Hyundai adds G80 diesel model to Genesis lineup

SEOUL-- Hyundai Motor Co. on Monday added the diesel-powered G80 sedan to the independent Genesis lineup as part of its efforts to compete with luxury import brands.

The G80 diesel sedan, which satisfies the latest European emissions standard, Euro 6, is on sale domestically as of this week, Hyundai Motor said in a statement.

Hyundai Motor produces the luxury Genesis models under an independent marque separate from other vehicles.

The new model is priced between 51.7 million won-57 million won (US$48,600-$54,000) depending on features, the statement said.

The Genesis lineup is currently composed of the G70, G80 and G90 sedans. The G90 sedan is also called EQ900 in Korea.

Meanwhile, the Korea Automobile Journalists Association has selected the G70 sedan out of 55 candidate vehicles as the 2018 Car of Year due to its design, convenience and advanced performance.

Source: Yonhap News Agency

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