Genesis, which just recently showed their 2018 G80 Sport on the North American International Auto Show, announced that the pricing for it would start at $55,250 in the US.
As you could see on the aforementioned auto show, the G80 Sport now boasts with a lot more aggressive front bumper, a dark chrome grille, and a rear diffuser that is hosting a four-tailpipe exhaust system on its sides. For the extra sportiness designers also fitted sportier side skirts, black mirror caps, and 19-inch alloy wheels with a dark chrome finish. This sort of styling is continued through the cabin with leather sport seats, carbon fiber trim, and a black microfiber suede headliner, with bonus such as alloy pedals and a sport steering wheel with contrast stitching.
The 2018 Genesis G80 Sport draws its power from a new turbocharged 3.3 L V6 engine that is capable of producing 365 HP (370 PS) and 376 lb-ft (509 Nm) of torque. In order to deliver all this power to the G80 Sport’s wheels, the engine is connected to a sport-tuned eight-speed automatic transmission which can also be paired with an all-wheel drive system that is optional, and that will cost you an additional $2,500.
Besides the price announcement for the G80 Sport, Genesis representatives also stated that their regular model will also host a number of tweaks as far as styling goes. As a highlight, they announced the modified bumpers, a revised grille, and restyled 18-inch alloy wheels that will complete the outside look nicely. They also said that this is not all and that the biggest changes will affect the cabin, meaning that, besides the already updated analog clock, rear-view mirror, and front console tray, buyers will get new speaker grille covers, an additional USB charging port, and an upgraded Lexicon audio system.
As far as technology is considered the company decided to fit the newly optional wireless smartphone charger and an improved infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay compatibility, and at the end, you will have at your disposal several new standard safety features and a new analog fuel gauge which will replace the old digital one.