Genesis completes EV concept trilogy with X Convertible

The X Convertible shares its architecture and electric powertrain with the X Concept and X Speedium Coupe concepts and features a folding hardtop roof that integrates transparent moon roofs above the front occupants to provide an open feel when closed.
In the lead-up to the LA Auto Show this week, Hyundai Motor Group’s Genesis luxury brand unveiled an electric four-passenger open-roof X Convertible concept. The new convertible completes the EV concept trilogy to the X Concept from March 2021 and the X Speedium Coupe concept from April 2022.

The X Speedium Coupe from earlier this year is meant to look ahead to the next wave of EVs and highlights Genesis’ future as a luxury EV (electric vehicle) brand with a six-model lineup by 2030. It was born out of a “freestyle” design exercise based on last year’s X Concept led by Luc Donckerwolke, Genesis’ Chief Creative Officer.

The new concept takes the X Speedium Coupe concept further and showcased an evolution of the Genesis Crest Grille into a lighting signature to signify its electric powertrain. Sketches presented by the brand are credited to Germany-based Genesis Senior Designer Samir Sadikhov.

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