2018 / 2019 Genesis G80 Sport 3.3T Review (DETAILED) | An Athletic & Luxurious Bargain? | In 4K UHD!


Hey guys! Today we’re going to be doing a
complete in-depth review of the newly introduced 2018 Genesis G80 Sport! Creating a brand new automotive brand is no easy task,
and genesis definitely knows this. With the Genesis brand first being introduced
in the last quarter of 2016. There is no denying that the Genesis brand has quite
some work cut out for itself. This whole idea won’t phase Genesis, though because
for the 2018 model year… Genesis has given their bestseller, the Genesis G80, a
mid-cycle refresh. Selling a total of approximately 15,000 units annually the
Genesis G80 is no sales leader, but Genesis hopes to change that figure for
the 2018 model year. One of the vehicles that will help Genesis towards an even
more successful future is the vehicle I’m standing next to right now. The 2018
Genesis G80 Sport! Offering a crisp luxury ambiance, paired to a sporting factor,
with a price tag that won’t break the bank, the Genesis G80 Sport may just be the
vehicle Genesis needs to attract more consumers from its German, British, and
Japanese rivals. So, does the Genesis G80 Sport have what it takes to pull up Genesis to
an even higher pedigree, and does the G80 Sport have what it takes to compete in
the very competitive luxury midsize sport sedan segment? Well… Let’s find out! now before I get this review rolling
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I’ll insist on all right here it is the 2018 Genesis g8 eSport
now the genesis JD Sport is going to come in a total of five exterior colors
and the Genesis shady sport is also going to be wearing Genesis athletic
elegance design language and that is definitely going to be extremely
prominent on the front and design of this Genesis 280 sport as well as the
rest of the vehicle so looking at the front end right here Genesis is going to
give you these very attractive looking headlight modules right here and this
headline module is going to be pretty much the same exact headlight module
that you are going to find on the 3.8 ultimate package and above any packages
below that are going to come with high-intensity discharge headlights with
incandescent turn signal indicators located on that inner portion right
there this vehicle is also going to come with LED turn signal indicators located
right beneath your two main headlight bulbs right there this is going to be an
LED bulb right there as well as right there this one will work as your low
beams and this one will work as your high beams looking inside of their
Genesis is also going to give you these copper accents on the interior of your
headlight module looking extremely attractive right there and also these
headlights have a very very neat look to them these modules sort of mimic the
overall grille design of the Genesis g80 here so that is definitely a pretty neat
feature coming below here the Genesis g80 sport is going to delete the
horizontally positioned LED fog lights found on pretty much all other g80
models the Genesis JD sport is going to replace that with a little vent right
here allowing for more ventilation for the twin turbo under the hood as well as
some ventilation right here too allow for air to move more freely around
the vehicle as well as to cool off the wheels and brake callipers right over
here Genesis is also going to equip the Genesis g80 with this dark chrome
accenting all around the vehicle so you are going to see lots of key features of
that all over the place and Genesis is also going to sort of arc this and a
little bit of an angle making it look a lot more aggressive looking at the lower
portion right here Genesis is also going to give you a very prominent catamaran
line which is pretty much the line right there curving up and going all the way
down as well as these portions right here which is not on the normal Genesis
g80 this is going to be sort of like a same design that’s pretty much how I
like to put it and then right here this is going to be a very large gaping mouth
that Genesis and pretty much Hyundai is known for putting on a lot of their
vehicles and this is definitely going to make you move out of the way if you do
see this very menacing face rolling behind you now the grill is going to be
quite different from what you find on other g80 models the Genesis GA t Sport
is going to come with this sort of like a mesh looking grill it’s not going to
come with horizontal slots like some other G ATS also the Genesis JT sport
will come with that dark chrome accenting running all the way around
that grille design as well as some matte finish copper accents on the inner
portion copper accents are also sort of what Genesis is going for with the GA t
sport as well that’s pretty much how you can tell immediately that this is going
to be a ga T sport by this very different-looking front end there’s a
lot more aggressive looking front end as well as those copper and dark chrome
accents coming right here to your Genesis logo pretty much the same thing
that we did see on the Genesis g90 that I did review for you guys not too long
ago very very attractive-looking logo I really like the logo that Genesis is
rocking on a lot of their latest products coming down the side of the
Genesis GA t Sport Genesis is also going to give you the standard 19-inch alloy
rims right here which look amazing these have tons of spokes I believe this is 20
spoke so that is definitely a very impressive number also this vehicle will
come with Genesis high performance brake calipers which is actually standard on
all Genesis g80 sports as well as sort of like this copper accenting on the
inner portion as well but this is going to look a little bit more
like a brushed or like a stainless steel but a little more like a stainless
copper right there as well as some glossy carbon-fiber accents and a
Genesis logo in the center just to put a cherry on top coming down the side of
the vehicle right here a lot more strong character lines running down the side a
strong one is going to be very prominent right there as well as the lower door
sill right here as well the rocker moldings are actually going to be
special to the Genesis g8 esport these are going to be slightly different than
what you find on other g80 models coming up here
Genesis is very corporate design accent right here this carved align is going to
run from the lower port the top of your grille design and is going to run all
the way up your hood and merge right into your a pillar pretty much found on
all other Genesis and Hyundai products going right here to your mirror design
very attractive looking mirror design Genesis is actually rumored that they
are going to make this possibly carbon fiber accented in future model years and
I’ll definitely like to see that as maybe an option I don’t know if they
should do it for standard equipment but definitely an option would be neat also
LED turn signal indicators are going to be located inside of the mirrors of the
Genesis g8 esport and overall this mirror design is going to look extremely
attractive coming down the side here Genesis is also going to put your blind
spot monitoring right there that little portion that’s showing two cars right
there that is going to be your blind spot monitoring and you’re also going to
get this very strong character line reaching all the way up there to the
front of your headlights running all the way down onto your chrome accented
handles right there these are going to be sort of like that darker chrome
accenting right there as well as your smart key access system and that smart
key access system is only going to be on your front driver and passenger doors
not on your rear doors that is going to merge all the way into your taillight
design right there and your taillights also looks fairly attractive from the
side profile but if we look at the side profile of the Genesis g80 as a whole
well this vehicle definitely is designed to impress I mean looking at the front
end profile right there it is going to have a very long hood making it pretty
much suggesting that the superevil is going to be rear-wheel drive which it is
the vehicle that we have here is going to be the rear little draw
model also you are going to have a fairly raked back a plate but not too
bad actually that is going to have a very mature and elegant look and then
your rear roofline is going to slope down and merge right onto your rear
tailgate with a pretty blunt rear and front end once again making the Duggal
look a little bit more aggressive and mature walking up here the genesis shady
sport also comes with staggered wheels so the front wheels are going to be 245
and the rear will be 275 so that is definitely any feature making the
vehicle look a little bit more aggressive in sporting coming to the
rear end of the Genesis g80 sport well Genesis didn’t really change much on
this rear end but it definitely looks extremely sporty on pretty much all
models of the Genesis g80 some things that Genesis did change to
this rear end is going to mainly be in this lower fascia on the lower face you
are going to have quad chrome tipped exhaust all at the bottom right there as
well as a rear diffuser which is going to be sort of like a glossy black
plastic and then coming a little bit closer in here you are also going to
have sort of like this honeycomb mesh portion right inside of there it’s just
there for design is not allowing for any ventilation or anything like that and
right above there are going to be your reflectors and coming all the way up to
the top are going to be your taillights which are going to be a full LED module
you are going to have your brake lights as well as your turn signal indicators
will be located right here and your reverse lights coming over here Genesis
also give you your Genesis logo right there looking very very clean and
sophisticated on the rear end of this very smooth and almost modestly styled
rear end also right here Genesis g80 badging letting everyone
know that you did go for that Genesis g80
and coming over here to the right it is going to say three points three T now
one thing I am noticing is that it is not going to say sport anywhere on the
rear end of the Genesis g82 sport and that is definitely something I would
have liked to have seen especially since Genesis is trying to make these people a
lot more sporty I will definitely like to have seen Genesis put a sport badge
on the back sort of like in that same copper accenting that they are going for
with a lot of the accents around the viewer I would like to have seen
something that said Genesis g80 and maybe like a copper accented sport in
cursive writing that would have looked amazed
on the back end of this g8 eSport but overall the rear end design of this
vehicle is very attractive also coming up here I wanted to mention how Genesis
does not give you a spoiler on your sport model of the Genesis g80 but they
are going to give you sort of like this character line that suggests that there
is going to be a spoiler right there so Genesis is trying to be a little bit
more futuristic and different with their overall design and styling and Genesis
also mounts a shark fin antenna up here that is going to be a glossy black color
pretty much matching and blending in with the overall portion of this roof
which is going to house your panoramic sunroof which we will look at once we
get inside of the Genesis g80 and I really like how it is going to be that
very similar color to the overall windscreen as well as the rear window
here as well is going to make this vehicle pretty much appear that it is
going to have a full glass ceiling alright so now let’s talk about the rest
of the 2018 Genesis g8 eSport all right now let’s talk about the dimensions of
the 2018 Genesis g8 eSport so the width of these 2018 Genesis 280 sport is going
to be seventy four point four inches which is going to be wider than most of
its competitors by about one to two inches it’s actually only going to be
narrower to the Jaguar XF s which is going to be at a whopping seventy eight
point two inches but overall what is going to come to its class the Genesis
UAT sport is going to be on the wider end of the spectrum and the length of
the 2018 Genesis g8 eSport is going to be one hundred ninety six point five
inches which is going to be longer than most of its competitors by up to three
inches one of the competitors that will be the closest to the length of this
vehicle is going to be the Jaguar XF s at just about one hundred ninety five
point two inches so once again the genesis g8 eSport is going to show that
it is going to be a little bit larger and its overall dimensions when compared
to its German British and Japanese rivals the wheel base of the vehicle is
going to be just about 118 point five inches which is going to be longer than
most of its competitors by up to six inches especially when compared to
something like the Lexus GS 350 F Sports one hundred and twelve point two inch
rating but the BMW 540i is going to be only just
one inch shorter when you are looking at the wheel bases between the two vehicles
but overall the Genesis g8 eSport is going to have one of the longest wheel
bases in its class meaning that it is going to be able to offer class-leading
interior volume alright so now let’s talk about the height of this vehicle so
the high empty 2018 Genesis g8 eSport is going to be 58 points three inches which
is actually one of the tallest entries in this class shrinking and about one
inch taller than most of its competitors the only people it is going to be
ranking similarly to this vehicle is going to be the BMW 540i at just about
fifty eight point two inches in height and the weight of this vehicle is going
to be four thousand five hundred and nineteen pounds which is approximately
200 to 500 pounds heavier than most of its competitors and if you want all the
drive that is going to add an additional 155 pounds to the already heavy Genesis
g80 Sport and the turning radius of the 2018 Genesis g8 eSport is going to be 18
point 1 feet which is actually one of the smallest turning radiuses in its
class most of these competitors are going to be closer to 19 feet and others
will even be closer to 20 feet only the Lexus GS 350 export is going to have a
smaller turning radius at just about 17.4 feet and the minimum ground
clearance of the Genesis g80 sport is going to be just about 5.1 inches
alright so now let’s talk about the standard equipment found on the 2018
Genesis g80 sport as well as a brief trim level breakdown so Genesis chooses
to divide the trim levels based upon the engine choice that you pick so
technically they’re already total of only three trim levels there are going
to be the 3.8 v6 the 3.3 t sport v6 which is the vehicle that we have right
here and these 5.0 v8 for each of those trim levels there are going to be
packages that you can choose from for the 3.8 v6 there are going to be total
of 3 packages the standard package the premium package and the ultimate package
for the 3.3 t sport v6 or the g 80 sport which is the vehicle that we have right
here is go there are going to be no available packages this is actually
going to come similarly spect out to something like the Genesis 3.8 v6
ultimate package but it is going to come with a few more features and some of
those features are going to include staggered 19-inch
sport alloy wheels so the sport alloy wheels are going to be finding right
here on the genesis dat sport are going to be exclusive to this vehicle and
these are going to have 245 40s up front and 275 thirty-five tires out back which
is definitely definitely going to look really aggressive these are going to be
staggered wheel designs also the Genesis GT sport is going to come with a 3.3
liter twin-turbo v6 engine under the hood which we are going to talk about
just a little later on inside of this review as well as a sports EDC
suspension on this Genesis g80 sport this Genesis unity sport is also going
to come with a slew of sport exterior accents as well as quad exhaust pipes
which are going to be chrome tips so coming to the back right here these are
going to be very very aggressive looking quad exhaust tips right here on both
sides with your lower diffuser which is also going to be exclusive to the gads
sport the zuga will also come with panoramic sunroof so this panoramic
sunroof is going to be looking very very neat on the top of the 2018 Genesis g80
sport so what I’m giving a Sukkah little bit more of that aggressive and sporty
appearance this vehicle will also come with wireless phone charging and a
lexicon 17 speakers surround sound audio system which is also standard on this
vehicle also this 2018 Genesis gads court is going to come with front and
rear parking sensors so these little dots the are going is fine on the front
of the Genesis dat sport are going to be parking sensors you’re also going to see
those on the rear of the g8 a sport as well and this vehicle will also come
with the deletion of LED fog lights because Genesis did want to make this
vehicle a lot more efficient for that turbocharger under the hood and
turbochargers technically need a little bit more ventilation in order to work
properly so as a result Genesis did choose to eliminate those LED fog lights
in replace for a little bit different of a design up here Genesis did give you
sort of like this wind curtain portion right there which will allow for air to
flow around the vehicle a little bit more seamlessly as well as sort of like
this opening right here which will allow for more air
to flow inside of the engine bay and cool down that very large v6 twin-turbo
engine under the hood but we are going to talk about that a little bit later on
like I mentioned before and the other trim level available for the 2018
Genesis GA t is going to be the 5.0 v8 which is actually only going to have a
total of one available package and that is going to be the ultimate package but
overall the 2018 Genesis GA t sport is going to come pretty well equipped and
pretty much what you see here is what you are going to get the only thing that
you can choose from is going to be either rear-wheel drive or all-wheel
drive but let’s talk about the rest of the 2018 Genesis GA t sport now the
pricing at the Genesis g84 is going to be pretty simple there’s actually only
going to be a total of two options that you can pick from you either pick
rear-wheel drive or you pick all-wheel drive the Genesis g80 rear-wheel drive
is going to be priced at just about fifty five thousand two hundred and
fifty dollars and the genesis JT sport all-wheel drive is going to be priced at
just about fifty seven thousand seven hundred and fifty dollars not including
your freight charges now the starting prices of the Genesis g80
sport compared to its competitors is actually going to wow you quite a bit
compared to the Audi a6 the BMW 5 Series and the Lexus GS with similarly spec
engines the Genesis GT sport is actually going to start with a starting price
very in line with a lot of those competitors but once again you have to
keep in mind that the Genesis JT sport doesn’t come with any available packages
unlike a lot of its competitors so the Genesis shades for as a result will come
with a lot more standard equipment the starting price of the 2018 Genesis g80
sport is actually going to start just about $8,000 less expensive than a base
Jaguar XF with a similarly spec engine and about $17,000 less expensive than a
base Mercedes e-class with a similarly spec engine setup so like I said this
Genesis g80 sport is going to be pretty much a really good bargain in this
segment so pretty much you will buy this vehicle if you want the overall bargain
and value proposition that the Genesis brand offers and pretty much all of
their vehicles and the Genesis g8 sport is going to be no exception to
that now the genesis g8 eSport is going to compete in the midsize luxury sports
sedan segment so this vehicle can be compared to quite a few vehicles but
some of the most direct competitors can include the Audi a6 3.0 TFSI the BMW
540i the Mercedes AMG e 43 the Jaguar XF s and the Lexus GS 350 F Sport all right
so now let’s talk about what’s under the hood of the 2018 Genesis G 80 sport now
to open up the hood to the 2018 Genesis g80 sport all you have to do is come to
your Genesis logo right here slightly to the right there is going to be a little
black lever inside of there you click that to the left and lift the hood right
on up and what you are going to be looking at right here is going to be
Genesis is 3.3 liter twin-turbo dual overhead cam 24 valve v6 engine and this
engine is going to be good to produce 365 horsepower at 6,000 rpm and just
about 376 pound-feet of torque at as early as 1300 rpm all the way until 4500
rpm so this vehicle it’s going to pretty much have instant torque right off of
idles so that is definitely definitely a good thing also right here it is going
to say turbo GDI which pretty much means turbo gasoline direct injection and then
right down the side you are going to have sort of like these designs that
look like the wings on the genesis badge right there and then right here you have
your Genesis badge on the top now the Genesis g80 is actually only going to
come with a total of three available engines so you are going to have the
base 3.8 liter naturally aspirated v6 engine and then one step up from that is
going to be this 3.3 liter twin turbo v6 engine which is the engine that we have
right here on the Genesis gads for one step up from that is going to be the 5.0
liter naturally aspirated v8 which is going to be on the top-of-the-line trims
of the Genesis g80 most of the competitors are actually going to come
standard with or cylinders not a v6 so that’s
definitely something that Genesis has over a lot of its competitors and one
other thing that I did want to mention about this vehicle is that this is going
to have the same engine found under the hood of the 2017 Genesis g90 premium
which I did review for you guys not too long ago but the main reason why this
vehicle is going to be a little bit more sport oriented because this vehicle
actually weighs a whopping 1,000 pounds lighter than that Genesis g90 meaning
that this vehicle is going to have a much better power-to-weight ratio now
this Genesis Yeti will feel much more powerful than that much heavier g90 as
well this vehicle is going to be paired to an 8-speed automatic transmission
which is going to be specially sports tuned which will come with Genesis shift
tronic manual shift mode which we will talk about a little bit later on when
you get inside of the cabin of the Genesis g80 this vehicle will also come
with four drive modes this is going to be called they’re intelligent drive mode
selector which is going to come with an eco mode normal a sport mode and a snow
mode and rear-wheel drive is going to be standard on all g80 sports an H track
all-wheel drive is optional equipment now 0-60 times of this engine is going
to be just about five seconds which is going to be just about half a second
quicker than the Genesis g90 with the exact same engine so that lighter weight
is definitely going to translate through a lot more performance also this Genesis
g80 sport is going to come with quite a bit of sport enhancement technologies as
well so some of those Sport enhancement technologies will include a dual
continuously variable valve timing system so when we do turn on this engine
you are going to hear a little bit of picking that is going to be that
gasoline direct injection as well as that variable valve timing and this
vehicle will also come with a tuned intake system or T is and T is will
pretty much help with the air intake of the Genesis g80 sports since it does
have a twin-turbo engine under the hood alright so now let’s listen to pretty
much how this vehicle is going to sound under Rev and closing up the hood to the 2018
Genesis g80 spor is actually pretty simple because Genesis is going to give
you the struts on both sides of your hood allowing for you to close this
somewhat very large and heavy hood fairly easily this is actually probably
one of the easiest hoods that I have ever closed now to open up the fuel tank
latch right here on the 2018 Genesis JT sport all you have to do is open up the
driver’s door and come to the driver’s knee area right here and all you have to
do is press this button and it will unlock that latch right there but now
let’s talk about the fuel economy of the 2018 Genesis g80 sport now if you go for
the rear wheel drive option the fuel economy is going to be 17 miles per
gallon in the city 25 miles per gallon on the highway and 20 miles per gallon
combined if you go for the all-wheel drive option you are going to be looking
at about a drop in only your highway driving all wheel drive is going to give
you 17 miles per gallon in the city 24 miles per gallon on the highway and 20
miles per gallon combined now when compared to most of its competitors all
those competitors are going to get anywhere from two to three miles per
gallon better in the city and most of the competitors are going to be getting
2 to 4 miles per gallon better on the highway MPG ratings are actually closely
in line with something like the Mercedes AMG II 43 with 18 25 but if you are
looking at the majority of its competitors the Genesis g80 sport is
going to be lagging behind by quite a bit also premium fuel is recommended if
you want to get the best performance out of your GA t Sport and Genesis does not
give you a capitalist design right here it is going to be a twist cap design and
you just pretty much take your tap and you can rest it right on there when you
are filling up for gas all right so now let’s talk about the interior design of
the 2018 Genesis gads sport so coming up to the door of the Genesis g80 sport you
are going to see that these mirrors are going to open up for you through the
proximity key so it is going to sense they are getting near the vehicle and it
will open up these mirrors which is definitely a pretty neat
coming down here looking at your door handle design Genesis is going to give
you your smart key access system on both your front driver and your front
passenger doors your rear passengers are not going to get that feature so all you
have to do is unlock the door right here it will make that little noise
indicating that the door has been on Lots but if we use this smart key access
system here all you have to do is push the button once and it will unlock your
doors and open up that mirror right there and you just push it again and it
will lock up the vehicle and close up that mirror by flashing the hazard so
let’s open up the vehicle right now and looking at the door panel design on the
2018 Genesis g8 esport it is going to look extremely attractive looking right
here Genesis is going to give you sort of
like this injected molded plastic on the upper portion very soft touch definitely
is going to feel pretty high-quality right below there you are going to see
sort of like this glossy carbon fiber insert on the door panel design and then
below there you are going to have this aluminum accent running around there as
well as an aluminum accent to door handle with an aluminum accented door
lock which is definitely a pretty neat feature I like how they didn’t just put
plastic there they definitely paid attention to that right over here to the
right Genesis also gives you two memory seat
control settings so you can have a memory seat for the main driver and then
anyone else who may be driving your vehicle you can also have a second one
for that and you will just press this button up here to set it to whichever
one you want looking at your tweeter right here this
is going to be the tweeter to your 17 speaker lexicon premium audio system the
Genesis g8 esport comes standard with that as well as a surround sound system
by logic the company Genesis G 80s the bass Genesis 80s will come with a seven
speaker audio system which is not going to be any big name-brand it’s pretty
much just going to be a Genesis audio system and then if you step up from that
to the 3.8 premium trim the 3.8 premium trim will come with a 14 speaker audio
system which is also going to be by lexicon now looking at your door panel
below there you are also going to have sort of like this leather insert right
here very very plush love the feel of that as well as this copper accenting
running all the way down and sort of like the strip’s sort of making this
look like quilted leather so that’s definitely a pretty neat feature coming
right here once again some more leather inserts where you will rest your elbow
as well as instead of here soft to the touch plastics with a little bit of a
rubber grip there so if you do want to put your keys inside of there you can do
that and they won’t be sliding around too much when you are driving around
looking right here you are going to have pretty much all of your necessities that
you pretty much expect to see right here we are going to have your mirror
controls located up here as well as your lock in your unlock features as well as
your window locks you can also have auto up and down for all of your windows
inside this Genesis g80 sports so Genesis did not cheap out they are going
to give you as much as they possibly can in here and these window switches feel
pretty decent they’re not really feeling the best I would definitely like to seem
sort of like an aluminum accented sort of like what’s found I believe on the
Genesis Jean 90 that I reviewed but overall you have to keep in mind this
pupil is aimed a little bit lower to a little bit lower of a market coming
below they’re a little bit more of that proper stitching located all beneath
there as well as some more soft touch plastics all the way on the lower
portion so Genesis did not skimp out once again giving you this soft touch
plastic all the way to pretty much the bottom of the door panel even under here
on the lower portion of the sill will also be soft to the touch so that is
definitely a pretty neat feature looking inside of here hard to the touch plastic
instead of here that’s pretty much what you need just in case if you spill your
juice or anything like that but inside of here you are going to have sort of
like this suede liner inside of there so it’s also a pretty neat feature so it is
sort of going to be lined with felt with a rubberized bottom portion there as
well so it’s definitely a pretty neat feature once again we have another very
large lexicon premium audio system speaker making up for the one of these
17 speakers inside of this vehicle looking at the interior of this vehicle
the Genesis g80 sport has a pretty clean and sophisticated look to the overall
interior design the genesis GT sport is going to come with a total of two
interior colors you can pick either a black leather interior or a grey love
into the vehicle that we have right here is going to be the black interior color
since we have the polar ice if you go for the polar ice or the Himalayan grey
you can only get this black interior if you go for any of the other three colors
you can get a black or a grey interior so it’s definitely something to keep in
mind but all of the trims of the Genesis g8 esport will come with this copper
accenting on the inner portion of your vehicle as well as carbon fiber inserts
all abound the interior as well so you are going to have these carbon-fiber
accents located all around the interior of this vehicle because the Genesis JD
sport is a little bit more sport oriented so if you are looking for wood
instead of your Genesis DAT sport this may not be the vehicle that you may want
because well wood is not available in this sport model but now let’s talk
about the seating comfort inside of the 2018 Genesis g80 score let’s first look
at the design really quick right here you are going to have this very plush
feeling leather here it is going to be stitched up right there as well as have
perforation on the lower portion as well as it looks like sigh extensions right
there so it’s pretty neat feature there by extension is actually only going to
be available on your driver’s seat not your passenger seat unfortunately and
right here more of that copper accenting all over
the seats right here as well as up there looking very very neat coming down here
you are going to have all of your controls for your seats as well we’re
going to talk about seeing comfort interest a little bit so just pretty
much showing you all the controls that you have here you have up and down so
look forward and backwards you have the rest controls as well as your lumbar
support as well as I believe this is going to be your bolstering if you want
control your bolstering there and this will also be for your thigh extenders
you can move in and out that by extender and looking at the design at the top of
your seat backs right here you are going to see that you have more leather
upholstery all the way up here as well as a little bit more of that copper
accenting in stitching form running all the way up around your shoulder supports
you are going to have a pretty decent amount of shoulder support there as well
as pretty big bolstering here on your thighs as well as your torso so we are
going to see how that feels in seating comfort you have a little bit more of
that stitching running down the sides here looking very very attractive as
well as more perforation on your backrest so that is definitely a pretty
neat feature you are going to have a smooth leather
for your headrest as well as more of that copper accenting running around
there alright so now let’s talk about the interior comfort of the 2018 Genesis
g8 eSport all right so now let’s talk about the front seat comfort inside of
the 2018 Genesis g8 eSport so right now I have the vehicle off so it is going to
move the seat all the way back in its tracks as well as raise the steering
wheel so it is going to be very easy to get in and out of the cabin of this
vehicle but all you have to do is put your foot on the brake and push the
start button and it is going to adjust my seat to my driving comfort and is
also going to adjust the steering wheel back to the setting that I had it on
previously now this vehicle is going to come with two-stage memory seat controls
you can set it for a driver a main driver as well as a second driver Sun is
definitely a pretty neat feature but sitting inside of these seats you are
going to have 16 way power driver seat and a 12 volt power passenger seat so
you can move this by extender forward and backwards on the genesis 280 score
you can also move your bolstering your upper torso bolstering in and out so you
can’t pretty much squeeze it in or loosen it out so it’s also a pretty neat
feature and that will be controlled by this little lever right here so you can
pull that in and out and that will sort of squeeze it in it doesn’t really
squeeze it in that much for me if you’re a little bit wider in your stature it
might sort of come in contact but right now it’s not really doing much at all if
you do control that on the Genesis UAE sport but if you are going to be a
little bit wider in your stature I’m sure that will have a little bit of an
effect on you also Genesis you 84 offers pretty much everything else that you
expect instead of its people it will come with your raising of the bottom of
the sea as well as lower and you can move it forward and backwards you can
move this backrest forward if you want as well as move it a little bit
backwards you also have four-way power lumbar
support on both your driver and your front passengers that is also a pretty
nice feature your front passenger actually is not going to come with this
thigh extender and is also not going to come with your bolstering right here up
here you cannot adjust the bolstering on that
in Jersey either so that is a little bit of a downside but overall the seats
inside of the Genesis g8 eSport are going to be pretty comfortable they are
going to be a little bit more sporty than you may expect we are going to have
sort of like this pretty aggressive bolstering on the bottom not overly
aggressive the way they are uncomfortable you can pretty much drive
this Google and everyday basis and it is not going to pretty much be hugging you
too much to where you are regretting it also coming to the back here you can
like I said adjust your lumbar so you can pretty much adjust this backwards to
whichever way you feel comfortable and this also is going to have very
aggressive bolstering appear so if you are going around corners it should hold
you in place fairly well inside of the 2018 Genesis g80 and your headrest
unfortunately it’s not going to be powered it is still going to be manual
and you can only lift it up and down it is not going to move in and out and like
I said it’s not going to be powered definitely we would like to see Genesis
add that in future models but overall the seating comfort inside of the
vehicle is pretty comfortable all right so let’s hop on inside of the cabin of
this vehicle and you don’t only have to duck your head when you are getting a
set of the Genesis g80 at all it’s actually pretty neat here this a pilla
is going to sweep back just a little bit but right here this is pretty much going
to be the highest point of the roof and that’s pretty much where your head is
going to go so they’re going to be very easy to get in and out of this vehicle
also jumping inside of this vehicle you are really going to have to fall into
this vehicle that much at all because it is going to be a sedan it’s not going to
be overly low like some coupes but isn’t going to be a perfect or high ride
height like some SUVs but overall you aren’t going to have to fall into this
cabin too much so let’s close up the door really quick
very solid sound to that door it’s actually pretty impressive how solid
that door does sound this vehicle was I believe first introduced in the 2015
model year and the genesis G 80 is definitely still holding up with a lot
of its competitors that door does not sound like a 2015 door I don’t know if
they upgraded it for this sport model if they have been upgrading it as time goes
on but that door definitely sounds extremely solid by today’s standards so
looking at your key fob design right here the Genesis shady sport is going to
have a pretty attractive looking keyfob design this is going to be the
same keyfob design found across the entire genesis lineup on the genesis
gene 90 that i reviewed this is going to be the exact same key fob so at the top
you are going to have your lock unlock your trunk hold button as well as your
panic alarm and on the back it is going to have a small Genesis logo with some
hard plastic it’s not going to be leather wrapped or anything like this
it’s going to be hard touch plastic with a leather imitation and some aluminum
accenting on the side as well as a button right here is going to be a
Chrome button you press this and you pull up the bottom portion there will be
a physical key inside of this key fob design also the Genesis g80 sport I
believe doesn’t come with any remote start I would definitely like to see and
remote start on this key fob and that is overall all I can really say about this
key fob design it is going to have a very nice weight to it is going to be
feeling very heavy and premium but overall I would like to have seen some
sort of remote start on this key fob as well as maybe a little bit of an
upgraded key fob if they were to add a little bit of more of a soft to the
touch feel to it but that’s personally nitpicking because most of these
competitors aren’t going to have that at all so as long as you have to keep up
instead of the vehicle all you have to do is push on the break down there and
push this aluminum accented push button to start it up and it is going to adjust
your steering wheel just a little bit as well as the seat like I demonstrated
earlier but looking at your gauge cluster design inside of the 2018
Genesis g80 sport it actually looks very very attractive here this is going to be
a slightly updated gauge cluster design over last year’s model the Genesis GA T
is going to get the illumination of a digital cooling temperature as well as a
digital fuel gauge last year models and previous model years of the Hyundai
Genesis and the Genesis GA had those digital readouts but on the 2018 model
year Genesis decided to add more of an analog gauge design which is going to
have a little bit more of a clean and classy look here also coming to the left
very easy to read gauge cluster design right here as well it is going to have a
black face white numbers and a white needle and your red line is going to be
around 6,500 rpm if you rev the engine it is going to end around 5,000 rpm so
it isn’t going to rev all the way up to that 6,500 rpm that is probably going to
be when you are driving that will be the most ideal place to shift at and coming
to the right side your speedometer is going to be very similar it is going to
have the black face white numbers and a white needle and it is going to count up
in increments of 20 and below there will be your fuel gauge that is going to be
an analog gauge looks very clean and sophisticated right here in the center
is going to be a seven-inch LCD drivers information display and it is
going to house quite a bit of information so in this upper left corner
it is going to pretty much mention which gear you are in currently I am in park
so it is going to display the park up there right above there it is going to
tell you how much range you have into your gas tank is empty as well as the
average fuel economy that you are getting now that is probably not going
to be the actual fuel economy that you will be getting in this vehicle since
this vehicle was mainly in the parking lot hasn’t really been driven around
that much so I would expect to see slightly different numbers on there once
you actually start to drive this vehicle down here in the bottom left corner it
will tell you the temperature outside a whopping 103 degrees Fahrenheit and over
here on the right how many miles this vehicle has so to go through this screen
display right here all you have to do is come right down here and you can go
through the screen by scrolling up right here as well as pressing this page
button so if we press the page button first it is going to take you through
the different pages up top so you can see so you have quite a bit of page you
have four pages the second page will be your navigation that will be your
turn-by-turn navigation and this will be all of your drivers information you can
get a little bit more of your attention alert system as well as I believe this
will be your lane keep assist as well as your lane departure warning and if you
press that one more time it will take you to all of your user settings this
vehicle also has a heads up this place if you come right up
here you will see that little zero miles-per-hour icon right there that is
going to be for your heads up display which is also a pretty neat feature and
you can adjust that heads-up display you can raise it and lower it so I am going
to lower it right now you can see that I am lowering it and I am also raising it
through this screen right here I can raise and lower the height but I want
that to be on and if you want to go back out of that screen all you have to do is
press ok and it will take you back out of that screen coming back over here a
little bit more information rotation all of these are going to be for your
heads-up display you can’t go back right there one thing
I would like to support Genesis is to add is a back button I don’t like we
have to scroll all the back to the top to press back I would have definitely
liked to have seen them just add a little back button on the steering wheel
that would have made this system a little bit more intuitive but coming
down here driving assistance technologies as well as your doors your
lights sound convenient service intervals and a few more features now if
we press the page button once more it is going to take us through a little bit
more of information it is going to take us back to this first page and you can
scroll through this first page you will have a little bit more information
pretty much your trip gauge as well as you’re driving info and this speedometer
in miles per hour and that is going to give you a digital readout as to how
fast you are going so it is also a pretty neat feature on this vehicle
looking at the steering wheel design on the 2018 Genesis g80 sport the stream
design is definitely very attractive looking you are not going to have a
flat-bottom steering wheel on the Genesis JT sport which is a little bit
disheartening especially since this vehicle is sport oriented I will
definitely like to have seen a flat-bottom steering wheel on here but
Genesis is going to give you perforation around here on your grips as well as
perfect 9 and 3 grips and 10 and 2 notches up here it is going to feel very
confidence inspiring when you are just holding the string you pretty much just
want to start driving also at the top portion is going to be a smooth leather
as well as on the lower portion a smooth leather and this jingle is going to be a
three spokes tringle design with a hole cut out on your bottom spoke and a
little and more of that aluminum accenting
right there Genesis logo right on your horn cover
looking extremely attractive looking right there and on this right side will
be all of the controls for the center screen as well as your cruise control
and your distance markets for your adaptive cruise control and you can also
press cancel right there coming to the left side right here you will have all
of your Bluetooth as well as your hangs up and your pick up buttons for your
Bluetooth phone connection here as well coming to the left side Genesis also
gives you some carbon fiber accenting going around your AC vent here as well
as this opening and closing for your AC vent and this is going to be plastic I
would like to have seen something like an aluminum portion right here sliding
in and out that would definitely been a nice feature and right here in front of
your driver’s left knee you are going to have a few more buttons this is going to
be your gauge dimmer as well as your fuel tank opening you can open up the
latch for that this is going to be your lane keep assist and this is going to be
your rear sunshade and coming right here this will be your trunk you can open up
your trunk by pressing here since that is going to be a power assisted trunk
but we will talk about that in just a little bit later on in this review and
this will be blind spot monitoring and your traction stability control on an
off button right there and this will be your parking brake located over here
which is a pretty neat feature so it is going to free up some space in your
center console coming down here if I open up the door really quick you are
going to have aluminum sport pedals inside of the Genesis g80 sport you will
have sort of like this rubber portion right here on the aluminum portion as
well as on your brake pedal and your gas pedal and all these pedals are going to
be perfectly sized as well as this dead pedal on the left will be perfectly
sized and right to the left will be your hood right there you can just pull that
and unlock your hood alright so looking at your center stack right here it is
going to have a pretty neat design here it is going to have your touchscreen
right there as well as with your AC vents to the right and left of that very
similar to what’s going on in the Sonata not a huge fan of Y they pretty much
made it mimic the Sonata definitely would like to see
let’s get their own interior design language in the coming years coming
below they’re very traditional what you pretty much will expect to find is a
little bit button happy for my liking would definitely like to see Genesis
minimize the amount of buttons that they do add instead of here it’s a little bit
too much here but overall you are going to have your analog clock right here
looking really really neat it’s going to have sort of like that copper backspace
right there with your lines right there pretty much indicating the different
times on the clock looks really neat with some more aluminum accenting going
around they’re coming to the left of that will be your different temperatures
that you can set this this is going to have a dual zone climate control so you
can change what you want it to be right up here in this top left corner is going
to tell you the temperature that I’m changing it to you can change the
temperature there you can also change the fan speed so it is going to change
the fan speed how fast you want it to move and this AC can definitely get up
and start working so it’s definitely a good thing to know especially since it
is extremely hot out here today also coming below there you can turn it off
as well as turn on your auto AC right here will also be the different zones
that you want that AC to be blowing on you app right over here your front
window defroster rear window defroster as well as your mirror defroster so this
will control the temperature for the right front passenger right there and
then right here will be your sync button so you can sync the driver to the
passenger so if we look at the top really quick you are going to see that
all right at the top if I press that button it is going to sync this and that
side 265 now put this up to 70 and I push that button once more you will see
that it will change both to 65 and that is through pressing the sync button
right here you can change the different positions that you want the arrow to
blow on the passenger side which is also a pretty neat feature right here in car
circulation for your AC as well as this climate button coming down here you are
going to have your radio controls all at a separate portion so the top portion is
going to be for all of your air conditioning and the bottom portion will
be for all of your radio controls radio controls you have your volume here you
also have right over here for your tune you can go through the different
stations on this screen which we will talk about in just a little bit you also
have AM FM Sirius XM satellite radio as well as media this
will be where you would put your map SD card right inside of there you also have
your map slash voice as well as the different things that you can’t go
through for your seek and track if you want to go through your radio station
right there coming below there there’s pretty neat portion right here you can’t
push this open and it is going to house your smartphone charging so you can
charge your smartphone right inside of there as well as do your USB right there
you can plug in your phone through USB and connected to the system if you don’t
have Android auto or apple carplay if you just don’t want to use that and you
want to discharge it through there as well as your auxiliary port so you can’t
just put your phone right inside of here and my phone fits inside of this portion
with no problems and that’s definitely a good thing and I can close that right on
up but it’s going to be a samsung galaxy s7 edge but it’s a pretty large phone
and my phone fits in there with no problem coming back down here is going
to be the overall gear selector setup and this is going to be a new design for
2018 previous model years had a slightly different design personally I really
love the design of this very similar to what’s found on the Genesis g90 I like
how it is going to have this upper portion leather wrap and it is going to
have sort of like this cool sort of like in front of an airplane shape right
there looking really neat on the side will have some glossy piano black right
there with some aluminum accenting going around there and your Park button is
going to be located up there as well as your reverse neutral and drive right
there so you can’t go through this by going to reverse pushing up it will put
you into Reverse displaying your reverse camera which actually has pretty good
graphics on that I mean it’s not extremely good definitely would have
liked to seen better graphics on this reverse camera not quite sure it looks a
little bit grainy for my liking but you are going to have 360 to view surround
view cameras right here which definitely looks neat because you are going to have
a camera underneath your front driver mirror your front passenger mirror as
well as the front of the car and the rear of the car giving you a pretty neat
visual of around the vehicle you can also press here to look at different
views inside of the cabin you can look at the entire rear of the vehicle if you
don’t want that portion on the side you can also look
at just the side of the car if you want to just look at the side and that is
going to be the driver side and then you can also look at just the passenger side
of the vehicle as well and you can just go back to the setup personally I like
to set up since you are in a very tight area in you’re trying to navigate this
is going to be perfect for that just would like to see Genesis work with the
resolution of this as well as maybe install a higher quality camera back
there since the graining is just a little bit on the fuzzy side for my
liking and you can also put this vehicle into neutral and drive and drive you
also have paddle shifters inside of this vehicle you have your paddle shifters
for down on the left and your paddle shifters to shift up pick up a gear on
the right and this is going to be aluminum so they are going to feel
pretty positive and up there in the top left corner is going to tell you which
gear you are in so it’s also a pretty new feature and they are very clicking
and they are feeling very high quality here as well so then you put this
vehicle right back into park it is going to make that little beeping noise
indicating that the vehicle has been put back into park right then here will be
all of your driving mode you can press drive mode right here and this vehicle
is going to have a total of three drive modes since we have the rear wheel drive
option if you go for the all-wheel drive option you are going to have a total of
four different drive modes you will have normal eco sport and snow on the
all-wheel drive but on this vehicle we are going to have normal which will have
sort of like this white display you go to eco give you a little bit of a green
display not too much changing overall in this gauge cluster display will
definitely like to seeing a lot more of a drastic change and then sport will
just give you a little bit of an orange portion right there actually one thing I
would like to have seen Genesis do is when you go through these different
cycles to change that heads-up display if you are an eco I will like that to be
green if you are normal of like for that to have been white and if you were in
sport I would have liked of that to be in a red or an orange color but they do
give you the option like I demonstrated earlier to change through those colors I
just would have liked to have seen that as a preset option when you go through
these different driving modes if we press on our auto hold button this is
going to hold you when you are at a stoplight you can pretty much turn that
on and it will apply the brakes to the vehicle automatically says definitely a
pretty neat feature and to the right right here you are going to have two cup
holders right here having a pretty neat I’ll to them and this entire thing is
going to have sort of like this horizontal flat portion right here which
sort of like a dark gray finish to it and some lighter aluminum accents going
left and right so it’s definitely going to look pretty neat and once you open
that up it is going to be dampened and it is going to have a rubberized floor
there and some pretty smooth plastic we are going to see how our water bottles
fit inside of here so we are going to have our small 16 ounce water bottle
let’s see how this fits fits inside of the front cup holder with no problem and
fits inside of the back cup holder with no problem either let’s see how our
larger 1 litre water bottle fits and it barely fits doesn’t really fit it is
going to start falling onto your Center stock so it’s definitely something I
would like to see genesis improving future model years adding a slightly
larger cup holder and the same thing is going to be happening here it does not
quite fit inside of there so let’s close that right on back up and coming behind
there this is going to be the controls for your screen right here and I know
you were just saying wait hold on isn’t that screen touchscreen but yes the
screen is touchscreen as well as controlled by this rotary dial and these
quick access buttons on the left and right but before we talk about that I
did want to mention that this vehicle also comes with heated and ventilated
seats with three stages for both of those for both your front pastor and
your front drivers that’s definitely a new feature I’m actually going to turn
on that ventilated C because it is pretty hot out here so I want to turn
that on right back here you have your 360 view cameras as long as you are in
Drive you can’t activate that and it will be on until you surpassed 10 miles
per hour and then I believe it will turn off and then over here will be to turn
on and turn off your parking sensors right there as well and let’s talk about
this Center portion right here and how this is integrated with this screen
right here so I am going to go to the home page by pressing home on this
portion it just took me to the home page and you can’t go through this screen by
turning the rotary dial right down here so I’m going to turn this rotary dial
and it is going to take me through here I feel like it’s a little bit backwards
I turn to the right and it goes to the left a little bit strange
maybe it’s because I’m using my left hand that’s probably the reason why it’s
doing that but we are going to be on Sirius XM you
and also have your SM a.m. as well as your navigation Sirius XM data as well
as your phone phone projection Blu link and your setup so we go to our Sirius XM
all you have to do is click down into the centre of this and it will select it
you can go through all of your different series XM radio stations right here not
sure you can slide through that it is sliding so you can slide through it the
touch grounds a little far away from my liking which definitely liked for it to
have been a little bit closer if they are trying to make this a touchscreen so
that it’s just a little bit too far but you are going to have a total of 18
preset stations for your Sirius XM and you can also go through that through
your scroll wheel just scrolling through it’s a lot quicker when you go through
this wheel and this wheel is pretty responsive and it’s going to have a very
solid and premium sounding click to it so go into AM you can’t actually go
through AM and FM through the screen through this controller unfortunately so
you have to come up here and press FM and it will take you to SMU can’t get
some more presets on here as well and it looks like you can only get a
total of 12 presets on your FM and then go into your a.m. you can also get a
total of 12 presets right there and you can’t go through the different stations
right there by turning this rotary dial right here to the right and it will take
you to the different stations you can see that that little thing is moving
around showing you what station you are on so that is a pretty neat feature it
is actually pretty responsive here as well to press the home button not really
much loading here at all it is just right there to the next screen so
there’s definitely a unique feature and you can also access SM and AM from this
main screen right here as well so you can just click on there it will take you
right back to that same page it’s a little bit redundant but overall at
least Genesis is going to give you that quick access feature coming too right
here you’re also going to have your navigation unfortunately we do not have
an SD card inside of this vehicle just yet so we cannot look at the navigation
system but hopefully I can get another Genesis t-80 and I can show you this
larger 9.2 inch screen in action and coming over here you can also show you
Sirius XM data as well as your phone projection and your phone information
right here you can connect your phone and you can pretty much do that through
bluetooth from projection is into being through Android auto and
apple carplay new for 2018 is the addition of Android auto and apple
carplay to this vehicle would have definitely like to see in Genesis do
that for the last year model year last year model years the Android auto and
apple carplay was only available on the 8 inch screen but it was not available
on this 9.2 inch screen but for 2018 Genesis is also offering that for the
9.2 inch screen which is definitely a pretty neat feature and coming over here
will be all of your blue link information you can go through all of
your driving information sent a car with Google as well as your vehicle
diagnostics apps and blue link settings and you can just go back through there
by pressing this right here or you can press the back button down here also
coming to the right here you also have all of your setups its press on that you
also have what is saying navigation is not going to be fully highlighted
because we do not have an SD card inside you can also adjust your sound to your
premium audio system which is definitely a pretty new feature quite a few options
inside of here so that is definitely pretty neat inside of there let’s go
back and you also have your display you can control the display that you want to
be here you can change the illumination if you want it to be a nighttime mode
and all of these different things that you can change so that is also pretty
neat phone voice recognition as well as your clock general phone projection
Emmanuel and system info I’m going to try to do a complete in-depth review of
this system the 9.2 inch screen and I may even do one for the 8 inch screen
instead of the Genesis g80 so definitely stay tuned for an in-depth review of
this infotainment system this is pretty much just a brief rundown also at the
top it will tell you which page you are on we are on the homepage will also tell
you the time that it is outside as well as your phone connection right there
pretty much the signal for your phone as well as for the overall Blu link system
there as well and your hazard is going to be located right here with some more
of that carbon fiber AG sensing running below that 9.2 inch screen and there’s
9.2 inch screen it’s going to be standard on the Genesis g8 eSport the
base system like I said earlier is going to be an 8 inch screen and that is going
to be available on the 3.8 models of the Genesis creating upgrade to the 3.8
ultimate package and above and you will get this very
large and pretty crisp and easy-to-use 9.2 inch screen just would have liked to
have seen Genesis replace some of the redundancy through the buttons as well
as maybe clean up this center stock just a little bit since it is a little bit
button happy you’re also going to have this aluminum accenting running along
the bottom going all the way across the dashboard right there as well as with
your carbon fiber right there but we’ll talk about the passenger side in just a
little bit up here more soft to the touch plastics and this is going to have
a little bit of a hood here so it is going to prevent glare I am still
getting a little bit of glare I would definitely like to see in this come out
a little bit more you can see right here there’s going to be a little bit of
glare on the bottom portion of the screen but if this sun’s position at a
different place I’m sure that wouldn’t be too bad
but definitely would like to see Genesis extend this out just a little bit more
but Genesis is going to indent the screen in a little bit so that is going
to make it a little bit tough to reach the buttons at least for me definitely
with lights toward them to pull it out a little bit and maybe just pull this
cover out and to pretty much get the best of both worlds coming down here you
also have some more of your controls like I said all of these are going to be
very redundant buttons all around your rotary dial coming behind there you have
a cutting right here that you can put your key inside of it’s actually the
perfect size for your keys so that is definitely a neat feature right there
and coming back here you can open this up it is going to open up a sort of like
a suicide way both sides will open up either way and inside of there you are
going to have your 12 volt power outlet or your 180 watt and then right over
here you will have your charging for your phone if your phone does not have
any wireless charging you can plug it in right into there with your phone
charging cable and this one is specifically for charging while the one
that I demonstrated for you instead of here will be to connect your phone
through the phone projection system I believe and instead of here you’re also
going to have this little cubby portion right here that you can put up here to
add a little bit more storage inside of the Genesis sheet 8e sport and down here
it is also going to be felt lines and it will have a little bit of an
illumination at nighttime that is probably what that portion is going to
be right there so let’s just put this right back inside of here and let’s
close this on up and this is also going to be leather wrapped not extremely
plush definitely would like to see this be a little bit more plush but overall
it’s not terribly bad and you’re also going to have your copper stitching
running right on here as well as right here this all of this all the way down
to right here is going to be leather wrap in front of that is going to be
hard to the touch plastics but that is pretty much expected I mean it’s not
cheap feeling at all the plastic is obviously there for a reason
probably because for your foot you don’t want leather down there because you
maybe start to start kicking that up and messing it up so that’s good that they
did put a hard touch plastic down there and then right here it is going to be
leather wrap so if you are going to be having wider thighs you are going to be
resting on leather here as opposed to resting on a hard touch plastic which is
going to be located on this bottom portion right here also going to have
some more of that glossy piano black accents and going around here one thing
I really like about this genesis g80 sport is that they did not go crazy with
the glossy black plastic and I’m giving Hyundai and Genesis so many props for
this I cannot stand when vehicles put too much glossy plastic or glossy black
plastic close it just attracts so much fingerprints and sometimes they can look
overly tacky really likely design that Genesis did go for instead of this
vehicle alright so now let’s talk about the visibility inside of this vehicle
looking around the cabin it is actually going to have pretty good visibility
it’s actually pretty easy to see where the hood ends inside of this vehicle so
that is definitely a good thing also coming right here you’re a pillar is not
going to be overly sick at all it’s actually a pretty good size right here
definitely would like to see a have it a little bit of a center base down there
especially since this mirror comes in right here would like to see Genesis add
this mirror to the side of the door as opposed to closer to the a pillar but
you are going to have sort of like this microfiber suede headliner running all
the way inside of here as well as right up here you will have a mirror so you
can look at yourself and you can close that on up and it is going to have a
light that turns on right up here that is going to be LED lighting I believe
this vehicle comes with full LED lighting on the interiors that’s
definitely any feature right here you are going to have handles inside of the
Genesis g80 sports as definitely any feature and it will have more of that
aluminum accenting running inside of there and looking out the sides right
here pretty large windows on the done is g8 eSport pretty neat-looking you are
beep color is a little bit on the sixth side but it’s actually pretty thin for a
luxury midsize vehicle but it is a little thick for if you are looking at
budget vehicles but overall this vehicle is much larger so I would expect to see
a pretty large people there to support this vehicle and coming back there you
are going to have your seat pillar as well as your deep puller back there your
C pillar is going to be priests in and then you will have a D pillar back there
with a rear quarter window helping with a little bit of visibility and that
window is actually pretty large it’s not extremely large but it is large enough
to actually help you with visibility because a lot of vehicles put windows
back there but they aren’t necessarily usable this window is definitely usable
and looking completely out the back it is going to have a pretty decent size
you can’t close that sunshade right there so let me close this sunshade
really quick and it is going to close decently fast and once you close that
down you’re going to have pretty good visibility out the back and just in case
of all this visibility was not enough for you Genesis JT sport like I said is
going to offer that 360 view surround view camera system so if you are wanting
a little bit more visibility you can rest assured that you will have very
very good visibility instead of this vehicle at least for its class also
coming up here you’re also going to have a little bit more information you are
going to have the information for your lights you can turn on the lights inside
of the cabin these are going to be LED lights up here this will be if you want
the doors to open up with the lights so if you open up the door the lights will
turn on so I’m going to open up the door right now lights will turn on and I can
close up that and the lights will turn off that’s what that button is for right
here is to open up the Sun Shade up here to your very large panoramic sunroof
really love the look of this panoramic sunroof you can look at the beautiful
sky right out of here and it’s going to be a two pane design and you’re going to
run all the way to pretty much right above your rear passengers head that is
definitely a pretty neat feature we will talk about how that affects rear
headroom in just a little bit but you can open and close this shade by just
pressing the button up there and it will close this up in a really neat fashion
right there looking extremely awesome and I am going to open that right on
back up so you can get a little bit of a brighter visual of this cabin right here
you have some more then you can press to turn on each of
these lights individually and you can also open up your panoramic sunroof you
can only open up this front pane you cannot open up the back pain
unfortunately but that’s pretty much traditional to most vehicles anyways and
then you can open this on up and put your sunglasses inside of there or in
other words you can put your glasses inside of there as well and over all
that is going to be a pretty neat feature and this is all going to be
smooth to the touch plastic so it is going to be very high-quality feeling
and just in case if you wanted a little more of that accenting you will also get
some more of that aluminum accenting running around there and sort of like a
u-shape alright so let’s open up this panoramic sunroof and see what it looks
like and it is going to open up pretty fast it will also open up this little
shade right here I’m not sure if you guys can see it but it will open up that
little diffuser shade right there that’s definitely a pretty neat feature and it
is going to open up just about that much and you can close it up by pushing it
right on inside so that is all really neat features inside of here so I’m
going to close this right on up and this is also going to have that very neat
feeling suede microfiber headliner right there alright so now let’s talk about
the passenger side instead of the 2018 genesis dat sport alright so now let’s
open up the passenger side door and looking at the door handle design right
here genesis is going to give you your smart key access system on both your
front driver and front passenger doors unfortunately you’re not going to get
that on your rear doors but right here it is going to have that body-colored
portion right here with some more of that dark chrome accenting right there
and this is going to be the button for that smart key access system like I
showed you on the driver’s side and the back is going to have a plastic insert
so you are not going to be burning your hands on the very hot metal so let’s
open up the door and looking at your door panel design very very similar to
what’s found on the driver’s side the only difference is going to be right
over here as opposed to getting all of those controls you will just get your
window control right here your auto up and auto down for
your front passenger as well as your lock and your unlock buttons right there
all surrounded by a smooth to the touch plastic also located down here you are
not going to have any bottle holder unfortunately so we cannot do our water
bottle test sadly but our water ball is still going to sit inside of there but
there are no bottle holders so I’m not really going to even consider putting my
1 liter water bottle inside of there looking right here you’re also going to
have this pretty attractive looking Genesis lettering right there right on
your door still it is going to have some sort of like a stainless steel portion
right there with some aluminum accenting right there with a little bit more of a
brush portion and hard to the touch plastic which is what you want to have
here because that’s where you’re going to be stepping you don’t want soft touch
plastic because it is going to get messed up very easily so this is going
to be pretty durable and it is going to also have that leather imitation looking
a lot more upscale and premium all right so let’s hop on inside of the Genesis
g80 sport on the passenger side here door on
the passenger side very solid pretty much the same exact sound found on the
driver’s side alright so right here more of that carbon fiber accenting right
there looking very very neat on this side is going to be the most prominent
it is definitely going to while your front seat passenger with the amount of
quality that Genesis JD Sport offers as well as more of that aluminum bars at
the bottom very similar to what’s found on your key fob design more soft to the
touch injected molded plastic on the portions right here as well as right
over here is going to be your AC vent with more of that aluminum accenting
going around there upper portion the dashboard more of that soft to the touch
injected molded plastic not as soft as what’s found down here but it is still
going to be soft and then that is going to go all the way up to the windscreen
which is also a pretty neat feature a lot of competitors like to just pretty
much cheap out and just pretty much stop the soft touch right here but this is
going to continue all the way down to the very seams of the windscreen so it’s
definitely a pretty neat feature coming down here your glove box is also going
to have a slight soft to the touch material there as well so definitely a
pretty neat feature and you can open this up this is going to be
lockable and this will also have a smooth to the plot touch plastic right
here with some more aluminum accenting running around there and let’s open up
our glove box right here just pull it on out and it is going to open right down
it is also going to come with an LED light and side there I believe and it is
going to be damped and lined with cells so it is going to be very high quality
and premium feeling let’s see if our tissue box fits inside of here and this
is going to be an eight point four by eight point one tissue box and it is
going to fit in there with no problems that is definitely a pretty neat feature
there and over here to the right is going to be your cargo net which you can
have in the trunk of the vehicle but we will talk about the cargo area on just a
little bit so hang tight for that and leg room instead of this vehicle is also
pretty good as well I have tons of space where I can actually move to see quite a
bit further back to where my feet are not even touching from the front right
there that is pretty interesting how much legroom you can get up here and the
sea can pretty much go all the way down like I said the seat is going to be a 12
way pass interesting it is going to have tons of adjustability and lots of range
in the movements as well so it is pretty much going to be very easy for pretty
much any passenger to get comfortable so that is definitely a pretty neat feature
inside of here so if you are going to be tall short wide or narrow you should fit
inside of these seats with no problem coming up here I did also want to show
you what’s up here the mirror inside of the Genesis g80 sport is going to have a
digital readout for your compass right there as well as your home link you can
have different home links inside of this vehicle as well you will have your home
link for three different homes just in case if you have three homes and right
over here you will have your SOS button and a few more controls on that mirror
design looking really really neat one thing I did also want to mention inside
of the Genesis g80 sport is what this box is right here this box is going to
also function for your adaptive cruise control I believe so you are going to
have that box up front on the grill design but also right here if you go
outside of the vehicle there will be some cameras
on here as well so I am going to pretty much take you around if you are
interested in what that looks like from the outside and looking at that from the
outside you are going to have what looks seems to be a camera right here and it’s
going to sort of open up probably before will be for your adaptive cruise control
and the rotary we are also going to have a few more sensors probably for your
lighting inside as well as for your headlights that’ll be probably for how
the car can tell if it’s nighttime or daytime all right so now let’s talk
about the rest of the 2018 Genesis g8 is for alright so let’s talk about the back
seat comfort inside of the 2018 Genesis g8 is for so opening up the back doors
to the g8 eSport these doors are going to have a pretty neat design to them
very similar to what’s found on the front seats looking up here you are
going to have soft to the touch materials carrying over from the front
caesar is definitely something pretty neat that Genesis did choose to carry
over you’re also going to have your carbon fiber accenting right there with
a glossy finish very similar to the front seats as well as this aluminum
accenting going around your door handle which is also going to be aluminum
accented with your door locks and your lexicon premium audio system right there
with that aluminum mesh grille over it looking extremely luxurious right there
coming over here same leather stitching you are going to have copper stitching
on this black leather and it is sort of going to have that quilted design since
it is going to be going down in that fashion right here very plush as well
and you are going to have soft to the touch plastic inside of there on the
bottom there’s going to be sort of like a rubber grip and then on the sides will
be a smooth plastic which will run all the way up right here with to your
window switch controls which are going to be auto up and auto down for your
rear passengers for both the left and the right which is a pretty neat feature
and that leather stitching is going to run all the way up to right here with
that same copper stitching looking pretty neat
this will also still be that soft to the touch material not extremely soft but
he’s going to have a little bit of a rubberized
texturing to it which will still be a leather textured and then coming down
here will be another grille for your lexicon premium audio system and down
here once again still soft to the touch all the way down to the bottom to where
the door will be closing there’s definitely a pretty neat feature the
attention to detail in this vehicle is pretty impeccable definitely definitely
impressed inside of your heart sort of touch plastics pretty much what you want
to see inside of this vehicle since if you want simply putting water bottles or
drinks back here you don’t want this to not be hard touch plastics so if you
spill something you do not want that to spill inside of here but unfortunately
Genesis is still not going to give you any water bottle holders back here a lot
of people’s offer that but Genesis just seemed to have forgotten about that in
the back seats but overall very spacious society you can probably put your cell
phone inside of there and still have some room to spare all right so now
let’s talk about the backseat comfort inside of the 2018 Genesis g80 so
sitting in the backseat of this sport model of the G 80 you are going to have
a pretty decent comfortable feeling seat back here these seats are going to have
pretty good side bolstering right here for your thighs as well as pretty good
side bolstering for your torso especially for a back seat these seats
are also going to have lots of shoulder support here as well so pretty much
sitting back inside of these feeds very comfortable and relaxed but also sort of
sporty in the back seats as well and also these seats are not going to come
with any phi extenders unfortunately definitely would have liked to seen that
at least in the back seats but the genesis GT sport is going to come with
these seats that are pre high mounted off of the ground so you are going to
have tons of support under your v when you are just sitting back here normally
also the headrests are not going to move in and out but they will move up and
down and these headers are going to be extremely plush I’m going to show you
these headrests in a little bit more detail when we do get inside of the
cabin but just sitting back in these seats definitely pretty comfortable also
I would definitely like to see at least some type of reclining feature instead
of these seats as well especially since this is a little bit more of a luxury
vehicle well it definitely like to seen some sort of reclining feature for
genesis to add in the back seats but like Roman said of this vehicle is
incredible especially since this vehicle offers class-leading interior volume and
that is definitely going to show I have this fun
seat adjusted to my comfort at 511 and I can fit just about half of my arm right
there with lots of room to spare and under the seats I have tons of room to
put my feet as well so let’s look inside of this cabinet a little bit more detail
in the back seat all right so let’s hop on into the back seats here and you do
not have to duck your head at all very similar step in height as what’s found
on the front seats it is going to be a pretty traditional sedan but it is going
to have this pretty interesting cutout here as well very squared off right here
so that is pretty much where your head will come right in and it is not going
to be a sloping roofline from at all it is going to be a sloping roofline but
the portion that is for the occupant compartment is not sloping down at all
right here is where most of that sloped down will happen that is very efficient
for Genesis to do that as opposed to sloping this portion down because that
will pretty much hinder the overall accessibility of getting in and out of
the cabin but let’s close out the door very very solid sounding actually sounds
a little bit more solid than the front doors if I’m being honest but that
probably is probably just my imagination but sitting back here instead of the
Genesis g8 esport you have tons of leg room I have this seat adjusted to my
comfort at 511 and I mean look at the amount of space I have in here about
half of my arm can fit in there with no problem also if you open this up you
have a little bit more storage to put whatever you may need inside of there
and this is going to be a smooth plastic right there as well as a little bit more
of a smooth pot so your going to have a very mild leather stitching on there and
your leather is going to carry over to the back with a little bit more of that
copper stitching on the rear of your front driver’s seat coming over here to
the center you are going to have your AC vents and they are going to be and that
pretty interesting design this design actually reminds me of previous
generation Hyundai’s how they had sort of like that design is sort of like a
leaf like design very attractive looking especially ended g8 esport looks very
elegant and has a very neat silhouette to these AC vents also right here you
can’t open and close them you can also control if you want them to be warm or
cold no digital controls back here definitely would have liked to have seen
some digital controls but I guess this vehicle technically has a tri-zone
climate system even though this is a pretty not extravagant excuse for a try
zone climate control but I believe this is going to count as that try zone since
you can control the different temperatures back here but not very
specifically also right here you are going to have a pretty large hump in the
backseat as well so if you are going to be sitting in the center seat I would
expect it is not going to be extremely comfortable but we are going to sit in
there in just a second and then coming back here you have a pretty large
portion right here you can fit cups inside of here as well as bottles we are
going to see how our 16 ounce water bottle fits in here as well as our 1
liter water bottle fits in here and let’s close that right on back up it is
going to be a plastic portion right here very confident feeling when it does
close very very upscale feeling this fitting finish right here is not the
best it definitely would have liked to seen this seam a little bit closer and
also you can sort of see what the plastic cut under there so I definitely
would like to see Genesis and prove that especially since this is supposed to be
a very upscale luxurious vehicle and then coming back here you have all of
your heated seat controls as well as your rear sunshade control so you can
turn on your heated seats it’s maybe a three-stage heated seat control as well
as your sunshade will be located right here you press this and it will move up
that sunshade press it again and it will put down your sunshade back there and
that sunshade moves pretty fast so that is definitely a good thing this is also
going to be completely leather wrap the entire portion right here is going to be
extremely leather wrap it’s not going to be plush that much is going to be a
slight plushness to it definitely like to have seen this be a little bit more
plush but overall it is going to have a leather wrap so those guzzoline a neat
feature and then coming back you are going to have your pass-through your
cargo pass-through all you do is push this and pull it right on down I like
how it pulls this way as opposed to bat way some vehicles have it when it pulls
that way not a huge fan of it and I can pull my tripod right inside of here or
push it right on back and close that on up so that is definitely a pretty new
feature there and if we close this on up you will see that there is a little
portion that you can grab right here to pull down this Center portion and it is
going to lock into place so you can sit a central passenger right there but
overall the seats inside of the Genesis g8
for in the back seats are going to be looking very very attractive looking
very similar to what’s found up on the front seat you are going to have more of
that copper stitching running all down the side bolstering right here as well
as the upper bolstering over here and you will also see that right here you
will have the cutout for your seat belt right there and then right here will be
your headrest which can move up and down which is a pretty neat feature we’ve
definitely like for them to move in and out like I said earlier when I was
talking about we receive comfort but like I promised I’m going to show you
the plushness of these headrests and they are extremely plush you can see the
indention that’s happening right there probably one of the most plush headrests
that I have rested my head on it is also going to be sculpted I’m not sure if you
can tell the sculpting but it’s going to be sculpted to fit around your head so
it’s also going to be a pretty neat feature inside of here and coming over
here to the center see we are going to sit in the center see and see the
comfort right here and sitting in the center seat well that’s when comfort is
just going to drop just a little bit especially since this exam center tunnel
is going to be located right here and the main reason that this is going to be
here is because this people is going to have an all-wheel drive models and for
that all-wheel drive model you are going to need to have that drive train running
through it as well as a few more other things running through here so you
cannot put your feet on top I mean you can but I mean your knees are going to
be all up in the air practically all the way to the height of this seat so
definitely recommend you keep them down you just have to bargain with your side
passenger fellows for a little bit of legroom there but overall the seat
bottom here is going to be leather surface still and it is still going to
have a pretty smooth and plush feel to it very similar to what’s on the outside
it’s not going to be perforated unfortunately so you are not going to
get any heated functionality or ventilated functionality for this center
seat but overall it is going to be decent and sitting back it is not going
to be extremely comfortable either this vehicle is probably mainly meant for
four people and you pretty much just put a fifth person in here in a pinch
because this back seat rest is not extremely plush I mean you can see that
it’s not really indenting that much and if I come here this indents quite a bit
so it’s not going to be extremely plush it is definitely made to be just a
center armrest but you can technically seat a person back here and you do sort
of feel this plastic cutout in your back as well so like I said I definitely
recommend to see only four people in the G 80s for now if I said all the way to
the right inside of this vehicle I have the seat all the way back in his tracks
remember how I was sitting up Fri and my feet could barely even reach the front
up there that’s pretty much what’s happening right now with the seat all
the way back in his tracks and I still have a pretty reasonable amount of room
here this is probably just about I would say about four inches of legroom right
here which is pretty incredible to have inside the GT sports so you can rest
assured that you can have an extremely tall front passenger up there probably
close to six foot five six foot six and you can still have a pretty moderately
sized 511 passenger sitting in the back seat you also have a map pocket back
here and another thing you will notice is that underneath these rear seats you
can put your feet under here since these seats are going to be height adjustable
for both your front passenger and your front driver and head room instead of
the genisis g80 sport it’s going to be pretty decent I’m going to turn on the
camera right now so you can see the Headroom that you are going to be
expecting inside of this vehicle and looking at Headroom right here it’s
actually a pretty decent amount of headroom for us sedan I would say just
about maybe one and a half to two inches of headroom which is pretty decent
especially for this size of vehicle and Genesis is trying to make this vehicle
as efficient as possible especially with the way that they do choose to scope the
roofline it is not going to slope down too much until right around after the
rear passengers head and you’re also going to get this pretty neat window
back there as well allowing for a little bit more of an open and airy feel to the
cabin as well as the sunshade so you can get privacy back here from anyone who
may be wanting to look inside of here or just from the Sun this is definitely
working very well I’m sitting back here and not too much Sun is coming in here
and hurting me because I do have the a/c on and the Sun shades up and if you have
the rear sunshade up as well you will pretty much be completely protected from
the Sun besides those rear little corner windows right there but overall the back
seats inside of the 2018 Genesis XI 8 is 4
are pretty pretty comfortable also I did want to mention how you are also going
to get this panoramic sunroof which is going to extend all the way to the back
seat so the backseat passengers will also be able to enjoy that panoramic
sunroof and you will also get these grip handles in the back as well as with your
laundry hooks right here I’m not sure if you guys can see that in detail your
laundry hooks and you also have your LED lighting back here which is also a
pretty neat features you have and that is going to be available on both sides
inside of the gads port with that Alcantara feeling suede microfiber
headliner so that is also going to be a pretty nice feature alright so now let’s
look at the cargo area inside of this vehicle and let’s see how this vehicle
stacks up to its competitors alright so there are a total of four ways to open
up the trunk to the g80 sport so one way you can open up the trunk is by coming
to your key fob right here pressing the third button and holding it down and it
will unlock the trunk and open it right on up the other way you can open up the
trunk is by coming to your Genesis logo right here beneath there there is going
to be a little rubber pad that you can press on right next to your reverse
camera the other way you can open up the trunk to the Genesis g80 sport will be
by coming to the front drivers area right here making sure that the door is
unlocked opening it right on up and you can press the button right here and it
will unlock the trunk and open it up through that power assist and the other
way you can open up the trunk is by coming back here and waiting behind the
Genesis g84 the smart trunk access system which Hyundai and Genesis has
been implementing on a lot of their latest products and the Genesis g80
sport is going to be one of the vehicles that is going to have as standard
equipment but let’s open up the tailgate through this way right here I am going
to hold this down it is going to flash the hazards and play a little chime
indicating that the trunk is going to start opening up and it is going to be a
power assisted trunk right here so that is a pretty neat feature but walking up
to the trunk right here where you are going to be looking at is going to be a
total of fifteen point three cubic feet of space and there is going to be with
the rear seats folded up because those rear seats are not going to fold down
inside of the Genesis g80 sport unfortunately now this is
going to be the same cargo foot rating for all Genesis gads the Genesis JT
sport is not going to decrease the cargo area at all and this is going to be a
pretty class competitive trunk ranking and just around the middle of the pack
so if you are looking at the mercedes-benz e-class that vehicle is
going to have thirteen point one cubic feet of space the Cadillac ct-6 will
have just about 13.7 cubic feet of space that Audi a6 will have just about
fourteen point one cubic feet of space Lexus ES will have just about fifteen
point two cubic feet of space this is when the Genesis g8 eSport is going to
come in then the Jaguar XF will have just about seventeen point eight cubic
feet of space Lexus GS right behind that at eighteen point four and the BMW
5-series at a pretty whopping eighteen point seven cubic feet of space so the
Genesis shady sport is not going to have the largest shrunken class but it’s
definitely not going to be the smallest trunk in its class either also looking
inside of here the furnishing inside of the g8 eSports trunk is also pretty
top-notch here this is going to be a cargo floor instead of the g8 eSport is
going to be carpeted and it is going to say Genesis right here looking extremely
neat right there one thing that this that is unique to this floor right here
that it is going to be two-sided you can’t have a rubber side or this side
right here so this is going to be a reversible floor that you can flip over
I believe this is a dealer accessory don’t know if every Genesis g80 sport
will come standard with this but my Genesis JT sport is going to have this
that I am testing looking inside of there you are also going to have a
pass-through right there Jen associated sport unfortunately does not offer any
flat folding rear seats or any folding rear seats for that matter you’re only
not going to have that posture right there and if we press that pastor you do
this sort of step through quite a bit where you can press it and it will open
up displaying everything else inside of that cargo area coming to the left you
will have more of that sort of like that lining on the walls pretty traditional
to most vehicles and that is going to be going on all around the interior of here
right here you are going to have a cargo net inside of the trunk of the GA t
sport you will pretty much hook these little holes in all of these chrome
accenting portions back here and I’m going to pretty much have a little
overlay right here so you can see pretty much what that looks like and the main
reason for that is so you can put things underneath it so things aren’t
sliding all around instead of here the genesis g8 eSport also offers this
standard cargo grocery hook right here so you can put your grocery bags and put
them right on here and it is going to have a maximum load of ten kilograms so
there’s definitely something to keep in mind so don’t put too much of heavy
things in here don’t put twenty milk jugs because this thing may break but
overall for your basic things that you will be buying at the grocery store this
thing will definitely serve its purpose and that’s definitely a pretty neat
feature that the Genesis g80 does offer that as standard equipment also coming
up here the GED sport also comes with a umbrella holder which is a preemie
feature so I do have a pretty small umbrella in here all you have to do is
put the umbrella inside of here and close it right on up and it will hook
right into place so that is also a pretty neat feature and I really like
how Genesis offers that as well and right over here you will have more of
that material all along the top right here right over here you will have the
button to close your trunk as well as to lock your trunk and this is going to be
the button that you will press the lock the trunk as well as to lock all the
doors so let’s say you come in here you put all your groceries inside and you
want to just close it up and walk away from your car you can just press that it
will close up the trunk and it will lock all the doors of the vehicle as well as
the trunk and if you come back inside of here I did want to lift up this floor
and show you what’s underneath here and you are going to have a little plastic
portion right here definitely would have liked to have seen this the same chrome
accenting as found right here similar to what I believe was on the gin minding
but let’s lift this up and underneath here you are going to have a spare tire
this is going to be a compact spare tire it is going to come with all the tools
that you will need to replace that tire and this is also where your 12-volt
battery will be located right back here and this tire is going to be a compact
like I said it is going to have a width of 135 millimeters so that is definitely
something to keep in mind but it is still going to be the exact same radius
at 19 inches so that is definitely a neat feature that Genesis even offers
that so Genesis is not going to give you a 6 off light kit inside of this g80
sports so that is a pretty neat feature and that is probably also why the g80
sport is going to be more heavier because it is going to
offer quite a bit of features inside of this vehicle especially that spare tire
will definitely add a lot more space well a lot of its other competitors will
probably be offering fix-a-flat kits also looking over here this is going to
be where your fuel filler door manual release is going to be so gets a your
fuel filler door is not going to work anymore you see the power runs out of it
or something like that you can’t just pull on here and it will open up that
fuel door right up here is where more electronics will be to pretty much
change out the taillight right here so you will pretty much as open that up and
change that taillight and the same thing is going to be located on this side you
will have all of the electronics that you will need to change the taillights
of the g80 sport and right instead of here you will have a few more
electronics that you can easily access right there as well but overall the
cargo area inside of the 2018 g8 eSport is pretty pretty neat also another thing
I am noticing is that you are going to get sort of like this plastic lining
right here will definitely like to have seen a copper since copper is sort of
the design language that Genesis is trying to go for with this vehicle we’ve
definitely like to seen some copper accents right here maybe even copper
strips or just a copper bar running right here that would have definitely
add a little bit more of a sporty and a little bit more of an upscale factor
here but overall the trunk of the Genesis g80 sport is definitely not
going to make you disappointed at all and actually the trunk of this vehicle
definitely impressed me quite a bit so let’s close it right on up by just
pressing this button right here and let’s check out the rest of the vehicle all right now I did also want to mention
what Genesis experiences and that’s pretty much going to be something that
is going to be standard on all Genesis products so the Genesis experience it’s
pretty much Genesis is sweet of owner benefits it will add the following
complimentary services to your vehicle and the Genesis shady sport is going to
come standard with all of these features and services so it is going to come
standard with Genesis valet service and that is pretty much where Genesis will
pick up your vehicle for free and provide a courtesy replacement vehicle
until your services have been completed for a total of three years or 36,000
miles the Genesis experience will also include complimentary scheduled
maintenance which pretty much is free scheduled maintenance for three years or
36,000 miles with free oil changes during every appointment the Genesis
connected services comes with a suite of safety guidance and remote features such
as Google destination search remote start and roadside assistance all done
through your smartphone that’s pretty much what I was mentioning earlier how I
would have liked to have seen Genesis add that system on the GA t sport on the
key fob but they do have this app which is going to be standard for all Genesis
products so all you have to do is download that app I’m pretty sure and
you will get your remote start with also a believable turn on the climate control
system as well so that’s a pretty neat feature this view will also come with
complimentary Sirius XM data which pretty much adds three years of free
updated traffic info real time road conditions and access to 175 news talk
and entertainment systems and the Genesis g80 sport will also feature 24/7
enhanced roadside assistance and this pretty much is in a nutshell free
roadside tire changes and transportation to your nearest genesis dealer if you
find your way on the side of the road and you need some help and the Genesis
g80 Sport will also feature multimedia and navigation updates through the
Genesis experience as well and the multimedia and navigation updates is
pretty much free map updates with navigation updates available as part of
your annual routine maintenance visits so every year you will get that updated
map and navigation display which is also a pretty neat feature all right so now let’s talk about the
safety instead of the 2018 Genesis g8 eSport so the Genesis g8 did receive a
top safety rating from both the IIHS and the NHTSA receiving a top safety pick+
award by the IIHS and a 5-star safety rating by the NHTSA or the federal
government now the genesis g80 did receive an acceptable rating for these
headlights that it’s only going to apply to the high-intensity discharge
headlights found on the base 3.8 models upgrade to the 3.8 ultimate package and
above or this g8 eSport and you will get those LED headlights with dynamic
bending control and those headlights have not been tested by the IIHS just
yet but I would expect those headlights to get good ratings since they are going
to be LED headlights and the IHS loves when headlights have that dynamic
bending feature the Genesis 80 sport is also going to earn a superior rating in
the frontal crash avoidance and mitigation test by the Insurance
Institute of Highway Safety as well and some of those available safety systems
found on the Genesis g80 sport can include the full-color heads-up display
automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection a driver attention
alert blind spot detection rear cross traffic alert lane keep assist lane
departure warning front parking sensors rear parking sensors and the list just
keeps on going on because the Genesis she 80 just comes with so much standard
equipment for safety and new for 2018 is going to be the addition of pedestrian
detection and driver attention alert so any model years before the 2018 will not
come with the option of that pedestrian detection and driver’s attention alert
and I believe that was first introduced on the 2017 Genesis key 90 that I did
review for you guys not too long ago and that is also going to start to trickle
down onto the Genesis G 80 as well for these 2018 model year and the Genesis G
80 will also come with a total of nine standard airbags you are going to get
your drivers inter back as well as your front passenger airbag you will get side
curtain airbags on both sides of the vehicle as well as side torso airbags
for your front driver your front passenger as well as a driver’s knee
airbag and like torso airbags for your rear
passengers on the left side and the right side making up for a total of nine
airbags which is definitely a pretty neat feature so all in all the Genesis
g84 is definitely not lacking in the safety department all right so let’s
talk about my recommendations for the GA t sport if you are interested in getting
a very high performance GA t I definitely recommend going for the sport
model that we have right here also if you are looking for a vehicle that is
going to have a lot more a very sporty aggressive and macho appearance over all
other Genesis g80 models on the road the GA t sport may also be the vehicle that
you may want to look at as well now the genesis GA t all Genesis you eighties
are going to offer class-leading interior volume that is going to be if
you go for the base 3.8 the middle of the line 3.3 t or the top of the line
5.0 model you are going to get class-leading interior volume so if you
are looking for a very spacious mid-sized luxury sedan the GA t sport
may just be the vehicle that you want to look at and better yet if you want a
very spacious mid-sized sports luxury sedan definitely go for the GA t sport
because it is definitely not going to disappoint also the genesis shady sport
is going to offer an incredible value proposition unlike a lot of its other
competitors this GA t sport is going to come with all the standard equipment
that you pretty much expect out of this vehicle as standard off of that base
$55,000 mark and what that pretty much means is that this vehicle is going to
be an incredible bargain in this segment lots of different predators are going to
start around the same price so if you are going to compare ibly equip some of
those competitors they will be anywhere from five to ten thousand dollars more
expensive than the GA t sports that we have right here all in all the new 2018
Genesis JD sport definite surfing spot on your shopping list if you’re in the
market for a safe stylish and Warlick car should fortified mid-size luxury
sedan offering class-leading interior volume tons of static technology and a
design that will shortly turn heads the 2018 Genesis UAT sport offers everything
the sport name suggests but even more well that’s it for this full review
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98 thoughts on “2018 / 2019 Genesis G80 Sport 3.3T Review (DETAILED) | An Athletic & Luxurious Bargain? | In 4K UHD!

  • July 19, 2017 at 7:57 pm
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    As always :p

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  • July 20, 2017 at 4:06 pm
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    Marcus, great review! Im gonna give some constructive criticism again. Now its about the length of the video. An hour and 40+ mins is really long. Other reviews of the genesis which also go in depth are about 30 mins long. Nonetheless great job, just work on that time frame.

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  • July 20, 2017 at 5:42 pm
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  • July 20, 2017 at 8:00 pm
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    I love the shots you get they are amazing I am a big fan of cars too

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  • July 21, 2017 at 12:59 am
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    Finally.
    Once again great review, very informative and very entertaining. Keep up with the good work buddy

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  • July 21, 2017 at 1:10 am
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    Great review!

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  • July 21, 2017 at 1:48 am
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    nicee😊

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  • July 21, 2017 at 3:59 am
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    Awesome video! I love the your attention to detail. Keep up the excellent work! I'm so impressed, I'm just lost for words.

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  • July 21, 2017 at 1:51 pm
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    As always, very in depth 👍🏼Great review

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  • July 21, 2017 at 6:53 pm
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    Great Review! I really got a comprehensive understanding of the G80 from this video. The editing/presentation was also very professional and well done! Keep it up man!

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  • July 21, 2017 at 10:17 pm
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    do the 2015-17 Camry se review please

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  • July 21, 2017 at 10:59 pm
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    Awesome so far keep up the great work

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  • July 21, 2017 at 11:06 pm
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    I'd still buy the Mercedes though 😉

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  • July 22, 2017 at 12:25 am
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    This video didn't pop up in my subscriptions, which is weird b/c I'm subscribed to you, but I started watching last night and I just finished now. I'm amazed of the G80 Sport. One of my favorite cars. I'd take a sport in red or that smokey grey color they have! Very beautiful and a feature-packed bargain!

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  • July 22, 2017 at 9:49 am
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    Nice review! I was hoping you had a driving dynamics segment but overall, it was very in-depth.

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  • July 22, 2017 at 10:40 pm
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    Great review I enjoyed watching it but I think u meant 100 pounds not 1000 pounds lighter

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  • July 23, 2017 at 12:35 am
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    Overall very good review, however it's lacking a key aspect – driving impressions. Thanks.

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  • July 26, 2017 at 1:34 am
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    1hr 44min? Too long man

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  • July 26, 2017 at 2:48 am
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    Nice work editing and stitching together for your age. Keep it up

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  • July 26, 2017 at 3:36 am
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    Hi Marcus this Charles Duran , I don't Know if you remember me from Your G90 review , but i love your reviews on cars because you don't miss a trick. Keep up the Good work . I am still waiting for a review on the G805.0 HTrack. There is already one out there but the reviewer is not that good. I think you would do an Awesome job in reviewing it . 👍🏾

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  • July 27, 2017 at 12:07 pm
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    Dang this review is amazing. You need more subs.

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  • July 29, 2017 at 12:29 am
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    Love the way it accelerates, you went from 0 to 0 in 1hr +

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  • July 30, 2017 at 3:34 pm
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    Very detailed review, keep it up!

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  • July 31, 2017 at 4:56 pm
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    You move the camera too fast from one angle to another.

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  • August 1, 2017 at 6:23 pm
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    Thanks for a very detailed review. Don't know why you don't have many subs. Most reviews miss the reality aspects of what a review should be

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  • August 6, 2017 at 4:44 pm
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    Nice review and nice edit! Think Hyundai/Genesis has come a long way since they were first released.

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  • August 7, 2017 at 11:29 pm
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    I call bullshit on the deletion of the LED foglights for the using of it's space for additional airflow for the turbos! Nonsense, especially since you show a closeup of the area, and fully 50% of the area is blacked off and painted black! If they needed it for airflow it wouldn't be blanked off, … and if you're going to just blank off physical areas, then they could certainly have been used for LED foglights! … In short, it looks good just as it is, .. but the deletion of the foglights certainly "wasn't" because they needed the area for additional airflow!

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  • August 8, 2017 at 11:32 pm
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    Great in-Depth video but what's the drive Like ? your opinion would be helpful But good job.

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  • August 11, 2017 at 4:50 am
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    It is sharp, but 50k+ for a Hyundai lol smh.

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  • August 12, 2017 at 5:41 pm
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    Great video, but I'm disappointed by the fact that Hyundai didn't bother to design a completely new vehicle for its premium division but rather brought in Hyundai Genesis, the only difference is the emblem! There should have been a complete different product!

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  • August 12, 2017 at 7:27 pm
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    I love everything about this car but I do prefer the wood trim vs the plastic looking carbon fiber in the sport models. I think the updated bumpers and exhaust pipes on the regular model would probably be the nicest combo.

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  • August 13, 2017 at 6:12 am
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    Love your reviews and love this car, so beautiful and definitely more attractive than all it's competitors Genesis did good with this 1

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  • August 15, 2017 at 7:35 pm
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    Genesis really did a great job designing the G80 Sport.. I just think that the back end resembles too much of current Hyundai design language.. I think they should have updated that for this model year. I have great hopes for Genesis hopefully the G70 will deliver (being their first full fledge Genesis deigned car)

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  • August 16, 2017 at 1:17 am
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    Amazing car.

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  • August 16, 2017 at 2:51 pm
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    lt is not ugly but I can't get over the fact that this brand came from Hyundai lol. Sorry.

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  • August 17, 2017 at 10:28 am
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    Great job young man, however if you are going to have music playing in the back ground please lower it as so it doesn't overshadow what you are talking about. Keep it up, I just subscribed

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  • August 18, 2017 at 6:12 pm
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    Wow.. You did a literally amazing job..I am from Korea.. I am thinking of getting a G80.. thanks for your review..

    And I wanna learn English from you.. haha..

    are you 16 years old..?

    but how can u keep speaking English without stopping for more than one hour..?

    what camera and mic are you using?

    The quality of your video is better than most of reviews on youtube~

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  • August 18, 2017 at 11:09 pm
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    Fuck dude I subbed. I see your dedication here
    Although work on your editing. There's some parts that aren't needed or too much/too long

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  • August 19, 2017 at 2:29 am
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    You should review the 2018 Toyota Camry, Toyota RAV4, and any other cars than Hyundai or Fiat

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  • August 19, 2017 at 3:45 pm
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    Great video but you need to make it shorter like 20-30 minutes. No one wants to watch this for and 1:30

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  • August 20, 2017 at 8:12 pm
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    Bruh…..that review is way long too although very informative but it's a too long

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  • August 22, 2017 at 9:20 am
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    Excellent, detailed review keep the good job up

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  • August 22, 2017 at 8:05 pm
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    Looks like Mercedes Benz

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  • August 23, 2017 at 2:45 am
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    Saw this car in the street, same gorgeous color, had to look it up. If I had money and was older I would probably get it

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  • August 23, 2017 at 12:27 pm
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    Good review, but please never say "is going to be" again. Is works just fine. Thanks!

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  • August 24, 2017 at 6:43 pm
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    Nice Gshock bro
    Should start to get into some Seikos 😉

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  • August 24, 2017 at 7:52 pm
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    GENESIS The poor man's luxury brand. You'll see these rolling around the Ghetto in no time.

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  • August 27, 2017 at 8:26 am
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    seems like a good value proposition, but you can definitely tell they cut some corners to get to this price range. very basic instrument cluster and infotainment/GPS screen. lexicon audio is nice, but not fantastic. very basic heads up display, looks like what BMW used 10 years ago. etc

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  • August 28, 2017 at 5:13 am
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    Wow, they need to work on the turbo noise. Can't hear it at all.

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  • August 28, 2017 at 10:44 am
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    Stop repeating 2018 Genesis G80 Sport all the time, it's annoying, everyone knows what they are watching, only G80 would be good, take a not for rest videos

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  • August 30, 2017 at 11:34 pm
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    The number of times he says "Genesis G80 sports" is too damn much.

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  • August 31, 2017 at 6:49 am
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    Hi Marcus
    This is Charles Duran , I hope you Remember me
    I Just want to let you know I finally purchased a '18 Genesis G80 5.0 Htrack Ultimate In Serengeti Brown with beige interior. I've had it for two weeks now and it is fabulous , and Fast . Every where I go people stop and stare at and tell me it is a Classy looking automobile and never saw one like it. I wish I knew how to show it to you because I took many pictures of it . Thanks Marcus for unbiased interviews keep up the good work . 👍🏾👍🏾

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  • September 2, 2017 at 2:24 am
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    It has HP but they are not cheaper because your getting a deal. They are cheaper because they are cheap garbage with no resale value. But they have HP

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  • September 2, 2017 at 2:27 am
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    Cool Hyundai

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  • September 5, 2017 at 4:55 pm
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    The interior still looks the same

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  • September 9, 2017 at 7:41 pm
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    That's real carbon fiber in the interior?

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  • September 10, 2017 at 5:08 pm
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    Great video

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  • September 11, 2017 at 4:13 am
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    with black rim i am down for the count..

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  • September 11, 2017 at 4:15 am
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    the rear form need to be a little sleeker

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  • September 18, 2017 at 10:54 pm
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    Hi. Some criticism to the video. The volume some time goes way too high, like at 12:45. That's not comfortable to listen to in the headset. Just level it out somehow

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  • September 19, 2017 at 2:10 am
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    50k…buy a used hellcat charger….seriously.

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  • September 23, 2017 at 3:00 am
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    Most good movies are under 100 mins, holy shit on this review.

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  • October 7, 2017 at 1:02 am
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    Luxury an power and let’s not forget the price is right

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  • October 7, 2017 at 4:16 am
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    I hope that in the next videos you mention the numbers of height and width in meters and centimetres .

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  • October 15, 2017 at 3:08 am
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    Very good review. The dimension comparison was the best part, which I don't see in most other reviews.

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  • November 26, 2017 at 6:10 pm
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    Excellent and very thorough review. Couple of notes. Your link above to the website is your email address, not the site URL. Your gofundme is not accepting donations; says, "campaign not ready." Keep these great reviews coming. aj

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  • December 2, 2017 at 4:01 am
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    When you were reviewing the rear seat features and door seals, I was waiting for you to inform us what those little silver twisty knobs were for attached to the interior of the B-pillar below the roof-line. Those things look weird to me 😕…

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  • December 11, 2017 at 5:16 pm
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    1:33 whoa
    Take it easy, Steven Speielberg

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  • December 13, 2017 at 6:27 pm
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    Great video but you keep saying your preference and your opinion, you never said "I really like this" and do you know how hard it is to add one function in a car? I don't think you do….

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  • December 20, 2017 at 8:26 am
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    In general, you gave a great detailed review. For future videos, IMHO, I believe you could zoom out just a bit on your shots and slow down your movement of the camera; doing this would also help to make your jump cuts / transitions visually less jarring. Also, I noticed you used the phases "is going to…" and "are going to…" FREQUENTLY throughout the video, and often when describing things that already "are" or "have been." I think if you count the number of times you said "going to…," you would be amazed. 'It's going to come with quad exhausts, that are going to be chrome tipped, and they are going to make the car look aggressive .' VS It comes with chrome tipped quad exhausts that make the car look aggressive. If you work on your economy of words, then your videos would be noticeably shorter. Just two cents from a new subscriber. Keep up the good work.

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  • December 31, 2017 at 7:35 am
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    Ah ok so you are kneeling also :))

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  • February 6, 2018 at 4:21 am
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    Very thorough, you are one of the few that literally covered everything about this car without stupid music, thanks☺️👍

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  • February 14, 2018 at 2:50 am
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    Wait a year and this car used, will go for around $26,000.

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  • February 21, 2018 at 3:13 am
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    Just a heads up the rear view mirror forward facing camera is tor the lane keep assist and the sensors there are for lighting as you said but also for the variable speed wipers.

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  • April 15, 2018 at 4:42 pm
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    Look like japan imitation.

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  • May 2, 2018 at 3:39 pm
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    i love this car!!!!

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  • May 15, 2018 at 2:22 pm
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    i have 2009 genesis it has 550k miles…

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  • May 31, 2018 at 11:16 am
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    Wow this review is a bit long

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  • July 9, 2018 at 8:31 pm
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    What color is that on the vehicle

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  • July 14, 2018 at 8:19 pm
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    your review is very informative..continue with your style..great positives!!👌👌

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  • July 19, 2018 at 5:56 pm
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    Congrats on your presentation. It had To take a tremendous amount of prep and production time. You are going places. Fantastic skills and so thorough.

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  • July 21, 2018 at 12:33 am
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    NO REMOTE START ON A G80 WHAT WERE THEY THINKING ILL GO ANYDAY WITH THE CHRYSLER 300S THATS LUXURIOUS!

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  • July 28, 2018 at 4:06 pm
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    Drive and be driven? I saw no driving at all.

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  • August 2, 2018 at 12:30 am
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    Hey D.A.B.D , can you review the Lincoln Continental or the mkz

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  • August 4, 2018 at 10:10 pm
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    'It is going to be' a very good feature overview.

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  • August 11, 2018 at 3:26 am
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    Want a genesis 5.0 awd because it got more hp but want a 3.3t because the front looks better plus it’s a v6 with some power 🤦🏾‍♂️

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  • August 16, 2018 at 5:49 pm
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    I wonder how many times you said "GENESIS G80 Sport"……….I know it was a lot, because that's what I remember most about your video.

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  • August 22, 2018 at 6:35 pm
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    Beautiful Review

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  • August 25, 2018 at 3:33 am
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    I admire how you cover every little aspect of the car. I’ll speak for a few seconds then run out of words if I’m honest 😂 I think you reviewers is what buyers want to see

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  • September 26, 2018 at 12:51 am
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    Genesis stole the design of the Maserati Ghibli SQ4

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  • October 6, 2018 at 12:31 am
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    Good looking car except rear tear drop style light needs to go… Back lights gives an illusion of a saggy butt.

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  • October 7, 2018 at 12:20 am
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    I don't mind the length of video, just so you have relevant info/details throughout. I like that you are going to give an IN DEPTH REVIEW, so take the time it needs. Don't cut out detail to fit into a short time frame! Note: the first scenes of the video are out of focus. TIP: in YouTube videos, you can use your computer arrow keys to Fast Forward / Reverse, so you can forward through portions of a video you are not interested in. (Another reason you can keep the videos longer to cover your material.) * * * By far the best external/internal detail Views (in 4K HD) I've seen. Very, Very Helpful! I like how you have packed the info into this great video! Well Done!

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  • October 16, 2018 at 12:43 am
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    This carvis way bigger than bmw 5 series and i compare this more to the style of 6 series bmw

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  • October 18, 2018 at 2:10 am
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    Too much music and theatrics. Took you 3 minutes before you showed the entire car. Grow up and slow down.

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  • October 27, 2018 at 2:43 am
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    Like how detail you are

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  • November 5, 2018 at 2:28 am
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    Loved the review. Very detailed and informative. Just wish you showed off every color option available.

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  • January 21, 2019 at 8:52 am
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    i hope you blow up we need more like you

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  • April 6, 2019 at 3:40 am
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    I watch a lot of car reviews……This gentleman does a superb job!

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