South Korean carmaker Genesis, the luxury arm of Hyundai, announced the X Speedium Coupe Concept at the 2022 New York Auto Show. The Genesis X Speedium Coupe Concept is an evolution of last year's X concept. Genesis previously revealed plans to go fully electric by the year 2030. Genesis claims that the new X Speedium Coupe Concept does not preview any new car but instead previews plans for the designs of its upcoming electric vehicles.
Talking about the latest X Speedium Coupe Concept, Luc Donckerwolke, Chief Creative Officer of Genesis declared, "This car is an open-door moment in Genesis' journey towards our future EV design. 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."
Here are a few things about the new X Speedium Coupe Concept-
The Speedium concept is a design exercise for now as they join the majority of automakers in slowly turning against two-door vehicles for crossovers and SUVs.
This new shade for the concept is called Inje Green. The company says it was inspired by the mountainous landscape around the Speedium track in South Korea.
The front end of the new X Speedium Coupe concept has Genesis's signature 'Two Line' headlight design which integrates the daytime running lamps with the high and low beams.
The sides of the Genesis X Speedium Coupe Concept have striking diamond-cut alloy wheels beneath flared-out wheel arches.
At the rear of the concept, as seen on multiple Genesis vehicles are the twin taillights with twin diffuser elements on either side of the rear bumper.
A large ducktail spoiler that hosts the third brake light sports a v-shaped kink in the center.
Other impressive features on the sides of the concept car comprise the curving roofline, the ultra-slim digital rearview mirrors, and the twin lines that unfold just ahead of the rear quarter windows.
Genesis hasn't disclosed any attributes about the electric powertrain of the X Speedium Coupe Concept, however, any car based on it is expected to be based on the Hyundai Group's E-GMP platform. The E-GMP platform supports up to 800V charging and a range of up to 500 kilometers. The most powerful vehicle based on the same platform is the Kia EV6 GT which delivers 577bhp that can hit 100km/h from a standstill in just 3.5 seconds.
Genesis continues to roll out new SUVs including the GV60, a subcompact crossover that will enter the American market by end of 2022 with several alternative powertrain options available globally.