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    Experience Luxury: Genesis G80 vs. GV80 Coupe Test Drive Review

    Jun 22, 2024

    Experience Luxury: Genesis G80 vs. GV80 Coupe Test Drive Review

    When it comes to luxury cars from South Korea, Genesis is the first brand that comes to mind. Recently, the new Genesis G80 was officially launched, and the Genesis GV80 coupe also arrived in China. Today, we will conduct a comprehensive test drive of these two cars to experience the new Korean luxury they offer. G80 model.

    Experience Luxury: Genesis G80 vs. GV80 Coupe Test Drive Review

    In terms of appearance, the new Genesis G80 still uses the family-style design, with the iconic wing-inspired headlights retaining the dual-band design. The slender headlight shape can make the whole car look vivid even when not lit.

    Experience Luxury: Genesis G80 vs. GV80 Coupe Test Drive Review

    The large shield-shaped front grille occupies most of the front of the car, with chrome strips creating a diamond pattern. The front bumper still features a mesh design that visually widens the vehicle.

    Experience Luxury: Genesis G80 vs. GV80 Coupe Test Drive Review

    The side lines of the body are extremely elegant, the lower design makes the whole car look very sporty, the coupe-style shape not only increases the vehicle’s space performance, but also makes the car look younger and more fashionable. In terms of size, the new car is 5005x1925x1465mm in length, width, and height, with a wheelbase of 3010mm, positioned as a mid-to-large sedan.

    Experience Luxury: Genesis G80 vs. GV80 Coupe Test Drive Review

    The new car will feature a new 20-inch wheel design paired with 245/40 R20 tires. It retains traditional door handle design for convenience. The front fender keeps the signature double parallel line turn signal, providing high recognition.

    Experience Luxury: Genesis G80 vs. GV80 Coupe Test Drive Review

    The design changes at the rear of the car are not very significant, maintaining the overall design style of the current model, including the family-style taillights and the sporty rear bumper. Although the bumper features exhaust shapes on both sides, the actual exhaust is hidden, with only the black diamond-shaped decorative panel visible.

    Experience Luxury: Genesis G80 vs. GV80 Coupe Test Drive Review

    Although this car is designed for both personal and commercial use, the rear end still features many sporty elements. For example, the design of the trunk lid resembles a small ducktail. From the side, it looks very textured and layered. The trunk opening and rear camera are integrated into the chrome ducktail trim.

    Experience Luxury: Genesis G80 vs. GV80 Coupe Test Drive Review

    The overall design of the interior has not changed much, but there have been significant improvements in some details, such as the use of a new 27-inch OLED integrated screen and a new three-spoke steering wheel. This not only enhances the sense of technology but also ensures that the driver can have a better driving experience.

    Experience Luxury: Genesis G80 vs. GV80 Coupe Test Drive Review

    The new 27-inch OLED smart screen will better understand the needs of Chinese users. Local applications have been greatly expanded, with nearly 30 new apps appearing, such as Bilibili, iQIYI, and WeChat, providing consumers with a better user experience.

    Experience Luxury: Genesis G80 vs. GV80 Coupe Test Drive Review

    The touch screen air conditioning panel at the bottom of the screen has been retained, allowing us to easily see the operation of the air conditioning, seat ventilation, heating, fan speed, temperature control, and more.操作。The operation can be done on the screen and quickly adjusted with the knob next to it, making it very practical.

    Experience Luxury: Genesis G80 vs. GV80 Coupe Test Drive Review

    The central channel retains the double knob design, with the front knob for screen control and the rear knob for gear shifting, consistent with existing models. In addition, the new Genesis G80 features the Smart Finger System, enhancing the luxury and technology of the vehicle.

    Experience Luxury: Genesis G80 vs. GV80 Coupe Test Drive Review

    In addition, the car is equipped with a lot of technology in the rear seats, such as the 14.6-inch dual screens for rear passengers to independently operate, play videos, music, view vehicle information, and connect phones for screen mirroring, enhancing entertainment and fun in the car.

    Experience Luxury: Genesis G80 vs. GV80 Coupe Test Drive Review

    In terms of seating, the new Genesis G80 has excellent comfort. The front seats retain heating, ventilation, and massage functions, and can adjust the tightness of the lumbar side wings according to the driving mode. The rear seats also have power adjustment function, and the overall space performance is also very good.

    Experience Luxury: Genesis G80 vs. GV80 Coupe Test Drive Review

    The new Geely Vision G80 will continue to use a 2.5T engine with a maximum power of 223.6kW and maximum torque of 422N·m, paired with an 8AT transmission. The vehicle offers multiple driving modes to choose from, with a great overall acceleration feel in any mode selected. There is no sense of sluggishness in any mode used.

    Experience Luxury: Genesis G80 vs. GV80 Coupe Test Drive Review

    The car’s chassis tuning is sporty, so bumps and speed bumps are felt inside the car, especially at high speeds or on mountain roads, the suspension support is crucial, reducing body roll.

    Experience Luxury: Genesis G80 vs. GV80 Coupe Test Drive Review

    In terms of quietness, the car performs well in controlling overall noise, including tire, wind, and engine noise. The new car is equipped with HUD head-up display and the instrument panel has real-time navigation function for easier navigation interpretation. GV80 coupe.

    Experience Luxury: Genesis G80 vs. GV80 Coupe Test Drive Review

    The Genesis GV80 coupe is a sporty and personalized SUV model, the first coupe SUV from Genesis, which will be personalized based on the attributes of the GV80. In terms of appearance, the Genesis GV80 coupe will use a new front bumper design, with four additional openings below the front grille compared to the GV80, reflecting a more youthful, sporty, and personalized side.

    Experience Luxury: Genesis G80 vs. GV80 Coupe Test Drive Review

    The headlights and GV80 maintain a consistent family design style. The grille has changed in detail, from two lines to one, giving it a more aggressive look.

    Experience Luxury: Genesis G80 vs. GV80 Coupe Test Drive Review

    Experience Luxury: Genesis G80 vs. GV80 Coupe Test Drive Review

    The biggest change on the side of the body is the use of a sloping design, with the lines at the rear gradually tightening to create a coupe-style design. The wheels, calipers, and other parts have also been upgraded, all fitting the sporty character of the car.

    Experience Luxury: Genesis G80 vs. GV80 Coupe Test Drive Review

    The overall design of the rear end remains consistent with the GV80, but with a sloping roofline, there are some minor changes to the rear window. The vehicle will also feature a new rear wing and a ducktail design on the trunk lid, giving it a very stylish look.

    Experience Luxury: Genesis G80 vs. GV80 Coupe Test Drive Review

    The taillights remain unchanged in style, still featuring the family design. The rear bumper has dual exhausts, both functional. It is decorated with more lines to add a youthful touch to the car.

    Experience Luxury: Genesis G80 vs. GV80 Coupe Test Drive Review

    The interior design remains consistent with the GV80, featuring a 27-inch touchscreen, sport steering wheel, and iconic air conditioning panel. The Genesis GV80 coupe will offer carbon fiber interior panels, which many young consumers love.

    Experience Luxury: Genesis G80 vs. GV80 Coupe Test Drive Review

    The entire screen interface and functions are the same as the GV80 or G80, including the buttons on the steering wheel, the air conditioning panel, and the knobs on the central channel control. After all, this is a member of the “80” family, so the overall changes are not very significant.

    Experience Luxury: Genesis G80 vs. GV80 Coupe Test Drive Review

    In terms of seating, the Genesis GV80 coupe also features luxurious options such as heated, ventilated, memory, and massage functions. The side wings of the seats can also automatically adjust based on the driving mode.

    Experience Luxury: Genesis G80 vs. GV80 Coupe Test Drive Review

    The space in the rear seats is impressive, even with the sloping roofline. The second-row seats have power adjustments, but the rear side sunshades are missing, which is a bit disappointing.

    Experience Luxury: Genesis G80 vs. GV80 Coupe Test Drive Review

    In terms of power, the Genesis GV80 coupe will also be equipped with a 2.5T engine, paired with an 8AT transmission. In terms of driving quality, the coupe model will still have some differences from the GV80, such as a firmer suspension tuning for a more direct experience of road vibrations.

    Experience Luxury: Genesis G80 vs. GV80 Coupe Test Drive Review

    In addition, both the GV80 and GV80 coupe come with simulated engine sounds. The coupe’s sound simulation is clearer and more pronounced, especially in sport mode. The sound is really pleasant. If you didn’t know it was a 2.5T model, you would think it had a 4.4L V8 engine.

    Experience Luxury: Genesis G80 vs. GV80 Coupe Test Drive Review

    In terms of intelligent driving, the Genesis GV80 coupe is consistent with the G80 or GV80. I personally really like its real-time navigation system, especially in uncomfortable cities or streets, this system is very useful in avoiding getting lost. Summary: The Genesis G80 is already on the market, with a starting price of 299,800 yuan (41290$), which is really very attractive, after all, the luxury quality of this car is hard to surpass by other Korean cars. The Genesis GV80 coupe is a product that focuses on individuality, with a starting price consistent with the GV80, starting at 529,800 yuan (72960$). So which car do you prefer?