Not long after announcing that they will spinoff Genesis into its own luxury brand, Korean automaker Hyundai has published two design sketches that preview the G90, the sub-brand’s very first model and flagship.
Positioned at the very top of Genesis lineup and described as a replacement for the Hyundai Equus, the G90 premiers the ‘Athletic Elegance’ design language that will dictate the styling of all of the brand’s future models.
The large Korean sedan is clearly influenced by the Vision G Concept that was introduced at the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show, featuring an upscale look distinguished by a hexagonal grille with horizontal slats, boomerang-shaped LED headlights, a sculpted hood adorned by the Genesis logo and a long, flowing silhouette accented by pronounced wheel arches.
Hyundai didn’t publish any interior sketches or performance specifications. Woong-Chul Yang, Head of Hyundai Motor R&D Center and Vice Chairman of Hyundai Motor, stated:
“The G90 sits at the pinnacle of the Genesis brand and demonstrates how we apply our human-centered values to give our customer true satisfaction in every aspect of the vehicle ownership experience.”
The Hyundai Genesis G90 goes on sale before the end of 2015 in its home market of South Korea, with the North American-spec model likely following suit in the first half of 2016 after its debut at the Detroit Auto Show. Stay tuned to FbaPPs for future developments.
You Won’t Need Car Keys With Hyundai’s Smart Fingerprint Tech
Not only can the technology unlock your car doors using nothing more than your finger tip, but it’s also able to start the engine.
Hyundai has unveiled a new smart fingerprint technology that lets drivers control various functions of their car with their fingerprint.
Placing your finger on a sensor located on the door handle lets you unlock the doors, while simply touching the ignition — it’s equipped with a fingerprint scanning sensor — starts the vehicle. The encrypted fingerprint information is identified and processed by an on-board fingerprint controller.
Considering that most vehicles are often driven by more than one driver, Hyundai’s smart fingerprint technology can easily recognize different drivers and automatically adjust the interior to their preset preferences, including seating position, mirror angle and connected car features.
The technology premiers in the latest Hyundai Santa Fe in early 2019, but only in select markets.
2020 Genesis G90 Brings Massive Styling Update
A few cosmetic changes have resulted in a more substantial-looking vehicle.
The Genesis G90 has received a significant visual overhaul that ushers in a new design language for the premium brand.
Up front, Genesis’s flagsip sedan features a bigger grille with honeycomb inserts and more angular headlights accented by a thin, long LED strip, while the rear end is highlighted by a new horizontal lights connected by a light bar. New 19-inch wheels new exhaust finishers contribute to its more stately presence.
The changes to the interior are less significant. It retains the same basic design but gains an over-the-air updating system for maps and software, as well as the latest interation of Genesis’ infotainment system with a 12.3-inch touch screen and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility.
Manfred Fitzgerald, the executive vice president and global head of the firm, stated:
“G90 is not just the flagship of Genesis, but the premium automotive flagship of South Korea, and it will continue to spearhead our global brand identity.”
Technical specifications have not been released. The 2019 model can be equipped with either a twin-turbocharged, 3.3-liter V6 rated at 365 horsepower and 376 pound-feet of torque or a naturally-aspirated, 5.0-liter V8 that produces 420 horsepower and 383 pound-feet of torque on tap, both mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission.
The 2020 Genesis G90 is currently on sale in South Korea and should arrive in North American sometime in 2019.
Genesis Reveals World’s First 3D Digital Instrument Cluster
The Korean firm says the 12.3-inch screen is the first with realistic 3D imagery.
Genesis has previewed its new 3D digital instrument cluster, which premiers in the the new G70 sedan.
According to , the digital 12.3-inch screen is said to be the first instrument cluster to use 3D imagery. It tracks the driver’s eyes and uses stereoscopy to give the illusion of depth.
It is customizable like other modern instrument clusters, allowing the driver to choose what information is displayed such as traditional gauges, directions and even a lap timer, as well as turn off the 3D effect if they find it uncomfortable.
The screen will also have its own modes that will change depending on what driving mode is selected. For example, spot mode highlights the readings for speed and engine revs.
Genesis’ new 3D digital instrument cluster will initially launch in Korea before potentially making its way to North America and elsewhere around the world.