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2021 Genesis X Concept

2021 Genesis X Concept

The X Concept looks stunning and we wouldn’t mind this design on a production-spec car

Automakers are rushing to show their electric concept models to the public and let them know to expect from the brand in the future. We saw the Lexus LF-Z Electrified just a couple of days back, and now, we have one from Genesis. Called the X Concept, the Genesis product is made its debut in Los Angeles and is said to present “Genesis’ sustainable luxury in the form of an EV-based high-performance GT coupe concept car”. Fancy, eh?

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If Genesis Is "Validating" The Essentia Concept's Chassis, How Long Will It Be Before the Production Version Is Revealed?

If Genesis Is "Validating" The Essentia Concept’s Chassis, How Long Will It Be Before the Production Version Is Revealed?

The Genesis Essentia is a beautiful celebration of car design that will reach production

The average time needed for the development of a new car is four to six years. We have seen some manufacturers that broke the norm, however. Alfa Romeo only required two years to develop the Giulia. Bugatti needed only six months to build the Centodieci, while Lexus spent eight years developing the LFA. Now, after Genesis announced that it plans to produce the Essentia concept, we were wondering when it will see the light of day.

Introduced last year at the New York Auto Show, the Genesis Essentia Concept is the next logical step in the evolution of the new luxury brand. This is a high-end GT car, crafted to capture the essence of motoring while providing the ultimate in terms of luxury and technology. With a favorable reception from basically anyone in the industry, the Genesis Essentia has some serious potential to become an automotive sweetheart. That is precisely what Genesis, as basically the only proper Korean premium brand, needs the most.

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2019 Genesis Mint Concept

2019 Genesis Mint Concept

Hyundai’s take on a luxurious city car

The Genesis Mint is a concept car that the luxury firm unveiled at the 2019 New York Auto Show. The first city car from Hyundai’s premium brand, the Mint concept was designed as "an accessory for the modern, urban lifestyle." There are no plans to put this design into production.

The Mint concept comes as a surprise from a company that aims at the larger car and SUV segments. The company’s vehicle that’s smaller than a compact, the Mint embraces the runabout body style that was popular in the early 1900s. A light, short vehicle with only two doors and seating for two, the Mint concept is a futuristic take on the Kei car, a highly popular segment in Japan. On top of the sleek, futuristic design, the Mint concept also features an all-electric drivetrain.

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The 2020 Genesis Mint concept Brings Cargo-Only Rear Gullwing Doors to the New York Auto Show

The 2020 Genesis Mint concept Brings Cargo-Only Rear Gullwing Doors to the New York Auto Show

All-electric Mint concept hints at where Genesis might go in the near future

Genesis is really pushing for better brand recognition in the U.S. which is why it has chosen the 2019 New York Auto Show as the venue to show off its new Genesis Mint concept, a bold and futuristic city EV. It’s not s spectacular as the super sleek Essentia Concept (a luxurious grand tourer study) that it debuted at last year’s edition of the NY auto show, but it has some cool features, and it bares the promise of inspiring future Genesis production models.

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2018 Genesis Essentia Concept

2018 Genesis Essentia Concept

If this is the GT car we can expect from Genesis, sign us up!

There’s no denying that Hyundai has made huge steps in the way of shedding its econobox past and when turned the Genesis name into a standalone brand, it was finally able to compete with the big boys. Now, Genesis is looking even further into the future with the Essentia Concept and boy does it put some of the vision concepts we’ve seen from other big brands to shame. It’s got the right proportions, all the luxury you would need, and there are even butterfly doors in the mix. Genesis hasn’t disclosed much in the way of performance specs, but it does promise a 60-mph sprint of just 3.0-seconds, putting it deep into supercar territory. Even more interesting is the fact that Genesis Boss, Manfred Fitzgerald, is pushing for this thing to go into production. What a time to be alive, huh?

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If Genesis Boss Has His Way, the Essentia Concept Will Make it to Production

If Genesis Boss Has His Way, the Essentia Concept Will Make it to Production

How Much of its DNA will carry over, on the other hand, is questionable

When Genesis pulled the covers off of the Essentia Concept, it was received very well – so much so that it was covered to death by every outlet under the sun. Of course, the big problem was that it’s just too conceptual to ever go into production, or at least that’s what everyone thought. As it turns out, Genesis boss, Manfred Fitzgerald, is actually pushing for it and even admitted that its debut at the New York Auto Show is being used to “test the waters.”

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The Essentia Proves Genesis Has What It Takes To Hang With The Big Boys

The Essentia Proves Genesis Has What It Takes To Hang With The Big Boys

Prepare your jaw to meet the floor

Breaking into the luxury segment is no easy feat, but so far, so good for Genesis Motors. Establishing itself as a separate standalone brand from Hyundai in 2015, Genesis currently offers customers a duo of premium four-doors, including the G80 and G90, with a third sedan, the G70, slated to arrive soon. And while all three are certainly noteworthy in their own way, we’re far more excited by what Genesis just dropped at the 2018 New York International Auto Show. It’s called the Essentia concept, and it proves that Genesis has what it takes to hang with the big boys.

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The Genesis Essentia Concept is Great and All, but Don't Get Your Hopes Up

The Genesis Essentia Concept is Great and All, but Don’t Get Your Hopes Up

If a production model is made - a big IF - it’s not going to look like this

Genesis pulled the sheets off of the Essentia electric concept car at the 2018 New York Auto Show. As you might expect, the Essentia was in its own element as one of the few concept cars to make it to the Big Apple. It was in attendance to showcase what a future, Genesis-badged electric car could be in the future. Just don’t get too excited about seeing a production version of the Essentia. It’s probably not happening, though the technology it comes with could evolve into something that Hyundai’s luxury brand can use down the road.

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The Genesis Essentia Concept Is The Outrageously Gorgeous EV Concept We Need

The Genesis Essentia Concept Is The Outrageously Gorgeous EV Concept We Need

Dead sexy looks and high-end tech paint a very bright future for Genesis

The stunner you see here was just revealed at the 2018 New York International Auto Show as the latest concept from Hyundai’s standalone luxury sub-brand, Genesis. It’s called the Essentia, and it’s framed as an all-electric, two-door, Gran Touring model packed with the very latest convenience features. It’s also one helluva looker, in case that wasn’t already completely obvious, and it’s pretty quick as well.

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2017 Genesis GV80 Concept

2017 Genesis GV80 Concept

Gorgeous concept car previews BMW X5 competitor with hydrogen power

Hyundai’s luxury Genesis brand entered the market with two impressive sedans — the G90 and G80 — and the company’s latest concept car from the 2017 New York Auto Show is here to confirm that the Korean company is set to keep its promise and release four more vehicles by 2020. Dubbed GV80, Genesis’ new concept is the first SUV to wear the badge and previews a competitor for the BMW X5.

Described as a vehicle that "strikes a perfect balance between elegance and versatility," the GV80 is a rather sporty proposition and represents a significant departure from Genesis’ current design language. “The GV80 Concept is an SUV that alludes to the confidence and evolution of the Genesis brand – its design is timeless, with an understated yet dynamic overall surface complexity,” said Head of Genesis design, Luc Donckerwolke.

Alongside the exquisite exterior design, the concept car also features an innovative infotainment display, as well as a hydrogen propulsion system. The latter remains a mystery, unfortunately, but it’s a sign that Hyundai’s alternative drivetrain tech will soon find its way into Genesis products.

Updated 08/23/2017: We added a series of images taken during the 2017 Monterey Car Week.

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Genesis Steps Up To Take A Swing At SUVs With The Sleek GV80 Concept

Genesis Steps Up To Take A Swing At SUVs With The Sleek GV80 Concept

There are lots of interesting ideas going on here, but will it have what it takes to hang with the big boys?

So far, Genesis Motors is off to a pretty decent start. The brand was founded in 2015, launching into the luxury segment with the G90 sedan as its premium flagship model. But, as we all know, sedans will only take you so far in the current automotive market. If you really wanna make a dent, you’re gonna need something bigger, or more specifically, an SUV. Enter the GV80, Genesis’ latest concept vehicle, which just debuted at this year’s New York International Auto Show and offers us a preview of future models to come from the South Korean brand. The concept includes a variety of tasty aesthetic cues both inside and out, as well as a few hints at the latest technology that will arrive alongside them, but the most interesting thing about this concept is its plug-in hybrid fuel cell powertrain, a feature Genesis promises it’ll include in forthcoming models.

Unfortunately, Genesis doesn’t elaborate on the particulars of this unusual engine setup, so we’ll just have to wait until the next concept for further details. Still, there’s a few interesting tidbits worth picking apart here, namely the way the concept looks, what it brings to the table in the luxury SUV segment, and how it plans on coddling its passengers. And, more importantly, how much of this concept gloss is expected to actually make it production?

Interested? Read on for the details.

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2016 Genesis New York Concept

2016 Genesis New York Concept

Hyundai’s new premium brand launches preview of BMW 3 Series fighter

Once upon a time, the mere insinuation that the BMW 3 Series would sweat out a rival from South Korea would’ve been laughable. Unless someone was playing a joke of some sort, nobody would’ve believed it. Well, we live in a different world now and what was laughable then has become a reality now. BMW better be watching its back because Genesis is coming…and it’s coming on strong.

Hyundai’s recently launched luxury brand came to the 2016 New York International Auto Show and brought with it the New York Concept, a hybrid sports sedan that will likely serve as the basis for the Genesis G70, the brand’s eventual entry into a market long dominated by the likes of the 3 Series, Mercedes C-Class, and Audi A4.

The design game of the New York Concept is pretty strong, something that should ring music to the ears of the design team over at Genesis. There are some ambitious elements to it, as is the case with most concept vehicles. But, for the most part, Genesis succeeded in giving all of us a taste of what’s to come for Hyundai’s new premium brand.

It’s also still a little premature for the incumbents to sweat in their boots, but given the overwhelmingly positive reaction given to the New York Concept, I can imagine being one of the execs from those companies who saw the concept and thought to themselves that this new player that’s coming to town is well worth keeping tabs on.

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