Genesis has finally revealed the interior of its all-electric X Speedium Coupe concept, around four months after revealing its exterior.
The luxury brand used the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance in California over the weekend to unveil the concept’s cabin.
The Genesis X Speedium Coupe concept is a fastback version of the notchback Genesis X Concept revealed in March 2021. It also bears some exterior similarities to the Genesis Essentia concept from 2018.
Genesis says the interior design of the X Speedium Coupe concept is inspired by the Korean design principle known as “the Beauty of White Space”.
The interior is also inspired by Korean architecture and is minimalist with “pure form language punctuated by strong design elements”.
Different trim aside, the X Speedium Coupe concept has virtually the same interior as the X Concept from 2021.
Genesis says the asymmetric, driver-focused cockpit is a “continuation of the theme found on Genesis’ more recent concept cars”.
The centre stack is angled towards the driver and flows into a dramatic, floating centre console.
Ahead of the driver is a curved OLED screen that has a centre-mounted motor output indicator in a “newtro” style.
The term newtro is a portmanteau of the words new and retro, originating in South Korea, and refers to a modernised version of something that’s seen as retro.
Using this OLED digital instrument cluster as an example, the electric motor output indicator is designed in a way that resembles a rev counter.
There’s also a vertical touchscreen display to the right-hand side of the driver and has an integrated start button, as well as multimedia and vehicle control functions.
Genesis also parterned up with Korean sound designer Guk-il Yu to design “strategically-placed speakers” that “fill the [X Speedium Coupe concept’s] interior with rich sound”.
There are tweeters, midrange speakers, woofers and a subwoofer that have positioned to provide the “finest staging sound experience”.
The tweeters in particular are made from aluminium with a “precision milling method to optimise acoustic performance”.
In the cargo area there are “X straps” on top of the boot, which is a detail that’s inspired by Genesis’ G-Matrix pattern. This design feature was derived from the 2019 Mint concept.
The interior colour palette of the Genesis X Speedium Coupe concept features contrasting colours that distinguish the driver’s area from the passenger space.
The driver’s seating area is in Pinegrove Green, which complements the Inje Green exterior paint colour.
Monterey Gold is used elsewhere, and is a colour inspired by the scenery along the Northern Californian coast.
Two types of leather were used in the interior: vegetable-tanned leather and a new “breathable grain leather”.
The vegetable-tanned leather is treated with plant-derived substances, such as citrus fruits and mimosa, and is processed without chromium.
The breathable grain leather requires less water and a lower level of chemicals to manufacture when compared to ordinary leather.
The threads used in the finishing process are made from repurposed plastic.
The leather seats in the X Speedium Coupe concept are quilted which Genesis says “gives the impression of a classic sports car”, whereas the steering wheel has cut-off leather strips that were woven together from repurposed car seat materials.
Although Genesis hasn’t indicated whether the X Speedium Coupe concept will reach production, it recently filed a trademark for the name ‘Genesis X Speedium Coupe’ in Australia, among other countries.
As previously detailed, Genesis has confirmed it won’t be introducing any new internal combustion engine (ICE) vehicles from 2025, and it’s aiming to go all-electric by 2030. Hydrogen fuel cell vehicles (FCEVs) seem to no longer be on the cards.
Genesis has also pledged to go fully carbon neutral by 2035.