The second era of the nascent premium marque’s flagship has been beforehand noticed testing in Germany, prompting hypothesis that it will get a European launch, not like its predecessor. Genesis says it “plans to broaden its presence within the luxurious sedan [saloon] market not solely in Korea, however throughout the globe,” however Autocar understands there are at present no plans for the mannequin to be offered in Europe.
By way of its design, the G90 carefully resembles the mid-sized G80, however with noticeably more room between its wheels – in keeping with its luxurious billing – and a raft of bespoke design cues.
Genesis describes the G90 as “probably the most elegant interpretation of the model’s design philosophy of Athletic Magnificence but”.
It options the now-familiar dual-line LED headlights that adorn the entrance finish of its sibling fashions, in addition to a sizeable shield-shaped grille – however Genesis highlights that the grille has a “layered structure” end, with two “G-matrix” patterns stacked for a three-dimensional impact.
Not like different Genesis fashions, the G90 additionally includes a clamshell bonnet “with a view to remove panel gaps and create a smooth impression”.
On the rear, the Mk2 G90 is introduced into line with newer fashions courtesy of its distinctive twin mild bars, and to attract focus to that aspect, the reversing lights, sensors and numberplate have been moved to the underside of the automotive.
Just like the A8, 7 Sequence and S-Class, the G90 shall be obtainable in long-wheelbase kind with 190mm of added area within the wheelbase, though this has but to be confirmed for a world roll-out.
Genesis has additionally not but confirmed which powertrains shall be provided within the G90. The present G80 and GV80 range-toppers can be found with a 207bhp 2.2-litre four-cylinder petrol or a 300bhp 2.5-litre turbocharged four-cylinder diesel. Each would probably be deemed potent sufficient for a big luxurious saloon, however Genesis fashions within the US are provided with a 375bhp turbo V6 petrol, which may discover its means into the G90.