Genesis revealed late Monday a revised G90, which looks like it will close the gap to some full-sized sedans’ German competitors.
Although the G90’s current model was updated just a year ago, it actually dates back at least to 2015 Korean launch. So a redesign shouldn’t be surprising.
Genesis will release the G90 next year in 2023 as a new model. We’ll be able to see the exterior of the G90 for the time being.
New Genesis G90
It is definitely an evolution of the existing model’s styling, but you won’t describe this car as lacking in boldness. Although the G90 keeps the original themes of the large crest grille or twin-bar light, it dials up the refinement. It also features a beautiful blend of lines and curves. This is the 2018 Genesis Essentia design.
You can find finer details in parts like the grille. Here, two different mesh patterns are combined to make a three-dimensional effect. You’ll notice that the twin bar lights have become thinner and that the large clamshell-hood covers the entire length of the front wheels.
The side view shows a greenhouse that is very different from the model. It has five windows rather than the three on the model. Similar design can be found on the Lexus LS. It was designed to offer rear-seat passengers more space. Finally, the back of the vehicle almost looks like it has a Kammback Tail.
New Genesis G90
New platform, possibly with a battery electric option, should be part of the redesigned G90. The Genesis-exclusive M3 platform, which was introduced with the 2021 GV80 compact crossover, should now be stretched to accommodate the new platform. A rear-wheel-drive platform can support an all-wheel drive configuration as well battery-electric powertrains, such as the Electrified 80 and Electrified 70.
A V-8 may still be available, but it is uncertain. At launch you can expect a V-6, probably the 3.5-liter twin turbocharged V-6 with 375 horsepower. Genesis also fits the V-6 in its GV80/G80. An option for a plug-in hybrid with more power is possible. A pure-electric version of the vehicle, even if it is possible, won’t probably be made available until launch.
A long-wheelbase option may also be offered depending on market conditions.