Australian News - April 4, 2019

The New Genesis G80 Sedan

The new Genesis G80 will give Australia its first taste of the luxurious Genesis brand when it arrives in June.

Through exceptional quality, polished performance and the application of advanced technology, cloaked in athletic and elegant design, the Genesis G80 sedan represents luxury, redefined.

The new Genesis G80 is offered in two model grades, with the option of Sport Design styling.

Genesis G80: Model Range

The $68,900 G80 3.8 opens the range, featuring Genesis Adaptive Control Suspension (GACS) with Australian tuning, nine airbags and the Genesis Active Safety Control suite.

Standard interior features include; 9.2-inch HD multimedia system with satellite navigation, 17-speaker Lexicon by HARMAN premium audio, wireless (Qi standard) smartphone charging, LED headlights, Surround View Monitor, Memory driver’s seat/power steering column adjustment and Genesis Connected Services.

The $88,900 3.8 Ultimate introduces heightened luxury and additional features, including 19-inch alloy wheels, Nappa leather-appointed interior, heated/ventilated front and outboard rear seats, heated steering wheel, panorama glass sunroof, powered soft-close doors, head-up display, power rear seats, suede headlining/pillars, Smart Key Card (credit card type key) and 7.0-inch colour TFT-LCD instrument cluster display.

For customers after a more dynamic look, the Sport Design package ($4,000) features interior and exterior styling enhancements to the give the G80 a more athletic aesthetic.

Also available for the G80 is an optional Panorama Sunroof ($3,000) – standard on the Ultimate variant.

“The dynamic and luxurious new G80 sedan is a fitting flagship for the introduction of the Genesis brand to Australia,” JW Lee CEO Genesis Motors Australia said. “The new Genesis G80 ushers in a uniquely stylish and sophisticated proposition in the large luxury segment.”

Genesis G80: Features Overview
G80’s alloy 3.8 litre V6 (232kW @ 6,000rpm and 397 Nm @ 5,000rpm) is teamed with a lightweight aluminium 8-speed automatic transmission driving the rear wheels.

A drive mode integrated control system lets the driver select from Normal, Eco, Sport and Snow modes.

Standard on the G80 range; Genesis Adaptive Control Suspension (GACS) incorporates Dynamic Stability Damping Control (DSDC) and Electronic Control Suspension (ECS), the latter utilising continuously variable dampers with the ability to intelligently adjust compression and rebound forces up to 100 times per second.

Genesis G80 features an Australian-specific chassis tune, which includes suspension and steering settings, developed over thousands of kilometres of local testing on a range of surfaces, including urban roads, highways, mountain passes and country roads.

The G80’s local Australian tuning builds on extensive global testing, from the R&D centre in Namyang, Korea, to Germany’s famed Nurburgring and the temperature extremes of Death Valley in the United States and Arjeplog in Sweden.

G80’s standard Genesis Active Safety Control suite includes Blind-Spot Collision Warning, Driver Attention Warning, Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist with pedestrian detection, and High Beam Assist systems.

There are also Lane Departure Warning, Pre-active Seat Belt, Rear Cross-Traffic Collision Warning and Smart Cruise Control systems, as well as a Surround View Monitor, Parking Distance Warning and a Tyre Pressure Monitoring System.

Nine airbags as standard complete an exceptionally safe package:

  • Driver and front passenger
  • Driver and front passenger side (thorax & pelvis)
  • Driver knee
  • Rear outboard side (thorax)
  • Side curtain (full length)

A driver-focused horizontal layout accentuates the sense of space in the cabin, while the presentation of the large touchscreen multimedia interface, square analogue clock and climate control system is intuitive and appealing.

Soft touch materials feature throughout the cabin, and the application of aluminium and woodgrain-effect trim, suede, and Nappa leather upholstery create a sense of occasion in the Genesis G80.

New Genesis G80 is offered in a choice of nine exterior colours across the four model grades, as well as three interior trim options.


Engine Transmission Variant
3.8 3.8
Sport Design
3.8 Ultimate
Sport Design
3.8 GDi 8-speed automatic $68,900 $72,900 $88,900 $92,900

Note: All prices are Manufacturer’s List Price (MLP) and include Luxury Car Tax (LCT) where applicable. Price excludes delivery and on road costs.

Optional panorama glass sunroof: $3,000 (standard on Ultimate variants)

Genesis G80: Key Specifications

  • 3.8 GDi V6; 232kW, 397Nm
  • Bi-LED headlamps with Adaptive Front-
  • 8 speed automatic transmission
    Lighting System (AFS), including;
  • Shift By Wire (SBW) electronic gear shift lever
    • LED Daytime Running Lamps (DRL)
  • Paddle shifters; steering wheel mounted
      • LED fog lights
  • Genesis Adaptive Control Suspension, including;
    • LED turn signal lights
  • Electronic Control Suspension (ECS)
  • LED tail lights (tail/stop), LED licence plate lights
  • Dynamic Stability Damping Control (DSDC)
  • GENESIS logo puddle lamps – LED
  • 18” multi-spoke alloy wheels with machined finish
  • LED interior lighting with overhead ambient lights
  • Electronic Stability Control (ESC)
  • Driver Position Memory System, 2 positions
  • Genesis Active Safety Control, including;
  • Easy Access function – driver’s seat & steering
    • Blind-Spot Collision Warning (BCW)
  • Power adjustable steering column
    • Driver Attention Warning (DAW)
  • 12-way power front seats including 4-way lumbar
    • Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist –
  • Heated front seats
      Car/Pedestrian (FCA-Car/Ped)
  • Leather appointed interior / real aluminium trim
    • High Beam Assist (HBA)
  • 9.2” HD Multimedia System, including;
    • Lane Departure Warning (LDW)
    • Satellite Navigation with SUNA live traffic
    • Pre-active Seat Belt (PSB) – front seats
    • DVD player
    • Rear Cross-Traffic Collision Warning
    • Jukebox function with 27GB HDD
  • Lexicon® by HARMAN audio system, including;
    • Smart Cruise Control with Stop & Go
    • 17 speakers
     (SCC w/ S&G)
    • External 900W digital amplifier
    • Surround View Monitor (SVM)
    • Logic7® 7.1 channel Surround Sound
  • 9 airbags (dual front, front & rear side, driver’s
  • Rear seat audio controls – in armrest
   knee and curtain airbags)
  • Genesis Connected Services (GCS)
  • Active Bonnet Lift System
  • Wireless mobile phone charging system – Qi std.
  • Emergency Stop Signal (ESS)
  • Acoustic laminated windshield – sound reducing
  • Tyre Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)
  • Power rear windshield curtain
  • Parking Distance Warning-Reverse/Forward
  • Smart Boot – hands-free opening
  • Dual zone climate control, including;
  • Drive Mode: 4 settings; Normal, Eco, Sport, Snow
    • Auto defogging system
  • Electronic Parking Brake (EPB)
    • Independent rear temperature control
  • Auto Hold function
    • Micro air filter – activated carbon
  • Rain sensing wipers
    • Smart ventilation function
  • Smart Key with push button start
  • Ski port – centre rear seat
  • Electric Chromic Mirrors (ECM) – int. & ext.
  • Theft-Alarm system

Key Specifications above 3.8
  • 19” multi-spoke alloy wheels with grey satin finish
  • Heated steering wheel
  • Nappa Leather appointed interior
  • Acoustic laminated door glass – sound reducing
  • Suede headlining, rear shelf, pillars & sun visors
  • Panorama glass sunroof – dual panel
  • Card type Smart Key
  • Rear door window curtains
  • 16-way power driver’s seat, including;
  • Power Boot – open/close & close/lock
    • 4-way lumbar support – air cell type
  • Power Door latch – soft close doors
    • 2-way side bolster – air cell type
  • Head-Up Display (HUD)
    • 2-way cushion length – power type
  • 7.0” colour TFT-LCD instrument cluster display
  • Passenger front seat lumbar support–air cell type
  • Additional climate control functions;
  • Passenger front seat walk-in switch
    • C02 sensor – in cabin
  • Power adjustable rear seat – 4-way, including;
    • Clean Air function – cluster ionizer
    • 2-way slide & recline – 60:40 split
    • Separate passenger air flow control
    • Easy Exit function
  • Illuminated front door entry scuff plates
  • Air heated & ventilated front seats
  • Removes ski port
  • Air heated & ventilated rear outboard seats
  • Removes rear overhead room lamp/ambient light

Key Specifications above 3.8 & 3.8 ULTIMATE
  • Sport Design alloy wheels – 19” multi-spoke with
  • Sport Design side skirts
   dark grey satin finish and copper highlight
  • Sport Design exhaust tips – dual oval, chrome
  • Sport Design GENESIS Crest grille – dark chrome
  • Dark satin chrome door window frame moulding
   with dark grey mesh insert and copper highlight
  • Dark chrome door handle inserts
  • Sport Design front bumper – with dark chrome
  • Brushed stainless steel pedal covers
   highlights and mesh type inserts
  • Bi-Xenon headlights with washers, including;
  • Sport Design rear bumper – with piano black
    • Low Beam Assist-Static (LBA-S)-halogen
   sport diffuser and mesh type inserts
  • Removes Bi-LED headlights with AFS