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2019 LA: The 2020 G90 Luxury Sedan Is Genesis' Take On The Mercedes-Benz S-Class


Barring the roof and doors, the 2020 G90 receives new body panels for its midlife update

 

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  • Noted features include connected car tech, lane keeping assist and a 12.3-inch infotainment system.
  • The G90 comes with two powertrains options: 3.0-litre V6 and 5.0-litre V8.
  • Prices for the 2020 G90 will be revealed once it goes on sale in December 2019.

Genesis, Hyundai’s luxury car division, has taken the wraps off the 2020 G90 at the ongoing 2019 Los Angeles Auto Show. The luxury sedan has gone through a complete design overhaul inside-out while packing in a host of premium technological features. It can also be had with a V6 or V8 powertrain that can provide some serious thrust. Let’s read more about the G90 in detail. 

The 2020 iteration of the G90 comes with Genesis’ Athletic Elegance design language. Apart from the roof and doors, the carmaker claims that every body panel is new. The front end is dominated by a chome-laden pentagon honeycomb mesh grille that’s much larger than the one found in Audis and BMWs! These are flanked by rectangular LED headlamps that are split by a DRL. The side profile is relatively clean with a shoulder line starting from the bonnet and flowing cleanly to the rear-end. It also comes with the new 19-inch G-Matrix pattern (chrome) alloy wheels. At the rear, the G90 sedan comes with connected tail lamps and sleek dual exhausts. 

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Inside, the G90’s interior looks identical to BMW cars of the past with plenty of horizontal lines flowing through the dashboard. The central console is dominated by a 12.3-inch infotainment system that can now be controlled by touching it. What’s surprisingly missing though is digital dials as it has become a norm in premium luxury cars. 

Features onboard include connected car tech with over-the-air (OTA) updates, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, powered seats with memory function, cruise control, climate control, sunroof, active noise cancellation as well as adaptive control suspension. The Genesis G90 also comes with driver assistance features such as lane following assist, rear cross-traffic collision-avoidance assist, forward collision-avoidance assist as well as lane keeping assist. 

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The Genesis G90 can be had with two petrol powertrains: a 3.0-litre turbocharged V6 and a 5.0-litre naturally aspirated V8. The V6 engine develops 365PS of power and 510Nm of torque while the V8 engine churns out 420PS of power and 520Nm of torque. Both powertrains come with an 8-speed automatic transmission and drive the rear wheels. An all-wheel drivetrain is available as an option for both variants.  

Prices for the 2020 Genesis G90 will be revealed once the luxury sedan goes on sale in the US in December 2019. Primary rivals include the 2020 Audi A8, Mercedes-Benz S-Class and BMW 7 Series. Would you pick up the luxury Korean over the big three Germans? Let us know in the comments section below.

 

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