Genesis’ facelifted G80 sedan has been snapped, giving us a greater have a look at its restyled entrance and rear finish styling.
Shorts Automotive captured a camouflaged prototype present process testing.
The newest images give us a greater have a look at the G80‘s new headlight and tail mild design, with much less camouflage. Different adjustments embody a recent wheel design which may very well be unique to the Sport mannequin.
A prototype G80 was snapped earlier this yr and featured a brand new model of the model’s ‘G-Matrix’ sample for its grille and new cube-like headlights just like the G90 sedan not bought in Australia.
It’s anticipated Genesis will make adjustments to the entrance grille and rear bumper design of its sedan.
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Primarily based on the exhaust ideas, this seems to be an combustion-powered prototype.
In response to studies from Korean Automotive Weblog, Genesis might look so as to add the G90’s twin-turbo 3.5-litre V6 engine with its electrical supercharger, nonetheless it’s unclear if Genesis will make some other adjustments.
Per Korean Automotive Weblog, it’s doable the G80 might undertake the identical 27-inch OLED wraparound show that has been spied within the GV80.
The information outlet studies Genesis might make different inside adjustments and add its newest security and tech options.
Australian-market fashions might acquire Genesis Related Providers, which permits drivers to entry security, safety and comfort options both in-car or on a smartphone.
Options of this connectivity suite embody in-car voice management, SOS emergency calling, and the power to remotely view your automobile’s location.
The present G80 arrived right here in 2020, so it’s approaching the halfway level of its lifecycle. With all new product launches from 2025 onwards to be electrical automobiles, this would be the final technology of G80 to supply combustion energy.
There’s an electrical model of the present mannequin already, known as the Electrified G80. The 2-prong petrol/electrical technique with the G80 line is now being employed by BMW with its 5 Collection and electrical i5 fashions.
There isn’t any indication on when the facelift mannequin can be revealed however Korean Automotive Weblog studies it might launch between June and August 2024 in Korea and European and US-spec might arrive on the finish of 2024.
In response to a put up within the Genesis Autos Australia Fb web page, Genesis Australia has emailed prospects to substantiate it’s “making preparations for the brand new G80 vary in Australia”. Nevertheless it’s unclear if the “new G80 vary” is the upcoming facelift mannequin.
Genesis now fields three electrical automobiles, two of which use combustion platforms and one in all which is on the devoted E-GMP structure.
Whereas sedan gross sales are sagging globally and in Australia, Genesis has dedicated to proceed providing sedans.
The physique type is especially essential in its dwelling market of Korea, the place the G80 was one of many prime 10 best-selling automobiles final yr and Hyundai’s Grandeur is an everyday fixture within the prime 5.
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