Hyundai has announced the Genesis G90 will receive its official premiere in South Korea on December 9.

Hyundai has announced the Genesis G90 will receive its official premiere in South Korea on December 9.

The Equus is on its way to retirement as Hyundai’s full-size sedan will make the switch to the newly founded Genesis luxury sub-brand that was announced earlier this month. Along with the brand name change, the model will lose its “Equus” moniker in favor of the rather uninspiring “G90” nameplate and this will be the first of six models to form the Genesis lineup by the end of the decade. The flagship model has already been teased and will get a proper reveal in its domestic market on December 9 and it will be sold there as the “EQ900.”

According to a high-rank company official, the EQ900 will be a little bit more expensive than its predecessor as a result of the model’s repositioning. He went on to specify the car’s new status will not command a significant premium, but at the same time he admitted there will be an increase given the upgraded components and the new technologies set to be implemented in the range-topper.

From what we know so far, the Genesis EQ900 / G90 will be motivated by a 3.8-liter V6 GDI naturally aspirated gasoline engine with 334 PS (246 kW), a newly developed twin-turbo 3.3-liter V6 with 370 PS (272 kW), and a larger V8 5.0-liter N/A engine that will produce 425 PS (313 kW). All three of them will be linked to an 8-speed automatic transmission and an optional AWD setup.

Following the G90’s release, the lineup will grow to include the Hyundai Genesis-replacing G80, a smaller G70 sedan, coupe, mid-size crossover, and a big SUV. The G90 will go on sale in South Korea in December while the rest of the world will have to wait until early next year.

Source: koreaherald.com via thekoreancarblog.com

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