2022 Genesis G90 Reveals Concept-Inspired Design In New Spy Shots

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The new Genesis G90 is gearing up to battle the new BMW 7 Series and Mercedes S-Class.

It was only a few days ago when a prototype of the new Genesis G90 was spotted roaming the streets of South Korea fitted with LiDAR sensors testing the luxury sedan's semi-autonomous technology. Now, our spy photographers have caught the new luxury sedan stretching its legs at the Nurburgring with significantly less camouflage.

With the thick cladding now removed, the body is only hidden by a thin layer of foil, giving us a clearer look at the sleek lines and design details. In terms of proportions, the new G90 looks longer than the current-generation model, providing more rear legroom in the cabin.

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Notably, the lower window line at the rear now kinks upwards and the rear fenders feature more pronounced hips. These design details were previously hidden under the camouflage. At the front, the huge Crest grille features diamond mesh pattern, which is also applied to the lower bumper.

Split LED headlights carry over from the recent G90 facelift, but perhaps the biggest design detail exposed here is the way they carry over to the front fenders in the same manner as previewed on the Genesis X Concept. At the back, the taillights are partially covered, but we expect them to incorporate a split design as well in keeping with the brand's current design language. The reduced camouflage also confirms the new G90 will have flush door handles. We also love the look of those slick, intricately designed alloy wheels.

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We still don't get to see the interior, but the cabin will likely be upgraded with a larger infotainment screen and more luxurious materials.

Under the hood, the current Genesis G90 is powered by a 3.3-liter twin-turbo V6, but this unit is expected to be replaced with a twin-turbo 3.5-liter V6 in the new model. The V8 will not carry over. When it goes on sale, the new Genesis G90 will compete with the Mercedes S-Class and the next-generation BMW 7 Series, and Audi A8. Expect it to be significantly cheaper than its rivals. Now that the camouflage is starting to strip away, the Genesis G90 looks like it will be ready for its world debut later this year. The US version will likely go on sale next year.

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