This September, the 2017 Genesis G80 will officially launch Hyundai’s luxury brand in North America. The new model replaces the previous Hyundai Genesis sedan and is priced from $42,350, including a $950 destination charge.
Higher Price, More Standard Amenities
The 2017 G80 will start at $2,650 more than the 2016 Genesis sedan, which is a 6.8-percent price increase over the previous model. Even so, the Genesis G80 provides an improved list of standard content, including a host of safety features previously offered as part of a $3,500 Tech package (which was only attainable after selecting a $3,900 Signature package on the 2016 Genesis).
The new standard features include adaptive cruise control, blind spot detection with rear cross-traffic alert, lane departure warning, lane keeping assist, high beam assist and automatic emergency braking.
Additional Trims and Available Packages
In addition to the base model, Genesis is also offering the G80 3.8 AWD (all-wheel drive), which is priced from $44,850. A V8-powered G80 5.0 is also available and priced from $55,500. Both prices include destination charges.
Opting for the all-wheel drive G80 adds standard features that include headlamp washers, a heated steering wheel and heated rear seats.
Two packages are offered on 3.8 editions. The Premium package ($4,750) brings in LED fog lights, a panoramic sunroof, a 14-speaker Lexicon audio system, a 7-inch color multi-information display in the instrument panel, ventilated front seats, a power rear sunshade and manual rear side window shades.
The Ultimate package ($4,200) can be had after choosing the Premium package. This amenity group brings in upgraded leather seating surfaces, a power driver’s seat extender, wood and aluminum trim, a head-up display, a power trunk lid and a 17-speaker Lexicon audio system.
The Genesis G80 5.0 includes all the amenities found in a fully loaded G80 3.8. It also brings in 19-inch alloy wheels, quad exhaust tips and illuminated door sill plates.
All models are equipped with heated front seats and dual-zone climate control. Standard technology features include Android Auto and Apple CarPlay integration, as well as a rearview camera, Bluetooth connectivity, navigation, rain-sensing windshield wipers and a hands-free smart trunk, which opens automatically if you stand behind the vehicle with the key fob for at least three seconds.
Powering both 3.8 models is a 3.8-liter V6 making 311 horsepower and 293 pound-feet of torque. The G80 5.0 is powered by a 5.0-liter V8 engine that generates 420 horsepower and 383 pound-feet of torque. Regardless of engine choice, an eight-speed automatic transmission is standard.
Genesis G80 Service Plans and Warranties
To get the Genesis brand off on a solid footing in a highly competitive market, Hyundai includes features such as Genesis Connected Services as standard across the brand line.
The connectivity features tie in directly with the sedan’s technology and include remote start with climate control, remote door lock and unlock, car finder and stolen vehicle recovery. Also included is Google-backed destination search and enhanced roadside assistance.
When it comes to caring for your 2017 Genesis G80, you’ll find a list of comprehensive customer benefits, including complimentary scheduled maintenance for three years or 36,000 miles. During that timeframe, G80 owners may avail themselves of valet service whereby Genesis dealers will retrieve your car for service and return it to you. If you need transportation while your sedan is being serviced, you’ll be provided with a complimentary loaner vehicle.
Other features giving Genesis a competitive edge include three years of complimentary SiriusXM Travel Link and three years of roadside assistance and concierge services.
As with the current 2016 Genesis, the G80 will include a 10-year/100,000-mile powertrain warranty.
The Midsize Luxury Sedan Segment
The Genesis G80 competes against midsize luxury models like the Audi A6, BMW 5 Series, Cadillac CTS, Lexus GS and Mercedes-Benz E-Class. Shoppers might also look at the Acura RLX, Chrysler 300 and Jaguar XF when shopping this segment.
Following the G80’s arrival, the flagship Genesis G90 will debut. The G90 serves as the replacement for the current Hyundai Equus.