Hyundai digitally launches Genesis G80 luxury sedan
New Delhi : South Korean automaker Hyundai Motor Co. on Monday launched its all-new Genesis G80 luxury sedan domestically to maintain sales and decrease the impact of the new coronavirus (Covid-19) epidemic on its activities.
The third-generation G80 has been launched under its independent Hyundai Genesis brand. The car will be made available in three versions with a 2.5-litre gasoline turbo, a 3.5-litre gasoline turbo or a 2.2-litre diesel engine, said the company in a press release.
The petrol models have been equipped with a double fuel injection system which combines the strengths of a silent multi-point injection system and a powerful direct petrol injection system. The diesel model comes with an energy efficiency of 14.6 kilometres per litre.
Since it is a luxury sedan, the company has fitted all three versions with 10 airbags and a set of safety features like a multi-collision braking system that automatically stops the vehicle when the driver loses control in a collision accident and a reactive safety seat system that puts the passenger seat in the correct position to protect the person next to the driver in the event of a frontal collision or sudden braking.
In terms of design, Hyundai has used its new design language to the new G80 by adopting an aesthetic similar to the GV80 sport utility vehicle, launched in January.
In terms of interior, the car feels premium with high-quality material used. Thin and wide air vents emphasise the width of the cabin that has been provided minimum physical buttons and new touch screen air conditioning. The center console has been provided with a rotary electronic speed selector, offering a balance between simplicity and glamour.
The company has launched the new G80 model at a starting price of $ 39,000 (around ₹29.40 lakh).
The first-generation G80 was launched in 2008, the second generation G80 in 2013 and the upgraded second-generation G80 models in 2016. The improved G80 is available in three versions with 3.3 petrol, 3.8 petrol or a diesel engine 2.2.
While the world is fighting against the coronavirus pandemic, Hyundai has suspended all its operations in the United States, Europe and emerging markets such as Russia and India, in accordance with their guidelines to prevent the spread of the virus. Further suspensions are expected to occur if the pandemic continues.