NEW YORK – Last year, Genesis Amaze us and the rest of the car world with concept X is deadly gorgeous. It’s a long, wide, and seriously scruffy coupe that has us begging for a production model. Genesis hasn’t given us one yet, but apparently still toying with this big coupe ideaproof is Genesis X Speedium Coupe idea.
The name originates from a racecourse near Inje, Korea, and color named Inje Green after the tree-covered mountain scenery surrounding the courtyard. And it’s clearly related to the old X with its long, low hood, wide fenders and graceful roofline. But it has many changes. Starting at the front, the X Speedium no longer has a grille. Instead, the signature headlights span the entire length and split in the middle to suggest the shape of the company’s grille design. It’s a clear nod to the fact that the car is electric.
Moving to the rear, we can see that the roofline has been stretched to the back even more. It dives and ends up close to the tail, creating something between a quick spin and a snap brake. The bold spoiler at the rear also features sleek integrated brake lights.
It’s certainly a fascinating car and we’re also excited to see this version go into production. That being said, we’re not sure it rather as successful as its predecessor. The EV system makes sense, but the elongated roofline makes the rear look a bit bubbly and heavy. It just doesn’t look as proportionate or skinny as the X version. But this version seems much more practical. Really, Genesis should do both. The world needs nicer two-door cars anyway, so why limit the selection to just one?