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10 Biggest News Stories of the Week: Genesis G90 Levels Up, Lexus UX 250h Rings In

genesis g90 2023 08 exterior rear angle scaled jpg 2023 Genesis G90 | Cars.com photo by Christian Lantry

When the bargain luxury full-size flagship sedan is no longer a bargain, does it gain full membership in the luxe club? Well, the 2023 Genesis G90 — the tip of the spear in Hyundai’s push to penetrate an upmarket automotive space dominated by a longstanding good-ole-boys network of iconic European brands — continues to be fiercely competitive in comfort, performance and amenities in its new-model-year redesign. And while it’ll take more than perfection to earn the kind of cachet afforded vehicles bearing a certain star or roundel, the G90 isn’t yet perfect.

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In one of Cars.com’s most popular news stories of the past week, we count off everything we like about this all-new incarnation of the Korean brand’s big, fancy four-door car — as well as a couple things that could still be improved upon. In the plus column are its smooth, bump absorbing ride; ample acceleration from a stop or at speed from its supercharged, mild-hybrid-boosted powertrain; roomy, decadently dressed and impressively appointed cabin; and user-friendly 12.3-inch multimedia display, operable via touchscreen or physical console knob. On the other hand, some shortsighted design choices result in difficult-to-see controls and displays under certain conditions, while a starting price ranging from $90,000 to $100,000 inflates the once-reasonable G90 comfortably into the European luxury orbit.

For the full details on the things we love and things we loathe about the 2023 Genesis G90, follow the link below to the No. 5 news story on this week’s countdown of most read articles.

Further down this week’s roster is another new offering from an Asian luxury brand, the 2024 entry of the UX 250h from Toyota’s Lexus brand. Lexus released new-model-year pricing for the compact hybrid SUV, which goes unchanged in exterior and interior design as well as powertrain. The 2024 UX 250h starts at $36,490, including a $1,150 destination charge, and ranges up to just under $44,000 across its four trims, which include base, Premium, F Sport Design and F Sport Handling.

For more on what’s changed and what’s stayed the same with the 2024 Lexus UX 250h, follow the link below to the No. 7 news story of the week.

Beyond that, we’ve got headlines on electric cars, the 2023 New York International Auto Show and car buying — so don’t stop reading till the digits double. Here are the top 10 news stories Cars.com readers couldn’t get enough of in the past week:

1. What to Know Before Purchasing an Electric Vehicle: A Buying Guide

2. 2023 New York Auto Show: Winners and Losers

3. Which Electric Cars Are Still Eligible for the $7,500 Federal Tax Credit?

4. Here Are the 11 Cheapest Electric Vehicles You Can Buy

5. Is the 2023 Genesis G90 a Good Car? 4 Pros and 2 Cons

6. Electric Cars With the Longest Range

7. Lexus Announces 2024 UX 250h Pricing, Starts at $36,490

8. Auto Loan Rates Are Surging: What’s a Good Rate Right Now?

9. What’s the Best New-Car Deal for April 2023?

10. What Are the Best Used Cars for $20,000?

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