Not so long ago, the 2018 Genesis G80 Sport made its debut at the 2016 LA Auto Show. But at that time, it did not have a price yet. And now that there is a price tag on it released along with the rest of the 2018 model lineup, it turns out the Sport model isn’t a cheap one.
And it doesn’t end there. If you compare last year’s prices to the rates of the 2018 models - particularly the G80 3.8 and the G80 5.0 Ultimate, you will notice a slight price hike. And that does not even include the extra $25 increase in destination fee.
Let us get in detail about the changes in price. For the G80 3.8 rear-wheel drive, the 2017 model had a price of $41,400, while the 2018 model is at $41,750, there is a noticeable difference of $350 for this model. Similarly, the all-wheel drive version also gets a $350 increase, with the 2017 model at $43,900, and the new 2018 model at $44,250. But what is really surprising is the price increase of the G80 5.0 Ultimate rear-wheel drive. The 2017 model was once priced at $54,500, and now that the 2018 model is out, it comes with a price tag of $57,000 - that is a $2,450 increase from the older model. Meanwhile, the all-wheel drive variant of the 2018 G80 5.0 Ultimate is at $59,500.
To get your hands on the brand new G80 Sport with 365 horsepower (272 kW) and 376 pound feet (277 Nm) of torque powered by its 3.3 liter turbocharged V6 engine, you will have to shell out at least $56,250 for the rear-wheel drive, or an additional $2,500 for the all-wheel drive version. The G80 Sport naturally comes with sportier characteristics like the new sport-tuned suspension, aggressive transmission tuning, and ventilated rear disc brakes. This model comes is available in an eight-speed automatic.
As for the design, the Sport features unique front and rear facias with gloss black and rose gold accents. The interior has a fully furnished cabin with leather sports seats, paired with a leather finished sport steering wheel, completing the sporty look.
The G80 Sport is the only addition the company has for the lineup, which was introduced last November. Overall, there aren’t really plenty of updates on the 2018 models of the 3.8 liter V6 and 5.0 liter V8 apart from some minor facelift, as well as some additions to the cabin. By this summer, the Genesis G80 and G80 Sport should be available in showrooms.