The Genesis EQ900, as it’s named back home in South Korea, is called G90 elsewhere and the 2017 model year is right now starting to land in US dealerships.
The automaker has decided to share more details about its new flagship – though prices aren’t in just yet. The G90 has been developed and engineered as an alternative to the BMW 7 Series and Mercedes S-Class, so it has the kit to prove it. As we already know, the G90 will have an all-new 3.3-liter twin-turbo V6 churning out 365 hp – but most likely chauffeured businessmen will opt for the 5.0-liter, 420 hp V8. They are both connected to an in-house developed eight-speed automatic transmission. There’s an optional H-TRAC AWD system available as well.
When it reaches dealerships, the regular G90 will come bundled with full-LED headlights and taillights, adaptive dampers from ZF, a high-end Lexicon audio system, and a Helmholtz two-piece hollow wheel design, complete with an integral sound absorption chamber for the standard 19-inch wheels. The Genesis brand also concludes it has 11 standard safety systems that its main rivals actually lack, including Automatic Emergency Braking (AEB) with Pedestrian Detection, Driver Attention Alert (DAA) and Smart Blind Spot Detection, or Haptic Steering Wheel.