Can be equipped with a 5.0-liter V8 that produces up to 420 hp.

Genesis has released new details about the 2017 G80.

Originally shown at the North American International Auto Show, the G80 is essentially a named version of the Hyundai Genesis.  As a result, styling changes are relatively limited and mainly include new badging and the elimination of the Hyundai logo.  Regardless, the car comes nicely equipped with Bi-Xenon HID headlights, LED daytime running lights, and 18- or 19-inch alloy wheels.

The interior is instantly recognizable and comes packed with standard equipment including 12-way power front seats, leather upholstery, and a dual-zone automatic climate control system.  Other niceties include heated front seats and an 8-inch infotainment system with GPS navigation as well as Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility.

Buyers with deeper pockets can get a panoramic glass sunroof, a heads up display, and ventilated front seats.  Other options include genuine wood / aluminum trim, an upgraded infotainment system with a 9.2-inch display, and a Lexicon audio system with 17 speakers.

Since the model is designed to compete with the BMW 5 Series and Mercedes E-Class, the G80 offers an assortment of high-end safety features including an Automatic Emergency Braking system, a Lane Departure Warning system, and a Blind Spot Detection system.  Customers can also order a Smart Cruise Control system with stop and go technology.

Under the hood, two different engines will be available.  The entry-level model is powered by a 3.8-liter V6 which develops 311 horsepower and 293 pound-feet of torque. The optional 5.0-liter V8 produces up to 420 hp and 383 lb-ft of torque (when running on premium gasoline).

Both engines are connected to an eight-speed automatic transmission which sends power to the rear wheels.  An all-wheel drive system continues to be available on the entry-level variant although it reduces the car's fuel economy rating from 18 mpg city / 28 mpg highway / 22 mpg combined to 16 mpg city / 25 mpg highway / 19 mpg combined.



Source: Genesis Motors

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