Susan Frissell, Editor
With so much emphasis being placed on EV’s these days, it seems somewhat odd that there are-and still remain-some beautiful high-level sedans. A sedan driver myself, I refuse to go SUV, and in fact just purchased, probably my last car: a Lexus IS sedan.
The top-of-the-line Genesis G90 is no ordinary vehicle. This is a serious car for a serious buyer. To quote some of what makes up this beauty, as described on the Genesis website:
“New flagship luxury designed sedan features most elegant interpretation of Genesis’s design identity…”
“Clamshell” hood features single panel that combines the hood and fender to eliminate panel gaps, lending the G90 its definitely sleek design”
“ New, CrestGrille sleek 2-line headlamps which are designed to resemble the brand’s emblem….”
“Athletic Elegance…most elegant interpretation of Genesis design identity…”
In a side view, the G90 offers “Parabolic Line Design” from the hood to the bottom of the window to the trunk. Athletic power. As the description notes “one can’t begin to know all its features, design purpose and what makes it rise above the rest. The “interior ethos” is “Beauty of White Space=high tech device and new technologies, luxurious details, analog sensitivities.
In Verbier White, our 2023 G90s is available in 9 exterior colors. Our Verbier White is an added color choice landing it on the extra feature list at $1,500. The MSRP for this beauty was $98,700 landing it, after handling at $101,295. Standard features are plenty, some of which include Forward-Collision-Avoidance Assist, Lane Keeping Assist/Lane Following Assist, Blind-Spot Collision Monitor, Rear Cross-Traffic Collision-Avoidance Assist, Highway Driving Assist II, Smart Cruise Control/Stop & Go, Intelligent Speed Limit Assist, Driver Attention Warning/High Beam Assist, Safe Exit Assist, Advanced Rear Occupant Alert, Parking Distance Warning, Parking Collision-Avoidance Assist, Remote Smart Parking Assist, etc.
Powered by a 3.5L V6T GDI w/48V e-supercharger (409 HP) 405 lbf.ft., 8-speed auto transmission, Multi-Chamber Air Suspension, rear wheel steering. The wheels area 21-inch Alloy, a panoramic sunroof, easy-close power doors (a weird feeling!), power-folding outside mirrors, Logo puddle lamps.
The interior is Nappa Leather (seating surfaces), leatherette wrapped upper instrument panel. There isn’t much left behind in this opulent choice in sedans, and even includes carpeted floor mats and a full tank of gas, as “additional standard features.”
We enjoyed the no so hard to operate AM/FM SiriusXM radio/HD radio, with the expected Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, Bang & Olufsen 3D Premium Adio, audio, Head-up Display, Active Noise control on the road, etc.
As expected, the G90s warranty is generates and includes 5 yr/60,000-mile new vehicle, 10 yr./100,000-mile powertrain, 7 yr./unlimited-mile Anti-perforation warranty. Also 3 yr/36K complimentary maintenance, 3 yr/36K complimentary service valet, 3 yr/complimentary Map Care, etc.
Fuel economy is about what one might expect in a vehicle this size, at 20 mpg highway and 17/24 city.
The “functional elements like the license plate, various sensors and reverse lights have been lowered to complete clean, luxurious image…”Key element to design language; two-linear combination lamps are elongated with the trunk-giving the model strong well-balanced image, with Genesis lettering, emblem concisely positioned between them….”
Powertrain: 3.5L V6 T-GDI w/48V e-supercharger
Transmission: 8-speed automatic
Horsepower: 375-400 hp.
Height: 58.7 in.
Tires: 245/45WR20 all season-275/40/WR20 all-season; 245/40/WR21-all season; 275/35/WR21 all-season
Wheelbase: 125.2 in.
Width: 76 in.
Length: 207.7 in.
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