Genesis is hell-bent on turning itself into a proper luxury brand, finally able to compete with the German stalwarts. The G80 is one of the first examples of New Genesis, a sedan that’s fully capable of going toe to toe with the Teutonics. Said another way, it’s Genesis’ best product yet.
Elegant inside and out
The old G80 was a carryover from when a Genesis wore Hyundai badges, and thus, its luxury wasn’t fully realized. The 2021 model, however, is a clean-sheet approach, and what an approach. In just a couple years, Genesis found its stylistic niche that separates it from the likes of the Mercedes E-Class or BMW 5 Series. Its fastback silhouette gives it a sportier appearance without requiring a hatchback, and the unique appearance of its running lights — and how their lines continue rearward through the fender’s turn-signal indicators — grants the G80 a cohesiveness that turns a whole lot o’ heads on the road. Yeah, sure, the grille might be a little large, but taken as a whole, I think the G80 looks phenomenal.
The interior’s attention to detail is equally impressive. In fact, I’d say the G80’s innards are right up there with