A drop-top electric car with a 2+2 seating configuration, the car is based on the same architecture and electric powertrain as the 2021 Genesis X Concept and Genesis X Speedium, and marks the final chapter in the luxury brand’s Concept X series.
Genesis started life by producing sedans primarily targeting business users. While creating a distinct new design DNA, they gradually increased the emotional appeal by applying this DNA to the SUV typology.
“Now, the electric powertrain has provided us with the perfect scenario for nature to enjoy, and pushed the brand to create vehicles with even greater emotional resonance,” said Genesis Chief Creative Officer Luc Donckerwolke.
The concept car features a retractable hardtop roof and a more striking futuristic interior than its predecessor the X Concept. The X Convertible is equipped with the high-performance X Speedium sound system created by sound designer Guk-il Yu.
The company says its design was inspired by Korean roof architecture, a recurring theme on its vehicles. Inside, the cabin features Giwa Navy and Dancheong Orange colors combined with stitching and upholstery. Giwa is the Korean name for roof tile, and Dancheong is the name for the decorative coloring on wooden buildings in South Korea. The upholstery is made of recyclable wool and leather.
Car aficionados are sure to look to elements from other high-end convertibles past and present. With aspects of Bentley, Aston Martin, and maybe some Rolls-Royces evident in the look of this car, to put it in the company of premium class cars.
On the outside, the X Convertible is whitewashed in Crane White and speckled with mother-of-pearl particles. Circular LED lights accentuate the car’s outline at every corner, and a concave elliptical ducktail spoiler emerges from behind above the twin-striped taillights.
Wheels with aero spec technology designed to withstand external heat and brakes, the long nose of the X Convertible stretches forward elegantly. Up front, a diamond-shaped LED formation defines the general shape of the Genesis logo.
Genesis did not announce the engine specifications, other than saying it is a battery-electric concept car. Like all X-series concept vehicles, this convertible is an indicator of what to expect from the upcoming model from the Genesis side.