Hyundai’s big new Genesis G90 luxury sedan has been spied testing in long-wheelbase (LWB), just days after the regular version made its online debut.
The G90’s debut followed news that Hyundai would split its Genesis badge off into a new standalone luxury brand, launching a range of new sedan and SUV models aimed at the increasingly competitive premium market.
As with its ‘shorter’ sibling, the LWB G90 spied this week will enter above the current Genesis G80 (still known here as the Hyundai Genesis) for buyers seeking a more spacious and luxurious conveyance without the high price point of a BMW 7 Series or Mercedes-Benz S-Class.
In its regular form, the G90 measures an already long 5205mm, making it longer than the 5116mm regular version of the new Mercedes-Benz S-Class.
Although not confirmed, this new variant could stretch the G90 close to, or even matching, the new 5453mm Mercedes-Maybach S-Class.
And, just as the Maybach offers a second-row experience more akin to the business class section of an international passenger jet, buyers of the LWB G90 can likely expect even more luxurious appointments than those already revealed for the regular G90.
The G90 will make its Korean market debut in early 2016 as the Genesis EQ900, with this long-wheelbase version likely to debut in the following months.
Thanks to their exclusively left-hand-drive development, neither G90 model is expected to come to Australia. We’ll get our own range of Genesis models, however. Learn more about that here.