New Genesis G90 Ready For Mercedes S-Class Battle

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Genesis is preparing to unleash an all-new version of its flagship sedan.

Genesis has been busy expanding its model lineup with its first-ever SUV, the GV80, and the all-new G80 sedan. The luxury automaker is also preparing to embrace electrification with the GV60 crossover and the G70 is getting a facelift. But where does this leave its flagship luxury sedan, the Genesis G90?

Spy shots have shown that Genesis is developing an all-new version of the G90 to replace the current model, which has been on sale since the 2017 model year in America, even as it received a facelift for the 2020model year. As the development of the flagship sedan continues, our spies have spotted a prototype of the G90 cruising the streets of Germany.

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Genesis has done a good job of covering up the prototype to disguise the new G90's design details, but the new version appears to adopt split headlights and taillights matching the design of other recent models like the new G80 and GV80.

We also get a glimpse of the new G90's larger crest grille, which features a diamond-shaped mesh pattern. In terms of proportions, the new G90 looks slightly longer than its predecessor, allowing for more rear legroom. Since the Mercedes S-Class set new standards for luxury sedans, Genesis will need to up its game if it wants to compete with the best in the world.

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It will also face stiff competition from all-new versions of the Audi A8 and BMW 7 Series, but its cheaper asking price will make it an enticing alternative. We don't get a look inside the cabin, but we're expecting the next-generation G90 to get upgraded tech such as a larger infotainment screen and more luxurious materials.

Under the hood, reports are claiming the current G90's 420-hp, 5.0-liter V8 will no longer be offered and will be replaced with a twin-turbo 3.5-liter V6, which generates 375 hp and 391 lb-ft in the G80. The next-generation Genesis G90 is expected to debut by the end of the year and will also spawn an all-electric version called the G90e according to trademark filings.

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