Hyundai previews new Equus-replacing Genesis G90


Hot on the heels of the announcement of the new Genesis luxury brand, Hyundai’s rolling out the first model in its lineup, the G90. Previewed in this image, the sedan will replace the Equus at the top of Hyundai’s lineup and launches next month in Korea. It will wear the EQ900 badge in its home market.

Penned in the company’s new Prestige Design Division, the styling has obvious links to the new Genesis sedan (which will also get an alphanumeric nameplate) and the Vision G Coupe concept (which will likely lead to a production two-door). That means more straight lines than the curvier Equus, along with more upscale details. From the limited angles at which we’re viewing it, the design appears to bear some similarities to other luxury automakers like Audi (around the headlights), Mercedes (at the tail), and even Bentley (towards the back of the greenhouse).

The G90 will kick off the launch of the new Genesis brand much in the same way that Toyotalaunched the Lexus brand, Honda begat Acura, and Nissan gave birth to Infiniti. The G90 will be the first of six new Genesis models to launch by 2020.



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