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Genesis G80 2024: facelifted Korean luxury sedan revealed


The G80 luxury sedan has had a makeover for 2024, with sharp new looks and more interior tech

Genesis Australia has unveiled its updated G80 luxury sedan, four years after the outgoing generation debuted. 

According to the South Korean luxury arm of Hyundai, “the G80 embodies the brand’s design philosophy of ‘Athletic Elegance’ with design upgrades, including headlamps built with MLA technology and the Two-Line Crest Grille”.

The G80 is a relatively small seller here in Australia, with the model shifting just 47 units in 2023.

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The new 2024 Genesis G80

For 2024, the Genesis G80 will be available in both G80 and G80 Sport guises.

The model competes with the likes of the Audi A6, the BMW 5 Series and the Mercedes-Benz E-Class.  

The new Genesis G80 is scheduled for launch in Australia in mid 2024. Australian pricing is yet to be confirmed. 

2024 Genesis G80 facelift interior
Large 27-inch screen incorporates the instrument cluster with the infotainment screen

What’s new for the G80 in 2024?

The biggest change to the Genesis G80 for 2024 is in its design, with a new dual mesh grille design, updated two-level LED headlights and new design 20-inch alloy wheels inspired by aircraft propellers. 

Also new for the G80 is a redesigned rear end with new rear diffusers and a hidden exhaust system. 

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The Genesis G80 has been redesigned

Inside, a large 27-inch OLED screen integrates both the instrument cluster and the infotainment into one. 

Ten exterior colours, including new Brooklyn Brown, will be available, along with four interior colours. 

What will power the G80 for 2024?

Although it’s unconfirmed so far, it’s likely that the 2024 Genesis G80 will continue to be powered by a mixture of engines. 

Genesis G80 2021 2.5 litre turbo engine
The current Genesis G80’s 2.5-litre turbo four-cylinder engine

Currently, a 2.5-litre turbocharged four-cylinder petrol engine is available, producing 224kW/422Nm and linked to a rear-wheel-drive configuration.

A 3.5-litre twin-turbocharged V6 petrol engine is also available that produces 279kW/530Nm and is mated to an all-wheel-drive system. 

Both engines are mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission. 

The all-electric Electrified G80 is also expected to gain this styling update for 2024.