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    Default Re: 2017 G90 V8 Ultimate HTRAC first impressions

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    Quote Originally Posted by hogbreth View Post
    I had the same problem being yelled at for not having my hands on the wheel when they were. I've considered putting some type of clip to simulate my hand on the wheel to see if this would help.
    LKAS seems to sense your hand weight to the left or right of the wheel. If you keep it at the bottom, it may yell at you.




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    Default Re: 2017 G90 V8 Ultimate HTRAC first impressions

    This is my second Genesis. My first was a 3.8 Ultimate with Htrac in April of 2014. Had there been Htrac available on the 5.0 at the time I would have gotten the 5.0. The feature I liked about the Htrac is the "snow" mode on the drive mode selection. It worked extremely well while driving in snow. I would go back and forth between modes and there was a clear difference going into snow mode. Unfortunately, my G90 5.0 with Htrac appears to not have the snow mode. Perhaps, I just haven't been able to locate it, but there is also no reference to it in the owner's manual. I will also agree with placement of the seat controls. I had no problem with there placement on my 3.8, but there is noticeably a lot less room for my hands in G90 especially for my big hands and big body. Since some have said there steering wheel retracts upon exit, I might have an issue with my G90. On my 3.8, I loved the fact that the steering wheel not only retracted, but also raised up when the ignition was turned off. For some reason, the steering column in my G90 only retracts and doesn't raise up. In addition, it only does it when I open the driver side door to exit the vehicle. Maybe there is a setup that I have yet to find, if not, that is a disappointment. Hopefully, it is user error.

    I have had no issues with the volume controls either on the the console or steering wheel. I appreciate the fact that my concerns about the placement of the volume control were addressed for the 3.8. I can count how many times I found my myself adjusting the climate control on my 3.8 because those controls were immediately under the touch screen. That is another thing that is a minor disappointment. I will miss the touchscreen capability and the DVD/CD slot. I guess technology is moving past DVDs. One thing I don't care for is that I still have to deal with the annoying confirmation message every time I start the car. I also have had to deal with my daughter having control of the audio controls from the back seat. There is a way to isolate control to the driver, but I haven't gotten through the volumes of manuals?

    As far as the ride is concerned, I have nothing but good things to say. Now it is not as agile as my 3.8, but the ride is amazing. It is the most quiet car, I have ever driven. It sits a little higher than the 3.8 too. The ride though, is simply magnificent. After buying my car in Chicago, I had about 2 hours of very nice straight line highway. I drive fast and let's just say that the 5.0's muscle barely strained as I cruised well over a 100 mph. My experience in snow has been limited to just a few inches since we haven't seen much snowfall. However, traction was excellent and predictable. Tomorrow I will hit 1000 miles and I am enjoying it. Looking forward to my extended drives coming up this spring.

    As far as the hands on the steering wheel issue. That is the one drawback only because my wife drives a Tesla. Other than that I have not experienced the beeping keeping my hand in on position. However, I drive with my hand at the bottom of the steering wheel and I guess there is enough feedback. What I have noticed is if I keep my body positioned still for awhile while driving at night that a warning comes up suggesting I a cup of coffee to keep me awake. lol

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    Default Re: 2017 G90 V8 Ultimate HTRAC first impressions

    1xbuck, on the G80/Hyundai Genesis, snow mode is activated by holding down the driving mode selection for a few seconds. I'm not certain if this translates to the G90 or not, but the two cars share a lot of innards, so it's worth a shot. I hope this helps!
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    Default Re: 2017 G90 V8 Ultimate HTRAC first impressions

    There is no "snow" mode on the G90, at least not on mine.
    Also, the steering column does indeed retract and raise up, unless you have it positioned all the way up already. Then it won't go any higher.
    I keep my hand on the bottom of the wheel when I drive and I have been warned to keep my hands on the wheel. One time, I grabbed the wheel at 10:00, but the warning kept going. When I rotated the steering wheel slightly, the warning went away.

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    Default Re: 2017 G90 V8 Ultimate HTRAC first impressions

    mtmtmt, thank you for clarifying. Sorry to all for the misleading information.

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    Default Re: 2017 G90 V8 Ultimate HTRAC first impressions

    mtmtmt, I am going to have to have my G90 checked out as far as the steering wheel is concerned. I have tried it in several positions and it does not retract. By the way, does your steering wheel rise and retract only after opening your door to exit? My 3.8/G80 went into retract mode when I turned the ignition off.

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    Default Re: 2017 G90 V8 Ultimate HTRAC first impressions

    1xbuck,

    I thought you were more concerned with the steering wheel not raising up and that is what I was looking at. But now that I look again, my steering wheel does not retract at any setting.

    It does seem to work only when the door is opened and not when the ignition is turned off.

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    Default Re: 2017 G90 V8 Ultimate HTRAC first impressions

    Wouldn't retracting the wheel move it closer to your knees making it more difficult to get out of the car?

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    Default Re: 2017 G90 V8 Ultimate HTRAC first impressions

    Did you use one of the memory positions on the door? Also you need to turn the feature on in the dashboard. There are a couple choices. Maybe you don't have the "furthest" feature checked which moves the steering wheel and seats the furthest distance.

    The big knob should steal a page from BMW. The faster you turn it the more aggressive the scan gets. Goes from lines to pages....or in the case of an alphabet will go 1 letter at a time on slow and then maybe 5 letters at a time, and then take you tight to the end of the list on a quick aggressive flick of the knob. I miss that feature. My only complaint.

    The Aux audio does mute the beginning of songs, but I thought it was just my Alexa doing that.

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    Default Re: 2017 G90 V8 Ultimate HTRAC first impressions

    Actually, when it retracts on the Genesis 3.8 Ultimate it also raises the steering wheel. That made for easy exit for a big guy like me at 6'3" and 300lbs. So in fact it is a plus.

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    Default Re: 2017 G90 V8 Ultimate HTRAC first impressions

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    Thanks for this thread folks. My brother is thinking of upgrading his Equus.

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