Pre-orders for the Genesis EQ900 (to be called as G90 elsewhere) have commenced in South Korea ahead of the sedan’s global debut later this month. The flagship luxury saloon is the first product under Hyundai’s new stand-alone sub-brand and it has started off with an overwhelming response.
The Hyudai Equus replacement managed to garner 4,342 pre-orders in the first 24 hours which is extremely impressive considering that the specs are not released yet and the price is going to be high. The initial response is way better than what the Hyundai Genesis sedan managed in its first 24 hours (3,331 orders) in 2013.
The Genesis EQ900 was teased in the form of official sketches. The new sub-brand derives its design cues from the Hyundai Vision G Concept. A hexagonal chrome grille, winged Genesis badge, a long wheelbase, elegant silhouette with thick C-pillar and a neat rear fascia make for an unmissable stance. There is no Hyundai badge anywhere on the car.
The interior has not been revealed yet but expect the design to be derived from the Vision G Concept. The sedan is said to offer many interesting luxury and comfort features such as an adjustable driver’s seat which adopts the best position by merely receiving inputs such as driver’s height and weight. The car will also debut Hyundai’s Highway Driving Assist semi-autonomous driving technology.