area, a heads-up display, a 12.3-inch instrument cluster and a 14.5-inch infotainment system display necessary information while driving. Power in North America for the G80's rear-wheel drive chassis will include both 2.5-liter and 3.5-liter turbocharged engines. Look for the G80 to arrive here later this year.