Hyundai is set to launch its new luxury sub-brand dubbed Genesis and its first model, the G90. Today, the new luxury brand has released details and images of the G90. Unsurprisingly, this model looks oddly familiar, but there are plenty of new bits that make this model unique.
In terms of looks, you may notice that this is very similar to the 2016 Genesis Sedan. Now, before you think that this is little more than a restyled and renamed Genesis, it is essentially a redesigned Equus. Given Hyundai is naming this brand Genesis, it is appropriate that the first-ever model takes on a lot of the design cues of the existing Genesis sedan.
The size of this new sedan also points toward it being a redesigned version of the Equus, as it is quite massive at 204.9 inches long, 75.4 inches wide, and 58.9 inches tall. It rides on a 124.4-inch-long wheelbase with standard 18-inch rollers at its corners. Optional 19-inch wheels will be available.
Inside, much like the Equus, the G90 will come with gobs of luxurious features. According to the initial information released by Hyundai, this model will come with semi-aniline leather, real wood, a 22-way power driver seat, a 14-way power passenger seat, a 12.3-inch center display, tri-zone climate control, advanced noise-reducing materials, the Smart Posture Caring system, which identifies the driver’s body type and automatically adjusts the seat position to compensate, and much more.
Roominess is also no problem in the G90, as its front seats have 41.1 inches of headroom, 46.2 inches of legroom, and 59.1 inches of shoulder room. The rear seats offer up 38 inches of headroom, 37.8 inches of legroom, and 57.9 inches of shoulder room. In the trunk, there is 17.1 cubic feet of space for luggage.
Under its hood, the G90 will have three powertrains. The base engine will be a 3.8-liter V-6 that produces 311 horsepower and 293 pound-feet of torque. The midrange engine is the long-rumored twin-turbo 3.3-liter V-6 that produces 365 horsepower and 376 pound-feet of torque. The range-topping engine is a 5.0-liter V-8 with 419 horsepower and 383 pound-feet of twist. Respectively, these engines sprint the flagship sedan to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 6.9, 6.2, and 5.7 seconds.
All three engines will mate to an eight-speed auto transmission that ships power to the rear wheels. As an option, buyers can equip the G90 with all-wheel drive.
All of these specs are, of course, the global numbers, but I suspect the U.S.-spec model will be nearly unchanged. We’ll confirm this once the U.S.-spec G90 debuts, which will supposedly happen in January 2016.