Genesis EQ900L – Hyundai Flagship Sedan With Longer Wheelbase
It’s only been a couple of months since Hyundai announced their Genesis luxury sub-brand, but they have already come out of the gates with their sights set on the Mercedes-Maybach in Korea.
They are doing it with the EQ900L, a stretched version of the G90 luxury sedan.
Genesis took a step back in time with the addition of a windowless section by the B-pillar, which allows for more legroom for the passengers in back.
It’s a retro solution that was employed by BMW when they stretched out the E38-generation 7-series to make it suitable for 7 passengers.
Genesis also added some length to the rear doors, extending the sedan by 11.4-inches.
That makes the EQ900L 1.8-inches longer than the Mercedes-Maybach S600, which we are sure was done by design.
Some of the interior features of the EQ900L include footrests for passengers in back, reclining leather seats, and a high center console that runs all the way from front to back.
Wood veneers add a classy touch, as do the lights and pockets found on the B-pillar sections.
Infotainment screens can be found on the backs of the front seats, while the entertainment and seating can be controlled by controls on the rear center console.
The one thing that is missing from the EQ900L is a center partition, and that too was done on purpose, as it meant more legroom for passengers in back.
The all-new Genesis EQ900L will come equipped with a 5.0-liter V8 engine that cranks out 425-hp, but this is not a vehicle that you can expect to see in your local dealership.
Genesis will be reserving this very special vehicles for the markets where they are actually in demand. The $125,000 MSRP makes it a perfect fit for Korea.