Genesis have officially launched their first model in the US market – the G90 Luxury Sedan. The company aims to top the premium luxury car segment with world-class technological innovations and the highest levels of refinement, convenience and dynamic performance.
Hyundai’s luxury arm have taken a human centered approach to to provide occupants with absolute convenience and luxurious comfort.
From the front perspective, the G90 identity is conveyed through a Genesis-family design feature, the ‘CREST’ grille, and crowned with the winged Genesis emblem. The G90 combines a prominent hood with short overhangs, an unequivocal manifestation of its performance rear-drive architecture. Available full-LED signature headlights (V8 model) flow from fascia to fender – a key design element of the new Genesis brand.
On the lower fascia, LED DRL’s add to the distinctive look. A unique interpretation of the hexagonal grille also supports a bold and confident front visage.
Effortless ergonomics, interior design harmony, convenience and luxurious comfort helped craft the G90 interior design. From the graceful layout of driver controls and genuine, premium material selection, to meticulous craftsmanship, precision leather-stitched instrument panel and an elegant material colour palette, virtually every element of the interior focuses on the passengers.
G90 is fitted with a choice of two petrol engines: a 3.3-litre direct-injected, twin-turbocharged V6 engine developing an estimated 272kW @ 6,000 rpm (premium fuel), or the top-trim 5.0-litre direct-injected V8 engine producing an estimated 314kW @ 6,000 rpm (premium fuel). With either powertrain, G90 promises impressive performance characteristics even while offering exceptional passenger comfort.
The 314kW V8 powerplant develops 519Nm @ 5,000 rpm. The all-new 3.3L direct-injected twin-turbocharged V6, also boasts strong performance with an estimated 510Nm of torque throughout a wide RPM range of 1,300 – 4,500 rpm (premium fuel). Both powerplants employ dual, mid-phase Continuously Variable Valve Timing for enhance power, efficiency and lower emissions.
Further, both engines benefit from an advanced 8-speed automatic transmission with extensive light-weighting, reduced clutch-disc drag, lighter torque-converter components and reduced losses from lower oil pump displacement compared with the previous generation. This new transmission boasts lower overall weight, higher efficiency and more compact dimensions as well.
G90 3.3-litre twin-turbocharged V6 engine
G90 5.0-litre V8 engine
The G90 features Intelligent Drive Mode with four distinct driving settings: Eco, Smart, Sport, and Individual (driver-specified parameters). These four modes provide unique calibration settings for suspension, steering, stability control, engine, transmission and available AWD, allowing the driver to determine G90 driving character based on personal driving preferences, road quality, or traffic conditions.
An advanced H-TRAC AWD system is available with either powertrain, for confident control under adverse driving conditions such as ice or snow. This system features an electronic transfer case with active torque control and offers dual-mode Sport or Normal calibrations that are linked to the Intelligent Drive Mode.
The H-TRAC system can direct up to 40 percent of available torque to the front axle, for enhanced traction. In more ideal conditions, the H-TRAC Sport calibration features a high degree of rear-drive bias for sportier cornering and acceleration characteristics, with up to 90 percent of available torque distributed to the rear axle. In addition, with the H-TRAC systems’ Economy mode, up to 100 percent of available torque is distributed to the rear wheels for maximum driveline efficiency.
The G90 body structure has been strengthened with a dual-layer member connection design and a newly optimised load-dispersion structure for the small overlap crash test. A variety of standard safety technologies work to minimise risk and maximise protection for the driver, passenger and other road users.
These advanced safety features include:
- Automatic Emergency Braking (AEB) with Pedestrian Detection
- Smart Blind Spot Detection (SBSD)
- Lane Keep Assist
- Rear Cross-traffic Alert
- Driver Attention Alert
- Dynamic Bending Light headlights with High Beam Assist
- 360-degree Multi-view Monitor.
In addition, G90 also features Smart Cruise Control with stop/go capability. For enhanced visibility for the driver, the Head’s-up Display has been increased from 19cm to 25cm with enhanced illumination.
The G90 passenger seat offers 16-way adjustment for optimal comfort. All front seat positions, side mirrors and steering column position are controlled by an integrated memory system. Front seat positions offer both heating and ventilation.
Many of the car’s features rely on interaction with the car’s audio visual system displayed via a 12.3-inch high-definition widescreen in the center stack, operated via DIS control knob. The screen plays a key role in enhancing the ease of parking and tight urban maneuvering for drivers. A one-megapixel digital camera is activated when parking, simultaneously sharing the screen with a high-resolution 360-degree Multi-view monitor with steering guidelines. In addition, a seven-inch high-resolution TFT-LCD display enhances data recognition for the driver from the center gauge cluster.
Depending on individual taste or mood, one of seven interior ambient lighting mood lamps can be selected, and LED lamps are positioned in the overhead console and cabin lighting positions. From the outside mirrors, Genesis-logo approach lamps are projected on the ground for enhanced visibility while approaching the vehicle.
The G90 is equipped with a Lexicon Premium Sound System with 17 speakers and a 10-inch subwoofer. It features QuantumLogic Surround, a revolutionary new audio algorithm that is designed to mimic the acoustics of the original performance and recording space, identifying individual voices and instruments and re-authoring these into a precise multi-channel soundstage. On the 5.0L V8 model, the rear seats feature dual rear monitors with 9.2-inch high-definition screens that can be controlled from the rear seat Driver Information System controller.
Noise, Vibration and Harshness (NVH)
The cabin features special sound-absorbing materials, to the application of specially laminated acoustic film glass on every window. Road noise was further minimised through the development of a specialised Helmholtz design, with hollow, two-piece wheel construction, and an integral sound absorption chamber for the 19-inch alloy wheels. This design produces an innovative resonance effect which provides sound absorption for reduced tire noise levels in addition to lower unsprung weight for more responsive handling and better ride comfort.
|3.3-Litre Twin-Turbocharged V6||3,342||272 @ 6,000 rpm||510 @
(1,300 – 4,500) rpm
|5,038||314 @ 6,000 rpm||519 @ 5,000 rpm|
Rear-wheel drive – standard
All-wheel drive – optional
Eight-speed electronically-controlled automatic transmission with lock-up torque converter
Wheels and tires:
|8.5 x 19-inch (front)||245/45R19|
|9.5 x 19-inch (rear)||275/40R19|
Exterior dimensions (mm):
|Fuel tank (gallons)||21.9|
|Luggage (cubic feet)||15.7 (SAE standard)|