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2018 Genesis G80 Gets New V6 Turbo Sport Edition

by Shane McGlaun
2018 Genesis G80 Gets New V6 Turbo Sport Editionzoom in

Pricing for the 2018 Genesis G80 range has been announced, and the latest model start at $42,725(USD) for the base edition. That price includes destination, and is a modest $500 price increase compared to the previous model, which was already about $2600 more than its Hyundai predecessor. The base car gets a 3.8-liter naturally-aspirated V6 with 311 hp and 293 lb-ft of torque, 18-inch wheels, HID headlights, and more.

You can cobble on a $5,000 3.8 Premium package, which adds LED fog lights, a panoramic sunroof, a 14-speaker Lexicon audio system, ventilated front seats, parking sensors and more. Add to that the $5,100 Ultimate package and you get LED headlights, upgraded leather seats, a 9.2″ touchscreen, a 17-speaker audio system, shift-by-wire, and a few more bells and whistles.

Moving up the line a bit is the all new G80 3.3T Sport, which starts at $56,225. That car gets a 3.3-liter twin-turbo V6 with 365 hp and 375 lb-ft of torque, presumably that’s same engine going into the Kia Stinger. It’s got a new cross-hatch dark chrome grille, black mirror covers, dark chrome 19″ wheels, quad exhaust, and carbon fiber trim inside, among other features.

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The top of the line G80 5.0 starts at $57,975 and gets the gas guzzling 5.0-liter 420hp V8 engine. All models can be had with HTRAC AWD for another $2,500. It must be that big grille, but for some reason the G80 Sport reminds me more than a little of a Chrysler 300 in the front.

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