Looking to replace the Hyundai Equus as a luxury sedan, the 2017 Genesis G90 has all the necessary requirements for the task, namely, a long wheel base, stunning styling, spacious and well appointed cabin, as well as a lineup of powerful engines, including a V8 and an all-new twin-turbocharged V6.
Introduced at the 2016 Detroit Auto Show, it features the new Athletic Elegance design created for the Genesis series, which is, if things go according to plan, going to put out six new G70, 80 and 90 models by the end of the decade, and secure a place for the Korean auto maker in the sedan, SUV and coupe segment.
Exterior and Interior
The design of the 2017 Genesis G90 is heavily influenced by the Vision G concept in that it will have a sharply tapered front, wide stance and flared fenders, accompanied by a hexagonal grill with a chrome surround, stylish headlamps and 19-inch wheels.
Around back, a truncated decklid and wraparound taillights, in addition to square exhaust pipes and a sculpted bumper, round out the styling.
The side panels look extensively stretched out, because they are, and feature a chrome character line at the bottom as well as the chrome finish around the windows.
The cabin is spacious with plenty of leg room and the front and rear wheel, thanks to the extended platform, which is longer, wider and has a wider wheelbase. The 22-way powered driver seat is offered plus Nappa leather with contrast stitching for cover.
The 12.3-inch touchscreen, in addition to a head-up display, is accompanied by a parking camera and 360-degree monitor, plus a 17-speaker sound system.
The rear seats will feature an independent A/C and will have 9.2-inch dual screens.
The 2017 Genesis G90 includes two engines, which are a 5.0-liter V8 delivering 420 hp and 383 lb-ft of torque, and a 3.3-liter twin-turbo V6 putting down 365 hp and 376 lb-ft.
Each engine comes paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission which comes with a rear-wheel drive as standard and an optional all-wheel drive with active torque control, which can redistribute up to 40 percent torque to the front wheels in snow or icy conditions.
There is also rumor of a hybrid powertrain but it will come out only after the gasoline models start showing at dealerships.
2017 Genesis G90 Price and Release Date
The unofficial info we managed to collect more or less set the date of the release of 2017 Genesis G90 for the fall of 2016.
There is very little in the way of info related to the pricing, but we can expect it to be around $61,000 for the base level trim.