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Published on July 23rd, 2016 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez

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Genesis Introduces the G80 Mid-Luxury Sedan for 2017

The 2017 Genesis G80 mid-luxury sedan delivers an unprecedented combination of refined performance, human-focused technology and segment-leading safety features. The G80 standardises advanced safety technology with a suite of active safety features for superior passenger and vehicle protection including Automatic Emergency Braking, Lane Keep Assist and Blind Spot Detection.

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Total interior volume is an impressive 123.0 cubic feet which includes an expansive 15.3 cubic feet of cargo volume, offering a clear advantage over segment competitors. As part of this spacious interior design, the G80 provides best-in-class front leg room, head room and rear shoulder room.

G80 Interior Volume Comparison

Genesis G80Infiniti Q70BMW 5-SeriesMercedes E-Class
Passenger Volume107.7103.610298
Cargo Volume15.314.91413
Total Interior Volume (cu. ft.)123118.5116111

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Ultra Rigid Platform

The 2017 Genesis G80 platform employs advanced high-strength steel, composing more than 50 percent of its total platform composition. The strategic benefits of high-strength steel are immediately evident in the G80’s torsional and bending rigidity – it is stiffer in both torsional and bending rigidity than the BMW 5-series.

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HTRAC AWD Availability

The Genesis G80 is offered with a choice of rear-wheel-drive or HTRAC All-Wheel-Drive (AWD) configurations. The HTRAC AWD system was developed as a multi-mode system, providing an electronic, variable-torque-split clutch with active torque control between the front and rear axles.

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Powerful 5.0-litre V8 engine

The heart of the Genesis G80 is the award-winning 5.0-liter Tau V8 engine producing 420 horsepower at 6,000 rpm and 519Nm of torque at 5,000 rpm. The Tau V8 engine family has been named to Ward’s prestigious Ten Best Engines list three times. It is mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission that offers enhanced shift logic and speed, better acceleration, sport-mode mapping, shifting smoothness and transmission efficiency.

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Direct-injected Lambda 3.8-litre Engine

The Genesis G80 3.8-liter direct-injected Lambda engine produces 311 horsepower at 6,000 rpm and 397Nm of torque at 5,000 rpm, delivering the most standard horsepower against key segment competitors. It also has a high compression ratio of 11.5:1 for greater thermal efficiency. The Lambda engine will run on regular fuel with only a small reduction in peak power, and no negative driving effects. All 3.8-liter engines are coupled to the same eight-speed automatic transmission as the 5.0-liter.

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Safety Technologies

The car offers Automatic Emergency Braking (AEB), using sensor fusion technology to help avoid a potential collision or reduce its impact in certain circumstances. This system uses Smart Cruise Control and the forward camera from Lane Departure Warning (LDW) to provide this extra margin of safety.

The G80’s Smart Cruise Control (SCC) incorporates stop-start functionality that operates seamlessly with the standard electronic stability control system. This feature allows full function down to zero kmh in stop-and-go traffic conditions

In addition, the G80 features Blind Spot Detection (BSD) with Lane Change Assist (LCA) and Rear Cross-traffic Alert (RCTA).

Lane Departure Warning, High-Beam Assist and Lane Keep Assist are all standard. Also with ESC and nine airbags the G80 meets the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) Top Safety Pick + standard.

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Media

The Genesis G80 offers an ultra-premium, Lexicon Discrete Logic 7 Surround audio system with 17 speakers, Logic 7 Surround Sound processing and 12-channel digital amplifier with 900-watts of equivalent output, sure to satisfy the most demanding listeners. This system is paired with a premium DIS navigation system featuring a 9.2-inch High Definition display, with 720p high definition and a 64GB Solid State Drive (SSD) for multimedia.

Additionally, the G80 is available with a 14-speaker Lexicon system with Discrete Logic 7 Surround processing and a 12-channel DSP amplifier with 900-watts of equivalent output. This system is accompanied by G80’s standard 8-inch touchscreen navigation packed with integrated technology.

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