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Starting at $42,350, $950 destination charge included, the new 2017 Genesis G80 will be appearing on Hyundai Genesis showroom floors next month.

That's a $2,650 price increase compared to the 2016 Hyundai Genesis sedan so if you're looking for a deal, maybe the 2016 will interest you more. As for the new model under the newly separated Genesis nameplate, it'll be powered by a 311 horsepower 3.8-liter V6 engine that's able to push out 293 pound-feet of torque. The aforementioned engine is in the standard model, there's also a more powerful and expensive 420 hp 5.0-liter V8 option available with an output of 383 lb-ft of torque which goes for $54,550 but, it only comes in a rear wheel drive configuration.

No matter which engine you choose, both options will be paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission and a selection of drive modes will be accessible including Eco, Normal, Sport and Snow in both-rear wheel drive and all-wheel drive.

Luxury features that will come standard are automatic emergency braking, adaptive cruise control, blind-spot detection, lane keeping assist, high-beam assist, a rear-view camera and 12-way power front seats with heat. If you want ventilated front seats, heated rear seats and premium interior materials like matte wood finishing and aluminium accents in the 3.8 model, you'll have to pay extra.
Each G80 will also come with a sizeable 9.2-inch high-definition display, 64-gigabyte solid-state drive, top of the line audio system, and smartphone integration for Android and Apple devices.

The standard and optional models should have enough power and features to make the G80 a strong competitor in the large luxury-sedan segment. Once on sale, it'll go up against the likes of the Audi A6, BMW 5 Series, Buick LaCrosse, Chrysler 300, Lexus GS and Volkswagen Passat.

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So far Hyundai has done well in this segment especially with the Genesis that followed the one that launched in the mid 2000's. So seeing how this one takes off within the first 6 months to year will be interesting.
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