Genesis gave us our first look at its next wave of electric vehicles with an eye-catching coupe concept.
The Korean luxury car maker has revealed Genesis X Speedium Coupe Concepts in New York at the Genesis House showroom and event space.
However, it’s not a “conventional concept car that previews the plans for the production line,” says Genesis, with creative director Luc Donckerwolke saying it’s “a look at our design process.” us as we explore ideas for the next wave of EVs.”
As a low-riding coupe, the X Speedium Coupe concept seems to be a new fastback iteration of the notch The concept of Genesis X was revealed in March 2021.
Overall, the new concept also bears some similarities with the Genesis Essentia concept from 2018.
Although Genesis did not say whether the model will be produced, it has trademarked the name ‘Genesis X Speedium Coupe’ in Australia, among other countries.
The luxury brand says the Speedium name was inspired by “the passion for sports cars of the Genesis designers at the Korean racetrack”. It refers to the Inje Speedium racetrack.
Implementing the signature ‘Two Lines’ design language, the Genesis X Speedium Coupe concept features a muscular hourglass shape, as well as a new face that will be applied to upcoming Genesis EVs.
The full-width Two Line light bar sinks into the center to form a triangle similar to the Genesis Crest’s signature grille. The light bar also integrates daytime running lights, low and high beams.
The split-level lighting system wraps around the side of the car, and there’s a long bonnet and muscular wheel arches.
The door handle is hidden and the camera’s exterior rearview mirror is also visible like the one fitted on Genesis GV60.
From the rear there is a ducktail spoiler with a V-shaped third taillight integrated into it, as well as an elliptical scallop and an active diffuser.
Like the front, there are split-level taillights, something that has become a trademark design element of the Genesis.
The Genesis X Speedium Coupe concept is finished in Inje Green, also inspired by the Inje Speedium racetrack in Korea.
Genesis hasn’t revealed the interior of the X Speedium Coupe yet, although last year’s X Concept featured a driver-oriented cockpit with a dramatic, floating center console and an array of recycled and sustainable materials.
Like last year’s concept, Genesis has yet to reveal specs for the X Speedium Coupe’s electric powertrain.
In the same announcement, Genesis also revealed that they will also produce the new one, GV70 gets electrified SUV at the Montgomery, Alabama manufacturing plant.
When production begins in December 2022, it will be the first Genesis model made in the US.
For context, Genesis created GV70 in gasoline, diesel and all-electric form at the Korean plant in Ulsan.
The all-electric Genesis Electrified GV70 will be available in Australia this year and will only be available in dual-motor guise. It will arrive at the same time as GV60 and Electrification G80.
Genesis previously confirmed that it wants to stop selling petrol and diesel vehicles, and work towards becoming completely carbon neutral by 2035.