It was the Azera that got replaced by the G80 as large-sized sedan for Genesis. Using the basic mechanicals, several cosmetic revisions were made to ensure that the G80 looked part of the new premium family. Changes included new bumpers, new internals for the headlights and a revised signature grille. The revisited car was unveiled in 2016 North American International Auto Show followed by 2016 Busan Auto Show in S. Korea.
Sporting pleasant proportions, the Genesis can be had with a choice of either a Lambda turbocharged 311hp 3.8-litre V6 or 407hp 5.0-litre V8. Both engines are mated to a Hyundai-designed 8-speed automatic transmission. Rear-wheel-drive is standard in both trims.
Driver-focused aids include an “Intelligent Drive Mode” system that offers Normal, Eco, Sport and Snow settings (these modes are programmed to alter transmission mapping, throttle responsiveness, stability control) to help optimise driving conditions.
The top trim can be ordered with adaptive damping suspension that can be accessed through the multifunctional Intelligent Drive Mode.
Both variants are lavishly equipped. The base model offers as standard leather upholstery, 12-way power-adjustable front seats, a navigation system with an 8.0-inch screen, a seven-speaker AM/FM/CD radio stereo with AUX and USB input jacks, auto on/off headlight, LED headlight accents, LED taillights, rain-sensing windshield wipers, automatic climate control, Bluetooth connectivity, cruise control, hands-free trunk opening capability, a 4.3-inch instrument cluster TFT LCD display and 18-inch alloy wheels.
The top trim takes all the above to a new level by adding high-end Lexicon Discrete Logic 7 surround sound system with 14 speakers, premium leather upholstery, genuine matte wood trim, 16-way power adjustable front seats, HID headlights with auto-leveling, high-beam assist, LED fog lights, a rear-view camera, front and rear parking sensors, automatic emergency braking, blind spot detection with rear cross traffic alert and lane change assist, lane departure warning system with lane keep assist, a 7.0-inch instrument cluster TFT LCD display, manual rear side window sunshades, a power rear sunshade, memory functionality for power driver’s seat and outside mirrors and steering column, adaptive cruise control and 19-inch alloy wheels.
All models come with dual front, front side, rear side and full-length side curtain airbags in addition to a driver’s knee airbag and traction and stability control systems. Optional equipment includes an automatic emergency braking system, blind spot warning system with a rear cross traffic alert, lane departure warning system and an emergency steering support mode that automatically changes the setting of suspension and electronic stability control in the direction suitable for emergency steering, to help avoid frontal crash situations.
|Engine||V6 3.8L RWD|
|No. Of Gears||8A|
|Front Brakes||Disc (ABS)|
|Rear Brakes||Disc (ABS)|
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