2017 Genesis G90 previewed
Following last month's announcement of the creation of the premium Genesis division, Hyundai revealed in Korea the first new product in the lineup, the 2017 Hyundai Genesis G90. The flagship 4-door will hit showrooms in the home market later this year as the Genesis EQ900. First of what will be six new Genesis models, the EQ900 will offer the choice of three gasoline engines in the home market, including a new 365-horsepower/3.3-liter twin-turbo V6, as well as the naturally aspirated 311-horse/3.8-liter V6 and 420-horse/5.0-liter V8 found in the current Hyundai Genesis Sedan. All will be backed by an 8-speed automatic transmission in rear-drive or optional H-Trac all-wheel drive. The car will offer a new Genesis Adaptive Control Suspension.
As Hyundai noted in the original Genesis announcement, its new EQ900/G90 "will compete at the top of the luxury car market with world-best technological innovations and the highest levels of refinement, convenience and dynamic performance." To that end, the car's exterior will introduce the firm's "Athletic Elegance" design themes and be complemented by a luxuriously appointed cabin. Available in semi-aniline leather on the highest trims, the EQ900/G90 seats were created using the first Smart Posture Caring (SPC) System for ultimate comfort and support. The 22-way power driver's seat automatically determines the optimal position to minimalize stress for the person behind the wheel, while passenger side with VIP seating offers14-way adjustment. TheEQ900/ G90 will feature a 12.3-inch high-def touchscreen, tri-zone climate control, 360-degree Around View Monitor, Lexicon Sound System and wireless cell phone recharging.
In addition to a full multilink suspension with either high performance dampers or the Genesis Adaptive Control setup, the EQ900/G90 will offer a full range of the latest driver assists. In the Korean market, many will be bundled in a Highway Driving Assistance system that Hyundai refers to as "a step towards fully-autonomous motoring." We expect to see the 2017 Genesis G90 make its first appearance in U.S trim next month at the 2016 North American International Auto Show in Detroit.
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