Price is up by $2,650 compared to the old Hyundai Genesis, but you do get more standard goodies.

Now a standalone premium brand, Genesis is getting ready to take orders in United States for the G80, formerly known as the Hyundai Genesis. Compared to the previous model year, price is up by $2,650, which means you will have to pay $41,400 (plus $950 destination charges). The difference is justifiable to some extent since the 2017 G80 has more standard equipment, with focus being on safety kit.

You’ll be getting systems such as automatic emergency braking, blind spot detection (with rear cross-traffic alert), lane keep assist, lane departure warning, and high beam assist without having to pay more. In addition, the Genesis G80 features standard adaptive cruise control (with stop/start), nine airbags, 8-inch touchscreen, a rearview camera, and an electronic parking brake with auto hold.

In terms of engines, buyers get to pick from a 3.8-liter V6 that can deliver its 311 horsepower to the rear axle or to an all-wheel-drive layout for an additional $2,500. If you need more power, Genesis also has a 5.0-liter V8 with 420 hp, but keep in mind the model fitted with the beefier engine is RWD-only and starts at $54,550 (without destination charges).

Likely arriving for the 2018MY, the G80 Sport is expected to use Hyundai’s new biturbo 3.3-liter V6 borrowed from the larger G90, as seen in the 2017 G80 Sport for the South Korean market. The latter in KDM guise is offering 370 hp (272 kW) and 376 lb-ft (510 Nm), so look for similar if not identical specs from the U.S. version.

Getting back to the 2017MY, those willing to spend more can go for the $4,750 Premium Package which adds a 14-speaker Lexicon sound system, panoramic sunroof, power rear sunshade, and ventilated front seats. Genesis also has an optional $4,200 Ultimate package which bundles plushier leather upholstery, a head-up display, power trunk lid, 9.2-inch touchscreen, 17-speaker Lexicon audio setup, and a fancy matte wood trim, just to name a few.

Despite being more expensive than the now defunct Hyundai Genesis, the G80 is still cheaper than segment rivals such as the BMW 5-Series which begins at $50,200. It’s also more affordable than the $52,150 Mercedes-Benz E-Class, the $45,615 Lexus GS, and the $46,200 Audi A6. All prices exclude destination and handling fees.

The 2017 Genesis G80 will be available in United States from September.

Source: Genesis

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GENESIS ANNOUNCES PRICING FOR 2017 GENESIS G80 MID-LUXURY SEDAN

  • New luxury car brand Genesis announces starting price of $41,400 for its first model
  • Standardized advanced safety technology unsurpassed in the mid-luxury segment
  • Genesis G80 provides a stress-free ownership experience with exclusive service valet and maintenance programs

FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif., Aug. 1, 2016 – Genesis today announced pricing for the new 2017 Genesis G80 mid-luxury sedan, which offers the ultimate in refined performance, human-focused technology and first-class quality. Genesis represents a progressive step forward with a new approach to luxury, focused on providing world-class safety, unprecedented convenience and an exclusive customer experience.

Starting at $41,400, the G80 standardizes advanced safety technology with a suite of active safety features for superior passenger and vehicle protection. Even more, like all Genesis models, the G80 carries an unparalleled Genesis Experience and industry-leading warranty. The 2017 Genesis G80 is manufactured in Ulsan, Korea and will be available next month across the United States.

“The launch of the Genesis brand is an exciting time and opportunity to pioneer change and rethink luxury within the automotive space,” said Erwin Raphael, general manager of the Genesis brand in the U.S. market. “The ultimate luxury is time, and it is our goal to not only develop best-in-class products, but also create a stress-free ownership experience through thoughtful and personalized processes.”

The Genesis G80 is incredibly well-equipped in every configuration and is powered by either a 3.8-liter V6 or 5.0-liter V8 engine. To meet the needs of consumers, the V6 engine offers the option of a sophisticated AWD system, known as HTRAC®, which broadens the luxury sedan’s appeal in the snowbelt regions throughout the U.S. 

2017 Genesis G80

Engine

MSRP*

G80 3.8 RWD

3.8L V6

$41,400

G80 3.8 AWD

3.8L V6

$43,900

G80 5.0 RWD

5.0L V8

$54,550

*MSRP excludes $950 freight charge

The G80 provides an unrivaled standard suite of active driver safety technologies unsurpassed in the mid-luxury segment. These features cover the full spectrum of safety, from driver aids to prevent accidents to total occupant safety, and even the safety of other drivers on the road.

Standard Advanced Safety & Technology Highlights:

  • Automatic Emergency Braking (AEB)
  • Blind Spot Detection (BSD) with Rear Cross-Traffic Alert (RCTA)
  • Lane Keep Assist (LKA) and Lane Departure Warning (LDW)
  • High Beam Assist
  • Pre-safety seat belt and nine airbags
  • Smart Cruise Control with Stop/Start capability
  • Electronic Parking Brake with Automatic Vehicle Hold
  • 8-inch touchscreen navigation system with rearview camera

The G80 3.8L also offers Premium and Ultimate equipment packages to provide customers with additional luxury and convenience features such as a panoramic sunroof, full color heads-up display, and a 17-speaker Lexicon® premium audio system. The top of the line G80 5.0L comes fully equipped with larger 19-inch wheels, quad exhaust tips and illuminated door sill plates.

To further differentiate itself within the luxury space, the Genesis G80 will launch with exclusive customer programs to truly elevate the ownership experience. From valet service appointments scheduled using the Genesis mobile app, to complimentary maintenance and Genesis Connected Services, the Genesis Experience is designed to provide time-saving conveniences that in total no other luxury brand offers. These programs will be applied to all future Genesis models.

  • 3 years/36K miles Complimentary Scheduled Maintenance
  • 3 years/36K miles Complimentary Valet Services
  • 3 years Complimentary Genesis Connected Services including Connected Care, Remote, and Guidance
  • 3 years Complimentary SiriusXM Travel Link (Traffic & Data)
  • 3 years Complimentary Map Care – map updates
  • Best-in-Industry Warranty with Enhanced Roadside Assistance and Concierge Services