Debut of Genesis G90 (global-spec Genesis EQ900) confirmed for NAIAS 2016 – Report

Posted on: Nov 30, 2015 - 4:20pm IST

First product from Hyundai’s Genesis luxury brand.

The President and CEO of Hyundai Motor America, David Zuchowski, has announced that the Genesis G90 (global-spec Genesis EQ900) will make its world debut at the 2016 Detroit Motor Show (NAIAS 2016), which opens its doors from January 11.

Genesis G90 front three quarter near-production concept rendering
The Genesis G90 replaces the Hyundai Equus, and aims to establish the Genesis brand in the luxury segment.

Meanwhile in the Korean market, the Genesis EQ900 has garnered over 4,300 units in under a day, and will arrive in showrooms from December 9, 2015. It replaces the Hyundai Equus, and also aims establish the Genesis as a luxury brand. Hyundai announced this month that it will bring out 6 models under the Genesis brand by 2020.

The exterior of the Genesis EQ900 (or Genesis G90 for international markets) was previewed by official sketches released on November 13, revealing an exterior design that borrows influence from the Hyundai Vision G Coupe. It measures 5,205 mm long, 1,915 mm wide, 1,495 mm high, and has a wheelbase of 3,160 mm.

Genesis G90 side near-production concept
The exterior of the Genesis EQ900 (Genesis G90 for international markets) was previewed by official sketches released on November 13.

The engine lineup is confirmed to include a 3.8-liter Lambda V6 GDi with 334 hp and 40.3 kg.m, a 3.3 Lambda V6 Turbo GDi with 370 hp and 52 kg.m, and a range-topping 5.0 Tau V8 GDi with 425 hp and 53 kg.m. All variants are paired to an 8-speed automatic gearbox and get the HTRAC AWD system as standard.

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[Source: Korea Herald]

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