Genesis confirmed Wednesday at the L.A. Auto Show that the redesigned G90 unveiled in 2018 in South Korea will make its way to America. The comprehensively updated flagship will arrive in time for the 2020 model year.
The wedgy look is the result of a combination of Genesis’ Athletic Elegance and Horizontal Architecture design themes, with only the roof and doors carrying over from the outgoing model. It’s sure to prove controversial, but you’d better get used to it as it will also appear on the smaller G80.
The updated G90’s interior design remains much the same as the outgoing model though some panels have been made more refined and connectivity options have been vastly improved. Over-the-air updates, a 12.3-inch touchscreen display, natural speak voice activation, and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto have all been added.
The 2020 G90 lineup will consist of two trim levels named 3.3T Premium and 5.0 Ultimate, respectively. It doesn’t take a seasoned analyst to decipher what each number stands for. The Premium model offers a turbocharged, 3.3-liter V6 engine that makes 365 horsepower and 376 pound-feet of torque. Downsizing be damned, the Ultimate gets a 5.0-liter V8 rated at 420 horsepower and 383 pound-feet of torque. An eight-speed automatic transmission and rear-wheel drive come standard regardless of cylinder count, and all-wheel drive is offered at an extra cost.
Although sales of the 2020 Genesis G90 will begin in December, pricing still hasn’t been released. Base prices in 2019 were $70,345 for the 3.3T Premium and $74,845 for the 5.0 Ultimate. All-wheel drive cost an extra $2500.