Following the official debut of the 2017 Hyundai Genesis on the European market a few months ago, the South Korean based carmaker is now launching the hot model overseas.
It is about the all-new Genesis G80 version, first unveiled at the 2016 NAIAS, in Detroit. This would be the American version of the current Genesis in Europe, the model coming with impressive and high-end features, adding extremely fuel-efficient characteristics.
Performance wise, the 2017 Hyundai Genesis G80 is available in two powertrains: the entry-level 3.8-liter V6 engine, with 311 horsepower and 293 lb-ft of torque, closely followed by the much higher 5.0-liter V8 mill, good for 420 horsepower and 383 lb-ft of torque. Both versions are hooked to an eight-speed automatic transmission which sends the power to the rear. One of the car`s main highlight is the fuel consumption, the American version of the Genesis coming with 16 mpg in the city / 25 mpg on the highway / 19 mpg combined.
From a visual standpoint, the 2017 Hyundai Genesis G80 is coming with an evolutionary design, highlighted by the Bi-Xenon HID headlights, LED daytime running lights, panoramic glass sunroof, as well as the 18- or 19-inch alloy wheels.
The plethora of goodies follow inside, the cabin sporting leather upholstery and other high-end materials, following the amenities of high-tech gizmos. We are looking here at an eight-inch infotainment system with GPS navigation system, Apple CarPlay or Android Auto functionalities, updated 9.2-inch infotainment system, 12-way power front seats, and more. There are also a number of safety features to consider, including Automatic Emergency Braking system, Lane Departure Warning system, Blind Spot Detection or Smart Cruise Control with stop/go.