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  • Alexander Mitich

2021 Genesis G80 2.5T Prestige - Genesis Continues to Come of Age

One of the manufacturers that has surprised the market the most in recent years is Genesis , a young Korean company subsidiary of Hyundai that entered the North American market like a meteorite and has stolen highly positive reviews from all its users, who mention receiving premium vehicles at quite affordable prices, compared to the costs of traditional German or Japanese brands. And we have the best example of this in the 2021 Genesis G80 2.5T.

First let's talk about the exterior of this luxury sedan. The first thing that catches your eye is its sporty silhouette, accentuated by the C-pillar that is slightly steeper to give it the look of a stretched coupe. Accompanying that image we have the headlights with LED technology with front and rear daytime running lights, not to mention the 19-inch aluminum wheels with a chrome finish.

Moving on to the interior, we find top quality finishes that include synthetic leather seat upholstery. The front models have 12-position electronic adjustment, four lumbar support positions, heating and an integrated memory system for the front seats.

Other eye-catching options in the 2021 Genesis G80 2.5T cabin include dual-zone air conditioning, piano black trim on the fascia, perforated leatherette trim on the doors, adjustable interior ambient lighting, premium infotainment system with 14.5-inch display , digital instrument panel with 8-inch color screen, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay connectivity , without forgetting, of course, the 12-speaker audio system.

The issue of safety, as you surely imagine, is a priority for the Korean brand , which is why the 2021 Genesis G80 2.5T includes 10 airbags as standard, seat belt pretensioners, front and rear collision warning with pedestrian and cyclist detection, lane change assistant, evasive maneuver assistant, intelligent cruise control, highway driving assistant, driver attention warnings, lane keeping assistant, rain sensors, child locks, parking assistant safe exit and parking distance warning.

As for the mechanics, under the hood of the 2021 Genesis G80 2.5T we find a turbocharged 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine that delivers 300 hp and 311 lb-ft that go directly to the rear wheels through an 8-speed automatic transmission.

The system is complemented by an electronic handbrake, a multilink front and rear suspension system and ventilated brake discs on all four wheels.

All of the above translates into a comfortable vehicle in every way, with a perfectly soundproof cabin that makes trips even more pleasant.

The suspension has an outstanding behavior, it is adjusted in such a way that it does not transmit the imperfections of the road to the steering wheel.

Another point to highlight is the wide wheelbase that allows you to enjoy ample interior space. The rear seats have enough space for legs, in such a way that comfort is guaranteed.

The 2021 Genesis G80 2.5T has a base price starting at $48,100, to which must be added $1,025 destination charges, leaving us with a total of $49,125, a very affordable price for a high-end vehicle that offers so many advantages.

+ Unbeatable value for the money Feature-rich technology Comfort

- Brand recognition still gaining traction

Long-term reliability still yet to be seen Specs: Engine: 2.5L I-4 Turbo Drivetrain: RWD Power: 300 hp Torque: 311 lb-ft Transmission: 8-Speed Automatic Fuel Economy (City/Highway/Comb.): 26/23/32 MPG Curb Weight: 4,143 lbs Base Price: $48,725 Price as Tested: $58,025

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