The next-gen Genesis G80 mid-size luxury sedan should look hugely different and usher in a new period of style for Genesis when it’s formally revealed. But up until Hyundai’s budding luxury brand peels back the wrapper on the camouflaged test car in these photos, we can only take a look at the significant exterior modifications.
The upcoming G80, which we expect to see uncloaked next month, plainly draws inspiration from the Genesis GV80 SUV idea. (The production version of that mid-size SUV need to debut quickly, based upon these spy pictures.) The sedan boasts the very same stacked and slotted headlights and taillights worn by the SUV, and it likewise bears a similarly majestic grille style. The disguised G80 has great deals of existence and might easily be puzzled for a future Bentley or Rolls-Royce if we didn’t understand better.
2021 Genesis G80 Sedan Design
The new Genesis sedan seems lower and larger than the current version. It sports a sleeker roofline with a more steeply raked A-pillar upfront and a fatter C-pillar outback, which now efficiently tapers into the decklid. Evaluating by the trunk lines and set rear window, the G80 will stay a traditional sedan and won’t change into a four-door hatchback à la the Porsche Panamera.
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The outbound G80 has a rigid shape with strong character lines stamped into its bodywork, but its replacement aims to scale back on the creased surface areas. Rather, its face extends out larger and now hones to a point. The next G80 also has broader shoulders that waterfall into curved side appearing. A set of black markings on the covered front fenders mean air vents, and the car’s twin exhaust tips are a notable change from the old quad-tip setup.
2021 Genesis G80 Sedan Engine
While these spy pictures don’t supply any information about the G80’s performance or powertrain, we understand there will be changes under the hood. Genesis has already stated that it will not use a V-8 engine on the next-gen model. The comparable range-topping engine will be a turbocharged V-6. The 420-hp 5.0-liter V-8 that’s presently offered on the G80 and the Genesis G90 sedan will become put out to pasture.