Last month, Genesis revealed the exterior of the 2023 G90, and now they’ve released interior photos and specifications. The sedan has been “designed to satisfy both clients who take the wheel themselves and those who are driven by chauffeurs,” starting with the cabin.
A sleek cockpit, far more modern and sumptuous than its predecessor, awaits those who want to drive the car themselves. Drivers will be seated behind a two-spoke steering wheel and will be looking at a new “connected car Integrated Cockpit” display, according to Genesis. A 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster and a next-generation 12.3-inch infotainment system make up the new system.
The infotainment system is mounted above digital climate controls and narrow air vents that appear to span the dashboard’s breadth. There’s also a rotary shifter and a center console made of glass and aluminum that “expresses upscale analog sensitivities.”
In terms of wood trims, customers can choose between Newspaper Crown and Newspaper Stripe. The material is created “using a revolutionary approach that minimizes its environmental impact by reprocessing wastepaper from daily living, including newspapers,” according to Genesis. It’s connected by a metal inlay that “maximizes the vehicle’s sense of stature by inlaying the Two Lines and the G-matrix pattern into genuine metal, ash wood, and forged carbon surfaces,” as per the traditional Korean crafting process of sanggam.
The G90 will also include a 23-speaker Bang & Olufsen audio system with pop-up tweeters, according to the manufacturer. Two panoramic sunroofs will be available, each with ambient lighting and the ability to be adjusted separately. In addition, the G90 is the first Genesis to include a fragrance system. The car can contain two cartridges at once, and the fragrance kind and intensity may be regulated via the infotainment system and the back seat touch controller. The perfumes are dubbed The Driver’s Awakening, The Great Outdoors, and My Favorite Place, and there’s no indication on what they smell like.
Curtains and “ergo-relaxing” front seats with ten air cells in the seatback and two air cells in the cushion are also noteworthy. “Full body, waist, pelvic, and upper body massages are available, with three options for massage length and strength,” according to the company. The G90, of course, is all about the back seats, and passengers will not be disappointed because there is a VIP seat on the right side. It has a footrest, as well as heating and ventilation. The back seats also have power recline, and Genesis says there are “thoughtfully planned storage places” in the second row, including “an independent tray for magazines and books in the C-pillar area.”
An 8-inch Armrest Touch Screen will be available to rear-seat passengers. With only a few clicks, they can alter the seats, climate control system, curtain position, and lighting. Aside from the interior, Genesis has announced that the model would be powered by a 3.5-liter V6 engine mated to an eight-speed automated transmission. The US specifications will be released closer to the debut, but the Korean-spec vehicle has a twin-turbo 3.5-liter V6 that produces 375 horsepower and 391 lb-ft of torque. The engine appears to be a carryover from the G80, and all-wheel drive will be available.
With a so-called Preview-Electronic Control Suspension that employs a front camera to recognize road conditions and anticipate flaws, the revamped flagship should offer a better ride. A Multi-Chamber air suspension system with three settings is included, as well as a high mode that lifts the vehicle roughly an inch (25 mm).
When the car is on a steep slope, sensors in the air suspension detect it and the front end of the vehicle is raised to protect the undercarriage. A rear wheel steering system that allows the rear wheels to turn up to four degrees at low speeds, such as when parking, is another significant, new feature. The rear wheels only turn up to two degrees at greater speeds. The system, according to Genesis, boosts agility and cornering stability while also allowing the vehicle to have a turning radius comparable to that of a medium sedan.
The redesigned Genesis G90 is slated to be launched next year and it should come to America as a 2023 model.