Al doesn’t do SUVs. He likes big luxury sedans. “I was planning to lease another Jaguar XJ when the lease is up this summer,” he says. “It would have been my sixth one in a row. Before that I had a BMW 7 Series and a Mercedes S-Class. But I think I’m going to buy a new 2020 Genesis G90 instead.” After the initial shock of it all, we’re supportive of our neighbor’s decision. The newly redesigned G90 will look great parked next to his wife’s Porsche 911, and it offers all of the performance, luxury, and features of his beloved Jag at a steep discount.
Genesis is Hyundai’s luxury brand. It’s been around for about five years now, and it’s taking on the old world order of European luxury automakers. In fact, with its rear-wheel-drive platform, powerful engines, handsome design, and luxurious interior, it’s easy to mistake the 2020 Genesis G90 sedan for a BMW, Mercedes, or Audi. Some even say it looks a bit like a Bentley. But the Genesis isn’t from Europe. It was designed, engineered in South Korea, where it's built. It competes with the Mercedes-Benz S-Class, BMW 7 Series, Audi A8, Lexus LS, and Kia K900.