Hyundai provides peek at Genesis flagship
After announcing the name of its new luxury line last week – it's Genesis, in case you missed it – Hyundai has given a sneak peak at the design of the car that will top the range. The G90, or EQ900 in Korea, is a large sedan that shares more than a few design elements with the Vision G Concept Coupe that debuted in August.
The G90's resemblance to the Vision G Concept Coupe isn't surprising given that Hyundai intended it as inspiration for its Genesis line. The renderings by the newly-formed Prestige Design Division showcase the "Athletic Elegance" design language that will define the Genesis range and includes a body-length character line, dominant radiator grille topped by the Genesis badge and sharp, distinctive headlamps.
What isn't revealed is the unit that will power the G90 or the interior, which is what really defines the luxury aspect of luxury vehicles. But if inspiration is again taken from the Vision G Concept we can expect to see refined, simple lines inside rather than anything overtly flashy.
The Vision G Concept featured a 5.0-liter Tau V8 engine generating 420 hp (313 kW) at 6,000 rpm and 383 lb ft (519 Nm) of torque at 5,000 rpm, but it remains to be seen whether this is the powerplant that will appear under the G90's bonnet.
Hyundai does promise the G90 will be packed with the latest safety features and the latest technological innovations to make it stand out in the luxury market when it launches in early December in Korea. It will be one of six new Genesis models that are set to launch before 2020.