With a debut set for September, today we want to share with you a new set of undisguised pictures of the interior of Genesis G80 sedan.
Inside you will find a new details that will be premiered on the Genesis Brand, like a Gear Selector that now is a circle and probably will emerge at the time of start (like on the GV80 SUV). We have seen this solution on Jaguar and Land Rover models as well as on Ford’s.
Also the steering wheel looks totally different compared to other Genesis models current on sale, and has a weird design. The infotainment system appears on top of the dashboard with a widescreen tablet-type system.
Third generation Genesis G80 is scheduled to be released at the New York Autoshow in a few weeks.
The new G80 will premiere the next-generation design philosophy of Genesis, which was introduced on the Essentia concept and also with GV80 SUV concept car. The new G80 will feature a slim body design inspired by the coupe with a fully separated quad LED healights system, a pentagonal crest front grille, a low, long side profile line and a sporty rear view design.
The big improvement will come in the powertrain side, while the Hyundai Motor Group will give it all with the introduction of two new engine families. First will be the 2.5-liter and 4-cylinder Theta III engine offered with Twin-Turbo system and with a final output of 300 hp. The 3.3-liter gasoline twin-turbo engine in the high-performance G80 Sport is expected to be change for a new 3.5-liter Lambda III engine delivering up to 400 horsepower.
There are also speculations that the 2.2-liter diesel engine will be replaced by a new 3.0-liter V6 diesel engine. In addition to the internal combustion engine, the new G80 is also expected to include some electric powertrain. Some consumers are waiting for the launch of a pure electric car from Genesis, but it is unlikely due to we have not see yet any Hyundai Motor’s electric car bigger than small- or mid-sized vehicles. Models equipped with 48V mild hybrid system are more likely to be added to the line-up than pure electric cars.
Photo source: Kurdistan Automotive Blog