Genesis X Concept EV revealed

The Genesis X Concept is an electric grand tourer and the latest concept car from the South Korean luxury brand.

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Jack Quick
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Genesis’ latest concept has the X factor.

Unveiled today, the Genesis X Concept is a large, low-slung two-door coupe with a battery-electric powertrain.

It implements Genesis’ ‘Two Lines’ design language inside and out, and points in the direction of the company’s upcoming models.

Genesis has designed the concept in a way that follows the traditional GT (Gran Turismo) proportions, including an elongated bonnet and a shorter rear end.

Its exterior is accented in lime and painted in Lençóis Blue, inspired by the seasonal lagoons of the stunning Maranhenses National Park in Brazil.

There are digital side mirrors, turbine-style five-spoke alloy wheels and a discreet charging door, while traditional Genesis design elements like the two-level exterior lighting and shield-shaped grille are present and accounted for.

Inside, there’s a driver-oriented cockpit with a centre stack angled towards the driver and a dramatic, floating centre console.

It features a portrait-oriented touchscreen plus a unique gear selector, shaped like a half-sphere and also containing the drive mode selector.

The cabin is finished in an array of recycled and sustainable materials. The driver is cocooned in a scotch brown seat, while the front passenger seat is finished in ocean wave green blue to visually divide the space.

There are also four-point seat belts and exposed metal seat frames for a sporty look.

You can view 360-degree exterior and interior views on Genesis’ Digital Motor Show site.

This is now the fifth concept car from Hyundai’s luxury subsidiary.

In some respects, the Genesis X bears some similarities to the Genesis Essentia concept from 2018.

While the 2016 New York and 2017 GV80 concepts previewed the G70 sedan and GV80 crossover, the Essentia and 2019 Mint concepts’ designs have yet to translate to production vehicles.


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