Is Genesis Testing A G80 Hybrid?

A mysterious Genesis G80 prototype has been caught testing by our spy photographers but it’s difficult to know for sure what we’re looking at.

For the most part, the sedan looks largely identical to the G80 currently on the market, sans the camouflage wrap. That being said, our man behind the lens notes some small changes at the front, including a custom bonnet and a bumper that appears to have been manhandled into position.

With this in mind, it is entirely possible that we’re looking at a prototype fitted with a new powertrain, potentially a hybrid unit where modifications have been made to the bonnet and front axle.

Alternatively, there is a chance that Genesis has already started work on a G80 for the European market ahead of the brand’s launch in the Old Continent in 2020. If this were the case, work is probably also underway on a G80 for China.

Whatever the case may be, it is obvious that the South Korean automaker will keep the G80 in its range for quite some time.

In recent months, the G80 has been overshadowed by the smaller and more affordable Genesis G70, the brand’s sibling to the Kia Stinger. Like the Kia, it is powered by a 3.3-liter twin-turbo V6 with 365 hp in range-topping specification.

Picture credits to: S. Baldauf / SB-Medien for Carscoops

more photos...
  • FLYER

    That’s new 4 cylinder 2.2D Diesel model. which is unveiled in Korea few weeks back.

  • TrevP

    I like Genesis. I think they look great

  • Bash

    What a lousy camo!

  • robotlogic

    Why would they use black shoe polish on their luxury branded car instead of the proper paisley camouflage wrap?

    • :/ Yurr

      Lol

Mazda Has No Immediate Plans To Bring Its Skyactiv-X Engine To America

While Mazda isn’t bring the Skyactiv-X engine to America anytime soon, the Mazda3 will get a new Skyactiv-G four-cylinder.

For €60k, A Polish Company Will Build You A Classic Defender From Scratch

Land Serwis is one of four Defender chassis builder in the world, and the only one outside the UK.

CLR G770 Is A Luma Design-Tuned, 641 HP Mercedes-AMG G63

With an ECU remap, the German tuner extracts 64 HP and 100 Nm more from the SUV’s twin-turbo V8.

Enterprise To Launch Its Own Subscription Service, Will Provide Access To 20+ Vehicles

Car subscription services could be going mainstream thanks to rental car giant Enterprise.

VW ID.R Unveiled With Optimized Aerodynamics For Nurburgring Record Attempt

The latest ID.R has two electric motors which produce 671 hp and 479 lb-ft of torque.

Mitsubishi Introduces Pajero Final Edition In Japan, Marks The End Of A 37 Year Run

While the Pajero is being dropped in Japan, the model will continue to be sold in overseas markets “for now”.

Waymo Picks Detroit Facility To Build Its Autonomous Cars From Mid-2019

Waymo will have the world’s first fully dedicated factory for autonomous vehicle production.

Tesla Shows Its All-Electric Semi Delivering Cars To Customers

Tesla’s electric truck has a range of up to 600 miles and will probably enter production in 2020.

G-Power’s BMW M2 Competition Is A Beast: 670 HP, 205 Mph, 0-62 Mph In 3.2 Sec,

Forget about the M4, as this tuned M2 Competition now has supercar power.

Ford’s Self-Braking Trolley Is No Joke, Although We’re Still Laughing

Ford is looking to help parents whose kids like to play with supermarket trolleys.