Genesis has dialled up the cosmetic appeal of the 2020 G90 flagship sedan so that it now can rub shoulder with most of its opponents.
Hyundai Motor’s luxury auto division, Genesis Motor has recently wrapped off the mid-life update for the G90 sedan – the brand’s most premium offering at the ongoing 2019 LA Auto Show. While the world’s waiting for Genesis to jump in the luxury SUV bandwagon, the South Korean luxury brand decided to invest more time and power to update its G90 flagship sedan instead.
The facelifted Genesis G90 comes with a more opulent cosmetic beauty both inside and out ot the vehicle.
Competing in the full-size sedan segment, the 2020 Genesis G90 now gets a more daring opulent look, refreshed plush interior along with an expanded list of driver’s assistance and safety bits. The new G90 boasts a massive and angular cross-mesh chrome grille along with a pair of quad headlamps which are divided into two halves by the daytime running lamps. It looks much sportier with revised front fenders which feature new faux vents together with chrome inserts.
The 2020 sedan sports wraparound quad taillamps that stretch to the width of the entire boot lid, thereby giving the rear end of the car a nicer cosmetic effect. It is completed by an integrated lip spoiler and dual exhausts that bears a resemblance to the front grille’s “crest” styling.
It comes with a more sophisticated interior which is enhanced by more premium driver's aids and techs.
Behind the massive windows of the Genesis G90 is a 12.3-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay compatibility as well as OTA updates. The car is packed with active noise cancellation that makes the journey more relaxing and comfortable.
Just like the pre-facelifted version, the new Genesis G90 will be available in two trims with different powertrain systems. The 3.3T Premium model will employ a 3.3-litre V6 turbo-petrol engine that churns out 365 HP of maximum power. Whereas the 5.0 Ultimate trim gets the power from a 5.0-litre naturally-aspirated V8 engine good for 420 HP of power output. Both the mills come mated to an 8-speed automatic transmission and a rear-wheel-drive system as standard. The all-wheel-drive system is optional for both variants too.
Genesis is yet to enter Indian so we don't expect the G90 could make it to the Indian land sometime.
The 2020 Genesis G90 is set to launch in the US next month, however, the price of the luxury sedan is still under wraps. Currently, the outgoing 3T Premium model is retailed at the base price of $70,345 (about Rs 50.45 lakh) while the 5.0 Ultimate version stands at $74,845 (approx. Rs 53.67 lakh). The Genesis G90 rivals the likes of BMW 7-Series, Mercedes-Benz S-Class and the Lexus LS.