A camouflaged prototype of the 2020 Genesis G80 has been spied testing again. This time, however, the mid-size sedan hides its pre-production styling cues beneath the camo, so we can anticipate what’s happening.
As far as we can see, the 2020 G80 is getting new design elements from the earlier GV80 concept. The front end gets an enormous grille, as well as a pair of totally new headlights, which are also borrowed from the aforementioned concept. The rest of the nose is reserved for air intakes. Yes, all of it is covered with holes which are here to cool off the engine. The prototype reveals nothing odd around sides. Moreover, rooflines and windows are practically identical to the predecessors. The only new details at each side of the sedan are new door handles which are restyled and sit lower than earlier. Around back, the 2020 Genesis G80 sports a totally new trunk which is positioned lower. This way, Genesis’ mid-size sedan looks less bulky. The automaker added a set of new taillights, too. The lights are slimmer than today’s lamps and most likely divided at two parallel parts.
Genesis’ mid-size sedan currently offers three different options under the hood. The potential buyers are able to choose between a 311-horsepower 3.8-liter V-6 and 420-hp 5.0-liter V-8 in regular form and a 365-hp 3.3-liter twin-turbocharged V-6. The first and the last options will most likely survive this major update with some slight improvements, which won’t be the case with the V8. Instead, the unit will most likely make room for a plug-in hybrid powertrain. The automaker is reconsidering n oil-burner mill as well, but the diesel G80 will not be available in North America.
The 2020 Genesis G80 will be introduced sometime next year. The mid-size luxury sedan will hit the dealerships in late 2019.