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Genesis G80 2022: Sportline grades added to large sedan range to target 5 Series M Sport

John Law

An early update to the second-generation Genesis G80 in Australia adds an optional sportier aesthetic without sacrificing the car’s hallmark luxury features

The 2022 Genesis G80 has picked up an athletic edge with the addition of a Sport pack in Australia that brings adaptive dampers, a re-tuned rear suspension and a sharper appearance for $6000.

Available on both the entry-level 2.5T (from $86,000 before on-road costs) and flagship 3.5T AWD ($102,000 before on-road costs), the Sport pack can be specified in conjunction with the Luxury pack ($13,000) for a blend of opulence and athleticism. 

Genesis G80 2022 rear 3/4
The G80 is now available with a Sport pack

Other tweaks for the MY22 G80 include a new alloy wheel-design for the base car that replace the spindly wire-look 19-inch items.

The added Sportline option for 2022 should assist Genesis’s BMW 5 Series, Audi A6 and Mercedes-Benz E-Class rival increase its sales in 2022 from its modest tally of 53 in 2021.

With additional choice for buyers, Genesis Australia CEO Ted Lee said “[the] 2022 G80 gives every customer additional safety, style and convenience features, to create an even more enticing sports luxury sedan package.” 

What’s new in the Sport pack?

For $6000 extra, the 224kW/422Nm 2.5-litre turbo petrol four-cylinder G80 gets bigger 20-inch ‘G-Matrix’ alloy wheels shod in Michelin Pilot Sport 4S tyres, four-piston front brake calipers clamping 15mm larger 360mm rotors and adaptive dampers with a firmer tune.

Genesis G80 2022 cabin
Inside the Sport pack adds more seat bolstering and new leather pattern

Inside, the Sport pack also adds sports seats and replaces the four-spoke steering wheel with a three-spoke item. The exterior gets more aggressive bumpers and different grille trim.

This package includes more goodies for the 279kW/530Nm 3.5-litre twin-turbo petrol V6-powered G80, such as rear wheel-steer, launch control and a Sport+ drive mode that further firms up the shocks and sharpens throttle response. 

The $13,000 Luxury pack that available since launch grows in its equipment with new ‘Ergo Motion’ front seats and wireless charging alongside the extended leather upholstery, a suede headliner and 12.3-inch digital driver’s display 

Genesis Australia anticipates 40 percent of G80 buyers will opt for the Sport and Luxury packages on their large sedan. 

Genesis G80 2022 cabin 2
The G80 with Sport pack is available now in 2.5T trim

The updated 2.5T is available to order now, with the flagship 3.5T to go on-sale later this month with an all-electric variant to follow before the first half of this year is out. 

Genesis G80 2022: prices in Australia

All prices listed are before on-road costs.

  • G80 2.5T RWD: $86,000 (up $1100)
  • G80 3.5T AWD: $102,000 (up $2100)
  • Luxury pack: $13,000
  • Sport pack: $6000
  • Matte paint: $2000