A dramatic new concept vehicle known as the Genesis X has been revealed. It isn’t entirely clear what Genesis is previewing with this electric coupe, but the design is simply stunning.
The Genesis X Concept is remarkable in how traditional its exterior design is. Despite being a battery-electric car, this coupe has very traditional proportions. There’s an insanely long hood, including an extra long dash-to-axle ratio that harkens back to big coupes from the 1960’s. In fact, that hood length revives memories of the Cadillac Eldorado; it’s simply a design trait we’re not used to seeing in the 2020’s.
Sweeping lines bring motion toward the back of the car, similar to certain modern-day Mercedes coupes. The greenhouse has a hint of classic in it too with a rear glass that teeters on the verge of being a shooting brake.
Despite the classic shape, there’s still modern touches. Genesis’ now trademark parallel lights are found at all four corners, with the headlights wrapping well around to the sides of the car. A dramatic rendition of Genesis’ shield grille highlights the front clip, also tying this classic to today’s reality.
The interior of the car is equally simple and traditional. The cockpit is heavily driver-focused with a wrap-around instrument panel. There’s few buttons and in general it’s an interior that does not look too production-ready.
Speaking of production, it’s anyone’s guess at this point. Genesis has offered virtually nothing in terms of technical details on this car. Aside from confirming it is a battery-electric variant, we know nothing further. One can speculate that this is based on Hyundai’s new E-GMP EV architecture, which is shared with the Kia EV6.
All we know is Genesis needs to build this one. Stat.