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    2017 Genesis G80 To Start At $42,350*

      A month before it arrives at dealers, Genesis announces pricing for the G80


    As the Hyundai Genesis transitions into the Genesis G80 for the 2017 model year, the price also transitions to a higher point.

     

    The 2017 G80 will begin at $42,350 (includes a $950 destination charge), which is $2,650 premium over the outgoing model. That will net you the 3.8L V6 with 311 horsepower paired with an eight-speed automatic. The V6 is also the only way you'll be able to get all-wheel drive (adds $2,500 to the base price). If you want a V8, you'll need to pony up $55,500.

     

    Being a Genesis model, the G80 will feature 3 years or 36K miles complimentary scheduled maintenance and valet services.

     

    The 2017 G80 will arrive at dealers next month.

     

    Source: Genesis

     

    Press Release is on Page 2


     

    GENESIS ANNOUNCES PRICING FOR 2017 GENESIS G80 MID-LUXURY SEDAN

    • New luxury car brand Genesis announces starting price of $41,400 for its first model
    • Standardized advanced safety technology unsurpassed in the mid-luxury segment
    • Genesis G80 provides a stress-free ownership experience with exclusive service valet and maintenance programs


    FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif., Aug. 1, 2016 – Genesis today announced pricing for the new 2017 Genesis G80 mid-luxury sedan, which offers the ultimate in refined performance, human-focused technology and first-class quality. Genesis represents a progressive step forward with a new approach to luxury, focused on providing world-class safety, unprecedented convenience and an exclusive customer experience.

     


    Starting at $41,400, the G80 standardizes advanced safety technology with a suite of active safety features for superior passenger and vehicle protection. Even more, like all Genesis models, the G80 carries an unparalleled Genesis Experience and industry-leading warranty. The 2017 Genesis G80 is manufactured in Ulsan, Korea and will be available next month across the United States.

     

    “The launch of the Genesis brand is an exciting time and opportunity to pioneer change and rethink luxury within the automotive space,” said Erwin Raphael, general manager of the Genesis brand in the U.S. market. “The ultimate luxury is time, and it is our goal to not only develop best-in-class products, but also create a stress-free ownership experience through thoughtful and personalized processes.”

     

    The Genesis G80 is incredibly well-equipped in every configuration and is powered by either a 3.8-liter V6 or 5.0-liter V8 engine. To meet the needs of consumers, the V6 engine offers the option of a sophisticated AWD system, known as HTRAC®, which broadens the luxury sedan’s appeal in the snowbelt regions throughout the U.S.

     

    2017 Genesis G80
    Engine
    MSRP*

     

    G80 3.8 RWD
    3.8L V6
    $41,400

     

    G80 3.8 AWD
    3.8L V6
    $43,900

     

    G80 5.0 RWD
    5.0L V8
    $54,550
    *MSRP excludes $950 freight charge

     


    The G80 provides an unrivaled standard suite of active driver safety technologies unsurpassed in the mid-luxury segment. These features cover the full spectrum of safety, from driver aids to prevent accidents to total occupant safety, and even the safety of other drivers on the road.

     

    Standard Advanced Safety & Technology Highlights:

    • Automatic Emergency Braking (AEB)
    • Blind Spot Detection (BSD) with Rear Cross-Traffic Alert (RCTA)
    • Lane Keep Assist (LKA) and Lane Departure Warning (LDW)
    • High Beam Assist
    • Pre-safety seat belt and nine airbags
    • Smart Cruise Control with Stop/Start capability
    • Electronic Parking Brake with Automatic Vehicle Hold
    • 8-inch touchscreen navigation system with rearview camera


    The G80 3.8L also offers Premium and Ultimate equipment packages to provide customers with additional luxury and convenience features such as a panoramic sunroof, full color heads-up display, and a 17-speaker Lexicon® premium audio system. The top of the line G80 5.0L comes fully equipped with larger 19-inch wheels, quad exhaust tips and illuminated door sill plates.

     


    To further differentiate itself within the luxury space, the Genesis G80 will launch with exclusive customer programs to truly elevate the ownership experience. From valet service appointments scheduled using the Genesis mobile app, to complimentary maintenance and Genesis Connected Services, the Genesis Experience is designed to provide time-saving conveniences that in total no other luxury brand offers. These programs will be applied to all future Genesis models.

    • 3 years/36K miles Complimentary Scheduled Maintenance
    • 3 years/36K miles Complimentary Valet Services
    • 3 years Complimentary Genesis Connected Services including Connected Care, Remote, and Guidance
    • 3 years Complimentary SiriusXM Travel Link (Traffic & Data)
    • 3 years Complimentary Map Care – map updates
    • Best-in-Industry Warranty with Enhanced Roadside Assistance and Concierge Services

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    Wish them all the best in moving to have a luxury line and what customers will come to expect.

     

    I have a relative who has a Genesis and loves it and brags about how much better it is than anything the germans or americans build and yet when I told him to expect this to be the start of a luxury line that will be separate from the traditional Hyundai family and expect other models and the price to go up as they move to be a true competitor to those german and american luxury brands in addition to the asian ones he said why? Why do that it is a great Hyundai and does not need to become it's only family line of product or cost more.

     

    I think people who are used to Hyundai and their cheaper prices will be lost to the whole notion of a luxury line with better quality materials, service and ride.

     

    Hate to say it, but once a value buyer, almost always a value buyer. My relative has money but is a true cheap skate.

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