Futuristic Genesis X Concept Applies EV Tech to GT Design
Genesis recently unveiled its new X Concept, a sleek, sporty coupe inspired by GT styling and designed as an all-electric vehicle.
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The brand’s goal with the X Concept is to showcase a luxury performance car that’s also sustainable. Its elegant exterior incorporates signature Genesis design elements, while the interior makes extensive use of eco-friendly and recycled materials. The brand’s “Two Lines” theming shows up repeatedly in both the interior and exterior design. Genesis didn’t release any details about specs or a potential powertrain for this concept, but it’s intended to operate as a high-performance EV.
Genesis X Concept exterior design
The X Concept’s overall look combines a widened and lowered stance and a long, GT-like clamshell hood that integrates the front fenders into a single panel. The brand’s trademark crest grille includes three-dimensional patterning. It’s flanked by double-lined headlamps that wrap around and continue past the front wheel arches. The sliding charge-port door is seamlessly concealed.
Other key touches include an efficiency-enhancing mesh air intake design, curved accent lines along both flanks, smoothly muscled front and rear fenders, and two-lined curved taillamps that help to shape the car’s rear like a horseshoe. The alloy wheels show off lime-green brake calipers and wide, angled spokes that resemble a turbine fan.
The X Concept also features a Lencois Blue exterior paint job. According to Genesis, it’s an extension of the car’s sustainable theme, inspired by a seasonal lagoon in a Brazilian national park.
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Genesis X Concept interior styling
Inside the cabin, the dashboard includes a wraparound element that hoods the instrument panel, connects with the floating center console, and creates a cockpit-like look. The brown driver’s seat and green-blue front passenger seat create a sophisticated contrast. A console-mounted Crystal Sphere electronic shift lever enables drive mode changes.
Both front chairs are bucket-style with exposed metal frames and four-point seat belts to emphasize the car’s high-performance nature. The concept’s sustainable interior materials include seat belts, a steering wheel, and an air-bag cover trimmed in fabric made from recycled leather.
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A longtime editor/writer and recently transplanted Hoosier, Caleb Cook lives in Xenia, Ohio. His favorite activities are reading and listening to music, although he occasionally emerges from the heap of books and vinyl records in his basement to stand blinking in the sunlight. Once fully acclimated to the outside world again, he can be observed hanging out with his wife, attempting a new recipe in the kitchen, attending movies, walking the dog, or wandering into a local brewery to inquire about what’s on tap. See more articles by Caleb.