The first model from the Genesis luxury brand is 2017 Genesis G90 which was revealed in Detroit. Hyundai confirmed Genesis brand name, as well as all models which name begins with capital G and numbers 70, 80 and 90. Recently present model replaced Hyundai Equus. In domestic market, Korea, this model is known as 2017 EQ900. Everybody who were familiar with Equus model, knows what to expect from new G90. Hyundai Genesis, on which new lineup is based on, will be replaced with 2018 Genesis G80 model. This one is expected in the concept form by the end of 2016.
2017 G90 Design
2017 Genesis G90 is a stretched version of 2015 Genesis model. Its platform is intended to vehicles with rear-whell drive. With this standard drive system, the H-TRAC all-wheel-drive system is also available as an option. Athletic Elegance is new design language , and 2017 G90 is the first model who’s layout is fitted by it. It features strong and muscular lines of body. Hexagonal-shaped grille, new Genesis logo and sophisticated shape of headlights dominate in appearance of new vehicle.
We should mention that we talk about very big vehicle. Its large is obvious on the first glance. 2017 Genesis G90 is 205 inch long. With its dimensions it is one of the greatest competitor to sedans from German brands. When we talk about interior of Genesis G90, it is one more luxury moment. Italian leather, real wood, 22 way adjustable driver seat, 12.3 inch display are some of features of this full-size luxury sedan. There is also premium audio system, and air conditioning with separately-controlled zones. The latest safety and convenience features are used as a standard equipment. In Korea , G90 is equip with a semi-autonomous highway mode.
2017 Genesis G90 Specs and Price
In many ways, 2017 Genesis G90 is the first. Even it is a new standalone brand, Genesis used new Hyundai’s engine for its new model. It is twin-turbocharged 3.3-liter V-6 engine with 365 horsepower and 376 pound-feet of torque. With this engine 2017 G90 will accelerate from 0 to 60 mpg in just 6.2 sec. In Korea, G90 is available with two more engines, 3.8-liter V-6 with 311 hp and 293 lb-ft . and 5.0-liter V-8 with 420 hp and 383 lb-ft. First mentioned is an entry-level engine, and second one is a range-topping. USA Specs is not available yet, because we expect this model on US market in the late 2016.
2017 Genesis G90 is the first of six new model of Genesis brand. After G90, will come G80 as a Genesis replacement. Then will come G70, new Genesis SUV and replacement for a aging Genesis coupe.
As for the price of 2017 Genesis G90 we should mention the price of current 2016 Equus. It’s base price is $61,500 for Signature trim level. 2016 Equus Ultimate has a price tag of $68,750. We can expect the similar range price for new G90 sedan.