If you always liked Genesis but you felt that their models could use some spice, then the G80 Sport is definitely good news.
After revealing the new G80 Sport in Korea this summer, Genesis brought it on US soil for its LA debut.
Under the bonnet lies a twin-turbo 3.3-litre V6 petrol which offers 365hp at 6,000 rpm and peak torque of 376 lb-ft between 1,300 and 4,500 rpm. The eight-speed automatic gearbox is the same unit found in the rest of the G80 range, with Genesis saying that it’s been calibrated for a more sporty driving experience.
A new suspension with continuous damping control, a set of bigger rear brakes, a quad exhaust setup and unique 19-in alloy wheels are the main updates Genesis made to the G80 Sport.
The premium arm of Hyundai has also fiddled with the exterior, adding dark satin trimmings on the bodywork, a dark chrome front grille, sport rocker moldings and unique lower front and rear fascia designs. Genesis has also added two, exclusive to the Sport color options; the Polar Ice and the Sevilla Red.
Inside there’s a thicker steering wheel, sports seats with contrast stitching dressed in black or grey leather, a black microfiber suede headliner, a genuine carbon-fiber trim and of course a set of sport pedals.
Genesis took the chance with the new G80 Sport to refresh the infotainment systems across the whole 2018MY range, adding among others Android Auto, Apple Car Play and wireless charging.
The new 2018 Genesis G80 Sport will hit the market in the spring of 2017 and just like the 3.8 and 5.0 models, will be offered in RWD and AWD versions.