Genesis unveiled the X Concept EV, his fifth prototype car ever since Hyundai launched the Genesis brand in 2015. The vehicle is clearly intended to show off Hyundai’s design chops, as there is a lot of design language used in luxury car marketing, but hardly any mention of the technology .
You can take a look at the car for yourself and decide if you like it (it looks quite loud), but here’s a rundown of what the automaker has to say. It’s based on Genesis’ “Two Lines” theme, with that idea seen in the front and rear lighting, vehicle lines, mirrors, and even device chargers inside. This will likely become the design standard for the company, as “Two Lines’ signature theme and sustainable luxury will be blueprints … that Genesis seeks to embrace in its future models,” the company said.
Other noteworthy features are the distinctive ‘Crest grille’ and the low, curved and long bodywork which is interrupted by a distinctive rear-to-front line that helps define the shapes of the bulky fenders. In terms of size, it resembles the Aston Martin DB11 and other grand touring coupes. As for that teal color, I’ll let Genesis describe it: “Genesis X Concept’s Lençóis Blue color was developed to express the level of enduring luxury that Genesis pursues.”
The interior is best described as minimalist luxury, with eco-friendly materials like recycled leather which is typically scrapped in the production process. It also has the “Crystal Sphere” gear selector, numerous screens and other keys intended to pamper the driver.
We literally don’t know anything about the fundamentals, the battery, or the drivetrain. But if Genesis were to build the X, it would make sense to use the E-GMP platform found in Hyundai Ioniq 5 and the Kia EV6. This would likely reduce the power and possibly the size of the battery compared to these models so that luxury buyers get the kind of range and performance they expect. As to whether this will happen? “There’s nothing that says we couldn’t see something like this,” Genesis spokesperson Jarred Pellat said. Car and driver.