Automotive Genesis G80 Sport against Aircraft hanger door open car stage 3D illustration

Published on July 5th, 2021 | by Subhash Nair


Genesis Previews Upcoming G80 Sport

Genesis G80 Sport adds design elements, a new colour, and not much else.

Genesis, the premium sub-brand of Hyundai Motor Group, has previewed an upcoming variant of their G80 sedan called the G80 Sport. For context, the G80 started life as the Hyundai Genesis. It is now in its second generation. It is a competitor to the Mercedes-Benz E-Class and BMW 5 Series.

Genesis G80 Sport from the rear against Aircraft hanger door open car stage 3D illustration

This is not the first ever Sport variant of the G80. The first generation G80 Sport was available exclusively with a 3.3-litre turbocharged V6 petrol engine. It’s likely this 2nd generation model will get a V6 as well, but whether it will electrified or feature an uprated version of the current 3.5-litre V6 is unclear. The only performance benefit mentioned by Genesis at this point is Rear-Wheel Steering, and it’s not even clear if this is an option or standard on the G80 Sport.

Genesis G80 Sport side profile against Shanghai city skyline and asphalt race track ground scenery,high angle view

Here’s what we do know about the upcoming Genesis G80 Sport, it will come with a new ‘Cavendish Red’ body colour option. There’s a new radiator grille in dark glossy chrome, a 3D wing-shaped front bumper, black bezels around the headlights, dark glossy chrome on all the side mouldings, 20″ alloy-wheels in a “G-Matrix Pattern”, brake calipers in either black or red, a horizontal line across the rear and a new rear bumper too. Finally, the colour of the trunk lid moulding has been changed and there’s a new diffuser design as well.

Inside, the sole difference with this model is the inclusion of a 3-spoke steering wheel.

There are three exclusive colour choices for the interior of the G80 Sport.

  • Black with grey stitching
  • Black with red stitching
  • Sevilla red
The modern building supports the vertical column three-dimensional parking lot Genesis G80 Sport interior

These are also paired up with 3 choices of dashboard garnishes:

  • real aluminium
  • real carbon
  • diamond-patterned weaving pattern (probably plastic)

There will also be an option to have the vehicle with exclusive diamond or V pattern seat quilting design.

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Here’s the press release with more.


Genesis today unveiled images of the Genesis G80 Sport, the next evolution in its G80 lineup that adds dynamic design elements to its already popular midsize luxury sedan.

The G80 Sport builds on the existing G80’s foundation of luxurious design and innovative features, while offering a more athletic exterior design that evolves from Genesis’ design identity of ‘Athletic Elegance,’ with newly added interior and exterior features that set it apart.

The G80 Sport will also feature an exclusive new color: ‘Cavendish Red.’ The name is inspired by a cliffside on the north coast of Prince Edward Island in Canada, while the color was drawn from the area’s famous red cliffs.

Several unique design features set the G80 Sport apart from base models. The car’s front end will feature a exclusive design that can only be found on the G80 Sport, along with a radiator grille in dark glossy chrome, and a three-dimensional wing-shaped front bumper that accents the intake grille. Black bezels around the headlamps also highlight its sporty design. A stunning profile reveals dark glossy chrome applied to all side moldings for a distinctive feeling of athletic luxury. G80 Sport models will also come with the exclusive 20-inch dark sputtering alloy wheels with their G-Matrix Pattern and two additional caliper colors offered in black and red.

The rear features a horizontal line that gives the G80 Sport a spacious look, while a unique bumper design contributes to its powerful and aggressive appearance from the back. Genesis has adjusted the color of the trunk lid molding too, while adding a new diffuser design to the reimagined bumper.

Three exclusive color options have been added for the interior, including black monotone with a choice between gray or red stitching, and Sevilla red. Inside, the G80 Sport receives the Sport model specific three-spoke steering wheel, and the dashboard garnish comes in three different designs including Sport-exclusive real aluminum, real carbon, and a diamond-patterned hybrid weaving pattern, which will debut for the first time ever in the G80 Sport. Customers will also be able to choose new G80 Sport-exclusive seat quilting designs based on their choice of a diamond or V pattern.

In particular, the G80 sport offers Rear Wheel Steering (RWS) available for maximizing driving stability.

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