This electric stunner is perfect for California.
Can Genesis build some pretty concept cars, or what? Following the acclaimed Genesis X Concept and X Speedium Concept, the South Korean luxury automaker acclaimed Genesis X Concept and X Speedium Concept, the South Korean luxury automaker has unveiled the X Convertible ahead of the 2022 Los Angeles Auto Show. This latest concept takes the drop-dead gorgeous styling from the previous two and applies it to a drop-top configuration.
"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," said Chief Creative Officer Luc Donckerwolke. "Now, electric powertrains have given us the perfect scenario in which to enjoy nature and propel the brand to create vehicles with even greater emotional resonance."
The Genesis X Convertible shares an architecture and electric powertrain with the X and X Speedium Concepts.
Unfortunately, the company never provided any performance specifications for those cars, so we have no idea how much power or range is available. Not that it matters too much, though, because Genesis has yet to confirm if any of its X-tremely pretty concepts will reach production.
Though we know nothing about the electric motors or batteries, Genesis mentions a high-performance sound system carried over from the X Speedium. Sound master Guk-il Yu developed it to provide acoustic performance to the electric drivetrain.
The convertible features a new folding hardtop roof with transparent moon roofs that give occupants an open feel even when the top is up. There's a four-seat layout inside with an asymmetrical design, cocooning the driver with a wraparound instrument panel. The seats are made from recyclable wool fabric colored in Giwa Navy, which is named after "Giwa" roof tiles on Korean houses. A bold Dancheong Orange accent color brightens the cabin as an homage to decorative Korean wooden buildings.
As for the exterior, it's finished in Crane White, a nod to Korean nobility and sanctity. The Genesis signature quad lights form an abstract Crest Grille with a lower opening in the bumper to cool the batteries and powertrain. After seeing so many stunning two-door concepts, we hope one of them joins the lineup alongside EVs like the 2023 Genesis Electrified G80. We'll be bringing you more details about this stunning new concept from the 2022 LA Auto Show later this week.