New Genesis X Speedium Coupe is sleek hint at future EVs

Genesis has reworked the striking X concept to create Speedium Coupe – a stylish, performance-oriented hint of future EVs by the premium Korean marque.

The new Genesis X Speedium Coupe will make its debut at the New York Motor Show. It is described as a “freestyle design exercise” based on the concept of last year, which was led by chief creative officer Luc Donckerwolke to demonstrate the evolution in the brand’s Athletic Elegance’ design language.

Genesis claims that Speedium gets its name from a Korean racing track, which Genesis believes reinforces the Speedium’s commitment to “the emotional benefit of driving”, as it electrifies its drivers.

While the silhouette of the long-wheelbase, low-slung car is still retained, it’s its details that make this concept stand out from Genesis’s production cars.

The front features a distinctive twin-light bar with wraparound design that is shaped to refer to the large shield-shaped grille found on Genesis’s production cars. This suggests that this will be removed from Genesis’s future EV lineup, which will include six models.

According to the designers, the sleek side profile embodies an “anti-wedge” design philosophy that emphasizes simplicity and elegance. Although the design is minimalistic, it has a prominent crease running along the side between the flared wheel arches.

The rear end has a familiar appearance, featuring twin light bars that match the current Genesis GV60 and Genesis GV70, respectively.

Donckerwolke stated that the redesign was all about giving each design element room to breathe. Donckerwolke said that the redesign was not about making design elements compete, but rather about orchestrating them so they complement and respect each other.

The firm also revealed the concept and confirmed that the new Genesis Electrified GV70 – an EV version its Audi Q5 rival – will be the first vehicle to be built at its new factory in Montgomery.