A new luxury flagship is on the way.
Exciting new additions are coming to Hyundai's premium Genesis product lineup. After adding a new G80 sedan and its first SUV model, the GV80, a smaller GV70 crossover will arrive next year, along with a facelifted G70 sedan. We've known all that for some time, but it leaves the future of one model - the 2021 Genesis G90 - in a bit of an uncertain place. With sales numbering just over 2,000 units per year for each of the last two years, it had seemed plausible that Genesis might decide to pull the plug on its flagship sedan.
But as it turns out, Genesis is currently working on an all-new generation of its flagship sedan, and in a new video published by dodo tube on YouTube, we get our first glimpse.
The prototype is still very heavily camouflaged, so there's a lot we have yet to see on the new G90. But from the photos, we can tell the new model will retain the signature split headlight design that first appeared on the 2020 facelift. The crest front grille will also make a return, though its lower portion appears to be less pointed than before. From the side profile, we see a taller greenhouse than the coupe-like G80, while the wheels clearly look like they are most likely for testing purposes only, and not production-representative.
A single image provides a sneak peek at the interior, but it's too dark and blurry to discern much. The G90 will likely borrow cabin details from the G80 and GV80, including a two-spoke steering wheel design, digital dashboard, and knurled switchgear. No details about the powertrain can be gleaned from these pictures, though we assume the G90 will borrow the familial 3.5-liter twin-turbo V6, sending 380 hp and 391 lb-ft to the rear wheels, with all-wheel drive available as an option. As of right now, we can't rule out the possibility of an electric version.
We expect Genesis to reveal the G90 to the South Korean market first, followed by the United States. The 2022 G90 could make its debut in late 2021 or early 2022.