2022 Genesis G80 price and specs: Sporty models join range

The Genesis G80 has received optional Sport Line and Sport packages for 2022, with a more dynamic look inside and out.

The former is offered exclusively with the entry-level turbocharged 2.5-litre four-cylinder engine, while the latter is offered only with the twin-turbo 3.5-litre V6.

2022 G80 2.5T models are available now, with 3.5T models arriving in March.

Genesis expects 40 per cent of G80 sales to be of models with the Sport Line or Sport package added.

The G80 range will also be bolstered in the second quarter of this year with the Electrified G80, featuring a pure-electric powertrain.

Both the new Sport Line and Sport packages feature various interior and exterior tweaks and can be added in conjunction with the existing Luxury Package.

These include dark chrome exterior trim, unique front and rear bumpers, dual exhaust outlets, and exclusive 20-inch alloy wheels with the brand’s ‘G-Matrix’ pattern.

Inside, there’s a more conventional three-spoke steering wheel, as well as real carbon trim in place of wood. Adding the Luxury Package also brings ‘V Stitch’ quilting to the seats, plus the option of Sevilla Red upholstery.

Also included in the packages are Genesis’ Road Preview Electronically Controlled Suspension, and larger brakes with four-piston monobloc front calipers.

The 3.5T Sport ups the ante with rear-wheel steering, active noise control, launch control, and a Sport+ drive mode.

The rear-wheel steering function uses an electric motor to control the steering angle of the rear wheels, which can steer in the opposite direction to the front wheels at speeds below 60km/h.

At speeds above 60km/h, the rear wheels steer in the same direction as the front wheels.

Genesis says the new Sport+ mode further increases the responsiveness of the engine and the sensitivity of the steering and throttle, while adjusting the suspension, quickening shifts, and deactivating the traction control.

Prices for the 2.5T and 3.5T are up slightly – by $1100 and $2100, respectively – but there’s more standard kit for 2022.

All models get Intelligent Speed Limit Assist, which uses a windscreen-mounted camera plus navigation data to identify the speed limit, and a second USB charging port in the rear.

The 2.5T also drops its controversial “lace doily” 19-inch alloy wheels for a rather different 19-inch design.

Additionally, the optional Luxury Package now includes a second-row wireless phone charger, which replaces the new, second rear USB outlet and sits in the centre armrest control console.

Finally, there are also new ‘ergo motion’ seats for the driver and front passenger with three stretching modes.

The package still costs $13,000.

Pricing

  • 2022 Genesis G80 2.5T: $86,000 (+$1100)
  • 2022 Genesis G80 3.5T: $102,000 (+$2100)

All prices exclude on-road costs.

The Luxury Package costs $13,000 and the Sport and Sport Line packages cost $6000.

Engines

The 2022 Genesis G80 2.5T is powered by a turbocharged 2.5-litre four-cylinder engine producing 224kW of power and 422Nm of torque, mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission. It’s rear-wheel drive.

The G80 3.5T uses a twin-turbocharged 3.5-litre V6 engine producing 279kW of power and 530Nm of torque, mated to an eight-speed automatic and all-wheel drive.

Fuel Economy

The 2022 Genesis G80 consumes 8.6L/100km in the 2.5T and 10.7L/100km in the 3.5T.

All models require 95RON premium unleaded fuel.

The 2.5T has a 65L fuel tank and the 3.5T a 73L tank.

Dimensions

The 2022 Genesis G80 measures 4995mm long, 1925mm wide and 1465mm tall, with a 3010mm wheelbase.

It has 424L of luggage space with a space-saver spare underneath.

Servicing and Warranty

Genesis offers perhaps the most generous after-sales package in the luxury car market.

There’s five years or 50,000km of free scheduled servicing along with a five-year, unlimited-kilometre warranty and five years of 24/7 roadside assistance.

Genesis also includes a concierge service where it will pick up your G80 for scheduled servicing and leave you with a Genesis courtesy vehicle if you live within 70km of a Genesis Studio.

Safety

The Genesis G80 wears a five-star ANCAP safety rating based on testing conducted by Euro NCAP, though this applies to four-cylinder models only.

It scored 91 per cent for adult occupant protection, 86 per cent for the protection of child occupants, 77 per cent for vulnerable road users and 80 per cent for safety assist.

All models come standard with:

  • 10 airbags, including a front-centre airbag
  • Active bonnet
  • Autonomous emergency braking, including:
    • Pedestrian and cyclist detection
    • Evasive steering assist
    • Junction turning and junction crossing assist
    • Lane-change oncoming and side functions
  • Blind-spot assist
  • Rear cross-traffic assist
  • Driver-attention warning
  • Lane-keep assist
  • Lane Following Assist (lane centring)
  • Rear occupant alert
  • Safe Exit Assist
  • Intelligent Speed Limit Assist
  • Surround-view camera
  • Front and rear parking sensors
  • Adaptive cruise control with stop/go
  • Reverse guide lights

Models equipped with the Luxury Package add reverse parking collision avoidance assist.

Standard Equipment

G80 2.5T highlights

  • 14.5-inch touchscreen infotainment system
  • Wired Android Auto and Apple CarPlay
  • DAB+ digital radio
  • Augmented reality satellite navigation
  • Leather upholstery
  • Real wood trim
  • 19-inch alloy wheels with Michelin Pilot Sport 4 tyres
  • Power hands-free boot lid
  • LED headlights
  • Automatic high-beam
  • 8.0-inch instrument cluster screen
  • 12-inch head-up display
  • 12-way power front seats with driver’s memory and four-way lumbar
  • Heated/ventilated front seats
  • Power tilt-and-telescoping steering column
  • Remote start
  • Keyless entry and start
  • Wireless phone charging
  • Dual-zone climate control with rear-seat temperature controls
  • 21-speaker, 1050W Lexicon premium sound system
  • Tyre pressure monitoring
  • 345mm ventilated front and 325mm solid rear disc brakes

G80 3.5T AWD adds:

  • ‘Road Preview’ adaptive suspension
  • Four-piston Monobloc front brake callipers
  • 20-inch alloy wheels with Michelin Pilot Sport 4S tyres
  • All-wheel drive
  • 360mm front and 345mm rear ventilated disc brakes

The Sport Line Package (2.5T, $6000) adds:

  • ‘Road Preview’ adaptive suspension
  • Four-piston Monobloc front brake callipers
  • 360mm ventilated front disc brakes
  • Three-spoke steering wheel
  • Alloy pedals
  • ‘Sport’ seat quilting
  • Dark chrome exterior trim
  • ‘Sport’ front and rear bumpers
  • 20-inch alloy wheels

The Sport Package (3.5T, $6000) adds:

  • Rear-wheel steering
  • Active noise control
  • Launch control
  • Sport+ drive mode

The Luxury Package ($13,000) adds:

  • Intelligent Front Lighting System with Matrix LED headlights
  • Soft-close doors
  • Quilted Nappa leather upholstery
  • Suede headliner and pillars
  • Tri-zone climate control
  • 12.3-inch 3D digital instrument cluster
  • Smart and Remote Smart Parking Assist
  • 18-way power driver’s seat
  • ‘Ergo Motion’ front seats
  • Heated, ventilated and power-adjustable outboard rear seats
  • Heated steering wheel
  • Power rear sunshade
  • Rear-seat entertainment system with dual 9.2-inch touchscreens
  • Rear wireless phone charging

Colours

There are 13 exterior colours to choose from: 11 gloss and two matte.

The two matte finishes, which cost $2000, are Verbier White and Makalu Grey and are exclusive to models with the Sport Line/Sport and Luxury package.

Cavendish Red and Mallorca Blue are exclusive to Sport Line and Sport package models.

There are eight upholstery choices in a selection of six colours, with three different open-pore wood trim options plus the carbon trim of Sport and Sport Line models.

Sevilla Red upholstery is exclusive to models fitted with both the Sport or Sport Line Package and the Luxury package.

The Dune Beige interior with Olive Ash trim is exclusive to models with the Luxury package.

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