Hyundai garners 10,000 pre-orders for Genesis EQ900 (Genesis G90) – Report

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Will be launched in the Korean market tomorrow.

A Hyundai spokesman has announced that the newly-formed Genesis luxury brand has garnered almost 10,000 pre-orders (9,700 to be precise) for the Genesis EQ900 as of Monday. It is expected to surpass the 10,000 mark before it hits showrooms tomorrow.

Genesis G90 front three quarter near-production concept rendering
With this feat, the Genesis EQ900 is the first Korean-made luxury sedan to rack up 10,000 pre-orders.

Replacing Hyundai’s flagship model, the Hyundai Equus, the Genesis EQ900 will help spearhead the Genesis luxury brand in the Korean market, which will rival Infiniti and Lexus that are respective spin-offs from Nissan and Toyota.

The Genesis EQ900 will also be introduced in other markets as the Genesis G90 that will debut at the 2016 NAIAS in January. The exterior design has already been revealed through official design sketches and spyshots. It will measure 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 Genesis EQ900 will also be introduced in other markets as the Genesis G90 that will debut at the 2016 NAIAS in January.

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Fitting for a full-size flagship, the Hyundai EQ900 is available with three engine options: a 3.8-liter Lambda V6 GDi with 334 hp and 40.3 kgm, a 3.3-liter Lambda V6 Turbo GDi with 370 hp and 52 kgm, and a range-topping 5.0 Tau V8 GDi with 425 hp and 53 kgm. All variants are paired to an 8-speed automatic gearbox and get the HTRAC AWD system as standard.

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[Source: Chosunilbo]

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