Luxury sedans live on with new Genesis G90

Sedans, especially full-size luxury models, are becoming less and less popular compared to crossovers. However, that hasn't stopped automakers from making them. One of those is Korean luxury brand Genesis, and they recently launched their new flagship model ready to take on models from Germany – the 2022 G90.

2022 Genesis G90 wants to take on the S-Class, 7 Series image

At first glance, it may not look like a new model, especially when compared to the outgoing model. Up front, the new sedan still bears the signature crest grille but is now slightly smaller than before. The grille is then flanked by the signature slim double-line headlights that now extend to the front wheel arches. Genesis also adopted a clamshell hood to clean up the design with fewer gaps.

From the side, you can easily see how long the new G90 is. To match the cleaner front end, the sedan now comes with pop-out door handles. At the rear, there's a slim pair of taillights and one of the widest side turn signals ever seen on a production car. Rounding up the exterior features are an integrated trunk lid spoiler and trapezoidal exhaust tips.

2022 Genesis G90 wants to take on the S-Class, 7 Series image

Genesis is also offering a new extended-wheelbase version as seen in the blue example above. According to the automaker, it's 190mm longer between the axles for more rear legroom. It also rides on a different set of 20-inch wheels with a plate-like design, which is reminiscent of Maybach's design. To easily distinguish the standard from the LWB version, check out the length of the rear door on the stretched model.

2022 Genesis G90 wants to take on the S-Class, 7 Series image

There's no word yet on technical specifications, so we don't know what's powering the new G90. The automaker did not reveal any interior photos either. As a result, we can't see how much legroom rear passengers will have with that extended wheelbase and how luxurious the cabin will be. Whatever the case, Genesis did a great job designing the exterior of the new G90.

Do you think Genesis has what it takes to go against luxury sedans like the Mercedes-Benz S-Class and the BMW 7 Series with the 2022 G90? Let us know in the comments.

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