G80 Redesign? 2019?

Mark_888

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A 2019 model would be introduced sometime this year in 2018, so I don't know, and it may be after that before they get a redesign out to market for G80. But since the current design is basically from model year 2015 introduced in 2014, then it might not be too far in the future.

One issue is that Genesis Motors desperately needs to get the two SUV's to market that have been under development for some time, and they may be too busy to get a redesigned G80 to market before that happens. Both Acura and Lexus sales are more than 50% SUV's (for Acura, way more than 50%). The new SUV from Bentley is now their best selling model. A SUV will most likely be my next vehicle.
 

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One issue is that Genesis Motors desperately needs to get the two SUV's to market that have been under development for some time, and they may be too busy to get a redesigned G80 to market before that happens. Both Acura and Lexus sales are more than 50% SUV's (for Acura, way more than 50%). The new SUV from Bentley is now their best selling model. A SUV will most likely be my next vehicle.
That is my thought too. The G70 is the same style as the G80 so I don't think they are ready to outdate that very soon. SUV has to be next priority, IMO. Maybe refreshed G80 in 2020 or 2021. Even then, probably not a radical change.
 

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...One issue is that Genesis Motors desperately needs to get the two SUV's to market that have been under development for some time, and they may be too busy to get a redesigned G80 to market before that happens. Both Acura and Lexus sales are more than 50% SUV's (for Acura, way more than 50%). The new SUV from Bentley is now their best selling model. A SUV will most likely be my next vehicle.
Same sales ratio with Jaguar. I couldn't wait out Genesis; bought an F-PACE to accompany my Genny.
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2018 was a minor refresh for the G80, not exactly a new generation (which I think is what OP is asking about).
Yep, exactly...it's basically the same car just a couple things refreshed. I'm wondering if I lease a 2018 for 3 years, will there be more significant changes next year.
 

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Yep, exactly...it's basically the same car just a couple things refreshed. I'm wondering if I lease a 2018 for 3 years, will there be more significant changes next year.
Doubt it. With the G70 due in a few months and an SUV in the works, I doubt you'll see more than a few incremental changes. They are also establishing an identity so I don't think the next generation will be a huge style difference either. I'd not be surprised to see a hybrid though.
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I would expect that they will cut down the weight my using more high strength super lite steel. I would hope they improve the 3.8L and the 5.0L both has room for great improvements in power and economy. It still needs a touch more handling and comfort improvements that a stronger liter frame could add. Honestly, the dimensions are fine it just needs to lose about 300 to 400 pounds. That would improve power to weight improve gas mileage and braking.
 

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Should see the next gen G80 relatively soon.

The current Genesis/G80 went into production Nov. of 2013.

There was talk of Hyundai wanting to shorten the life-cycle of the current G80, but seems more likely that we'll see the replacement within the usual 6 yr life-cycle time frame - meaning a Korean launch sometime next year being a good bet.

The GV80 is slated to launch in Korea late this year (could be delayed til early next year).

Wouldn't be surprised if we see the launch of the next gen G80 slot btwn the launches of the GV80 and GV70 (there's also the refresh of the G90).

As for weight, Genesis models already use a copious amount of high-tensile steel.

While I expect the % of high-tensile steel used to go up even further, to get somewhere near the weight reduction of many competitors (note - both MB and Lexus are behind in the weight reduction game compared to BMW, Audi, Cadillac and Jag), Genesis will have to use aluminum not only for body-parts like the hood/trunk, but within the platform itself.

Don't see why they can't do aluminum for the hood, etc, when Hyundai does so for the Ioniq.
 
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