Get excited for the latest reveal from Genesis.
At long last, after numerous spy shots and rumors of a delay, the all-new 2021 Genesis G80 has finally been shown to the public. Well, kind of. Genesis posted a first look teaser of the car, showing the entire front, rear, and side profiles in shadowy images, as well as a nice peek at the interior. Just like the first time Genesis showed off the GV80 SUV, details such as the powertrain options and pricing have been kept a secret. But possibly not for long.
Since this teaser was so revealing, we knew it couldn't be long before Genesis planned to officially show the G80 in full. CarBuzz reached out to the Korean automaker to ask when the G80 will make its official debut and we now have an answer. It's coming very soon.
A Genesis spokesperson confirmed to CarBuzz that the 2021 G80 will be shown for the first time at the 2020 New York International Auto Show, which is set to kick off on April 10 (pending any coronavirus outbreaks). At which point, Genesis will likely give more information about the G80 and show it off in a more brightly lit setting. Genesis could also use the NYIAS to reveal pricing information about the GV80, which has been a major question mark since the SUV was revealed.
Powertrain information would be useful as well since we still don't know the output of the GV80's 2.5-liter turbocharged four-cylinder and 3.5-liter twin-turbo V6 engines, which should be shared with the G80. As with the GV80, power in the G80 will likely be sent to rear- or all-wheel-drive through an eight-speed automatic transmission.
The output from the four-cylinder is expected to sit at around 300 horsepower, which is a healthy increase from the current 2.0-liter's 252 hp rating. The V6 will be more potent, producing well over the 365 hp rating of the current 3.3-liter mill. These figures will have lasting implications for the Genesis brand because the facelifted G70 sedan and GV70 SUV will likely receive these engines as well. All should be revealed next month at the 2020 New York Auto Show.