Be it build, design, style, looks, performance or persona, the All-new 2019 G80 from Genesis is as good as it gets in the luxury sedan segment. As we learn from Riverside Genesis, The G80 is built not just an offertory from Genesis and has all the mind, value, innovation and philosophy of a dedicated brand that’s uncompromising and also a tribute to car connoisseurs. As with all the other cars in their lineup, the 2019 G80 comes with an amazing set of features, some carried forward from last year and some new additions that are worth exploring.
The exterior of the 2019 G80 is remarkably enchanting with its long hood and sleek bold lines running around all the way from the front to the back all along the profile. The three-dimensional Full LED Adaptive Headlights portray purpose apart from style and automatically adopt to driving speeds and lance changes to improve the field of view. The tail lights are Full LED as well and are intricately designed to maintain the elegance. Available in 4 luxurious trims, the Premier, Prestige and Platinum in the 3.8GDi engine version sport 17-inch Alloy Wheels and the Royal trim in the 5.0GDi version comes with 19-inch Alloy Wheels.
Open the door and you can’t help but first notice the exquisite door panel accents that are made of real open pore wood veneers. Your eyes then fall on the unmissable AT-Knob made using leather and wood grain and you already feel royally welcome. The steering is of course leather wrapped and there is some custom artificial leather on the DR center trim and console cover. Seating is uber luxury with Prime Nappa Leather Seats that are full-grain for that supreme feeling and real aluminum accents with geometric finish. Again, you have front and rear power adjustable seats with 2-way lumbar support and height adjustment options. The front seats also have a 3-step warmer and seat belt reminder. The interiors are well laid out and spacious with enough leg room at both the front and back.
All trims in the 2019 G80 now have a state-of-the-art 8-inch Navigation System with Ext Amp. Around View Monitoring (AVM) System which uses 4 HD cameras gives you a all-around view of the vehicle. Bluetooth (AVN) is now norm in ultra-premium sedans and you have both USB and Aux ports so no compromise on device connectivity. The USB port on the rear is only for charging your devices but you have an awesome Wireless Smartphone Charging Pad in front that can be used by devices that support this technology. The rear seats though have a Remote-Control Panel so you can call the shots even when you are a passenger in the rear. Your music is doled out from a 7-speaker system with a sub-woofer and the entire audio setup can be remote controlled. The Lexicon sound systems with 17 speakers is available only in certain areas. The readings from the console are projected to the lower windshield using the Head-up Display which is awesome.
The G80 we checked out at the Genesis dealer in Riverside has a 3.8 V6 GDi Gasoline Engine that generates 315PS at 6,000rpm and is controlled using a Shift-by-wire (SBW) Transmission System.