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Genesis previews updated G90 flagship

by Ronan Glon

The nip-and-tucked model could appear at the LA show.

Hyundai-owned Genesis has published a dark teaser image on its official Facebook page to give us an early look at the updated G90. The brand's flagship sedan looks like it's about to receive significant visual updates.

The photo shows the G90 hiding under a black sheet. We can nonetheless see it receives an updated front end with a wider rendition of the current model's grille that incorporate a honeycomb inserts, and more angular headlights each accented by a thin, long LED strip. The rear end should also receive a nip-and-tuck, but this won't be a brand-new model so the shape of the body and the overall proportions will remain the same.

The mid-cycle update could also include additional tech features and an array of mechanical modifications. The 2019 model is available with either a twin-turbocharged, 3.3-liter V6 rated at 365 horsepower and 376 pound-feet of torque or a naturally-aspirated, 5.0-liter V8 with 420 horsepower and 383 pound-feet of torque on tap. Both engines shift through an eight-speed automatic transmission.

"The G90 has been reborn with cutting-edge technology and revamped in terms of design, convenience, safety and driving performance," the company promised in a statement.

Genesis will begin selling the G90 in South Korean -- where the model is called EQ900 -- on November 12, according to The Korea Herald, so an official reveal is imminent. The American-spec model could break cover in late November at the Los Angeles auto show, or the firm could choose to hold off on unveiling it until 2019. Either way, it will likely reach American showrooms in time for the 2020 model year.