Genesis has begun the first retail deliveries of the new 2018 G80 3.3T Sport across the United States. The 2018 G80 3.3T Sport delivers the ideal combination of dynamic refinement, performance and distinctly evocative sport styling that further enhances the refined road manners, premium materials and luxurious nature of the Genesis G80 luxury sports sedan—the brand’s best-selling vehicle.
Like all Genesis models, the G80 Sport comes equipped with the most comprehensive array of standard safety technology in the mid-size luxury vehicle class and includes advanced safety innovations such as Automatic Emergency Braking with Pedestrian Detection, Driver Attention Alert, Blind Spot Detection, Rear Cross-traffic Alert, Lane Keep Assist and Lane Departure Warning.
With its highly capable 3.3-litre twin-turbocharged V6 engine, the rear-wheel-drive 2018 G80 Sport (all-wheel-drive also available) redefines the term “luxury sports sedan” thanks to the athleticism of its potent powerplant and silky smooth yet responsive 8-speed automatic transmission. Combined with a richly appointed sport-inspired cabin, innovative and user-friendly features/technologies and class-leading standardised suite of safety technologies, the G80 Sport is said to be an unrivalled automotive entry within the mid-luxury segment.
As the epitome of the Genesis design identity called “Athletic Elegance”, the 2018 G80 Sport’s bold exterior features a sleek profile and well-proportioned shape, strong front face, taut character lines throughout its muscular body, with minimal overhangs at the front and rear that accentuate the G80 Sport’s dynamic and sophisticated character.
A sumptuously appointed interior, sport-inspired design aesthetic, uncomplicated and intuitive operation of all controls, superb ergonomics and spacious cabin accommodations have been signature characteristics of the Genesis G80 model since its inception. The 2018 G80 Sport builds upon this exemplary interior design with the addition of driving enthusiast-centric features and trim.
Beneath its distinctive sport exterior, the 2018 G80 Sport is powered by a vigorous 3.3-litre direct-injected twin-turbocharged V6 engine with 365 horsepower and 509Nm of torque, the latter figure produced across a wide swath of the powerband from 1300 to 4500 rpm (with premium fuel).
The 2018 Genesis G80 Sport benefits from an advanced second-generation 8-speed automatic transmission with driver-invoked Shiftronic manual gear selection via paddle-shifters delivering world-class performance with a smooth rev-matching feature for sublime operation. This next-generation automatic transmission is specially tailored to maximise performance and improve fuel economy.
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