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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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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 G70 Thrives Where The Kia K900 Struggles

The Genesis G70 Thrives Where The Kia K900 Struggles

In terms of design, the G70 is the clear-cut winner here

The new Kia K900 caused a divide here at Top Speed headquarters. Some of us liked the way it looked, but some of us were less thrilled about. By contrast, everyone agreed that the Genesis G70 was designed like a proper luxury sedan. There lies the (perceived) divide between the two saloons. When it comes to all-around design, the G70 takes the cake over the K900.

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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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The Genesis G70 Sedan Finally Made it to the U.S., and it Puts the BMW 3 Series and Mercedes C-Class in Check

The Genesis G70 Sedan Finally Made it to the U.S., and it Puts the BMW 3 Series and Mercedes C-Class in Check

Korean specs carry over to the state in all the right ways!

Genesis launched the G70 in Seoul back in September of 2017, and we’ve been waiting for it to cross the pond so that the BMW 3 Series and Mercedes C-Class would have some real competition. Outside of the exterior styling and lush interior, the U.S.-bound G70 comes with the same powertrain options as well – a 2.0-liter that’s good for 252 horsepower or a 365-horsepower 3.3-liter V-6. Like its German competition, rear-wheel drive is the standard configuration while the right option box will get you AWD. There’s even the possibility of a six-speed manual if you get the right model.

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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.

Continue reading to learn more about the Genesis GV80 concept.

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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.

Continue reading to learn more about the Genesis GV80 SUV Concept.

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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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