Korean luxurious model Genesis has revealed its most aggressive-looking automobile but with the GV80 Coupe Concept.
It’s calling the idea, a just about production-ready rival for the likes of the BMW X6, a “assertion of intent for the longer term, hinting in direction of extra emotional and performance-oriented fashions”.
It took the wraps off at its flagship retail area, Genesis House in New York City, and confirmed the automobile would enter manufacturing.
While it didn’t announce timing, reports out of Korea have steered it would enter manufacturing early in 2024. These reviews have additionally indicated it will solely be provided with the highest twin-turbocharged 3.5-litre V6 petrol engine, although Genesis hasn’t but confirmed powertrain particulars.
Though clearly derived from the existing GV80, it’s not merely the present mannequin with a extra sloped tailgate.
Genesis’ distinctive split-level lighting stays, although the headlights transfer away from the model’s particular person dice multi-lens array and as an alternative have the looks of a single lighting ingredient. Genesis calls this “seamless gentle efficiency”.
The tail lights additionally echo this “seamless” signature.
There’s a extra aggressive entrance bumper, whereas the acquainted crest grille is completed in black with 4 slots beneath.
Instead of a panoramic sunroof, there’s a carbon-fibre roof that helps decrease the centre of gravity. The GV80 Coupe Concept additionally rides on five-spoke solid aluminium wheels.
Blistered fenders and two rear spoilers – one higher, one other a lip on the “elliptical concave ducktail” – full the look.
Inside, the idea seats solely 4, with every occupant receiving a sporty bucket seat upholstered in suede and Nappa leather-based with vibrant orange stitching.
Each seat additionally options carbon-fibre seat backs completed in the identical Magma color as the outside.
Carbon-fibre trim will also be discovered on the dashboard and centre console, whereas the usual GV80’s controversial two-spoke steering wheel is substituted for a sportier three-spoke merchandise.
The most aggressive contact within the inside is a ‘G-Matrix’ strut brace behind the second-row seats, meant to extend the physique’s structural stiffness.
The dashboard seems largely unchanged, aside from new trim.
Genesis says the idea indicators the subsequent chapter for the model.
“At its inception, the Genesis model started creating luxurious sedans, which advanced into the G70, G80, and G90 fashions,” mentioned Hyundai Motor Group chief artistic officer Luc Donckerwolke.
“Over the previous seven years, we now have added extra lifestyle-oriented fashions to the portfolio, comparable to our GV80 and GV70 SUVs. Now we’re pushing the envelope with extra emotional vehicles that elevate Genesis’ efficiency and dynamic attributes.”
Mr Donckerwolke additionally mentioned the idea showcases “the antagonistic character that lives inside… Genesis’ design philosophy”.
Genesis just lately previewed a trio of two-door ideas – two coupes, one convertible – below the X nameplate. The droptop is reportedly entering production.
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