Hyundai is putting the Equus name to rest and replacing it with this; the Genesis G90. The G90 will be the flagship model for the newly founded Genesis luxury sub-brand with plans of five more models to fill the line-up in the next few years.
he G90 builds up from the Equus as a premium vehicle by making use of elongated panels, chrome and metallic finishes, a hexagonal grill design and an 18-inch or optional 19-inch wheel design. It will weigh in at 2 420 kg with an overall length of 5 205 mm and a 3 160 mm wheelbase.
Engine options for the G90 will feature:
An entry-level 170 kW, 397 N.m 3,8-litre GDI offering a 0-100 km/h time of 6,9 seconds
A mid-range 200 kW, 510 N.m 3,3-litre T-GDI delivering a 0-100 km/h time of 6,2 seconds
A range-topping 5,0-liter GDI V8 delivering 229 kW and 520 N.m of torque with a 0-100 km/h time of 5,7 seconds.
All of the G90’s engines will be mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission with a lock-up torque converter for the rear wheels. H-TRAC AWD is available as an option. The G90 will rest on a multi-link suspension with high-performance dampers with an optional ‘Genesis Adaptive Control Suspension’ system.
The G90 also comes equipped with Smart High Beam Assist, Autonomous Emergency Braking, Pedestrian Detection, Active Blind Spot Detection, and Driver Attention Alert. A one-megapixel rearview camera with 360-degree Around View Monitor is also implemented.
The G90’s availability in South Africa has not yet been announced but expect this model to be on sale in the US by the middle of next year.