2021 Genesis G80 Turbo-powered Luxury Sedan

The top model features a 3.5-liter turbo V6 engine giving you a substantial 375 hp and 391 lb-ft of torque.

Taken from CNet … The 2021 Genesis G80 is here, and boy, is it a looker. That’s not a total shock, of course — Genesis gave us a preview of its new sedan earlier this month. Now, though, the official details are all here and it sounds like there’s a lot of substance to back up this style.

Making its debut on Sunday, the 2021 Genesis G80 will arrive in the US in the second half of 2020. It shares a lot of its underpinnings with the recently revealed GV80 SUV, including its turbocharged engines. US customers will be able to choose from a 2.5-liter turbo I4 with 300 horsepower and 311 pound-feet of torque, or a 3.5-liter turbo V6 with a much more substantial 375 hp and 391 lb-ft. The G80 will also be available with a 210-hp turbodiesel I4, but this engine won’t be coming to the States.

The G80 will be available with either rear- or all-wheel drive, and a host of driver-assistance systems are included as standard equipment. Adaptive cruise control comes on every G80, featuring tech that learns your driving style and adjusts its behavior accordingly. Forward-collision warning and blind-spot assist are also included, as is Genesis’ Highway Driving Assistant, which bundles the adaptive cruise control with lane-keeping assist and lane-change tech to make your long-distance commutes much easier. I used the Highway Driving Assistant on the Hyundai Palisade and Kia Telluride SUVs, and it’s a real treat.

On the tech front, the G80 comes with a 12.3-inch digital gauge cluster, with a 14.5-inch infotainment system perched atop the dash. The multimedia tech supports over-the-air updates and has Apple CarPlay and Android Auto built in. Drivers can control this via the knurled dial on the center console, with a pad in the middle that supports handwriting recognition.

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