Korea’s 2020 Genesis G90 Limousine Is Proper Gangnam Style

If you didn’t take Genesis’ efforts to be perceived as a full-fledged luxury car brand seriously, the 2020 G90 Limousine might help you reconsider.

While the U.S. market still has to wait a few more months to get the facelifted G90 flagship, Hyundai’s premium brand has just unveiled a stretched version for the Korean market.

Unsurprisingly, the G90 Limousine offers presidential levels of rear legroom thanks to a 290 mm (11.4 in) increase in overall length over the regular G90. All of it benefits the car’s wheelbase, and specifically rear passenger room, as evidenced by the stretch of sheet metal added between the doors as well as the longer rear doors.

Overall, the Genesis G90 Limousine measures an impressive 5,945 mm (216 in), with a generous wheelbase of 3,450 mm (135.8 in). The model is also slightly taller than the regular G90 sedan, measuring 1,505 mm (59.3 in).

The car is obviously made for the wealthy and powerful, of which you can find many in Seoul’s Gangnam district. The lavish rear passenger compartment features two 18-way power adjustable VIP seats upholstered in semi-aniline quilted leather, two TV monitors, Alcantara headliner, and a command center located atop the console separating the seats.

On the outside, the G90 Limousine adopts subtle upgrades compared to the standard-wheelbase model including a chrome garnish at the top of the grille, chrome side mirror supports, and of course the added sheet metal clearly visible on the sides that justifies its limo designation.

Fittingly, there is only one engine option, a 5.0-liter V8 gasoline engine rated at 425 PS (420 hp) and 520 Nm (383 lb-ft) of torque. It’s mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission that sends power to all four wheels via the standard AWD system. The luxury sedan also gets an adaptive suspension as standard.

The Genesis G90 Limousine is available with a starting price of 155.1 million won (about $138,100) in Korea. The automaker didn’t say anything about bringing the flagship model to overseas markets.

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  • Loquacious Borborygmus

    I don’t dislike it.

    • Bo Hanan

      Aaaaah, but that grille-

    • Bash

      That’s exactly how I feel about it. I don’t really love it. But I can’t dislike it as well. It’s not a merc/bemmer/Audi but it’s an amazing awesome package.

    • donald seymour

      Every time I read your comment, I always hear the comic book guy from Simpsons.

  • Bash

    It’s one of those cars that looks much better in person than in pics.

  • VERY NICE.
    CLEAN UP THE GRILLE AND THEY’D HAVE A REALLY SHARP LOOKING CAR.

  • no25

    In my opinion, I just can’t love the design of this car. They ruined a decent look by trying to copy so many other brands. Looks even worse in this limo version.

  • ➡️ProtectOurHeritage⬅️

    Not that pretty, but then neither is the S-Class. I’d much rather have the G90.

  • Galaxium

    I seem to be in the minority in liking this front fascia a lot. The grille is bold and the headlights look really good (with the blinker LEDs extending past the fender and to the side).

    • It looks so good!! The alloys fit so well too.

  • I wasn’t expecting it to look so good. It says pure class; the front fascia, grill, alloys and that leg room. Holy smokes!

    I have a weird urge to turn all the extra legroom in to a ball pit. Is that normal?

  • BlackPegasus

    That Superman crest is a bit much. And why a limo version when the seating capacity remains the same in the rear?

    • Mr. EP9

      More leg room?

      • Ronald Roman

        More leg is always good. More so in a room. Especially bedroom.

  • donald seymour

    This is my Baby! And I ABSOLUTELY LOVE THE GRILLE. Yeah, I went full MICHGO.

    • MAYBE I SHOULD APPLY FOR A PATIENT.

  • exeptor

    Great interior and classy looking wheels. The rest probably is looking better in person.

  • This looks great. They should export these things.

  • Maykel

    Grille’s not bad, just too wide and tall. Mazda’s has the right size. No doubt classy looks, unfortunately it’s a dying segment.

    • bd0007

      Agree that the grille “drop” is too deep.

      Based on the spy shots of the new G80, Genesis does a better job w/ the grille shape/design there.

  • Craig

    I love it. But they should have given it ‘coach’ doors to go up against the Continental.

    • Bash

      And make it a step closer to the Imperial. lol

      • Craig

        YES!!! What a wonderful idea! Well… isn’t it?

    • Matt

      This is a Korea-only model.

      • Craig

        For now!

  • Merc1

    The interior is nice, but the exterior is disgusting.

    M

  • Mazda should rebadge and sell this in Japan.

    • Bash

      What?

    • bd0007

      The 1st gen Equus/Centennial was developed in conjunction w/ Mitsubishi and sold there as the Proudia and Dignity.(LWB); so a limo version of the Equus is nothing new as it has been around since 1999=2000.

      Interesting fact – Mitsu brought back the Proudia and Dignity nameplates when they rebadged the Nissan Fuga and Cima (aka Infiniti Q70 and Q70L).

  • Bash

    They would still not sell like crazy, but they should have there own dealerships, I agree.

  • bd0007

    That’s in the process of happening.

  • Knotmyrealname

    Using the seat mounted screens must be like doing sit-ups it’s that far away!

  • SteersUright

    Pointless excess, but seems every bit the competitor to a Maybach, outside of a far less impressive powertrain.

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