Flagship Genesis G90 Sedan Looks Ready To Take On The S-Class

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Korean luxury is about to be reborn.

As a relatively new entrant to the luxury vehicle market, Genesis is working hard to make sure all of its products are competitive and up-to-date. The company will soon release a bunch of new models, including a second SUV model called the GV70, a refreshed G70 sedan, and a slew of new all-electric vehicles. But among all of these new reveals, Genesis has not forgotten its first-ever model.

The 2021 Genesis G90 flagship sedan last received an update for the 2020 model year, when it adopted the automaker's latest design theme. Genesis is hard at work to introduce the next-generation G90, which will likely arrive as a 2022 model.

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The last time we spotted the next-generation G90, the prototype was still heavily covered in camouflage. This one at least wears production wheels that continue the company's elegant spoke design trend. Upfront, the G90 will continue to use the split headlight design seen across the Genesis lineup, flanking a large crest grille.

We'd love to comment on what the rear end will look like, but it is completely obscured by snow. Genesis surprisingly left the roof mostly uncovered, letting us see that the G90's greenhouse won't change much from the current model. This still looks like a classically handsome luxury sedan, which should offer a value alternative to a BMW 7 Series or Mercedes-Benz S-Class.

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As for powertrains, this G90 looks to be powered by a conventional gasoline engine. We expect the current 3.3-liter twin-turbo V6 and 5.0-liter V8 options will be replaced by the new 3.5-liter twin-turbo V6, which produces 375 horsepower in the G80 sedan and GV80 SUV.

As evidenced by trademark filings, the G90 could also spawn an all-electric variant called the G90e. Expect to see an official reveal at the end of 2021 or the beginning of 2022.

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