13 Sep 2018 Genesis G80 – A Midsize Luxury Sedan with V8 Engine and Advanced Technologies
The 2018 Genesis G80 is a midsize luxury sedan that has been engineered to deliver a remarkable driving experience, regardless of terrain or driving conditions. It comes with two high-performance engine options that are capable of delivering a thrilling performance.
The all-new Genesis G80 has been designed to impress and leave a lasting impression wherever it is driven. The vehicle has an eye-catching exterior with flowing lines and sharp curves while the interior has been laced with luxuries and advanced technologies for an incredible in-cabin experience. The 2018 Genesis G80 has been fitted with a number of latest safety features and advanced driver-assistance systems to make driver and occupants feel more confident.
Here is a review of the 2018 Genesis G80 available in the UAE with a closer look at its exterior, interior, technologies, performance attributes, safety features and a lot more.
Design of the 2018 Genesis G80
The designers at Genesis have made an effort to achieve perfection in the design of the all-new G80. The aerodynamic exterior of the vehicle is simply a sight to behold with flowing lines, sharp edge and a commanding stance. The interior, on the other hand, takes luxury and convenience to an entirely new level with a wide variety of modern-day technologies and features.
The exterior of the 2018 Genesis G80 has flowing lines and sharp curves that make it look aggressive from front to rear. The front fascia of the vehicle has been dominated by a signature Crest Grille that sets the statement for a commanding exterior. It has air intakes on the lower side of the front bumper to enable a smooth flow of air to the rear.
The 2018 Genesis G80 has been fitted with 3-dimensional Bi-function projector headlamps with LED positioning lamps to effectively illuminate the road and its surroundings for the driver. It comes with LED Daytime Running Lights that improve the visibility of the vehicle for the commuters. It has LED fog lamps and LED rear combination lamps for an impressive presence on the road.
It has rear air spoiler and dual muffler exhaust tailpipes that add to its sporty appeal. The 2018 Genesis G80 comes with 17-inch alloy wheels, however, 18-inch alloy wheels and 19-inch alloy wheels are also available as option.
The interior of the all-new Genesis G80 has been designed around the comfort of the occupants. It has open-pore real wood veneers in the cabin that add to its luxurious appeal. The sedan has a spacious cabin that offers generous headroom and legroom to rear passengers for maximum comfort.
The 2018 Genesis G80 has Nappa leather upholstered seats in the cabin to provide seating for up to 5 occupants. The front of the cabin has power adjustable seats with heating and cooling function. It has 60:40 foldable rear seats that can be folded down to increase the cargo space of the vehicle whenever required.
It has a multi-spoke leather-wrapped steering wheel in the cabin for enhanced convenience of the driver. Behind the steering wheel, there is a Supervision Cluster with 4.2-inch TFT screen to relay important information to the driver. The all-new Genesis has a Dual-zone Automatic Climate Control System in the cabin to provide a comfortable commuting experience at all times.
As for the interior features, the 2018 Genesis G80 has been fitted with advanced technologies to make every ride enjoyable. The standout in-cabin technologies include 8.0-inch touchscreen with Navigation System, Bluetooth, USB Port, Power Door System, 7-speakers Sound System, Driving Mode Control, Audio Remote Control and more.
The optional interior features include Rear Seats Entertainment System with 9.0-inch Monitors, Lexicon Sound System with 14-speakers or 17-speakers, 9.2-inch Touchscreen, 7.0-inch TFT Supervision Cluster, IMS Memory Seat, Wireless Charging, Around View Monitor, Electronic Suspension Control and much more.
Performance Attributes of the 2018 Genesis G80
The all-new Genesis G80 has been engineered to deliver an exceptional performance, regardless of the driving conditions. It is a rear-wheel drive sedan and comes with two powerful engine options that have been paired with an 8-speed automatic transmission.
Built on an all-new platform, it has an Advanced High Strength Steel body that is more rigid than its predecessors. The 2018 Genesis G80 has high-performance dampers that automatically adjust the suspension of the vehicle for maximum stability at higher speeds.
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The first engine option available is a 3.8-litre V6 engine that is capable of producing 304 horsepower and 390Nm of torque. With this engine, the vehicle has a top speed of 240 Km/h and can go from 0 to 100 Km/h in just 6.5 seconds.
The second engine option available is a 5.0-litre V8 engine that produces 407 horsepower and 520Nm of torque. With this engine, the 2018 Genesis G80 has a top speed of 240 Km/h and can go from 0 to 100 Km/h in just 5.4 seconds.
The 2018 Genesis G80 is a luxury midsize sedan that has been fitted with the latest safety features to make every ride safe for the occupants. It comes with many advanced driver assistance systems to ensure that the driver stays in complete control of the vehicle in any driving conditions.
Some of the standard safety features of the 2018 Genesis G80 are:
- Advanced 9 Air Bags System
- Anti-lock Brake System
- Electronic Brake Force Distribution
- Electronic Stability Control
- Brake Assist
- Hill-Start Assist Control
- Auto Cruise Control
- Vehicle Immobilizer System
- Central Door Lock
- Tire Pressure Monitoring System
- ISO FIX
- Vehicle Stability Management
The optional safety features of the 2018 Genesis G80 are:
- Head Up Display
- Autonomous Emergency Braking
- Adaptive Front Lighting System
- Blind Spot Detection
- Parking Assist System
- Electronic Parking Brake
- Lane Departure Warning System
Price and Availability in the UAE
The 2018 Genesis G80 has been launched in the UAE with two high-performance engine options and many advanced technologies. The starting price of the 2018 Genesis G80 is AED 148,000 that can go as high as AED 210,000 with the optional features and selected engine option.