The 2019 Genesis G80 as a super luxury sedan struck the perfect balance between performance, luxury, and providing value for money. Genesis as the luxury wing of Hyundai aimed to make this mid-size luxury sedan gain a special place in the market in its segment. Maybe it is for this purpose, luxury came simply as an outcome of the basic quality that is assured in every corner of this 2019 Genesis model. Take the example of the strong engines or the stellar safety features, nothing seems mediocre in it.
2019 Trim Packages
When we ventured out at the Riverside Genesis dealership to explore the 2019 lineup of a Genesis G80, the catalogue handed over to us listed the base, Sport, and Ultimate as the trim levels, in which the differentiating factor at the base was the choice of engine. But nonetheless, every trim behaved well and has shown good road manners, making the consumers feel the sedan to be of high-value.
For the 2019 year model, a Sport package gets added to the final lineup to enhance its zippier looks with the help of bigger wheels made available with the base engine while the standard infotainment system is now upgraded with a new software.
Available Power Packs
The base trim of 2019 Genesis G80 3.8 version runs on a V-6 engine that makes an abundant 311 of horsepower, the 3.3T trim using a twin-turbo V-6 engine rates the horsepower at 365 when paired with an adaptive suspension. The V-8-powered Genesis 5 make a roaring 420-hp. All these trims are given a slick-shifting 8-speed automatic transmission. While the twin-turbo V-6 model feels stronger in daily commute, the V-8 begets a softer ride. All the 2019 G80 models are available in either rear- or all-wheel drive.
Exterior and Interior Styling
The 2019 Genesis G80 sedan models that are decked up with the Sport package wear different bumpers and design elements of copper to elevate the existing look. A big sized shield-like grille at the front end makes the presence of the 2019 G80 felt every time it approaches you.
The tail end looks clean with a generic trendy look, while the options to go with 18- or 19-inch alloy wheels get sportier and smarter at every turn.
The G80 models especially after the spec A package trimming now gets more subtle with their apparent looks that even mask the plush interior leather upholstery and wood trim look subdues with sophistication. An 8.0-inch touchscreen with the latest navigation software is well integrated with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
There are other trims of G80 that looks well-dressed with the softer touch of Nappa leather and beats your heart faster with the booming sound of the 17-speaker Lexicon audio system. The front seats are supporting and comforting enough for a day-long journey, while the safety tech earned the 2019 G80 a top the segment rating from the NHTSA and the IIHS.
At the Genesis dealer near Riverside, the 2019 sedan from Genesis with all the goodness spread inside and out felt really special.