2023 Genesis G90 Long Wheelbase Video Shows The Stately Sedan Up Close


SUVs have killed sedans? Hyundai’s luxury division must have missed the memo as the Genesis forged ahead with the old three-box formula. The second generation fullsize flagship has once again spawned a long wheelbase derivative, revealed in official images towards the end of 2021. A new video posted by CarSceneKorea allows us to get up close and personal with the sedan that stretches out, and boy, would you mind looking at the size of that back door.

190 millimeters (7.5 inches) longer than the standard G90, the Long Wheelbase version sports 20-inch wheels with a shield-like design and uses lots of chrome on its majestic body. Since you can’t be bothered by manually closing the back door like a geek, there’s a button on the rear center console that does it for you electrically, la Rolls-Royce.

Being an extra-long model, the rear compartment is no less spacious. The best seat in the house is on the right as you can recline in the front passenger seat and stretch thanks to the footrests at the back of the front seats. Remember, this is not the first vehicle to have this feature, with the Audi A8 springing to mind.

Since we’re dealing with two of the more luxurious G90s, it should be mentioned that Genesis will sell the car exclusively with all-wheel drive. The standard wheelbase model will also be offered with a rear-wheel drive setup. Another difference between the two is the engine because although they both have a turbocharged 3.5-liter V6 engine, it is a little more special in the elongated sedan.

Equipped with an electric supercharger and 48V mild hybrid technology, the six-cylinder engine produces 415 horsepower while the regular G90 produces 380 hp. The Long Wheelbase output hasn’t been officially announced yet, but the numbers will be revealed once the version is certified locally by the relevant authorities. As a refresher, the naturally aspirated 5.0-liter V8 is no more, but the new V6 only powers five horses.

Genesis hasn’t said a word about bringing the new G90 to Europe where the company will sell other models, plus the Euro-only G70 Shooting Brake. It’s also unclear when the BMW 7 Series competitor will arrive in the United States, although it could go on sale towards the end of this year as 2023MY.


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