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Inspired by Speed: Genesis X Speedium Coupe

With a look and paint job inspired by the green trees around the famous Inje Speedium racetrack in Korea, the all-new Genesis X Speedium electric coupe offers an “open door” look at the future of Genesis design.

The car made its debut at Genesis House New York, a cultural space in Manhattan’s Meat-packing District, and incorporates a whole lot of visual DNA from the all-electric Genesis G80 sedan currently sold in the Chinese market, while “looking ahead” to the next wave of Genesis’ luxury EV brand. So much so, in fact, Hyundai says it’s a mistake to think of the X Speedium Coupe as a “conventional” concept car.

“This car is an open-door moment in Genesis’ journey towards our future EV design,” said Luc Donckerwolke, Genesis CEO and former design director at Bentley and Lamborghini. “This isn’t a show car — it’s a look into our design processes as we explore ideas for the next wave of EVs, one that incorporates Genesis DNA.”

Let’s take a look at what that “Genesis DNA” looks like, then. Up front, the X Speedium coupe features the same “Two Lines” headlight look of the G80, but they’ve evolved into a full-width styling element that the company says encompasses the shape of the brand’s “crest” grille. We think the overall look carries the brand’s signature “wing face” well.

 
 

The rest of the car carries those same visual cues. The look is very Bentley, but evolved to the 2020s, whereas the Continental still feels very much like a car designed in the early ‘aughts (as it should— it was launched in 2002 as a 2003 model). You might argue that it was the one of the best cars designed in the early ‘aughts, sure, but the rest of the world is moving on. For his part, Donckerwolke is looking for something new. Something a bit more balanced, perhaps, than the Continental GT. “We are giving each design element space to breathe.”

You’ve seen the pictures and gotten our take, now it’s time for you to tell us yours. Scroll down to the comments section at the bottom of the page, and let us know what you think!

 

SOURCE | IMAGES: GENESIS.

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