The Genesis G90 is making an early unofficial debut courtesy of several images showing an undisguised pre-production prototype.

The Genesis G90 is making an early unofficial debut courtesy of several images showing an undisguised pre-production prototype.

We don’t have to wait for the model’s reveal set for December 9 as these pics from South Korea reveal the car’s exterior design and the “EQ900” lettering as it will be known locally. For the rest of the world, Hyundai’s newly developed Genesis brand will sell the flagship model with the “G90” moniker and the car will effectively replace the outgoing Equus.

Previewed by a couple of teasers released earlier this month, the G90 is obviously a full-size sedan that will aim to grab more sales in the highly competitive luxury segment. It will be a tad more expensive than its predecessor, but this isn’t really a surprise given the model’s new status as a truly premium model.

In terms of engines, customers will get to choose from a 3.8-liter V6 GDI with 334 PS (246 kW), a new 3.3-liter V6 twin-turbo with 370 PS (272 kW) and a 5.0-liter V8 rated at 425 PS (313 kW). These three motors will be coupled to an eight-speed automatic gearbox sending power to the rear wheels, but an optional AWD system will likely be offered as well.

The “elegantly designed” exterior as its being described by Genesis will be combined with a “technology packed” interior featuring a more upscale fit and finish as you would expect from a premium large sedan.

The G90 / EQ900 will go on sale next month at home in South Korea before hitting international markets in 2016.

Source: Sr_Blublu via Ferd and bobaedream.co.kr

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