We’re only a few weeks away from the world debut of the all-new 2020 Genesis G80 executive sedan that is scheduled for September in South Korea.
We’ve already seen G80 prototypes during testing, but the latest round of spy shots provides us with the clearest idea yet of the new exec sedan’s design.
Spotted undergoing dynamic testing on the Nürburgring Nordschleife, the 2020 G80 reveals more details, like the lower front grille that sports a similar mesh design to the main grille and the production exhausts which adopt a pentagonal shape.
The photos also provide the best look yet at the quad headlights and taillights with two horizontal units on each side inspired by the GV80 SUV concept. Overall, the 2020 G80 looks elegant and dynamic at the same time, which is something you want when your competitors are staples of this segment like the Audi A6, BMW 5 Series, Lexus GS and Mercedes-Benz E-Class.
Unfortunately, the interior continues to remain a closely guarded secret, although it’s likely to feature design cues from the GV80 Concept as well.
Under the hood, the 2020 G80 will no longer feature the 5.0-liter V8 which on the current G80 Sport delivers 420 HP (313 kW / 426 PS) and 383 lb-ft (519 Nm) of torque. Instead, it will likely feature a 365 HP 3.3-liter twin-turbo V6 as its range-topping option.
An entry-level 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder unit and a hybrid version cannot be ruled out, given the current focus on cutting emissions and fuel consumption, though nothing is official just yet. Following the launch in its homeland, the 2020 G80 should arrive in U.S. dealerships in late 2019 or early 2020.