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2017 Genesis G90 Offers Non-Equus V-6

August 09, 2016

Photo of the 2017 G90 courtesy of Genesis.
Photo of the 2017 G90 courtesy of Genesis.

The 2017 Genesis G90 will offer a new 3.3L direct-injected twin-turbo V-6 alongside the 5.0L V-8 that powers the 2016 Hyundai Equus, Hyundai's luxury brand has announced.

The G90's Lambda V-6 will make 365 hp and 376 lb.-ft. of torque at through an RPM range of 1,300 to 4,500 rpm. Genesis will also offer the 5.0L direct-injected Tau V-8 that makes 420 hp and 383 lb.-ft. of torque at 5,000 rpm.

Both G90 powerplants employ electric thermostats and mid-position-lock continuously variable valve timing to enhance responsiveness and fuel efficiency. Genesis recommends running the engines run on premium fuel, but the engines will also burn regular fuel with only a small reduction in peak power.

The G90 will arrive slightly longer than the Equus with a length of 204.9 inches compared to the 203.1-inch Equus. The wheelbase grows to 124.4 inches compared to the 119.9 inches of the Equus.

The G90 will offer adaptive control suspension, a multi-link design that minimizes camber and toe changes through the suspension travel range.

A Dynamic Stability Damping Control (DSDC) feature provides independent damping control in both rebound and compression strokes of suspension travel for improved body and yaw control. The DSDC integrates with the Electronic Stability Control (ESC) to increase agility and stability by effectively managing the front and rear wheel damping forces, according to a Genesis release.

The G90 will also offer more standard safety features, including automatic emergency braking, driver attention alert, smart blind sport detection, lane keep assist, smart cruise control with stop/start, a multi-view camera, high beam assist, front and rear parking sensors, a haptic steering wheel, and pre-active seat belt.

The G90 is expected to achieve a 5-star safety rating (NHTSA) and a Top Safety Pick+ (IIHS) standards, based on preliminary internal crash tests, according to the release.

View the full vehicle specifications here.

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