Just as workers across the U.S. have been working from home and mastering the art of the Zoom meeting amid the ongoing COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic, automakers are turning to virtual reveals for new vehicles. Case in point: the 2021 Genesis G80, the Hyundai luxury division’s redesign of its sporty mid-size sedan, which comes hot on the heels of the overhaul of its full-size G90 sedan.
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The name of the new G80’s game is “big”: a sizable increase in horsepower for its V-6 engine option, a pair of massive screens for the infotainment system and instrument cluster, plus that gargantuan front grille that skillfully flirts with the line between gauche and gorgeous. But nothing, not even the sexy new G80, is bigger than the coronavirus pandemic when it comes to headlines — and as a result, the Genesis sedan took a backseat to our continued coverage of the world health crisis’s impact on the auto industry on our list of the most popular Cars.com news articles of the week.
The announcement of the G80’s reveal came in at No. 3, behind two of our pieces providing car-shopping and car-care advice as it relates to COVID-19. Our No. 1 story of the week covers the trio of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles models on which the automaker is offering 0% financing nationally — including the 2019 Ram 1500 pickup truck, 2019 Ram 1500 Classic (the pre-2019-redesign version) and 2020 Chrysler Pacifica minivan — in hopes of stimulating sales as the coronavirus grinds commerce to a halt.
At No. 2 is our how-to story on making sure your car remains in operating condition amid what is almost sure to be a lack of use as much of the nation social distances, shelters in place and stays at home. Will your battery die? Will the gas go bad? Will the brakes rust? Should you change the oil? Should you check the tire pressure? We answer all of these questions and more in this week’s second-place story. Other coronavirus coverage this week can be found at No. 4 (learn how to sanitize your child’s car seat to protect against COVID-19 exposure) and No. 7 (gas prices are plummeting during the national slowdown).
Further on down you can read about the 2020 Porsche Macan, the 2020 Hyundai i30 Fastback and the 2021 Chevrolet Trailblazer, so if you’re looking for non-coronavirus car content, keep scrolling. Here are the top 10 news stories Cars.com readers couldn’t get enough of in the past week:
1. Coronavirus Car Deals: 3 Chrysler, Ram Models With 0% Financing and Why You Should Consider Them
2. Coronavirus Car Care: How to Keep Your Unused Car Healthy During a Stay-at-Home Order
3. Redesigned 2021 Genesis G80 Set for Virtual Unveiling Sunday
4. Coronavirus and Cleaning Your Child’s Car Seat: What Parents Need to Know
5. Which Cars Have Cooled Seats for 2020?
6. 2020 Porsche Macan Review: Impractical Fun
7. Gas Prices Are Low — Really Low — Amid the Coronavirus Crisis
8. The 2020 Hyundai i30 Fastback Is the Hyundai You Want But Can’t Have
9. 2021 Chevrolet Trailblazer MPG Stays in Lane With Rival SUVs’ Fuel Economy
10. What Is All-Wheel Drive?
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