When manufacturers update a vehicle for its midcycle refresh, often its just a simple nip and tuck on the exterior followed by a new features inside. Sometimes, it's even less than that. Genesis however, decided to take 'mid cycle refresh' to a whole new level as seen with the redesigned G90, recently introduced in South Korea.
If you're wondering, yes, that's still the same G90 model which was first introduced back in 2016. Rather than slightly updating the look of their flagship luxury sedan – as most manufacturers would – Genesis went out to completely redesign the G90's exterior, giving a bolder look with much more presence.
Starting with the front, there is now a large pentagon-shaped grill which is flanked by new slim LED headlights. Curiously, the headlight's LED character line extends outside of the housing itself. The hood also gets two additional creases in the middle starting from the Genesis wing emblem. Moving along the side, the front fenders gets a new trim piece to match the extended LED character line of the headlights.
More changes can be seen at the rear as it appears to have nothing in common with the outgoing model. There are new full-width LED taillights which replace the previously vertical units. Rather than the company's wing badge, 'Genesis' lettering is fitted on the trunk lid. The are also new slimmer exhaust tips which are shaped like the G90's grill. Completing the exterior makeover are multi-spoke 19-inch wheels.
While the exterior has been extensively changed for the 2019 model year, the interior has largely been carried over from the previous model. There are however new technology updates such as an updated user interface for the infotainment sytem and noise cancellation to make the interior quieter. New safety systems such as lane follow assist, rear cross-traffic avoidance and forward collision are now standard.
Genesis did not mention any details regarding the G90's powertrain. Like the interior, it is expected to be carried over from the previous model.