Report – Hyundai’s genesis flagship brand off to a great start image

According to a report coming from the company itself, the Genesis G90 premium flagship sedan has been met with high acclaim at home, with more than 4,300 pre-orders during 24 hours in South Korea.

The new luxury brand of the South Korean automaker – the fifth largest in the world when taken together with affiliate Kia Motors – is slated to reveal the first new model under its logo on December 9 but we already saw it in the metal last week thanks to some timely spied photographs. Now the company claims that within 24 hours from opening the order books, the G90 (EQ900 in South Korea), which is set to succeed the Hyundai Equus and Genesis, has been ordered 4,342 times in South Korea. Back in February 2009, the first predecessor of the flagship sedan was pre-ordered 1,180 times and in November 2013 the Genesis took home 3,331 pre-sales. “Considering that this is a full-size luxury sedan offered at high price ranges, this has been an unbelievable sales performance,” said a spokesperson during an interview with Korea JoongAng Daily.

We already know ahead of the official unveiling taking place December 9 that Genesis’ G90 will sport under the hood three engine options: the 3.8-liter V6 GDI in naturally aspirated guise delivering 334 HP (246 kW), the flagship V8 5.0-liter engine with 425 HP (313 kW) and an all-new twin-turbo 3.3-liter V6 churning out 370 HP (272 kW), all three mated to an 8-speed automatic transmission and optionally sporting an AWD system.

Via Korea JoongAng Daily