Not long ago Genesis revealed the redesigned G80 sedan, noted for its wide front grille, athletic silhouette and slim, modern headlights. The big sister to the much awarded G70, it is the culmination of the Genesis design and engineering team, recruited from world-class luxury brands including Audi, Bentley, Lamborghini and BMW.
The Genesis mission is to enable the luxury lifestyle at every turn, from the new white glove Genesis Concierge to the brand’s Service Valet, all of which ensure a seamless ownership experience.
To tell the story in person, Genesis is investing in retail outlets including a retail space designed by Architectural Digest 100-designer Tony Ingrao in NYC’s Hudson Yards, and a luxury show space in the city’s Meatpacking District.
All of this left us to wonder, what is inside this beauty and how much will it set us back?
Young, Modern and Luxe
But, this is Genesis. Everything this brand does amazes us, not just for the quality and abundance of luxuries each model boasts, from the base model to the top, but for the fresh approach to design. At the base model the G80 is accessible, at the top level it’s indulgent.
The G80 starts at under $50,000 with luxe details and top-tier technology. Even at the standard level you’ll feel supported – literally, with lumbar seat adjustments and plenty of horsepower under your feet. Buyers can choose a 300 or 375 horsepower engine, all-wheel or rear-wheel drive, premium leather, premium sound, a panoramic sun roof and more.
While it’ll be a bit longer before we get to spend time in the G80 in person, we got a look at photos and a rundown of features and pricing. The pampering starts at the Standard level with the attention to detail in the interior; in the Prestige model the G80 piles on style and performance.
The Genesis Model Lineup
There are 3 packages for the 4-cylinder 300-horsepower turbocharged 2.5T model: Standard, Advanced and Prestige, and each is available in rear-wheel or all-wheel drive. Move up to the 6-cylinder 375 horsepower turbo 3.5T edition and there are two choices, Standard or Prestige, both also with an all-wheel drive option. And, within each model level there are a lot of luxuries, so buyers can pick the level of luxe that fits their lives.
What You Get for the Money
The G80 2.5T RWD Standard is priced at $47,700 and has a nicely outfitted selection of features, including:
- 18” Alloy wheels
- Slim-line LED headlights
- Leatherette seats
- “Smart Seat” posture system
- Heated front seats
- Leather steering wheel
- Interior ambient lighting
- Piano Black trim
- Safety Features including driver attention warning, adaptive cruise control with machine learning, lane keep assist, collision avoidance-assist, rain-sensing wipers, park distance sensor
- Proximity key with push button start
- Hands-free smart trunk
- 2 USB ports in the front, 1 in the rear
- Premium navigation with 14.5-in HD Screen
- 12 speakers
- Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
- Bluetooth phone & audio streaming
- Genesis connected services
The 2.5T rear wheel drive Advanced package, with 19” alloy wheels with all-season tires, Lexicon Premium Audio with 21 speakers, a panoramic roof, matte finish wood trim, ventilated front seats, power rear and manual rear side shades, 3-zone climate controls, and a power trunk, adds $4,600.
2.5T rear wheel drive Prestige package, with leather seating surfaces, power door closure, wireless device charger (front), digital key (NFC), rear occupant alert (ultrasonic), front passenger seat “walk-in” setting (this moves the seat for ease of getting in and out when the engine is turned off), “ergo motion” driver’s seat that uses air-inflated cushions to reduce fatigue, surround view monitor, blind-spot view monitor, remote smart parking assist, parking collision-avoidance assist (rear), power driver seat bolster and cushion extension, heated rear seats, and heated steering wheel, adds $4,300.
Here is what features you’ll find in the G80 3.5T rear wheel drive Standard edition, which includes features in the G80 2.5T Standard edition, plus the following for $59,100:
- 3.5L Twin-Turbo V6 T-GDI with 375 horsepower
- 19” Alloy wheels with electronically controlled suspension
- Monobloc front brakes
- Panoramic sunroof
- Power trunk
- Power door closure
- Digital phone-as-key
- Matte wood trim
- Power rear and manual rear side sunshades
- Leather seating surfaces
- Wireless device charger in the front cubby
- Ventilated front seats
- Ultrasonic rear occupant alert
- Lexicon premium audio with 21 speakers
3.5T rear wheel drive Prestige package, with 20” alloy wheels, Nappa leather seating surfaces, microfiber suede ceiling headliner and pillars, front passenger “walk-in” function, “ergo motion” driver’s seat, surround view monitor, blind-spot monitor, remote smart parking assist, parking collision-avoidance assist (rear), heated rear seats, heated steering wheel, heads-up display, 12.3” 3D digital instrument cluster, forward attention warning, and power driver seat bolster and cushion extension, adds $6,000.
For both the 2.5T and 3.5T models, all wheel drive adds heated rear seats, a heated steering and $3,150 to the price.
Luxe is in the Details: Exterior Paint and Interior Color Palette Choices
All Genesis G80 paint colors are available across each model, as are most interior color options, though a few are based on the package. Paint colors include:
- Adriatic Blue
- Alta White
- Black Forest Green
- Gold Coast Silver
- Himalayan Gray
- Porto Red
- Savile Silver
- Tasman Blue
- Uyuni White
- Vik Black
Interiors choices are expanded with premium packages. The standard color combinations are either Black on Black or Anthracite and Beige. Move up to 2.5T Prestige model and you get a choice of Maroon Brown and Forest Blue, which is standard on the 3.5T Standard edition. Move up to the 3.5T Prestige and Anthracite/Dune is an option.
Not Just a Luxury Car, a Lifestyle
There’s a distinction between buying a luxury car for the sake of luxury versus investing in the style, comfort and performance that fits your life. Add to that service programs that respect your time and cater to your needs, and features that make driving fun and stressless, and that’s real luxury.
And we love that Genesis gets that. With a price starting under $50,000 to just under $70,000 for a fully-loaded luxe ride, you can pick the level of luxe that fits your life.