Rounding out a trilogy of EV concepts that point a decadent way forward for Genesis Motor America, meet the Genesis X Convertible. Something new, something fresh and something that harkens back to times passed, an era of elegance and an open opportunity for a bright, brilliant future.
“Genesis started life by producing sedans mainly targeting business users. While creating a new, differentiated design DNA, we gradually increased the emotional appeal by applying this DNA to the SUV typology. Now, electric powertrains have given us the perfect scenario in which to enjoy nature and propelled the brand to create vehicles with even greater emotional resonance,”Chief Creative Officer, Luc Donckerwolke.
Our team joined an intimate group of media present in California to witness the unveiling of the final piece of this trilogy. Following in quick succession after the equally decadent Genesis Speedium Coupe that was revealed at the New York International Auto Show earlier this year, this is the vehicle is the first of its kind. It speaks to the design lens that Genesis will be looking through moving forward and the ambitious frame that the prestige arm of HMA will be creating from. Clearly grasping the seductive language of luxury, beauty and elegance, the X Convertible left us present hungry for more.
ABOUT THE GENESIS X CONVERTIBLE
In a word, stunning… also crave-worthy.
It is exactly the EV that we’ve been waiting for and since this is a concept and not even in pre-pro yet… it is one that we will still have to wait for.
Let’s dig into details.
Putting heritage luxury brands on notice, the X Convertible enters with a distinctively regal presence and swagger of the generously appointed.
Sensually elegant lines swoop, bend and anchor into confident pinstriping that subtly nods to the Utopian decadence of Hitchcock’s French Rivera.
Romantic and modern, the cabin begs you to make everyday living a grand adventure. It is dressed in deep navy quilting, brightened with a happy houndstooth tweed flecked with a sunny orange and trimmed in fluid silver that harkens to back to classic movies, dinners attended in suit jackets and the dark paneled walls of country estates.
The solid hat tip to cheery happy of Hermes boxes does not go un-noticed and is well-appreciated. The look is rounded out with low slung profile, sport-inspired nose paired with finely etched and abundantly spoked wheels that made my hands itch to touch them as the fading sunlight sparkled along its finish like bracelets resting in matte velvet waiting to be tried on.
It’s a very good look, wrapped in a very enticing package.
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A new look for an EV, beautiful is the first word that came to mind. No qualifier. No debate, just the collective intake of breath from the group of journalists awaiting the unveiling. Exactly what we’ve been waiting for after years of sweatpants, leggings and just moving along to survive… a car made for living, now and in the future.
We are here for it. Ok, Genesis… take our money, the world is waiting for you.