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2020 Genesis Model Year Changes


Edited 3/14/2020: G70 gets standard LED headlights, wins top IIHS safety award.


2020 Genesis G70

Prices are up about $500. The entry-level "Advanced" package has been renamed "Standard." The "Dynamic" trim is dropped.

A new power trunk closer is standard on 3.3T Prestige and 3.3T Sport models; it does not allow hands-free closing. Hands-free opening is still standard on all models.

Base 2.0T models built after January 1, 2020 will now come standard with LED projector headlights, making the G70 ba recipient of the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety "Top Safety Pick Plus."


2020 Genesis G80

No changes. A redesigned model is on the way for 2021, minus the optional V8.


2020 Genesis G90 restyle from retail website

A subtle redesign includes strings of LEDs in the tops of the lower grille, a new chrome grille, new chrome trim at the top of the lower grille, a reshaped hood and a slightly wider chrome strip on the lower sides. Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and Mirror Link are all now standard, enhancing use of a smart phone while driving. Active Noise Cancellation is new and will help the serenity of the cabin and the enjoyment of the sound system.

Lane Follow Assist is added, helping a vehicle stay in line even when lane markings are missing by lining up with the traffic in front. Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist now detects bicycles. Safe Exit Assist alerts driver and passengers when a car is approaching so they don't open a door into traffic. Highway Auto Speed Slowdown, an enhancement to Smart Cruise Control, will adjust the set speed to match changes in the legal speed limit. A passenger-side front knee protection airbag has been added in conjunction with the still-standard driver knee airbag.

GV80 Concept

Genesis GV80 Concept SUV

Not this one, but an actual production GV80 crossover sport utility is headed for U.S. dealerships sometime in 2020 as a 2021 model. It is based on the chassis of the G80 sedan, so we can expect it to be a rear-drive orientation with a V6, turbo V6 and/or V8 powertrains. Five passenger seating and a moderate cargo compartment will be on hand, as will optional or standard all-wheel drive more suited to snow, boat launches and shopping malls than the Rubicon.


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