About the new Genesis G80, Goat Museum, Tver and lockdown.

In Russia, non-working days were announced in early November, which, coupled with the holiday, National Unity Day, stretched out for a whole week. Even before such a “joyful” event, we planned a trip to Nizhny Novgorod for November, but in the end we decided to abandon it. As you know, the President gave the authority to the heads of the region to set restrictions themselves, depending on the epidemiological situation in the area under their jurisdiction. In Nizhny Novgorod, by the order of the governor, the entire public catering has been closed since October 25, which until November 8 can only work for take-out and delivery, as in Moscow and the region, while shopping centers, some shops and even hairdressing salons remained open in the city. On reflection, we decided to cancel the trip, nevertheless the autumn weather is unpredictable, and in case you want to warm up or wait out the rain, you will have to run to some shopping center, and there is on the street or in a hotel room – so-so option.

After thinking and monitoring the network, I found out that milder measures are in effect in Yaroslavl, but we were there just recently, and the prices for hotels in the region have jumped so much that it is cheaper to drive to Turkey. From the neighboring regions, soft restrictions were also in effect in Tver. Since I have long wanted to see this city, we decided to move in this direction.

A little about the restrictions in the Tver region. The shops are open there, catering is also open, but only until 23 o’clock. It is mandatory to wear masks indoors and maintain social distance. In general, everything is as usual, while in Tver people really follow the rules, which they liked. Everyone comes into the same cafe wearing masks, keeping their distance, the staff also wear masks, and tables in most places are arranged so that you do not sit on top of each other.

We went on a mini-journey in the new Korean sedan Genesis G80, and a full test will be released about the car. The car is large, it can comfortably accommodate four adults, and quite a lot of things can fit in the trunk with a volume of 424 liters. The design of the new Genesis has become very interesting, they have their own unique face, and on the street people are staring at the novelty. Our G80 was in a dark brown color, not the best for this model, in my opinion, but even in it the car looks interesting.

The driver’s seat in the Genesis G80 will comfortably accommodate a person of any height and build. The seats are comfortable, moderately hard, with a lot of electrical adjustments, including adjusting the length of the cushion and the location of the side bolsters. The power steering column is also sufficient with a margin. You don’t get tired in the chairs even on a long trip, which is very nice, but if you need to relieve tension and relax a little, then there is a good massage, not only for the back, but also for the pillow. In general, all conditions for a comfortable ride are created for the driver in the G80, in addition to the above, there is good heating and ventilation of the seats, as well as a heated steering wheel. Of the strange moments, I note that the front passenger seat is devoid of some of the adjustments, there is no massage in it, but at least they left the heating and ventilation. And for me, the lack of these options was surprising, in the same Germans the extended seat package is usually duplicated for the passenger seat.

Our route to Tver ran partly through the free section of the Central Ring Road, and then there was an option to move onto the M11 toll road or move along the usual road. Since the toll road saved about 30 minutes of time, we decided to go along it. At the exit from the Central Ring Road, I had to go to the free section of the Leningradskoye Highway, right into a traffic jam, for some reason navigation (both Yandex and Google) led just such a route. Having poked a little on Leningradka, we drove down to a paid section, which turned out to be very decent in terms of coverage, two lanes in each direction and with a speed limit of 130 km / h. The fare for a section of about 70 km was 320 rubles, which is not so much.

On the track, our Genesis G80 with a 2.5-liter turbocharged engine producing 249 hp. and acceleration to 100 km / h in 6.5 seconds proved to be very good. The engine has enough power for quiet overtaking even at speed, the eight-speed automatic quickly and smoothly changes gears, practically without hesitation even during kickdown. The car obeys the driver perfectly, although I would like a little sharper control, which even the sport mode does not give. True, on the highway I was driving almost all the way with the smart cruise control turned on, which worked together with the lane tracking system and the lane keeping system. This combination allows you to move comfortably on the highway, the electronics reads the markings well, steers smoothly on bends, sees the car in advance and starts to slow down, but it does not seem to analyze the speed of the vehicle in front, so when approaching it starts to slow down more intensively. Acceleration to the set speed after the vehicle in front has left your lane is smooth, but smooth, but the G80 still accelerates immediately.

Traveling in a car like the Genesis G80 is a pleasure. The cabin is almost always quiet, although noise from the road and aerodynamic noise appeared on the highway, but insignificant, and the former can be attributed to winter tires. The suspension gently handles almost all irregularities, and can shake only at too much protruding joints or large potholes with sharp edges. But in general, there are no complaints about these parameters to the G80, the car meets the criteria of a premium sedan and may well compete with the Germans in these aspects.

By filling with electronics, the Korean sedan pleases. The huge 14.5-inch widescreen touchscreen of the media system has high resolution, good color reproduction and excellent viewing angles. Although it is set far from the driver, it is not necessary to reach for it, and you can control the system on the go from a large puck on the central tunnel, into which a large touch panel is inscribed that recognizes gestures. The built-in navigation is not bad, but still not without its rough edges, so the same Yandex.Maps come to your aid, thanks to the support of the Android Auto and Apple CarPlay platforms. For some reason, the virtual dashboard is still separated from the media system, only data from the built-in navigation is transmitted to it and the work of assistants is displayed. Incoming call and track names are displayed only on the high-quality head-up display. Yes, the digital tidy in the G80 can work in 3D mode, when the information on it becomes three-dimensional, but I quickly get tired of it, so I prefer the usual flat picture.

But, unfortunately, the Genesis G80 still did not turn out perfect for the Koreans. The car is absolutely not happy with its fuel consumption, so, on the highway, it showed an average consumption of 8.9 liters per 100 km, which is more than the 6.9 liters declared by the manufacturer for this mode. And in the city, consumption easily flies away for 10 liters, usually about 12-13 per 100 km. Yes, the manufacturer allows the use of 92 gasoline, but it is still better to pour 95. It should be said that the price of fuel in the Tver region is lower than that in Moscow, and the difference in price for the AI-95 was almost 3 rubles at the filling stations of the Rosneft network. So if there is an opportunity, it is better to reach there and already refuel on the spot, since there are many networked filling stations, including Gazprom and Lukoil.

The first point of our route in Tver was the Kozla Museum, founded by the historian V.I. Lavrenov in 2008, now the museum has about 5500 exhibits from 40 countries of the world. Three relatively small rooms, which contain an extensive collection of various goats – figurines, coins, paintings and much more. An interesting place, but some may not like it, since most of the exhibits are very ordinary objects.

The center of the city of Tver is well equipped, there are wide sidewalks for walking, there is a large pedestrian street almost to the Volga, and the embankment is also equipped, and it is pleasant to walk along it. There are many parking lots in the center, on weekends and holidays they are free, but on weekdays you have to pay 30 rubles per hour of parking. You can pay for parking on the website tverparking.com or through the RuParking mobile application. The city, or rather, its center, made a pleasant impression, although not everything in it has been completed yet, and some things require re-reconstruction.

There are no problems in Tver with places where you can eat or have a snack; there are establishments for every taste and budget. There is a local, as far as I understand, a chain of fast food cafes “Chicken House”, a cafe in the format of a canteen, but of a very good level, “Skovorodka” and many other establishments. I would like to point out a good Amelia Coffee shop with a large selection of desserts and delicious coffee.

Finally, I suggest you look at the photos of Tver, which were taken with the new Apple iPhone 13.

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