The Genesis G90 is off to a strong start as the company has announced the model has received more than 4,300 pre-orders for a day in South Korea.

The Genesis G90 is off to a strong start as the company has announced the model has received more than 4,300 pre-orders for a day in South Korea.

The new premium brand of Hyundai will reveal its first model on December 9, but we already saw it in its full glory earlier this week through several spy photos. Now it has emerged the G90 (EQ900 in South Korea) has received 4,342 pre-orders in less than 24 hours in its homeland.

For comparison, back in February 2009, the predecessor of the full-size sedan, the Hyundai Equus, got 1,180 pre-orders, while in November 2013 the Genesis received 3,331 pre-sales.

“Considering that this is a full-size luxury sedan offered at high price ranges, this has been an unbelievable sales performance,” a spokesman of Hyundai Motor commented to Korea JoongAng Daily. “We believe that the success of the existing Genesis sedan has developed a decent brand power for Hyundai Motor, and our aggressive marketing strategies of Hyundai’s most recent high-end car technology and safety features … are working out well.”

You don’t have to wait until the official premiere of the model to know its technical details, as we already discovered it will be offered with three petrol units. The lineup includes a 3.8-liter V6 GDI naturally aspirated gasoline unit with 334 HP (246 kW), a newly developed twin-turbo 3.3-liter V6 with 370 HP (272 kW), and a range-topping V8 5.0-liter engine with 425 HP (313 kW). All three of them will be linked to an 8-speed automatic transmission and an optional AWD setup.

The Genesis G90 is expected to go on sale internationally in 2016.

Source: Korea JoongAng Daily

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