Genesis has given us something to look forward to.
Just a few weeks ago, Genesis posted its first teaser for its upcoming G80 sedan. The 2021 Genesis G80 was initially set to make its US debut at the 2020 New York Auto Show but following the event's postponement until August, we weren't sure if Genesis would go through with an online reveal.
Having previously teased the new car via shadowy images, the company has just released two new teaser images showing a closer look at the car's front and rear styling.
These give us a better idea of what the G90-inspired front grille and taillights will look like up close. The release of these images also hints that we should be seeing a full reveal very soon.
Hyundai didn't let the coronavirus pandemic stop it from revealing the 2021 Elantra and it looks like the company's luxury arm will follow suit, giving us something other than the virus to talk about. Mass production of the G80 has reportedly already begun in South Korea and the car is set for a local launch in its home market on March 25. Based on how the GV80 was revealed, we expect that Genesis will make a US-specific announced soon after this date. CarBuzz has reached out to Genesis to ask about a US-specific reveal date and will update the story with any new information.
The G80 will be available with two new engines that were previously announced in the GV80. A new 2.5-liter turbocharged four-cylinder replaces the company's 2.0-liter mill and produces 300 horsepower. An optional 3.5-liter twin-turbocharged V6 will also be available, dishing out 385 hp. Both engines will send power out through an eight-speed automatic. Rear-wheel-drive comes standard on the four-cylinder while optional all-wheel-drive is available. All V6 models send power ou to all four wheels. Pricing will likely be announced after the full reveal but we expect the G80 to cost slightly less than the GV80, which starts at $48,900.