It has all the right stuff, but will it add up to anything?
Just last month, Hyundai made a luxury branch of its company called the Genesis, named after its luxury sedan. Hyundai also revealed sketches of its first model called the G90 that will replace its current outgoing luxury sedan, the Equus, and battle against the BMW 7 Series and Mercedes-Benz S Class. The G90 sedan will be the first of six new Genesis models that will be revealed and sold to customers over the next five years. We now have some more information about the G90 sedan.
The engines offered will be a 310-hp 3.8-liter V6, a 370-hp 3.3-liter twin-turbocharged V6 and a 425-hp 5.0-liter V8. All models are rear-wheel-drive as standard but you can option it to have four-wheel-drive. All of these engines will be mated to only the eight-speed automatic transmission.
The Korean automaker claims that the V8 model will go from 0-60 mph in 5.7 seconds and the twin-turbo V6 model to hit the same speed from rest in 6.2 seconds. The design, led by for Volkswagen Group design Luc Donckerwolke, will have a larger grille than the outgoing model but we just hope it will look like the sketches. The wheelbase will be around 205 inches which is between the long-wheelbase and short-wheelbase versions of the S Class. As for the interior, it will be full of technology such as a 12.3-inch high-definition screen, three-zone climate control, wireless phone chargers and a 22-way adjustable driver's seat.