Inspired by X :
Genesis completes electric vehicle concept trilogy with X Convertible
The concept car trilogy is crowned by the Genesis X Convertible concept, which materializes the brand’s Athletic Elegance design philosophy in its purest form.
The Genesis X Convertible concept combines with its folding hardtop roof — that integrates transparent moon roofs above the front occupants to provide an open feel even when closed — the architecture and powertrain sets the perfect stage to communicate with nature, allowing users to enjoy the environment in a new way, free from mechanical disturbance.
The Genesis X Convertible concept's exterior is painted in Crane White. White cranes represent nobility and sanctity in Korea.
Genesis’ Two-Line graphic identity is also present on the X Convertible concept. As in the X Speedium Coupe concept, this graphic identity integrates the new Genesis face and forms an abstract of the Crest Grille.
The Genesis X Convertible concept’s long bonnet, short front overhang, and long wheelbase are drawn rearwards towards the long deck, accentuating its stately yet relaxed poise.
The anti-wedge Parabolic Line emphasizes the regal character of the profile, creating tension between the full surfaces through a gently rearward-sloping horizontal belt line, while muscular blisters around the wheels form an athletic ‘Coke bottle’ plan view and integrate into an elegant silhouette when viewed from the side.
The X Convertible concept is an open-air theatre, providing an unparalleled sensory experience for all occupants. Convertibles offer freedom of expression and a heightened sensory experience thanks to the open roof, which allows a direct connection with the surrounding environment.
The interior of the X Convertible concept features a driver-centric four-seat asymmetric layout—a consistent theme throughout all recent Genesis concept cars. Its wraparound instrument panel seamlessly integrates with the center console and cocoons the driver cockpit, emphasizing not only its performance-oriented attributes but its connection with the driver.
The primary interior color is Giwa Navy—named after “Giwa”, the roof tiles on Korean houses. Made from recyclable wool fabric, the textured, woven pad graphic wraps around the cabin, contrasting with the smooth and sleek leather surfaces of the seats.
Dancheong Orange serves as a bold accent color—named after the traditional decorative colorings on traditional Korean wooden buildings—with bold orange stitching tracing along the fabric interior.
INTRODUCING THE GENESIS X CONVERTIBLE CONCEPT
"It is the normal development of Genesis to increase the athletic and emotional facet of our design philosophy by creating an emotional trilogy: the X family. Innovation is the catalyst to becoming more engaged with the environment around us. We are in the process of transitioning Genesis into a company that will deliver products for customers to enjoy."
Luc Donckerwolke, Chief Creative Officer, 2022