2019 Genesis G80 Gains 3.8 Sport Package And Upgraded Tech

Genesis announced a series of small changes for the 2019 G80, which include the introduction of a new Sport Package for the 3.8-liter version as well as an upgraded infotainment system.

The new 2019 Genesis G80 3.8 Sport Package is now sharing some of the design cues of the 3.3T model, including copper accents on the center wheel cap surrounds, more aggressive front and rear bumpers and side sills, dark chrome detailing on the grille and window trim, as well as dual exhaust tips.

The exterior revisions are completed by a set of 19-inch alloy wheels wrapped in all-season tires.

The interior of the 2019 Genesis G80 3.8 Sport Package gets a set of sport pedals and a sport steering wheel. The highlight however is the upgraded 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto offered across the range. Genesis also offers a bigger, 9.2-inch system as an option.

The 2019 Genesis G80 range continues to offer three engine options: the base 3.8-liter V6, the twin-turbo 3.3-liter V6 and the range-topping 5.0-liter V8. The new 3.8-liter Sport Package is offered with rear- and all-wheel drive, and all models come fitted with an eight-speed automatic transmission.

As you would expect from an executive sedan in this class, the list of safety systems is quite long, with the 2019 G80 offering the following as standard: Automatic Emergency Braking with Pedestrian Detection, Blind Spot Detection with Rear Cross-traffic Alert, Lane Keep Assist, Lane Departure Warning, Smart Cruise Control with Stop/Start and more.

Pricing for the 2019 Genesis G80 in the base 3.8L version starts from $42,050 (excluding destination charges).

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Genesis G80 3.3T Sport pictured

  • Jason Panamera

    Falling sales of g80 won’t be saved by that.

    • HaltestelleLuitpolthafen

      Everyone is being slaughtered on the premium spectrum when it comes to sedans. All people want are CUVs now.


    • MarketAndChurch

      Sad, but true. Genesis doesn’t have the mindshare that the German 3 have and there’s nothing they can do to change that.

    • Teflon Don Colombo✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

      Sedans sales are all declining in spite of SUVs booming.

  • Craig

    A incredibly nice looking car. Only FOOLS looking for a high end car would not seriously consider a Genesis.

  • U8INIT

    I think this design has aged pretty well IMO…

  • Reader 10,000

    I have a 2015 Hyundai-branded Genesis sedan. This new one looks really sharp in comparison. My only complaint is minor and would be that the infotainment system looks the same as mine and the software is feeling a bit dated. The maps (and interface) are blah to look at with muted colors and a parchment background. The navigation in our CRV Touring looks much better.

    • Teflon Don Colombo✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

      The Genesis G80 looks like a fancy and bigger Kia Optima technology-wise.

  • Bo Hanan

    That front end is horrible.

    • Teflon Don Colombo✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

      No, it isn’t.

  • MarketAndChurch

    From the spy pics, I thought it was going to look more like some of Genesis other concepts.

  • Teflon Don Colombo✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

    Well, there are several automakers who sell luxury vehicles at their mainstream franchise dealerships: Cadillac Escalades are being sold at Chevrolet Dealers; Lincoln Navigators are being sold at Ford dealerships. Acuras MDXs are being sold at Honda dealerships.

    • ksegg

      Yes but that entirely ruins the whole experience.

      eye.surgeon’s analogy about the Armani suit at Wally World is spot on.

  • Bash

    What a nice looking car!

  • MorrisGray

    Where can you buy one in GA, TN or AL?

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