The brand new Genesis G90 is expected to debut next year and go on sale for the 2022 model year.
After launching the GV80 SUV and the new G80 luxury sedan, one of the next big reveals on the horizon for Genesis is the all-new G90 sedan. The Genesis G90 launched in 2016 and was given a radical refresh for the 2020 model year. We were worried Genesis may scrap the G90 since sales have been stagnant over the last few years, but a recent spy video confirmed that work has begun on a new next-generation model.
While the prototype was heavily camouflaged, artist Nikita Chuiko has analyzed the design changes and produced a render to show us what the next-generation G90 will look like when the covers come off.
Like the current model and the GV80, the new G90's headlights will adopt a split design. They will also be longer than the current model's and merge into the grille. Speaking of which, the already-prominent crest grille will be even wider on the new model.
Compared to the current model, the new G90 appears to be longer and lower in the spy video, and this is reflected in the render. Making the luxury sedan longer has also allowed room for additional windows behind the rear doors. The rear of the prototype was heavily camouflaged in the video, but the design is expected to look similar to the new G80.
As for the interior, the new G90 will likely inherit the G80 and GV80's two-spoke steering wheel, 12.3-inch digital dashboard, and 14.5-inch-wide infotainment screen. Technical specifications for the new G90 haven't been confirmed yet.
In the US, the current model is offered with a 3.3-liter twin-turbo V6 with 365 hp and 376 lb-ft of torque or a 5.0-liter V8 producing 420 hp and 383 lb-ft. We're expecting the 3.5-liter turbo V6 from the new G80 and GV80 to carry over, which generates 380 hp and 391 lb-ft of torque.
The new Genesis G90 is expected to debut next year and go on sale for the 2022 model year. 2021 is going to be a busy year for Genesis because the Korean automaker also plans to launch the GV70 crossover and refreshed G70 sedan next year.