The prototype Executive sedan Genesis G80 caught at the Nurburgring

The prototype Executive sedan Genesis G80 caught at the Nurburgring


On the race track, the nürburgring was seen a prototype of the new generation of the midsize sedan Genesis G80. It is expected that the car will be a worthy German competitor BMW 5 Series and Audi A6.

The next generation Genesis G80 was not long ago noticed by foreign journalists on the race track nürburgring. Given the powerful roar of the engine – as expected we are talking about a Twin-Turbo V6, as well as some similarities with the older model G90, the South Korean novelty can be a very worthy competitor to the German classmates BMW 5 Series and Audi A6, as well as a Japanese Executive sedan Lexus GS.

The first generation Genesis mid-size G80 was based on the Hyundai Genesis and that car began the history of the prestigious units of the Genesis that created the Hyundai company. When Genesis became its own brand in 2015, G80 was part of the original composition with a number of trim levels. G80 was available with a base 3.8-liter V6, 5.0-liter V8 or a 3.3-liter V6 with twin turbo. Over time the powerful V8 engine was gradually replaced by engines with fewer cylinders but turbocharged.


Since we are looking at a prototype of the next-generation sedan G80, we expect to see more power and luxury, which will be combined with updated exterior, which as we said above will be somewhat resemble the design of his older brother – model G90.

Besides the obvious changes, it is important to note that Genesis is a fast-growing brand, and each new model continues to show how the brand can be interesting to the end customer. For example, the new G70 is constantly praised for elegant chassis and superb driving performance.

It is worth noting that the popular South Korean Sportback KIA Stinger, being very close from a technical point of view on Genesis G80, obtained in particular and some variants of engines, which is equipped with a G80. Subsequently, a lot of units and aggregates of Genesis G80 was upgraded in order to be more productive – which is why KIA Stinger came out really good. Is the information that the new generation of the midsize sedan will get a more sporting character than ever before.

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