2020 Genesis G80 Launch Allegedly Pushed Back Again, Now Set For Early Next Year

The launch of the 2020 Genesis G80 has been pushed back from September to early next year, according to a new report by The Korean Car Blog.

Just last month we were told that the new G80 would premiere this month in South Korea, after its launch was first pushed back from April this year. In fact, Genesis boss Manfred Fitzgerald told Car and Driver not too long ago that the G80 would indeed be unveiled in September.

However, a source that wishes to remain anonymous says that is no longer the case, suggesting that there could be some kind of delay related to the 2.5-liter Turbo Theta III and 3.5-liter Turbo Lambda III engines the G80 is set to use in select markets.

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Regardless of when we finally get to see the new-age G80, we already have a pretty good idea of what to expect. Most significantly, it will adopt a new look inspired by the G90, including an intriguing, triangular-shaped front grille and split head- and taillights.

Our spy photographers haven’t been able to snap images of the G80’s interior, but if the South Korean carmaker wants to establish the premium sedan as a rival to cars like the Lexus GS, Audi A6, BMW 5-Series, and Mercedes-Benz E-Class, it had better make it feel much more upmarket and modern than the outgoing version.

While the new G80 may get the aforementioned 2.5- and 3.5-liter engines in some markets, we understand that in the U.S. it will likely be sold with an entry-level 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder and a 3.3-liter twin-turbo V6 range-topper.

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  • Matteo Tommasi

    Keep that ugly face out of the road.


      Your face? 😂😂

  • kan hu

    This is old news from May 2019

  • WalthamDan

    G80 delayed? Tens of people will be saddened by this news.

    • MayTheBestCarWin05

      😂😂😂😂 Savage.

    • donald seymour

      Yeah and that’s me! I’m freaking pissed off.

    • Biggus Dickus

      Tens? More like ones.

    • bd0007

      Actually, a good # of prospective buyers have been waiting on this (and the GV80); for most of its existence, the Genesis/G80 has been the 3rd best seller within its segment.

  • charlotteharry57

    The G90 has such an ugly face that it’s not a huge loss that another one will be off the roads for a while longer. The 2.5L non-turbo going into the new Sonata has some pretty complicated tech and I wouldn’t be shocked if that gets delayed as well. I certainly wouldn’t buy one for the first year or two.


      no one cares. Next

    • Mike anonymous

      G90 is a facelifted vehicle. Genesis does not have any vehicles in production that feature their new design direction that was announced/released a 2-3-years ago.

  • Aura

    My anticipation for this vehicle is unparalleled. Been following forums and articles since last year August. Sucks waiting, however I’d rather them fix and refine than release unfinished.

    • donald seymour

      You and me both buddy, you and me both.

    • SteersUright

      I love your enthusiasm!

  • SteersUright

    Hyundai’s are getting better in every way except design. The new grille is bold but just isnt very pretty. None of their cars can yet be called gorgeous. Anyhow, good on Hyundai for not releasing a car that isnt yet perfect. Leave the unreliability thing to the Germans, Brits, and Chinese.


      And Americans cars TOO!!!

      • SteersUright

        lol, yes, I think everyone knows all American cars have going for them is a soft ride, usually a bit more roomy, and almost always way cheaper. Other than that, they remain the garbage appliances they always have been since the 1970’s.

  • Nkululeko Mthombeni

    Oh no man, saw this on the Korean Auto blog site. I was hoping this will change by just simply launching the damn thing, how long must we wait?. the Hyundai / Kia group is dropping the ball now… please launch something to ease the curiosity already, launch the Optima, Sorento or something to keep us off the edge for just a little longer.

  • Navigator Navy✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ🍑

    Hyundai should push back the G80 for another 20 years how hideous it is. Morons were cheering for I think Lamborghini or Ferrari designer to become the new head designer for Hyundai/KIA and he has destroyed the Genesis brand in designs. Come back Peter Schreyer!

    • baofe

      You have not seen this car. It’s not out. There are no official picture of this car that has been released. Stop forming opinions on something you haven’t seen yet.

      • bd0007

        Don’t mind him – NN just likes to bash Genesis since he sees it as a threat to Lincoln.


      Man, go back driving your unreliable Lincoln to your local dumpster

    • bd0007

      Eh, based on the spy shots and modeling/rendering, the new G80 looks pretty good.

      Now, the face-lifted G90, otoh, went a bit overboard w/ its grille, but sales are up (so enough people seem to like it).

      • Navigator Navy✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ🍑

        It is not on sale in the U.S.

  • Althea Later

    OMG the Hyundai G80 is delayed….. I’m sure so many people are disappointed. Because the G80 is going to be so different than the G79 and G78.

    • Bige Lee

      I’m pretty excited actually. You should be excited too as there will be another car you can come here and tell us how much of a hater you are.

  • TheToadPrince.$€$

    these guys just love copying the germans dont they?

    • bd0007

      Where’s the “copying” of the Germans?

      And btw, Hyundai was doing a hexagonal shaped grille before Audi and stretched headlights before Mercedes.

      • Merc1

        Are you delusional? The Koreans have been copying the Germans for years.


  • Bash

    They don’t seem to expedite their SUV either. What is going on with these guys?

    • bd0007

      The GV80 is still supposedly on track to launch later this year in Korea.

      But if the delay for the G80 is due to the new engines, that’ll mean that the GV80 will only launch a diesel engine (which won’t be for the NA market).

  • bd0007

    Kinda old news – there have been rumblings about this for a couple of months.

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