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Genesis debuted their new G80 3.3T Sport yesterday at the Los Angeles motor show and it'll be slotted right between the base model V-6 sedan and the high end V-8 G80.

Sporting Hyundai's new 3.3-liter twin-turbo V-6 engine, the G80 Sport will be generating 365bhp and 376lb ft of torque. Mated to the power plant is an eight-speed automatic transmission that's been tuned for a sportier feel with shift-by-wire technology. Like other 2018 G80 models, the Sport trim will be offered with rear-wheel drive or optional all-wheel drive.

A new suspension system with continuous damping control and unique 19in alloy wheels gives the Sport trim better performance and handling to make it the sharpest G80 variant to go on sale.

Other standard features listed in Genesis' press release includes ventilated rear disc brakes, leather upholstered sport seats and steering wheel, carbon fiber interior trim, aluminium sports pedals, and special front and rear bumpers. The interior will also come with a 9.2in touchscreen infotainment system and 17-speaker sound system.

The G80 3.3T Sport won't go on sale until spring next year, but when it does, potential buyers will be able to get it in two additional exclusive colors: Polar Ice & Sevilla Red.
 

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They made the right move launching the 3.3T right now since what that will do is allow them to get fleet orders out, so not only will we be seeing these from regular owners but companies as well, keep a look out for what shows up at your local Trump/Shangrila/Four Seasons/etc.
 

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I'm not too sure, I think fleets will still utilize the base V6 sedan just because of cost efficiency. Majority of the time, fleets use the cheaper model out there because they will be put to a lot of mileage and usages, no point in really spending extra money when that could be the decider on adding one more to the list
 

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I doubt cost of keeping one will be a concern if any since these companies tend to get rid of them before the warranty is up. Plus for that sort of business you need to keep newer vehicle around. Lots of perks to short term ownership for them.
 

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True.. For companies that are utilizing fleet vehicles for big venues like that, they don't really care too much about these minor changes in expense as they're making the money. Their image is what truly makes the difference so you're right. Short term ownership like that, especially when they're vehicles are getting tax written off too, can't go wrong lol
 

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That along with them having to be specialists in the used car market, knowing when to sell and how much to sell. Timing and where they sell is important so many ways they can recoup the cost of owning a certain vehicle and I wouldn't doubt some even lease some of their fleet. Smart move to play with lower overhead risk.
 
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