Well isn’t this a lovely surprise. Welcome to the Genesis X Concept – a “high performance” electric grand tourer from Hyundai’s luxury offshoot that looks the absolute business. Agree?
The company’s fifth concept makes use of the “Two Lines” design language from its production cars, which have been on sale in the USA for some time and ought to arrive in the UK later this year.
We’re told the X “embodies the design language of future Genesis EV models”. The brand’s head of design SangYup Lee (formerly of Bentley, VW, Audi and General Motors) says “the signature Two Lines theme and sustainable luxury will be blueprints for the futuristic designs and state-of-the-art technologies that Genesis seeks to adopt in its future models”.
The two-door coupe has a classic silhouette, with a proper BMW 6 Series-style shark-nose, long bonnet and stubby rear-end. Inside there’s a floating centre console, “Free-Form” display and four seats.
We know nothing of what powers the X, nor whether it’s likely to make production in any form. We hope it does of course – maybe as a coupe-ified version of the G80 to rival the Mercedes E-Class Coupe, or even the BMW 8 Series. We can but dream.
STORY Tom Harrison