The full-size luxury sedan segment has been primarily dominated by the old players such as the Mercedes-Benz S Class and the BMW 7 Series sedans but Hyundai put a significant dent in that stronghold with its Genesis-branded luxury sedan. The 2022 Genesis will come with an all-new design along with a smaller, more fuel-efficient yet more powerful motor along with an extremely competitive package at a much lower price than the mainstream German sedans.

Only been around for 5 years now, the Genesis G90 has taken the luxury sedan market by storm with its radical design and an extremely competitive package, both in terms of interior and performance, at a much lower price than the old and strong German luxury sedans in the segment.

The new Genesis G90 has been kept under tight wraps by the brand and not much is known about the upcoming vehicle. But from the leaked images and information, the sedan will come with a reworked exterior design as well as interior design. 

What’s new:

  • Refreshed interior and exterior
  • All-new V6 powertrain
  • New wheel design

What’s the expected price and release date of the 2022 Genesis G90?

The expected price of the upcoming 2022 Genesis G90 is expected to start under $80,000 to retain its competition with the German luxury sedans. The official release date hasn’t been released yet and there is no information about an expected release date either.

2022 Genesis G90 Trims and features

There is extremely limited information about the upcoming 2022 Genesis G90 sedan let alone its trims and features. But what we know so far is that the brand will drop the V8 powertrain. The 2021 Genesis G90 sedan was completely loaded right from its base trim and is offered in two trims differentiated solely with the engine option. 

Some of the highlighted features of the outgoing model are Tri-zone automatic climate control, faux-suede headliner, ambient lighting for the interior, ventilated front seats, heated steering wheel, and a 17-speaker Lexicon audio system among other features. We expect that the new sedan will retain all the existing features and will arrive with more.

Trims

3.5T Premium

MSRP (RWD)

$72,200

MSRP (AWD)

$74,700

Key Features

Adaptive suspension system

 

22-way driver and 16-way front passenger power-adjustable seat with lumbar support

 

Ventilated front seats and heated front/rear seats

 

Interior ambient lighting

 

Memory Settings for front seats and mirrors 

 

12.3 inch HD infotainment with navigation

 

17- speaker Lexicon premium audio

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 Since there is no clear information about the trims and features of the upcoming sedan, we cannot recommend anything as of now. But we assume that the car will be offered in a completely loaded form like the outgoing model hence the base trim itself will suffice most of the buyers.

What to expect under the hood of the 2022 Genesis G90?

With a presence of only 5 years in the market, Genesis has taken up the G90 to a whole new level with the most recent facelift back in 2018 with a never-seen-before design while the performance remained the same yet potent with the 3.3-liter V6 and the 5.0-liter V8.

For the 2022 model year, the G90 sedan is touted to arrive with a newly-developed 3.5-liter twin-turbo GDI V6 motor which we already saw in the all-new GV70 and the GV80 vehicles. The motor is expected to dish around 420 horsepower and 412 pound-feet of torque. Since there will be no V8 power plant for the upcoming sedan, we may see another version of the new V6 unit with a different performance tuning if the brand decides to offer the sedan in multiple trims.

Models

2021 Genesis G90 *

2021 BMW 7 Series*

2021 Lexus LS 500*

2021 Mercedes-Benz S-Class*

MSRP

$72,200

$86,450

$75,450

$94,250

Engine

3.3L Twin-Turbocharged V6

3.0L Turbocharged Inline-6

3.5L Twin-Turbo V6

3.0L Twin-Turbo V6

Drivetrain

RWD

RWD

RWD

RWD

Transmission

8-speed automatic w/OD

8-speed shiftable automatic

10-speed shiftable automatic

9-speed shiftable automatic

Power

365 hp @ 6,000 RPM

335 hp @ 5,500 RPM

416 hp @ 6,000 RPM

362 hp @ 5,500 RPM

Torque

376 lb-ft @ 1,300 RPM

330 lb-ft @ 1,500 RPM

442 lb-ft @ 1,600 RPM

369 lb-ft @ 1,600 RPM

0-60 MPH

5.4 sec

5.3 sec

4.6 sec

5.0 sec

Quarter Mile

13.9 sec

12.5 sec

13.2 sec

13.4 sec

Top Speed

155 MPH

130 MPH

136 MPH

130 MPH

*2021 data taken for reference

With the expected horsepower and torque ratings, the performance of the 2022 G90 is all set to improve vastly and might give the German brands some sleepless nights with its improved performance stats. The outgoing model also holds its ground firmly against the rivals too with some impressive acceleration times and healthy power figures.

How does the 2022 Genesis G90 Handle?

Handling and driving dynamics is not the G90’s forte and we don’t expect it to improve significantly on the upcoming model either. The present G90 has an unexciting driving experience with a lifeless steering system but offers excellent ride quality.

If Genesis reconsiders this aspect, we expect the upcoming G90 to arrive with a slightly tweaked steering system and firm damper settings to dial up the driving dynamics if the owner feels like driving and having some fun with the sedan. With improved handling, the sedan might get in line with the mighty S Class which offers one of the best driving dynamics in the class.

How many miles to the gallon will the 2022 Genesis G90 deliver?

Apart from the dull driving experience, fuel economy is where the G90 lacked seriously as compared to its rivals. Both the 3.3-liter V6 and the 5.0-liter V8 were gas guzzlers and the sedan returned some lower than average EPA ratings. The overall driving range is also one of the lowest in the class despite having a sizable gas tank holding about 22 gallons of fuel.

Models

2021 Genesis G90 *

2021 BMW 7 Series*

2021 Lexus LS 500*

2021 Mercedes-Benz S-Class*

MPG (City)

17

22

19

19

MPG (Highway)

25

29

30

28

MPG (Combined)

21

24

23

22

Fuel Capacity

21.9 gallons

20.6 gallons

21.7 gallons

21.1 gallons

Range (City/Hwy/Combined)

372/548/459 miles

433/597/494 miles

412/651/499 miles

401/591/464 miles

*2021 data taken for reference

No leaked or official information is available about the fuel economy ratings of the upcoming G90 sedan. However, with the new powertrain on the line, we expect the fuel economy figures to improve to quite some extent if not significantly. With the new powertrain, we expect the EPA ratings to go up to a certain level where the sedan can be at par with its pricier rivals.

What to expect from the 2022 Genesis G90’s interior?

The 2022 Genesis G90 interior is touted to be not so different from the outgoing model but nothing is confirmed yet. The dashboard design might be slightly reworked and we expect even more luxury features alongside the features already on offer with the outgoing sedan. The 2021 Genesis G90 features a complete and tech-rich cabin with sumptuous levels of comfort and a premium build. There might be some high-end features missing from it which we can find on its German rivals such as the 7 Series and the S Class sedans.

Models

2021 Genesis G90 *

2021 BMW 7 Series*

2021 Lexus LS 500*

2021 Mercedes-Benz S-Class*

Seating Capacity

5

5

5

5

Front Row (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (in)

41.1/59.1/46.3

39.9/59.2/41.4

37.3/58.8/41.0

39.7/59.7/41.4

Rear Row (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (in)

38.0/57.9/37.8

38.9/57.7/44.4

37.3/56.4/38.9

37.4/59.1/34.1

Cargo volume (cu-ft)

15.7

18.1

17.0

18.7

*2021 data taken for reference

The outgoing model offers the least trunk space as compared to its direct rivals but it remains to be seen if there will be any improvements in this area. Presently, the G90 offers the best front-seat space as compared to its rivals. Some standout interior features in the 2022 Genesis G90 are:

  • Power side and rear sunshades
  • Tri-zone automatic climate control
  • Heated and ventilated front seats
  • Heated rear seats
  • Soft-close doors

2022 Genesis G90: Infotainment and Connectivity

The outgoing G90 sedan offers an excellent infotainment system along with a big 12.3-inch touch screen display. The user interface is fluid with easily understandable menu items and layouts, like the ones we see in other Hyundai and Kia vehicles. Nothing is known about the upcoming G90’s infotainment system but there are ample reasons to believe that it will be quite similar to the unit we’ve seen on the recently released GV80. Some of the highlighted infotainment features of the current model are:

  • 12.3-inch touch screen display 
  • Android Auto and Apple CarPlay 
  • A 17-speaker Lexicon surround-sound system 
  • Wireless device charging 
  • Navigation
  • Satellite radio and HD Radio
  • Bluetooth

Will there be any changes to the exterior of the 2022 Genesis G90?

The 2022 Genesis G90 exterior design is expected to be refreshed, although by a slight margin maybe. From the spy shots, it is evident that the sedan will get the brand’s “Athletic Elegance” design language which is truly elegant as compared to the German rivals. Also, the upcoming sedan will get a proper split headlight design as opposed to the outgoing model’s vague split headlamp design.

The front grille is expected to be quite similar to the current design but the significantly more protruding side vents indicate an even more aggressive front fascia design. The side profile is set to be similar to the present model but the rear quarter window will see a new design.

Models

2021 Genesis G90 *

2021 BMW 7 Series*

2021 Lexus LS 500*

2021 Mercedes-Benz S-Class*

Curb Weight

4663 lbs

4224 lbs

4707 lbs

4553 lbs

Length

204.9"

207.4"

206.1"

206.9"

Width

75.4"

74.9"

74.8"

74.8"

Height

58.9"

58.2"

57.5"

58.8"

Ground Clearance

5.1"

5.3"

6.6"

5.0"

Wheelbase

124.4"

126.4"

123.0"

124.6"

*2021 data taken for reference

The 2021 G90 sedan is no less than its mighty German rivals in terms of design and appeal and even manages to be more attractive than them with its radical design cues. The upcoming design will be more futuristic as opposed to the mainstream design and proportions of the BMW 7 Series and the Mercedes-Benz S-Class. The Lexus LS 500 has a different set of buyers courtesy of its polarizing design language. Some exterior features of the present G90 sedan are:

  • All-LED headlights with automatic high-beam assist
  • Puddle lamps
  • Electrically folding side mirrors with heating function
  • Automatic defogging
  • Soft-closing doors
  • Automatic rain-sensing wipers

What about the Safety offered by the 2022 Genesis G90?

Nothing, absolutely nothing is known about the safety features that will be available with the upcoming 2022 G90 sedan. The outgoing model comes with a long list of active safety features that puts it in the league with pricier German luxury sedans in terms of safety. 

The IIHS also gave the 2021 G90 the highest possible ratings along with the prestigious Top Safety Pick + award indicating its superior safety stats. The NHTSA never crash-tested the sedan. Some of the highlighted safety features of the sedan include:

  • Lane-keeping system 
  • Blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert
  • Blind-spot camera 
  • Blind-spot intervention 
  • Driver attention warning
  • 360-degree camera system
  • Head-up display 

Will the 2022 Genesis G90 be worth it?

Like the outgoing model, the upcoming Genesis G90 sedan will also offer immense value for money to luxury car shoppers. With a lot of heat around the expected features and design of the 2022 G90, we expect it to give even more competition to the mainstream German Luxury sedans and to continue to be the same value for money option for those who don’t want to spend six-digit figures for a big luxury sedan.