New for 2018:Genesis

Christian Wardlaw | Apr 09, 2019

Genesis has big news for 2018, but American consumers must wait until the 2019 model year arrives to purchase the new entry-level G70 sport sedan. In the meantime, the G80 lineup receives a long list of updates, including a new twin-turbocharged G80 Sport variant. The flagship G90 remains nearly unchanged.

2018 Genesis G80 Sport photo
2018 Genesis G80 Sport

Detailed changes for each 2018 Genesis car model are shown below, listed in alphabetical order.

2018 Genesis G80

  • Exterior and interior styling updates
  • New Sport trim with a twin-turbocharged, 3.3-liter V-6 engine
  • Minor mechanical enhancements to 3.8-liter V-6 and 5.0-liter V-8 engines
  • Next-generation, 8-speed automatic transmission included with V-8 engine; includes Eco, Normal, Sport, and Snow driving modes
  • Standard equipment now includes smartphone-projection technology, pedestrian-detection capability, and drowsy-driver monitoring
  • 3.8 Premium and Ultimate packages are updated with new equipment
  • Versions with the 5.0 Ultimate package gain a simulated suede headliner
  • 3.3T Sport trim includes twin-turbo engine, sport-tuned automatic transmission, adaptive-damping suspension, dark chrome and copper trim, real carbon fiber interior trim, alloy sport pedals, simulated suede headliner, 17-speaker premium audio system, 9.2-in. infotainment screen, dynamic bending LED headlights, and more

2018 Genesis G90

  • In its second year, the full LED headlights with dynamic bending and a glove box-mounted CD and DVD player come standard
  • The G90 5.0 Ultimate adds a standard rear-seat entertainment system with dual 10.3-in. screens

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