2021 Genesis G80 announced for Australia, new 2.5T and 3.5T

Brett Davis

The sleek new 2021 Genesis G80 large sedan will hit the Australian market next month, bringing in two new turbo engine options, a fresh design, and an all-new interior.

Genesis is introducing two main variants of the all-new model; the 2.5T and the 3.5T. The 2.5T debuts Hyundai Motor Group’s 2.5-litre turbo-petrol four-cylinder engine, which, in the G80, develops an impressive 224kW and 422Nm. It’s matched up to an eight-speed auto with rear-wheel drive. Genesis hasn’t mentioned a 0-100km/h time or fuel economy figures as yet.

Stepping up the flagship brings in a new 3.5-litre twin-turbo V6 engine that develops 279kW and 530Nm – this was the engine that was expected to join the refreshed Genesis G70 and Kia Stinger. Like the 2.5T, the engine is mated to an eight-speed auto. However, the 3.5T comes with all-wheel drive as standard.

We first saw the new G80 back in March. It features a new design language called Athletic Elegance, with the new-look split headlight treatment and large crest grille at the front. There’s also matching taillights at the back and a gently-sloping rear windscreen and curved boot, leaving a very elegant profile. A short front overhang also provides prominence and an energetic stance.

The interior receives a major overhaul compared with the outgoing layout. It’s now much cleaner and more luxurious while also packing much more advanced technology. Check out the little climate control panel, for example, incorporating a flush digital display. There’s also a new 14.5-inch touch-screen mounted on the dash, and a 12-inch head-up display for the driver. When optioned with the Luxury Pack, the instrument cluster houses a 12.3-inch digital screen.

Both models come with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, as well as a 21-speaker, 1050W Lexicon by Harman sound system, 12-way power front seats with heating and cooling, retractable sun shades for the rear doors, and wireless phone charging. Dual-zone climate control is also part of standard mix, with separate temperature control for the rear.

The new model officially goes on sale in November, with prices starting from the following (excluding on-road costs). PerformanceDrive will be at the official media launch event next week, although, reviews are under embargo until November 20.

2021 Genesis G80 2.5T: $84,900
2021 Genesis G80 3.5T: $99,900

Luxury Pack: $13,000



10 Airbags – including front centre side airbag

Active Bonnet Lift System

Blind-Spot Collision Avoidance-Assist – Rear/Side (BCA-R/S)

Blind-Spot View Monitor (BVM)

Driver Attention Warning (DAW), including; Leading Vehicle Departure Alert

Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist (FCA), including;

  • Car/Pedestrian/Cyclist detection
  • Junction Turning/Junction Crossing function
  • Lane-Change Oncoming/Side function
  • Evasive Steering Assist function

High Beam Assist (HBA)

Lane Keeping Assist – Line/Road-Edge (LKA-L/R)

Lane Following Assist (LFA)

Multi Collision Brake (MCB)

Pre-active Adjustment Safe-Seat (PAS) – pass. seat

Pre-active Seat Belt (PSB) – front seats

Rear Cross-Traffic Collision Avoidance-Assist (RCCA)

Rear Occupant Alert (ROA)

Safe Exit Assist (SEA)

Smart Cruise Control (SCC), including;

  • Stop & Go function
  • Machine Learning function

Surround View Monitor (SVM) w/ 3D surround view


Panorama Sunroof

Acoustic laminated windshield & front door glass


12-inch Head Up Display (HUD)

Driver Position Memory System

12-way power front seats including 4-way lumbar

Heated and Ventilated front seats

Power tilt/telescopic adjustable steering column

Remote Start – via Smart Key

Power Boot with hands-free opening function

Rear door retractable sun-shades

Infotainment / Multimedia

14.5-inch HD touch screen display

Navigation with Augmented Reality (AR) view function

& Live Traffic updates

Integrated Controller with handwriting recognition

Digital Radio (DAB+)

Apple CarPlay / Google Android Auto compatibility

21 speaker, 1050W Lexicon by HARMAN audio

Wireless mobile phone charging system

Climate Control

Dual zone Climate Control – w/ haptic touchscreen

Independent temperature control for 2nd row



Forward Attention Warning (FAW)

Parking Collision-Avoidance Assist – Reverse (PCA-R)


Intelligent Front-Lighting System (IFS)

Power Door Latch – soft close doors


Nappa Leather appointed interior

Luxury quilted seat pattern

Suede headlining/pillars

Climate Control

3-zone Climate Control


12.3-inch full screen Instrument Cluster with 3D function

Smart Parking Assist (SPA)

Remote Smart Parking Assist (RSPA) – via Smart Key

18-way adjustable driver’s seat

Ergo Motion massage function for driver’s seat

Heated & Ventilated rear outboard seats

Power adjustable rear outboard seats

Heated steering wheel

Power operated rear window sunshade

Multimedia System

Rear Seat Entertainment with dual 9.2-inch touch-screens

Next Post

2021 Porsche 911 Turbo S review – launch control (video)

The Porsche 911 Turbo is a proper legend of the motoring world. It’s been around for generations, and the same essential formula has been carried through the entire way. That alone draws in, justifiably, a huge amount of respect from car and driving fans. And now the all-new model has […]

Subscribe Us Now