2018 Genesis G80 3.3T Sport Debuts at 2016 Los Angeles Auto Show
This week, Hyundai Motor’s new Genesis premium brand took the wraps off its 2018 Genesis G80 3.3T Sport variant at the 2016 Los Angeles Auto Show. The 3.3T Sport adds an energetic, turbocharged, 3.3-liter V-6 engine and sport-tuned suspension for performance plus special exterior and interior sport treatments. The new G80 Sport will reach U.S. dealer showrooms in the spring of 2017, according to company officials. The G80 is the successor to the Hyundai Genesis before being spun off into a premium stand-alone brand.
Genesis brand’s G80 3.3T Sport is a variant of the G80 midsize premium car with a twin-turbocharged V-6 that produces 365 horsepower and 376 lb.-ft. of torque when partnered with a sport-tuned 8-speed automatic transmission that uses shift-by-wire technology. Performance is enhanced with continuous damping control suspension.
Sport styling includes dark chrome trim on a cross-hatch design dark grille and Genesis signature copper-colored accents with unique sporty front and rear fascias. This sporty variant rides on special 19-in. dark alloy wheels and is offered in two exclusive colors—Polar Ice and Sevilla Red—in addition to three standard exterior hues.
Inside, the G80 3.3T Sport is equipped with black or gray leather sport seats and a leather steering wheel with contrast copper-colored stitching. Carbon fiber interior trim and aluminum sport pedals add to the sporty feel. A black microfiber suede headliner finishes the cabin’s interior environment.
The 2018 G80 3.3T Sport is equipped with standard advanced safety, connectivity, and infotainment technologies, including a 9.2-in. touch screen navigation system and multimedia and camera technologies. It also features LED lighting systems that bend and a premium sound system with 17 speakers, plus wireless device charging.