A lot of people weren’t sure how to react when Hyundai announced that they’d be turning their popular full-size, flagship sedan into its own luxury brand. But, they did it, and they’ve had quite a bit of success since. That old Hyundai Genesis became what we recognize today as the 2019 Genesis G80 in Green Bay WI. It had the same genetics as its predecessor, but everything was dialed up to 11 to really drive home the luxury feel.
Before the Hyundai Genesis became its own brand, it had been an important member of the Hyundai lineup for several years. It was initially introduced in 2007 as a concept vehicle before joining the lineup in the 2009 model year. Its second generation kicked off in 2015, but only lasted two model years before Hyundai Motor Group decided to embark on their luxury journey in the same vein as Toyota/Lexus or Honda/Acura.
The 2019 G80 is a work of modern art. Every single inch of the vehicle is elegant and sophisticated, with a hint of athleticism to really bring the package together. Genesis claims that the G80 is equipped with its most advanced technology and safety features, so we figured that’s where we’d start. Some of its advanced features include a standard 9.2” HD display audio screen, an available Heads-up Display, available Surround View Monitor, an available wireless charging pad and a premium audio system from Lexicon. As for safety, the Genesis is packed with outstanding features like Forward Collision Avoidance Assist, Smart Cruise Control with Stop & Go, Blind Spot Collision Warning, Lane Keeping Assist, Driver Attention Warning and more.
The Genesis G80 also adds a nice blend of space and performance to the mix as well, with best-in-class V6 engine capable of generating 311 horsepower or its high-performance upgrade, a 5.0L V8 that generates 420 HP. As for space, its trunk offers 15.3 cubic feet which is sizeable for a midsize luxury sedan. If you think you might be interested in a 2019 G80 of your own, don’t hesitate to get in touch.