Genesis, the newly launched luxury brand of Hyundai, has revealed its first model, the G90, to Korean media.

Genesis, the newly launched luxury brand from Hyundai, has revealed the G90 sedan to Korean media.

It was only yesterday when the new premium company released teaser images of its first model, which is essentially the replacement for the Hyundai Equus, and now we have all the juicy details about it. The Mercedes-Benz S-Class, BMW 7-Series and Audi A8 rival received its debut in South Korea and will be available to order locally from December this year.

As expected, the engine range will consists of three petrol units - a 3.8-liter V6 GDI with 334 HP (246 kW), a range-topping 5.0 V8 with 425 HP (313 kW) and a new 3.3-liter V6 biturbo motor with 370 HP (272 kW). These will be mated to an 8-speed automatic transmission and optional all-wheel drive system.

Other technical highlights of the 5.2-meter long sedan include Hyundai’s Variable Control Suspension system and the Highway Driving Assist system that provides semi-autonomous driving features. Jang Rag, executive vice president who supervised the G90 project, added that “through our telematics program, Blue Link, we will also provide emergency rescue systems including air bag activation.”

The interior of the luxury sedan is equipped with “first class VIP seats” that can be adjusted to three different positions – relaxing, reading and video-watching, at the touch of a button on the armrest.

Hyundai re-confirmed the Genesis brand will launch at least four models in the coming years. “We will add G80 and G70 sedans alongside sport utility vehicles and sports coupes to our lineups to complete the world of our new luxury brand Genesis,” Hyundai Motor vice chairman Yang Woong-Chul announced.

Source: TheKoreanCarBlog

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