The Genesis X Speedium concept is the car every other EV aspires to be

Genesis has just unveiled a new concept car at the New York International Auto Show, called the X Speedium coupe, which will preview the company’s styling direction for its future electric vehicles (EVs).

If you think that you’ve already seen this car before, well, that’s because the X Speedium is actually based on the previous Genesis X concept, but redesigned via a “freestyle design exercise” for the electric era, with Genesis Chief Creative Officer Luc Donckerwolke leading the initiative.

In terms of styling, Genesis says that the Speedium embodies the brand’s own design philosophy, Athletic Elegance, but in an “even more progressive way”. The front grille is now covered up, with the Genesis shield now formed by two strips of LED lights.

The surround extends outwards to form Genesis’ quad headlights assembly, and continues past the front fenders to form a virtual beltline connecting with the quad headlights at the back.

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The rest of the Genesis X Speedium concept is pretty evolutionary over the original X concept, including a new set of multi-spoke wheels with yellow-green brake calipers lurking behind, as well as a slightly reworked roofline, with a double-bubble roof plus a more aggressive ducktail spoiler at the back.

Genesis didn’t go too much into the specifics of its design, but Donkerwolke said, “This car is an open-door moment in Genesis’ journey towards our future EV design. This isn’t a show car — it’s a look into our design processes as we explore ideas for the next wave of EVs, one that incorporates Genesis’ DNA.”

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If you’re wondering why the X Speedium name, Genesis says that the name was inspired by a Korean racetrack in the city of Inje, representing their belief that the “emotional value of driving will remain strong in the era of electrification”. And the green colour? That’s called ‘Inje Green’, and supposedly “encompasses the mountainous landscape where the track is located”. So there’s that.

The company also did not say that it’ll be made into an actual production model, but with the reception it’s been getting online, we won’t be surprised if it actually does.




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