It appears the wait is almost over for those wanting to get their hands on the updated Genesis G80.
Hyundai’s luxury brand has suffered significant delays in the launch of its range, but customers can finally circle a month in their diary.
Set to arrive locally this June, Genesis’ large sedan, the G80 will be available in two spec levels, priced from $68,900 plus on-road costs.
Beginning the range is the G80 3.8, equipped with adaptive sports suspension, which Genesis says has been fine-tuned in Australia, nine airbag and a full suite of safety including blind spot monitoring, high beam assist, adaptive cruise control, rear cross traffic alert and more.
Also standard on the entry-grade model 3.8 is 9.2-inch infotainment unit, 17-speaker sound system, wireless smartphone charging, LED headlights, surround view monitor and memory functions for drivers seat and steering column. A panoramic sunroof can also be had for an extra $3000.
The range-topping 3.8 Ultimate adds 19-inch alloy wheels, a leather-appointed interior, heated and cooled front seats, heated steering wheel, a panoramic sunroof and powered soft-close doors.
Other luxury features like a ‘credit card key’, heads-up display and powered rear seats are also standard.
A ‘Sport Design’ package is available for both trim levels, and will add $4000 to the price. For the extra money, you get an array of darkened exterior trim bits, Bi-Xenon headlights and dual exhaust chrome tips. The adaptive dampers standard in both variants also incorporate Dynamic Stability Damping Control (DSDC) and Electronic Control Suspension (ECS) which Genesis says has the ability to intelligently adjust compressions and rebound forces up to 100 times per second.
Exclusively fitted with an eight-speed automatic transmission, both models use a 3.8-litre V6 petrol engine, producing 232kW of power and 397Nm of torque, sent to the rear wheels. And four driving modes are available: Normal, Eco, Sport and Snow.