Korean luxurious model Genesis has revealed its most aggressive-looking car but with the GV80 Coupe Concept.
It’s calling the idea, a nearly production-ready rival for the likes of the BMW X6, a “assertion of intent for the long run, hinting in direction of extra emotional and performance-oriented fashions”.
It took the wraps off at its flagship retail house, Genesis House in New York City, and confirmed the car would enter manufacturing.
While it didn’t announce timing, reports out of Korea have steered it’s going to enter manufacturing early in 2024. These reviews have additionally indicated it might 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 a substitute have the looks of a single lighting factor. Genesis calls this “seamless mild 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 shiny 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, other than new trim.
Genesis says the idea alerts 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,” stated Hyundai Motor Group chief artistic officer Luc Donckerwolke.
“Over the previous seven years, we’ve added extra lifestyle-oriented fashions to the portfolio, corresponding to our GV80 and GV70 SUVs. Now we’re pushing the envelope with extra emotional automobiles that elevate Genesis’ efficiency and dynamic attributes.”
Mr Donckerwolke additionally stated the idea showcases “the antagonistic character that lives inside… Genesis’ design philosophy”.
Genesis lately previewed a trio of two-door ideas – two coupes, one convertible – beneath the X nameplate. The droptop is reportedly entering production.
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