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Starting with 2017, once Hyundai’s subdivision of rear-wheel-drive sedans and coupes, Genesis has emerged as its own luxury brand.

The first Genesis was based on the already known Hyundai Equus, renamed G90 and unveiled in 2017.

The new G80 released in 2017 was a mid-size luxury sedan that competed with the Audi A6 and the BMW 5-Series.

Aesthetically, some design cues were carried over from the bigger brother G90 such as the front grille and the LED fog lamps. However, the front end was rather different with the chrome insert that created a “C” shape around the fog lamp. The headlamps weren’t as long and featured a 90-degree bend on the outside.

Adding to the front end’s aggressiveness, the hood featured defining lines towards the outside edges. The sculpted profile featured a distinct body line that ran from the outside point of the headlamps to the sedan's rear.

Inside, the luxury and elegant feel was given by the wood inserts with matte finishes and the premium materials used throughout the cabin. At this point, nobody could accuse Genesis they lied when they said they were going for the quality found in a Mercedes, a BMW, or probably a Cadillac.

The G80 came with a standard 8-inch touchscreen display with navigation, integrated Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. A 9.2-inch display was optional and came with a 64GB SSD for onboard media storage.

With an unusually long wheelbase for its class, the G80 had a roomy cabin, offering great legroom and headroom for all occupants.

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GENESIS G80 2016 - 2019
  5 gasoline engines
  • 3.3L GDI V6 8AT (282 HP)
  • 3.3L GDI V6 8AT AWD (282 HP)
  • 3.8L V6 8AT (315 HP)
  • 3.8L V6 AWD 8AT (315 HP)
  • 5.0L V8 8AT (426 HP)
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GENESIS G80 Brochure

GENESIS G80 3.3L GDI V6 8AT (282 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  3.3L GDI V6 8AT (282 HP)
Cylinders
V6
Displacement
3342 cm3
Power
207.4 KW @ 6000 RPM
282 HP @ 6000 RPM
278 BHP @ 6000 RPM
Torque
256 lb-ft @ 5000 RPM
347 Nm @ 5000 RPM
Fuel System
Direct Injection
Fuel
Gasoline
Fuel capacity
20.3 gallons (76.8 L)
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
Rear Wheel Drive
Gearbox
8-speed automatic
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Ventilated Discs
Rear
Discs
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
225/55R17
DIMENSIONS
Length
196.5 in (4991 mm)
Width
74.4 in (1890 mm)
Height
58.3 in (1481 mm)
Front/rear Track
64.1/65.3 in (1,628/1,659 mm)
Wheelbase
118.5 in (3010 mm)
Ground Clearance
5.3 in (135 mm)
Cargo Volume
17.4 cuFT (493 L)
Aerodynamics (Cd)
0.26
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
4189 - 4233 lbs (1900 - 1920 kg)
FUEL ECONOMY (NEDC)
City
19.8 mpg US (11.9 L/100Km)
Highway
27.4 mpg US (8.6 L/100Km)
Combined
22.6 mpg US (10.4 L/100Km)
CO2 Emissions
184 g/km

GENESIS G80 3.3L GDI V6 8AT AWD (282 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  3.3L GDI V6 8AT AWD (282 HP)
Cylinders
V6
Displacement
3342 cm3
Power
207.4 KW @ 6000 RPM
282 HP @ 6000 RPM
278 BHP @ 6000 RPM
Torque
256 lb-ft @ 5000 RPM
347 Nm @ 5000 RPM
Fuel System
Direct Injection
Fuel
Gasoline
Fuel capacity
20.3 gallons (76.8 L)
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
All Wheel Drive
Gearbox
8-speed automatic
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Ventilated Discs
Rear
Discs
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
225/55R17
DIMENSIONS
Length
196.5 in (4991 mm)
Width
74.4 in (1890 mm)
Height
58.3 in (1481 mm)
Front/rear Track
64.1/65.3 in (1,628/1,659 mm)
Wheelbase
118.5 in (3010 mm)
Ground Clearance
5.3 in (135 mm)
Cargo Volume
17.4 cuFT (493 L)
Aerodynamics (Cd)
0.26
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
4387 lbs (1990 kg)
FUEL ECONOMY (NEDC)
City
18.4 mpg US (12.8 L/100Km)
Highway
25.3 mpg US (9.3 L/100Km)
Combined
21 mpg US (11.2 L/100Km)
CO2 Emissions
199 g/km

GENESIS G80 3.8L V6 8AT (315 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  3.8L V6 8AT (315 HP)
Cylinders
V6
Displacement
3778 cm3
Power
231.7 KW @ 6000 RPM
315 HP @ 6000 RPM
311 BHP @ 6000 RPM
Torque
293 lb-ft @ 5000 RPM
397 Nm @ 5000 RPM
Fuel System
Direct Injection
Fuel
Gasoline
Fuel capacity
20.3 gallons (76.8 L)
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
Rear Wheel Drive
Gearbox
8-speed automatic
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Ventilated Discs
Rear
Discs
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
225/55R17
DIMENSIONS
Length
196.5 in (4991 mm)
Width
74.4 in (1890 mm)
Height
58.3 in (1481 mm)
Front/rear Track
64.1/65.3 in (1,628/1,659 mm)
Wheelbase
118.5 in (3010 mm)
Ground Clearance
5.3 in (135 mm)
Cargo Volume
17.4 cuFT (493 L)
Aerodynamics (Cd)
0.26
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
4185 lbs (1898 kg)
Gross Weight Limit
5269 lbs (2390 kg)
FUEL ECONOMY (NEDC)
City
18 mpg US (13.1 L/100Km)
Highway
28 mpg US (8.4 L/100Km)
Combined
22 mpg US (10.7 L/100Km)

GENESIS G80 3.8L V6 AWD 8AT (315 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  3.8L V6 AWD 8AT (315 HP)
Cylinders
V6
Displacement
3778 cm3
Power
231.7 KW @ 6000 RPM
315 HP @ 6000 RPM
311 BHP @ 6000 RPM
Torque
293 lb-ft @ 5000 RPM
397 Nm @ 5000 RPM
Fuel System
Direct Injection
Fuel
Gasoline
Fuel capacity
20.3 gallons (76.8 L)
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
All Wheel Drive
Gearbox
8-speed automatic
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Ventilated Discs
Rear
Discs
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
225/55R17
DIMENSIONS
Length
196.5 in (4991 mm)
Width
74.4 in (1890 mm)
Height
58.3 in (1481 mm)
Front/rear Track
64.1/65.3 in (1,628/1,659 mm)
Wheelbase
118.5 in (3010 mm)
Ground Clearance
5.3 in (135 mm)
Cargo Volume
17.4 cuFT (493 L)
Aerodynamics (Cd)
0.26
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
4453 lbs (2020 kg)
Gross Weight Limit
5423 lbs (2460 kg)
FUEL ECONOMY (NEDC)
City
16 mpg US (14.7 L/100Km)
Highway
25 mpg US (9.4 L/100Km)
Combined
19 mpg US (12.4 L/100Km)
CO2 Emissions
208 g/km

GENESIS G80 5.0L V8 8AT (426 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  5.0L V8 8AT (426 HP)
Cylinders
V8
Displacement
5038 cm3
Power
313.3 KW @ 6000 RPM
426 HP @ 6000 RPM
420 BHP @ 6000 RPM
Torque
383 lb-ft @ 5000 RPM
519 Nm @ 5000 RPM
Fuel System
Direct Injection
Fuel
Gasoline
Fuel capacity
20.3 gallons (76.8 L)
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
Rear Wheel Drive
Gearbox
8-speed automatic
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Ventilated Discs
Rear
Discs
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
225/55R17
DIMENSIONS
Length
196.5 in (4991 mm)
Width
74.4 in (1890 mm)
Height
58.3 in (1481 mm)
Front/rear Track
64.1/65.3 in (1,628/1,659 mm)
Wheelbase
118.5 in (3010 mm)
Ground Clearance
5.3 in (135 mm)
Cargo Volume
17.4 cuFT (493 L)
Aerodynamics (Cd)
0.26
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
4542 lbs (2060 kg)
FUEL ECONOMY (NEDC)
City
15 mpg US (15.7 L/100Km)
Highway
23.1 mpg US (10.2 L/100Km)
Combined
18 mpg US (13.1 L/100Km)
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