What Car? says...
To explain the, erm, genesis of the Genesis G80 we need to turn to the world of music and specifically a man called Peter Gabriel.
You see, back in the 1970s, Mr Gabriel left the rock band Genesis to ‘go solo’. Here, completely the opposite has happened: the Genesis used to be a luxury model built by Hyundai, but it’s now stepped away to set up an entirely new brand.