May 17, 2018 – The Genesis G80 Sport has been awarded the Best Mid-Size Premium Sport Sedan at the inaugural Qatar Car Award ceremony held at the St. Regis hotel in Doha on May 9th. The Qatar Car Award will become a yearly showcase that recognizes automotive excellence based on in-depth review and testing of vehicles, which helps crown the best options across several categories. The award-winning Genesis G80, along with the rest of the Genesis luxury line-up of vehicles that has been taking the automotive world by storm, is available with Skyline Automotive W.L.L., the official distributor of Genesis in Qatar.
Spearheaded by automotive experts from Arab Motors and Maqina, the Qatar Car Award is Qatar’s only recognized automotive award ceremony, offering a comprehensive review of the best models on the market. It recognizes a number of segment-leading vehicles in several categories, including Best Luxury Coupe, Best Supercar, Best Compact SUV, and Best Hybrid Car. Winners were chosen based on the quality of design, interiors and engines, as well as test drive performance.
Mr. Paiman El Malla, General Manager of Skyline Automotive W.L.L. said, “As the world’s newest luxury car brand, we consider the Middle East as an important market for Genesis. With a luxury segment that is very strong and also very demanding, we are proud that the brand’s attention to the smallest details in creating cars that stand out among the competition and that it is being recognized by peers in Qatar.”
The design of the G80 Sport is inspired by an athlete waiting in the start position for the starter’s signal. Concise, copper-colored elements connect the exterior and the interior design. It also incorporates a three-spoke leather steering wheel, genuine carbon fiber interior trim, leather sport seats and unique 19-inch wheels that are just some of the exclusive design and performance features.
Underneath its attractive exterior, the G80 Sport’s 3.3-liter direct-injected, twin-turbocharged V6 engine boasts 365 horsepower, and is paired with a sport-tuned eight-speed automatic transmission. Supported by an upgraded suspension system, this robust new powertrain delivers superior driving dynamics, improved ride compliance and sport agility.