Among Hyundai’s latest luxury division, Genesis is a stand-alone full-size sedan model with versions like G80, G90 to represent the brand’s capabilities as flagship models. They come with the same size and more or less the same features as the Mercedes-Benz S-Class, BMW 7 Series, Audi A8 and other German Sedans but at much lesser cost.
The company has brought in these luxury four-doors a few prominent changes for their 2018 versions. To highlight, the G80 has added a sporty look supported by the latest twin-turbo V-6 engine and a few under-the-skin changes to improve the driving experience remarkably at a much reasonable price. The larger Sedan G90 too has undergone a couple of similar updates.
Here’s a more accountable information we have gathered from the NJ Genesis about what’s new about these two Genesis Flagship models for 2018:
What’s New in 2018 Genesis G80
As we stepped in the year 2018, all the prime Car companies got busy launching their new trim levels including Genesis. The new trim, G80 Sport, of the luxury sedan 2018 Genesis made its appearance as a thrill rider in its segment. Here are the highlights:
- The Sports version is now powered by a twin-turbo 3.8-liter V-6.
- The exterior has undergone mild styling touches.
- The instrument cluster is updated with a new design and a shift lever.
- The pedestrian detection system is newly added to the range of changes.
What’s New in 2018 Genesis G90
More than the G80 Sport, the G90 has the lengthier list of changes that deserves a more in-depth look and description. Here is what you see different in its 2018 versions:
The Changes in the Design
The exterior design of the G90 has got a refreshed look. The 3.3T Premium trim level is now lit up with the all-new adaptive full-LED headlights. You can see changes in the lower front grille too that wears a smarter get-up now. Same with both the fascia.
The performance of the new G90 has improved to a great extent. Thanks to the 18” wheels that are now designed with more care and for some more time, they would come as the standard.
The interiors now got more sophisticated with the new set of glove-box-housed CD/DVD player, a new instrument cluster is installed.
The 5.0 Ultimate model has now added a dual-screen entertainment system for the rear seat.
Additional changes include an analog clock, a rearview mirror, a pair of sleekly designed speaker and a shift knob.
To add to the world-class appearance, there is an option for choosing genuine matte wood finishing or you can go for the modern aluminum trim pattern as well.
As told to us by the Genesis NJ dealer, for the G80 models, both the Android Auto and Apple CarPlay have been standardized. Other changes include an additional USB charging port in the front, a Pedestrian Detection feature and a Driver Attention Alert to complete the model from every angle.
The Bottom Line
It is floating as a rumor that adding to their 2018 versions, Genesis models are getting ready to invite more improvisations for the coming year 2019.