Genesis showcases all-new 2018 G80 Sport trim at North American International Auto Show
- New 3.3T Sport trim delivers dynamic performance, aggressive styling and ultimate comfort and convenience with class-leading features
- Three powerful engine options: 5.0-litre V8,3.8-litre V6 and all-new 3.3-litre twin-turbocharged V6
- Enhanced safety features provide segment-leading standardised safety technology for the U.S. market
9th January 2017 – For the U.S. 2018 model year, Genesis adds an exciting Sport trim to its already popular G80 model, featuring a powerful new 3.3-litre turbocharged V6 engine plus unique sport performance upgrades. The recently debuted 2018 Genesis G80 Sport will be on display at the 2017 Detroit Auto Show, along with 2017 Genesis G90 flagship sedan, which is currently a North American Car of the Year finalist. The 2018 Genesis G80 is scheduled to arrive this Spring in the U.S., and the 2017 Genesis G90 is available now at Genesis retailers.
The 2018 Genesis G80 3.3T Sport asserts its presence with a striking exterior and distinctive copper styling elements to visually differentiate it from the rest of the enhanced 2018 Genesis G80 model line-up. Unique 19-inch wheels, genuine carbon fibre interior trim, leather sport seats and steering wheel are just some of the exclusive design and performance features that highlight the G80 Sport.
Underneath its attractive exterior, the Sport’s 3.3-litre direct-injected, twin-turbocharged V6 engine boasts 272kW, and is paired with a sport-tuned eight-speed automatic transmission. Supported by an upgraded suspension system, this robust new powertrain delivers superior driving dynamics, improved ride compliance and sport agility. The option of either rear-wheel or all-wheel drive is available to manage varying weather and road conditions.
For the U.S. market the Sport 3.3T comes standard with the latest technology and advanced safety features, realising Genesis’ commitment to driver and passenger protection. Driver aids such as Automatic Emergency Braking (AEB) with Pedestrian Detection, Driver Attention Alert and a multi-view camera provide driving convenience and safety. Furthermore, all Genesis vehicles offer Genesis Connected Services to bring seamless connectivity directly into the car with technology like Destination Search powered by Google®, Car Finder, Enhanced Roadside Assistance, and Stolen Vehicle Recovery. With a three year complimentary subscription, Genesis Connected Services further enhances driver and passenger safety with SOS Emergency & Automatic Collision Notification (ACN) to provide peace of mind.
Additional details, including full specifications and pricing, will be available closer to the North American on-sale date.