Genesis EQ900L (Genesis G90L) One-Ups the Daddy of Full-Size Luxury

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Stretching 204.9 inches (5.20 meters) from front bumper to rear bumper, the 2017 Genesis G90 fits the bill of the full-size luxury sedan segment. Those who want even more room to stretch their legs can go for the long wheelbase model, which has been recently introduced in South Korea as the 2016 Genesis EQ900L (a.k.a. 2017 Genesis G90L).
The Hyundai-owned brand informs that the EQ900L is 11.4 inches longer than the standard model. In other words, it’s a 216.3-inch (5.49-meter) long gentle giant. Compared to the Mercedes-Benz S 600 Lang, that’s 9.84 inches (25 centimeters) more car. As for the Mercedes-Maybach S 600, it’s trumped by the South Korean newcomer by 1.57 inches (3.98 centimeters). So yeah, the EQ900L is longer than a gap year.

Of course, all that surplus translates into more space for the rear passengers. Take a look at the gargantuan rear doors and the thick B-pillar. Now swipe to the picture that depicts how much room is there to stretch your feeble businessman legs. This opinion may not prove popular with fans of the established German trio of full-size luxury sedans, but Genesis has pushed the envelope with the EQ900L.

In terms of pricing, the 2016 Genesis EQ900L starts at 150,200,000 won in South Korea. That’s less than $130,000 according to the current exchange rates, which is 60 grand less than a Mercedes-Maybach S 600. For this price, Genesis provides motivation in the form of a 5.0-liter Tau V8, a naturally aspirated unit with 425 horsepower and 519 Nm (383 lb-ft). Twelve cylinders would’ve been a lot more appropriate for such a stately automobile, but then again, I’m not complaining.

Other than the obligatory reclining rear seats, customers are treated to a center console that runs front to rear and power footrests. Despite its bargain-grade price, the Genesis EQ900L doesn’t cut back on quality. Wood veneer, buttery leather, and piano black trim bring refinement to an otherwise modern cabin laden with high-tech goodies. There’s no word regarding availability in the United States, but never say never.
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After a 1:43 scale model of a Ferrari 250 GTO sparked Mircea's interest for cars when he was a kid, an early internship at Top Gear sealed his career path. He's most interested in muscle cars and American trucks, but he takes a passing interest in quirky kei cars as well.
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