Hyundai unveils G90 sedan, first in Genesis luxury lineup

Just five short weeks after announcing plans to spin off its Genesis nameplate into a luxury sub-brand, Hyundai has pulled the cover off a production version of the all-new G90.

The first of six new Genesis models Hyundai plans to launch by 2020, the G90 shows off Equus-like proportions in a sedan that will act as a flagship for the new brand.

Called the EQ900 in South Korea, the G90's design holds true to the renderings released by Hyundai last month, with large proportions that put it in BMW 7 Series territory.

The G90 measures 5,205 millimetres long and 1,915 millimetres wide, slightly larger than the standard wheelbase 7 Series, and only 33 millimetres shorter than the long wheelbase version.

Under the hood of the mammoth sedan lies the choice of three engines: A 3.3-litre turbocharged V6; a 3.8-litre naturally-aspirated V6; and a 5.0-litre V8.

Hyundai says the 420-horsepower V8 helps the more than 5,000-lb. G90 run from 0 to 100 km/h in 5.7 seconds.

All engines put power to the wheels through an eight-speed automatic transmission, while rear-wheel drive is standard.

All-wheel drive is available as an option.

Expect more news on the G90 and other models in the Genesis lineup in the near future.

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