Written by Marco Carvajal
Genesis G90 AWD 3.5T E-Supercharger
Full-Size Sedan Genesis G90
The full-size sedan G90 is the result of Genesis’ effort to expand its luxury sedan lineup presence and impact around the world. This sedan is like a precious gem, the production of the Genesis G90 is redefining the meaning of a luxury automobile, and it helps bring Genesis to a higher level as a luxury brand.
The G90’s design closely resembles the midsize Genesis G80, but with more wheel space, in line with its luxury billing, and several design cues.
Genesis describes the G90 as “the most elegant interpretation of the brand’s design philosophy of athletic elegance yet.” and this description completely matches the beauty of this ultra-luxury sedan.
Amazing Exterior Design
The new 2023 G90 is longer, wider, and lower, forming a smoother, sleeker exterior design that looks just amazing, creating a refined and voluminous very attractive body design.
The G90 features Genesis two-line ultra-slim LED headlights, the thinnest of any Genesis model, combined with a sizable shield-shaped grille.
The attractive grille is finished in a layered architecture, with two “G – matrix patterns”, diamond-shaped patterns, stacked for a three-dimensional effect, 3D G-Matrix Grille.
The G90 also features a sleek, seamless clamshell hood to eliminate panel gaps and create a stylish impression that you can not find on other Genesis model.
Enhancing the design, the G90 falls in line with newer models thanks to its distinctive twin light bars, and to draw attention, the reversing lights, sensors, and number plate have been moved to the bottom of the car.
The Genesis G90 excels in its interior design, passengers can enjoy a luxury experience like in no other car with a new level of world-class comfort. The interior luxury goes beyond the look with features like its Easy Close power doors, and the available front and rear massage seats with an intelligent memory system. It is difficult to see the massage feature on the back seats, Genesis wants to provide the best experience for everybody inside.
The interior of this sedan is just full of luxurious refinement, from the subtle comforts such as the ambiance features with the fragrance diffuser with three unique scents, to the modern and trendy-looking console designed with repurposed newspapers and sustainable wood with forest biodiversity in mind.
While test driving the new G90 my guest passengers enjoyed so many first-class amenities such as available reclining seats with four massage modes, window shades for the panoramic roof and doors, and adjustable ambient lighting with a few modes that change the music, colors, internal lighting, and seats. It was fun to drive and to see the happy face of everyone on board.
Genesis is paying impeccable attention to all interior details, producing a high-level alluring ride on a car that could be named the most elegant sedan.
A large screen enhances the dashboard, with two rotary knobs, one for transmission and one for infotainment on the center console.
Fully integrated surround sound, touchscreens, and massage seats make G90 a state-of-the-art experience. Intuitively designed, G90 uses advanced technology to cater to each passenger’s needs and comfort, offering every convenience with just a tap of a touchscreen.
Genesis is offering generous features you would expect from a full-size luxury sedan, including a fragrance system, massage seats, and a 23-speaker Bang & Olufsen audio system on the G90 3.5T E-Supercharger model.
Driving the G90
Driving the G90 you can enjoy a strong ride balancing precision, power, and sophistication. This is performance combined with elegance.
The G90’s only engine option is a powerful 3.5-liter twin-turbo V-6 and the 3.5-liter twin-turbo V-6 E-Supercharger AWD, with an eight-speed automatic transmission. This engine produces 375 and 409 horsepower, more than enough power for a sedan.
Smart adaptive technology is built to deliver a precise, responsive and strong ride with the G90’s 409-hp, 3.5L twin-turbo V6 engine with 48V e-Supercharger.
G90’s available Multi-Chamber Air Suspension
The available air suspension is able to lower the car’s height at higher speeds to improve aerodynamics or raise the car for rough terrain.
The G90’s available Multi-Chamber Air Suspension with Incline Control produces seamlessly smooth stability and the most comfortable ride ever. With this advance and adaptive suspension system, the G90’s height is adjusted through cameras and sensors to prevent scratches to the underbody and eases rough roads for a smoother experience.
The G90 offers a higher standard of safety, it features an array of advanced sensors, cameras, and radar technologies to help warn of and stop potential collisions. The Assistance systems and advanced details integrate together to protect drivers and passengers with the most-comprehensive safety features available at Genesis.
The G90 is designed with an ultra-rigid lightweight chassis, the M3 platform. Performing at a higher strength, increased rigidity, and lighter weight.
Pricing and Options
For 2023 there are two G 90 trim models available, both models are supercharged with luxury everywhere but the best model that will make you fall in love is the one I am test driving, the top-of-the-line 3.5T E-Supercharger AWD with a Starting price MSRP $98,700. The base trim model the G 90 3.5T AWD is also a very luxurious car, starting at $88,400.
2023 Genesis G 90 3.5T AWD MSRP $88,400
- 3.5T AWD
- 18/26 MPG City/Hwy
- 375 Horsepower
- 391 LB-FT of Torque
- 8-Speed Automatic Transmission
- 20″ Alloy Wheels
- Nappa Leather Seating Surfaces
- Genesis Digital Key II
- Power Front Seats with Massage
- 12.3 Digital Instrument Cluster
2023 Genesis G90 3.5T E-Supercharger AWD MSRP $98,700
- 3.5T E-Supercharger AWD
- 17/24 MPG City/Hwy
- 409 Horsepower
- 405 LB-FT of Torque
- 8-Speed Automatic Transmission
- Easy Close Power Doors
- Power Reclining Rear Seats with Massage Function
- Bang & Olufsen 3D Premium Sound
- Multi-Chamber Air Suspension
Although Genesis has yet to confirm the existence of an electric model, we expect to see an EV version very soon, which could be called the Electrified G90, joining the lineup later on.
Genesis Premium Owner Experience
One of the best parts of purchasing a Genesis car like the G90, is that when you buy a G90, you are not only buying a car, you are buying a premium set of owner sets and features, including that all 2023 and newer models include Connected Services with unlimited access to automatic collision notification, enhanced roadside assistance, SOS voice calling and vehicle care features. As part of this package, Genesis owners receive three years of complimentary Remote and Guidance services featuring Remote start, Guidance, and Destination search among many premium features. Multimedia & Navigation Updates keep your Genesis map and navigation system updated. SiriusXM All Access Satellite radio is free for 3 months.
The list of features continues with Genesis Service Valet without having to visit Genesis service centers, and enjoy service from the convenience of your own location, with complimentary Genesis Service Valet for 3 years or 36,000 miles.
Genesis will perform a remote diagnostic check of your vehicle, then pick up your vehicle, send a courtesy replacement car, and return your Genesis to you when it’s ready.
As part of Genesis premium services, owners can enjoy Complimentary Maintenance with a worry-free ownership experience that includes Complimentary Scheduled Maintenance for 3 years or 36,000 miles. Complimentary oil changes are included in every maintenance appointment.
Premium 24/7 Enhanced Roadside Assistance with 5 years of complimentary Roadside Assistance providing tire changes or transportation to the nearest Genesis dealer, and reimbursement for certain overnight expenses.
The Genesis G90 is redefining the meaning of Luxury offering innovative and generous luxury features that are hard to find in other luxury automobiles. Some of the competitors for the G90 are the Lexus LS, Audi A8, BMW 7 Series, and Mercedes-Benz S-Class.
Like the A8, 7 Series, and S-Class, the G90 is available in long-wheelbase form with 190mm of extra wheelbase space.
Among many recognitions and awards, the Genesis G90 has been named “Cars.com best luxury car of 2023”, and MotorTrend named the 2023 Genesis G90 as its “2023 Car of the Year”.