2020 Genesis G90 Facelift Teased With A New Front Fascia

Genesis has released the first teaser image of the 2020 G90.

Shown underneath a sheet, the image reveals the updated model will have an all-new front fascia with a revised grille that looks more prominent that its predecessor. We can also see new LED headlights that have a thin accent strip which is similar to the Thor’s Hammer headlights used by Volvo.

Additional styling details are hard to make out, but it appears the flagship sedan has also been equipped with a new front bumper and a revised hood. The styling changes will likely continue out back as there should be a modified rear end with updated taillights.

Genesis didn’t say much about the updated G90, but hinted the car will have “distinctive styling cues and exceptional comfort.” The company also said the luxury  sedan will be unveiled soon and this suggests a possible unveiling at the Los Angeles Auto Show.

Regardless of when and where the G90 is introduced, the model will likely feature an assortment of familiar engines. In the United States, the entry-level option is a twin-turbo 3.3-liter V6 that produces 365 hp (272 kW / 370 PS) and 376 lb-ft (509 Nm) of torque. It is connected to an eight-speed automatic transmission which can be paired to an optional all-wheel drive system. Customers also have the option of ordering a 5.0-liter V8 that develops 420 hp (313 kW / 425 PS) and 383 lb-ft (518 Nm) of torque.

Little else is known about the car, but previous reports have suggested the model will be offered with a Level 2 semi-autonomous driving system called Highway Driving Assist.  The system effectively combines adaptive cruise control with a lane keeping assist function and it’s availability on the G90 will mark the first time the system is offered in the United States.

The 2019 G90 starts at $68,350 which significantly undercuts its German and Japanese competitors.  Despite this, sales have been modest as the company only sold 4,398 units in the United States last year.

  • matrem

    Looks like an XC40 at the front

    • Mariusz Mitera

      I was just thinking it looks like they hit the volvo bin parts for the headlights.

      • bd0007

        Only has the strip; otoh, Audi uses a similar LED strip to Volvo’s hammer on certain models.

  • PK

    omg it looks amazing so far! can’t wait for the full reveal especially the interior!!!! <3

  • MarkoS

    If I had just seen the Photo with no info, I would have thought Dodge was surprising us with a new Charger.

    • Craig

      That was MY first thought too!

    • Maximilian Norlande Rabbitt

      I would have guessed Mitsubishi.

  • Craig

    I’m a BIG FAN of Genesis.

    • donald seymour

      You and me both brotha.

      • Kash

        count me in too. The G90 was great when I drove one from Vegas to LA and back. It wasn’t that bad driving around LA either, parking was a little hard becuase of its size but otherwise I was really considering one. I just don’t love it’s face enough. I dunno. it just doesn’t look that great to me. I think it’s because the headlights are too big for the rest of it.

        • donald seymour

          Well, I will be in Cali for the show in November. Hopefully I can see it there.

          • Craig

            Green with envy! Be sure to bring your camera!

    • Danny Boy

      And me!

    • DMax
      • Craig

        lol – EVEN BIGGER!!

  • no25

    this helps fix the “Dodge-like” grille being formed in the teaser. Lightened shows a more Genesis evolved grille. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/a4f39168f30b417940e5fe78a01a4bdf8433909f3d1560487547124e0c57ee08.jpg

    • bd0007

      People just need to refer to the Essentia and GV80 concepts.

      The basic design elements (quad strip headlights/taillights and pentagonal-shaped grille) are all there.

  • Maykel

    Genesis is missing the SUV craze.

    • HaltestelleLuitpolthafen

      They’ll be on the market by CY2020.

  • caddy45

    Looks sort of like the 2005 Mustang headlights / hood.

  • Mike anonymous

    I have seen this vehicle without the majority of it’s camouflage (though I have not seen it all), trust me when I say this… You’ll be impressed. You can see the worked hard on this vehicle. Expect to see a lot of real metal on the front of this vehicle, and expect it too take A GREAT deal of details from the GV80 Concept (shown below).


    From what I’ve been told it’s going to be pretty impressive, & The vehicles that follow such as the GV80 (which will go up against the best from the likes of LandRover RangeRover, Mercedes Benz, or higher, ) should most certainly be so as well.

    The only question now is… WHEN do we get to see it, because I am on the edge of my seat.

    • StrangerGP

      But the concept was fugly.

    • Mike anonymous

      I also thought I should mention that this G90 (unlike the upcoming GV80) is not a completely new vehicle/redesign, nor is it a simple facelift,. Rather it is a HEAVY refresh to both the exterior and (to my knowledge, also) interior.

    • Galaxium

      The GV80 spy shots seem to also show a lot of similarity to the actual concept. Definitely waiting to see it come out. It’ll be competing with the X5/GLE, right?

      • Mike anonymous

        I am not completely sure as to where what the competitors for the GV80 would be, but from what I know from the designers and people working on the vehicle is that this is going be something of a Range-Rover competitor (without all of the ‘off-road’ LR stuff).

        Genesis won’t be making ‘luxury version’ of Hyundai vehicles and instead will be focused on being a very ‘up-market’ brand. Therefore I wouldn’t expect any vehicles below $35k-$40k (,..at least not any time soon). The GV80 will be the first fully ‘new generation’ vehicle from Genesis (that is not a heavy-refresh to an existing model).

        So, I am not sure on what pricing would be, but I would actually consider this to be (less of a mid-range product, & more of a range-topping SUV) more towards the price of a GLS (it could be less, the same, or possibly more). I could be wrong, but based on what I know, that is likely what we can expect. I hope this helps

  • SteersUright

    Looks like a Mustang/Volvo S90 up front. I like it though. Looks tough.

  • MarketAndChurch

    I absolutely can’t wait! The GV80 concept started this trend for Genesis, but it also reminds me of two other concepts I really enjoyed in the past https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/47e2ec32c02693010134b768d77df22d6c38d783b7f5330d7d03c63f62dcdb49.jpg https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/d1aef66669137619630c76221d7a0356a61864e57427de25982037f39ae1767f.jpg

    • Danny Boy

      The car that Ford should’ve produced!
      Old, non progressive thinking CEO’S!
      Now, no sedans….smh

  • Jason Panamera

    I like current look of G90 but sales aren’t the best. I hope it will do better after facelift.

  • Danny Boy

    Come on Genesis, I really need for you to come thru with this reveal. And for God’s sake, get that deal er network up and running! I’m not buying my G90, 80, 70 etc. from the same place I can buy a discounted Elantra from. Nope, I ain’t gone be able to doit! Nope!!
    I really am pulling for you guys tho!

  • Craig

    One feature that I always appreciated was ‘cornering lights’. All American luxury automobiles had them at one time. It would be wonderful if Genesis brought them back. Some people think that ‘Steering Adaptive’ or ‘Steering Controlled’ headlamps are the same thing. But they are not. Not even close.

  • Danny Boy

    Thank you for the response!

    • Mike anonymous

      No problem @larryqualls:disqus .

  • Danny Boy

    Oh wow…Thank you for that update. Most appreciative!

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