2017 Genesis G80 Pricing Is Higher Than Hyundai Genesis

2017 Genesis G80

Hyundai announced the new luxury Genesis brand and it was promoted as an elite variant on par with brands like Mercedes, Audi and Rolls Royce.

The automobile company was keen on establishing a name for themselves in the luxury sector where they have limited presence at the moment. Hyundai has always been a budget friendly company known for its low and mid range cars. They don’t compete with BMW, Audi and Mercedes but rather against Ford, Honda in the mid-range buyer category. Everything is about to change with the new 2017 Genesis G80 which costs $42, 350 for the base model.

Powered by a rear wheel drive system and a 3.8-liter V6 engine, this is the cheapest the Genesis could get. But, compared to Hyundai Genesis the new G80 is priced $2,650 higher. If you are planning to upgrade the vehicle with an all-wheel drive, it boosts the base cost by $2,500. All trimline variants which use the AWD system are equipped with heated rear seats and steering wheels making it easier to drive it around when the temperature drops.

At first look, the 2017 Genesis G80 is similar to the outgoing model. Buyers might be wondering as to why they should pay such a premium price tag for the same car. However, if you take a closer look, it is easy to know that the new generation model has some amazing features and safety add-ons making it worth the pricing.

The car is equipped with adaptive cruise control, blind spot warning, emergency braking, high beam assist, lane keeping assist and every other feature which is part of the Hyundai Safety Suite. The infotainment system is one of the best with a large 8-inch display. It allows you to readily control the media. The system can be connected with both Android and iOS devices made possible by Android Auto and Apple Car Play features.

The premium package for the Genesis G80 2017 edition increases the comfort level with a 14-speaker Lexicon surround sound, parking sensors, ventilated seats and a sliding panoramic roof. It will set you back by $4,750. Ultimate package priced at $4,200 provides full leather seats, larger 9.2-inch touchscreen display, immersive 17-speaker surround setup, power trunk lid and color heads up display.

If the base model’s 311 horsepower and 292 lb feet of torque sounds meager, buyers can upgrade to a 5.0-liter V8 engine to get a cool 420 horsepower coupled with 383 lb feet of torque. Top end model is priced at $55,500.

2017 Genesis G80 Upgraded With Active Safety Features

Hyundai Genesis which was renamed as the 2017 Genesis G80 has received some major active safety features and performance upgrades.

The newer version of the carwill be powered by a 3.8-liter V6 engine. The powertrain is capable of delivering a total of 311 horsepower coupled with 293 lb feet of torque. For buyers who want that extra oomph factor and would never settle for less, the brand offers a 5.0-liter V8 engine which is capable of rendering 420 horsepower along with 383 lb feet of torque. It is easily the best Genesis G80 that you could get on the road.

Buyers can also choose to upgrade their car to an all-wheel drive. An eight speed automatic transmission is the only gearbox system provided by Genesis. The list of active safety features is what makes the 2017 Genesis G80 stand out from its older models. The new upgrades include lane keep assist, blind spot warning, adaptive cruise control, automatic emergency braking when the driver fails to respond in time and high beam assist. With such collision avoidance features, the car has already managed to receive the Top Safety Pick+ rating from the IIHS also known as the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.

For the convenience of entertainment lovers, the 2017 Genesis G80 is integrated withApple Car Play and Android Auto features. The car is equipped with a large 8-inch touchscreen system which can be upgraded to a 9.2-inch screen. The size should be smooth for an in-car infotainment system but it can’t be considered an overkill especially in a time where we enjoy watching movies, music on the go. A navigation system can be used with a smaller 4.3-inch display or a bigger 7-inch display.

The music system is probably one of the best features in the Genesis G80 which includes a 17-speaker setup powered by a Lexicon Discrete Logic 7 Surround system including a heads up display. The Genesis G80 also has a Sport edition available exclusive for the Korean market. The particular model is powered by a 3.3-liter V6 engine which delivers up to 365 horsepower. There is no word on bringing the model to North America but Hyundai might do it if they find enough buyers interested in it.

Meanwhile, you can always opt for the new 2017 Genesis G80 with all these safety features. It makes up for a great family wagon and an ideal choice for those who need the best performance on road.

2017 Hyundai Elantra Eco Priced at $21,485 For the Base Model

The pricing for the 2017 Hyundai Elantra Eco has been announced.

The base model in the lineup has been priced at $21,485. The price includes destination charges of $825 making it an attractive deal that most buyers will usually go for.

Instead of focusing too much on design and speed, the Elantra Eco is a car made to offer the best of fuel efficiency. There are many automobile manufacturers who never compromise in terms of performance. However, Hyundai has always been a brand associated with customer friendly features such as headroom, space and fuel efficiency. The new Elantra is focused on the offering the best efficiency as rated by the EPA. The association has rated the car to offer 32 mpg in city, 40 mpg in highway while a combined efficiency is pegged at 35 miles per gallon.

With gasoline prices being extremely affordable in recent times, people who are not keen on paying a premium for electrified cars may go for the 2017 Hyundai Elantra Eco. Companies like Tesla, Nissan and Chevrolet are planning to bring cheaper EVs to the market. However, it will take another two years for these models to hit dealership stores. Those who are looking forward to buy a car immediately has no other choice but to go for the ones readily available.

The Elantra Eco is powered by a 1.4-liter turbo four cylinder which is capable of producing 128 horsepower with 156 lb feet of torque. The numbers are on the mediocre side but they usually satisfy the requirements of an average consumer. The engine uses a seven speed dual clutch transmission system. The top end of the lineup offers a more powerful 2.0-liter I4 engine which renders 147 horsepower with 132 lb feet of torque. It uses a six speed automatic transmission engine.

A list of standard features is found in the Eco version of the Elantra designed to woo its customers. It includes support for Android Auto and Apple Car Play connectivity features, front seats with heating capability, blind spot detection and dual zone climate control. The trunk has hands free opening system to easily store your baggage.These features are usually provided as an add-on in other variants of the car.

Apart from the Elantra Eco, Hyundai has plans to launch a GT hatchback and a sports version of the car. The Eco version is expected to hit stores this summer in all regions.