Genesis G80 Sport Debuts With Bolder Styling And Attitude

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Sporty flare can go a long way.

Genesis has no intention of becoming an SUV-only luxury brand. This is best evidenced by the latest expansion of its already excellent sedan lineup. Introducing the 2022 Genesis G80 Sport, a new trim that gives the midsize sedan greater appeal thanks to several exterior and interior design enhancements. Genesis even created a new body paint color specifically for the trim, called Cavendish Red.

Continuing with its "Athletic Elegance" design language, the G80 Sport stands out from the base version thanks to a unique front end featuring a radiator grille in dark glossy chrome, black bezels surrounding the headlights, and a cool 3D wing-shaped front bumper.

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Moving around the sedan you'll also notice the continuation of the dark glossy chrome found on the side moldings. A set of 20-inch dark alloy wheels with a G-Matrix pattern and a choice of red or black brake calipers are exclusive to the model as well. The rear end also has its own unique thing going on with a restyled and more aggressive-looking bumper, a new diffuser, and a different color for the trunk lid molding.

Stepping inside, the general interior layout remains the same but plenty of styling add-ons are instantly noticeable. There's a three-spoke steering wheel, trim-exclusive diamond or V pattern seat quilting designs, and three new interior color options including black monotone with grey or red stitching, and Seville red.

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Our favorite interior upgrade is the choice between real aluminum, carbon, and a diamond-patterned hybrid weaving pattern for the dashboard. Think of the G80 Sport as a good alternative for those who want a G70 but need something slightly bigger.

No details are available yet for what's under the hood but we hope it'll be the more powerful 3.5-liter twin-turbo V6 with 375 horsepower and 391 lb-ft of torque instead of the base 2.5-liter turbo-four with 300 hp and 311 lb-ft of twist. It's still a bit premature to know the exact pricing or time of availability, but Genesis specifically says a full reveal will take place later this summer or early fall.

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