With an all-new engine and an all-new look, the Genesis G80 3.3T Sport is an aggressive addition to the lineup.

The Genesis brand is alive and well at the 2016 LA Auto Show. Piggybacking off the success of the new G80 sedan, the company has added a host of enhancements to its standard model, revealing a performance-oriented new G80 3.3T Sport.

Up front, a revised fascia displays the Sport’s more aggressive intentions. A copper-colored trim surrounds a dark chrome grille and distinguishes it from the base model, as do the added angles to the bumper and additional vents. New 19-inch dark alloy wheels have also been fitted to keep the sporty theme throughout.

Power comes courtesy of a 3.3-liter biturbo V6 that produces a hefty 365 horsepower (272 kilowatts) and 376 pound-feet (277 newton-meters) of torque. The new engine is paired to a sport-tuned version of the already available eight-speed automatic transmission, and the addition of augmented rear brakes with ventilated rear discs assures premium stopping power.

2018 Genesis G80 Sport
2018 Genesis G80 Sport
2018 Genesis G80 Sport

Leather sport seats and a leather-coated sport steering wheel pair with aluminum pedals, while features like a microfiber suede headliner, a matte wood finish, and a carbon fiber trim spans throughout the cabin and the range. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity, as well as wireless charging capabilities are also available.

On the exterior, in addition to the sporty new body kit, buyer can choose from a range of color options. Standard Casablanca White, Caspian Black, and Himalayan Grey are offered, as are 3.3T Sport exclusives Polar Ice (pictured) and Sevilla Red.

Alongside the new G80 Sport, Genesis will continue to offer the 5.0-liter V8 and 3.8-liter V6 option to buyers. Both will feature an updated cabin and minor exterior upgrades when they debut in Los Angeles. The 2018 Genesis G80 will be available to buyers early in 2017.

 

Source: Genesis
Live Photos: Nathan Leech-Proffer / Motor1.com

 

 

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2018 Genesis G80 Sport: LA 2016

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Genesis today introduced the all-new 2018 Genesis G80 3.3T Sport trim, which will be on display at the 2016Los Angeles Auto Show. The G80 3.3T Sport builds on the refined performance of the popular Genesis G80 and adds a powerful new 3.3-liter turbocharged V6 engine plus unique sport performance upgrades delivering improved driving dynamics an d sport agility. In addition, distinctive styling elements and features visually differentiate the new 3.3T Sport.
The G80 Sport is powered by a 3.3-liter direct-injected, twin-turbocharged V6 engine boasting 365 horsepower, and is paired with a sport-tuned version of the same eight-speed automatic transmission equipped on both the 3.8 and 5.0.
 
Exclusive sport exterior enhancements and Genesis signature copper-colored styling elements visually distinguish the 3.3T Sport from the other G80 trims and purvey its performance credentials. The G80 Sport features a bold, cross-hatch design dark chrome grille, sport rocker moldings and unique lower front and re ar fascia designs for an aggressive sport appearance. Large 19 -inch dark alloy wheels plus additional dark satin trim details accent the vehicle’s exterior design. The sport details continue inside the cabin where the driver is presented with sport pedals and a thick, sport-designed steering wheel. Generously bolstered sport seats with contrast stitching embrace the driver, and are offered in either black or gray leather. A rich, black microfiber suede headliner and genuine carbon fiber interior trim finish the cabin’s interior environment.