Genesis has taken the wraps off the 2021 Genesis G80, which arrives with an exterior that looks similar to the GV80 crossover. At the front the 2021 G80 now features the brand’s crest grille and Quad Lamps, which Genesis says is the distinctive face of every Genesis – well that’s until the refreshed G70 arrives.
Overall the 2021 G80’s face is pretty similar to the GV80 crossover. It also rides on similar wheels and the G80’s taillights are also similar to its SUV brother. “The All-new G80 is the centerpiece of our lineup perfectly weighing athletic and elegant characteristics. This represents the clearest interpretation yet of the Genesis brand identity,” said Sang Yup Lee, Senior Vice President, Head of Global Genesis Design.
Inside the 2021 G80 features a a head-up display, a 12.3-inch cluster and a massive 14.5-inch infotainment system. If you’re worried that the G80’s new sleeker roofline will hurt headroom, don’t fret, since both headroom and legroom were increased by lowering the seating height of the second row.
The 2021 G80 also comes with a long list of new driver assistance tech features, like a new Highway Driving Assist II feature which allows the G80 to change lanes automatically. The adaptive cruise control also uses artificial intelligence that helps the G80 learn the driving characteristics of the driver. If an accident does happen, the G80 features 10 air bags, which includes a center airbag, between the front seat occupants, that helps prevent secondary contact between occupants in a side impact
Under the hood the 2021 G80 ditches all of its old engines, including the turbocharged 3.8-liter V6 and the 5.0-liter V8. Now the base engine is a turbocharged 2.5-liter four-cylinder that generates 300 horsepower and 311 lb-ft. of torque. The better engine option is the 3.5-liter V6 that packs 375 hp and 391 lb-ft. Markets outside the US will also get a 2.2-liter diesel four-cylinder with 207 horsepower.