Hyundai Motor Company unveiled its Genesis G90 premium luxury sedan for the Genesis brand in the U.S. market, the new flagship of the brand’s model line-up. Created by the new Prestige Design Group, Genesis G90 provides strong indications of the brand’s ‘Athletic Elegance’ design identity that will be evident in future Genesis products.
There are two gasoline engines available for the Genesis G90. The top-trim 5.0-liter direct-injected V8 engine delivers an estimated 420 horsepower and 383 lb.-ft. of torque at 5,000 rpm. The other choice is the all-new, 3.3-liter direct-injected twin-turbocharged V6 with an estimated of 365 horsepower and 376 lb.-ft. of torque throughout a wide rpm range of 1,300 – 4,500 rpm. Both engines benefit from an advanced 2nd-generation 8-speed automatic transmission.
An advanced H-TRAC AWD system is available with either powertrain, for confident control under adverse driving conditions such as ice or snow. The H-TRAC system can direct up to 40 percent of available torque to the front axle, for enhanced traction in adverse conditions such as ice or snow.
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.
Genesis G90 features Intelligent Drive Mode with four distinct driving settings: Eco, Smart, Sport, and Individual (driver-specified parameters). These four driver-selectable 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.
Genesis G90 also includes proprietary “Smart Shift and Drive Control” automatic transmission technology that analyzes driving style and adjusts shift character, engine torque response and suspension damping in real-time driving conditions.
To achieve the smoothest possible ride comfort while retaining engaging dynamics, G90 is fitted with a multi-link suspension design for minimized camber and toe changes throughout the suspension travel range. Rear cross member bushings were also improved from a rubber to a hydro construction.
In addition, the Genesis Adaptive Control Suspension (GACS) with electronic damping control smoothly and precisely controls body motions throughout the range of dynamics with minimal compromises to ride comfort. This adaptive control suspension, sourced from Sachs/ZF, offers independent damping control for both rebound and compression strokes of suspension travel for improved body and yaw control.