The 2020 Genesis G90 is here, and it’s trying harder to stand out.
Genesis is taking its flagship sedan in a totally new direction. If you were hoping for a major update from the luxury sedan that debuted in 2015, you’re in luck – Genesis has completely reworked the exterior. New front and rear fascias, a more pronounced profile round off the new car’s design. The grille tapers off to a point this time, and the running lights run right past the edge of the headlights to the edge of the front bumpers. It’s a bit strange, but I’d argue Genesis is trying much harder to make this G90 stand out than the first generation.
“G90 is the ultimate expression of the Genesis brand,” Genesis Chief Design Officer Luc Donckerwolke said. “Before the first sketch was even drawn, my team of designers thought carefully about how to evolve its styling and create something even more elegant and harmonic.”
Genesis hosted an event in Seoul where it showed off the 2020 Genesis G90, just prior to this year’s LA Auto Show. Here, we can see the changes aren’t just skin deep either. Genesis also crammed the new model with even more technology than before, if you can imagine that. Sure, you get Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and Amazon Alexa, but there’s more. For example, the 2020 Genesis G90 will be the brand’s first car to support over-the-air updates for its navigation maps and infotainment software.
Active Noise Cancellation and adaptive suspension make for a quiet and smoother ride. In addition to a plethora of airbags, the G90 also has Lane Follow Assist, Rear Cross-traffic and Forward Collision Avoidance Assist and Safe Exit Assist.
New body, same powertrains
One area the 2020 Genesis G90 hasn’t changed is under the hood. According to Genesis’ statement, you still get the same two powertrain choices as the old G90. That means either a 365 horsepower, twin-turbocharged 3.3-liter V-6 or a 420 horsepower, naturally-aspirated 5.0-liter V-8. Both engines are mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission.
Pricing on the 2020 Genesis G90 hasn’t been announced yet. However, the previous generation started at a hair under $70,000. We don’t expect the new car to be much more expensive. Stay tuned to TFLcar.com for more updates from the 2018 LA Auto Show, where the G90 is expected to appear, and as we approach the new G90’s on-sale date next year.