The first-generation Genesis G90 was officially introduced to the public at the Detroit Motor Show in early 2016, followed by the G90L’s long-wheelbase version in 2017 and the facelifted version in 2018. As a full-size 4-door luxury sedan from the Korean luxury automaker, the Genesis G90 truly presents a super luxurious style combined with dynamic design lines on the exterior. It’s also a Genesis flagship luxury sedan with enhanced styling and crazy diamonds details.
Most of the striking changes offered in the 2020 Genesis G90 can be seen from the depth skin characteristics along with the use of the Horizontal Architecture styling theme. Speaking of its exterior design, it now adopts a five-sided grille design and luxurious-style headlamps with horizontal light bars. Other design updates that need to be underlined are the new hood design, and updated fenders. At the rear end, the new Genesis G90 has a rear light design that is almost similar to the Bentley Mulsanne that features Vertical Horizontal Architecture.
Design Changes and Improvements
Genesis’s G-Matrix inner detailing provides a new touch with light reflections from diamond cuts both on the headlights and taillights. The 2020 Genesis G90 ride on a 19-inch alloy wheels with a diamond pattern on the outside. Moving into the cabin, this executive luxury sedan is equipped with several standard interior features which include 12.3-inch touchscreen infotainment system and new copper accents to further enhance the interior atmosphere.
The most important thing is the presence of noise canceling technology which increasingly makes the interior quieter, plus a new climate-control system that is claimed to be able to switch to recirculation mode automatically when the car enters the tunnel. Overall, not many changes were brought by the Genesis G90 four-door sedan compared to the previous model.
Tech Specs and Engine Options
Like the current model, the 2020 Genesis G90 luxury sedan is still available in two powertrain options, depending on the selected trim level. The 3.3T Premium model is powered by a twin-turbo 3.3-liter V6 engine mated to rear-wheel-drive capable of providing at least 365 horsepower at 6,000 rpm and 376 lb-ft of torque at 1,300 rpm. Furthermore, Genesis offers the G90 5.0 Ultimate Trim that is equipped with a 5.0-liter V8 engine paired to an all-wheel drive (HTRAC) system which can cranks out up to 420 horsepower at 6,000 rpm and 383 pound-feet of torque at 5,000 rpm.
All engine options above either the 3.3L V6 or 5.0L V8 units can be paired to an eight-speed automatic transmission featuring Hyundai SHIFTRONIC®. The South Korean-based luxury automaker has claimed that the Genesis G90 3.3T Premium with rear-wheel drive setup has EPA-estimated fuel economy ratings of 17 mpg in the city, 24 mpg on the highway, and 20 mpg combined. While the 5.0 Ultimate AWD model is rated at 15 mpg in the city, 23 mpg on the highway, and 18 mpg combined.
Pricing and Release Date
Pricing details and release dates haven’t yet been announced, but the 2020 Genesis G90 is expected to reach U.S. showrooms at some point this year. Prices should not rise much from the current model, which starts at the base MSRP of $69,350 for 3.3T Premium RWD trim and jumps to $76,350 for the Genesis G90 Ultimate with 5.0L V8 and all-wheel drive setup. However, look for official pricing details closer to the car’s release date.
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