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Genesis G90 officially launched as Hyundai’s first premium model

Snapshot: Hyundai’s first ever true luxury model has made its online debut as the Genesis G90, G90 is also known as “EQ900” in South Korea.

Hyundai has officially launched the Genesis G90 sedan, and is ready to replace the Hyundai Equus and will serve as a flagship model, part of the newly founded Genesis luxury sub-brand. The G90 is also known as “EQ900” in south Korea. This new sedan is designed by prestige design division of Hyundai headed by Luc Donckerwolke.

Thanks to its elongated hood and a prominent hexagonal grille garnished with chrome slats that gives it a significantly more upscale than its predecessor. The designer has emphasized the exterior by adding the multi-spoke wheels to its style, while the leaf-shaped taillights flowing down the rear end are also a nice touch. Most of the exterior flow lines contribute to the premium feel and that sense of a more upmarket car continues on the inside.

Genesis will offer G90 with a chocolate leather upholstery, many wooden trims, Lexicon sound system, 12.3-inch infotainment screen, wireless charging, and a three-zone “smart” climate control system, and a 9.2-inch rear-seat entertainment system. The brand says NVH levels are low compared to the Equus and the car comes with triple door seals, double glass insulation and other tweaks to ensure a comfortable and quiet ride.

The interesting part is always under the hood, the Genesis G90 will be offered in three variants - the 3.8-litre V6 GDI engine develops 310bhp and 395 Nm, the most interesting one out of the three is the new 3.3-litre V6 T-GDi engine featuring a twin-turbo setup dishing out 365 bhp and 510 Nm of torque and the range-topping 5.0-litre V8 GDI engine produces 419 bhp and 520 Nm of torque. All engines are mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission.

Genesis G90 is expected to come arrive in Inida in the second half of the year.

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