Genesis is a luxury arm of Hyundai that is now due for a major expansion in Canada with a range of slew of sedans, SUVs, and a luxury coupe on the way. The Genesis new car range for now, starts in Canada with the Genesis G80 starting at $55,000, while the G90 starts at $84,000. The G90 that came our way recently was an impressively big car. Long, sleek and imposing, it has a unique look thanks to the strong-featured grille with the cool winged Genesis emblem. The side profile is handsome and classically conservative in profile. The Genesis arrives with two engines – a base V6 and a V8. The V6 as on our tester is a new, twin turbocharged 3.3-litre engine sporting 365 horsepower with an impressive 376 lb.-ft. of torque. The 5.0 litre V-8 engine delivers 420 hp and 383 lb-ft of torque. Transmission is via an 8-speed automatics unit with SHIFTRONIC® & paddle shifters and a choice of rear or all-wheel drive. The G90 also offers Intelligent Drive Mode – Smart, Eco, Sport & Individual drive modes and a Shift-By-Wire (SBW) system
Make no mistake, with faultless body shut lines, incredible detailing and finishing inside and out, this is a luxury car par excellence. The super-premium looks and high value execution also extend to the inside. It is an interior trimmed in the finest feeling Nappa leather, gleaming real walnut and ash wood trim, and detailed with beautifully finished chrome and metal switchgear. Wonderfully precise attention to detail dominates throughout the cabin and is evident, from the double stitched seat trim to the soft microfiber headliner. The large expansive dash features: a huge LCD high-definition 12.3-inch touchscreen and a 9.7-inch head-up display, a premium 900 watt Lexicon 17-speaker surround-sound system, HD navigation, and three-zone climate control.
The car also comes with three years of free enhanced roadside assistance, satellite radio, traffic links, map care, and connected services. Genesis will also offer a 10-year/ 161,000-km powertrain warranty and five-year/ 97,000 km comprehensive coverage. The present competition should be wary as the new Genesis is way up there with the top German premium brands when it comes to fit, finish, luxury equipment, and safety and on-road performance. With the Genesis destined to be sold at a very attractive price offering truly affordable super-luxury, there is every reason to take a test drive and see what all the fuss is about. Highly recommended.
2017 Genesis G90 priced from $84,000