We Finally Know When The 2021 Genesis G80 Will Debut

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And we don't have very long to wait at all.

After Genesis lifted the wraps off the GV80 luxury SUV, we've been eagerly anticipating the world debut of its sedan sibling, the new Genesis G80. The Korean automaker has already shown off the 2021 G80's sleek design in official photos, but technical details are still being kept under wraps.

Earlier this month, Genesis confirmed to CarBuzz that the new G80 will debut at the 2020 New York Auto Show, but the event has been delayed from April 10 to August 26 in response to the coronavirus pandemic. The cancelation of the 2020 Geneva Motor Show prompted automakers to host online reveals for new models, and now Genesis will continue this trend.

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Fortunately, we don't have to wait very long for the new G80 to debut, because Genesis has confirmed the luxury sedan will make its digital world debut on March 29 during a livestream event on YouTube presented by design and engineering executives.

During the presentation, we should learn more details about the 2021 Genesis G80 including the all-important powertrain specifications. The Genesis G80 will be powered by the same 2.5-liter turbocharged four-cylinder and 3.5-liter twin-turbo V6 engines as the GV80 SUV, but the outputs haven't been confirmed yet.

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The four-cylinder unit is expected to produce around 300 horsepower, a welcome increase over the 252-hp 2.0-liter unit powering the current base G80, while the V6 should be more powerful than the current car's 3.3-liter twin-turbo V6, which produces 365 hp and 376 lb-ft of torque.

Like the GV80, the G80 will likely be offered with rear- or all-wheel drive, with power being sent through an eight-speed automatic transmission. As for the styling, the G80 will borrow cues from its GV80 SUV sibling including the split headlights and taillights, while the large grille is inspired by the larger G90. Pricing is still a mystery, but it should cost less than the GV80, which starts at $48,900. We should find out more when the 2021 G80 debuts later this week.

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