The Genesis G80 sedan now has the option of a four-cylinder 2.2-litre turbo-diesel engine. It generates 154 kW of power at 3,800 rpm and 442 Nm of torque with a solid spread between 1,750 and 2,750 rpm.

Genesis engine has variable geometry turbine ball-bearing type turbocharger to reduce friction. This improves turbo response and better fuel efficiency.

The diesel models have a new frontal shape with a different lower bumper. at the rear there are hidden exhausts and chrome accents.

Like the others in the Genesis G80 range the diesel is offered in eleven exterior colours, five different interior colours and two different open-pore genuine-wood trims.

The Euro5 emissions compatible engine has an official combined fuel consumption figure of 6.6 litres per 100km.

We will arrange to borrow a G80 turbo-diesel for an extended road test and bring you our impressions afterwards.

G80 2.5T: $84,900
G80 D2.2: $87,900
G80 3.3T Sport: $99,900
Note: These prices do not include government or dealer delivery charges. Contact your local Genesis dealer for drive-away prices.

About Ewan Kennedy

Ewan Kennedy, a long-time car enthusiast, was Technical Research Librarian with the NRMA from 1970 until 1985. He worked part-time as a freelance motoring journalist from 1977 until 1985, when he took a full-time position as Technical Editor with Modern Motor magazine. Late in 1987 he left to set up a full-time business as a freelance motoring journalist. Ewan is an associate member of the Society of Automotive Engineers - International. An economy driving expert, he set the Guinness World Record for the greatest distance travelled in a standard road vehicle on a single fuel fill. He lists his hobbies as stage acting, travelling, boating and reading.
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