Genesis as the luxury wing of Hyundai, launched a few selected ranges of cars, among which the G90 series made a bold statement in its segment through its driving dynamics that is based on the theory of “comfort-first”. Saying that it might appear that the car won’t be able to raise the pulse of driving freaks, but in reality, it didn’t disappoint them either. In a plush interior framed within a majestic body, the rides in G90 has to be essentially termed as rejuvenating rather than tiresome, especially in the long journeys. Even the base model of the G90 is of high value, that gets you benefits of a high-grade luxury sedan.
What’s New for 2018?
We came to know from the Ardmore Genesis dealer that Genesis added a handful of features from all directions to its flagship model G90 sedan. Starting with the full range of LED adaptive headlamps swiveling with steering inputs, to the CD/DVD player located inside, there are much more to count that are now made standard all across the range. The Ultimate trim of G90 is a top-spec vehicle that is available with a 5.0-liter V-8 engine, that is now given the luxury of an extra rear-seat entertainment system that works with two 10.3-inch displays of high-definition mounted right on the back of each front-seat backrests.
The Exterior and Interior
The 2018 G90 is fitted with materials that speaks of both quality and taste. Along with a comprehensive list of equipment, the well-appointed interior appears to be elegant and comfortable that complements the upscale exterior styling without being overtly flashy. The trunk of the 2018 G90 spreads up to 15.7 cubic feet with 46.3 inches of legroom for the front seat passengers and 37.8 inches for the rear passengers.
The Powertrain and Fuel Efficiency
The base of the 2018 G90 has a 3.3-liter turbocharged V-6 engine setup that can gush out a 365-horsepower matching the smooth acceleration of the 420-hp 5.0-liter V-8 engine option too that can pick up the speed from zero to 60 mph. Both the powertrains are given an eight-speed automatic transmission to work with and one can go for wither a rear-or all-wheel drive option.
With the V6 powertrain, the 2018 G90 gives you a 17 mpg in the city and 24 mpg on the highway, while the V8 engine with the rear-wheel drive returns with a 16 mpg in the city and 24 in the highway. The rating drops by 1 mpg if driven with all-wheel.
As shared by the Genesis dealer Ardmore, the 2018 Genesis G90 was chosen as the Top Safety Pick+ by the IIHS because of its test results in all crash tests including the headlights evaluation. The front crash prevention and frontal collision systems made it score higher as the automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection system was made standard. The list of safety features goes on with a pre-collision warning system, an adaptive cruise control with stop/go facility, lane keep assist, blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert and lane change assist, , a multi-view camera system, driver attention alert, front and rear parking sensors, and pre-active seatbelts.
Overall the 2018 G90 can be described as a harmonious low-key luxury sedan that’s gives you a good value for money.