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The Genesis brand has really made a statement in recent years, and the GV60 is one of our favorite EVs on the market. Ahead of the 2022 Los Angeles Auto Show, the Korean automaker just unveiled the X Convertible, which completes the company’s X concept trilogy with a stunning design that will surely draw the crowds at the Los Angeles Convention Center over the next couple weeks. As the third and final concept, it builds on X Speedium Coupe even more and we’ll likely see some of these design elements in future Genesis models.
Materializing the brand’s Athletic Elegance design language in its purest form, the X Convertible concept shares its architecture and electric powertrain with the two previous concepts in the trilogy. It features a folding hardtop roof, which integrates transparent moon roofs above the front occupants. Genesis says this gives an open feel inside the cabin, even when closed. One detail we really loved on the X Speedium Coupe makes a return here, with the characteristic quad lights integrated into the face to form an abstract of the Crest Grille. The rear end is also similar to the Speedium Coupe, with its concave elliptical duck tail and horizontal quad tail lights. The V-shape indentation hints at the crest and wings found on the Genesis logo.
As you can expect from the luxury brand, nothing was spared when it came to designing the interior of the concept. A driver-centric, four-seat asymmetric layout can be found with a wraparound instrument panel that seamlessly integrates with the center console. The cabin features Giwa Navy and Dancheong Orange shades, partly inspired by traditional Korean roof architecture. The Giwa Navy surfaces are made from recyclable wool fabric and serves as a good contrast to the leather surfaces on the seats. As for Dancheong Orange, the name comes from decorative colorings found on traditional Korean wooden buildings. That accent color is used in a two-line motif and can be seen on the stitching throughout the interior.
“Genesis started life by producing sedans mainly targeting business users. While creating a new, differentiated design DNA, we gradually increased the emotional appeal by applying this DNA to the SUV typology,” said Chief Creative Officer, Luc Donckerwolke.” Now, electric powertrains have given us the perfect scenario in which to enjoy nature, and propelled the brand to create vehicles with even greater emotional resonance.”
If you’re around the Los Angeles area over the next couple weeks, make sure to stop by the L.A. Convention Center to check out the L.A. Auto Show, where you’ll find this stunning convertible concept along with several new debuts.
Updated (2:23 PM EST, 11/17/2022): Added photos of the Genesis X Convertible from the 2022 Los Angeles Auto Show.
Updated (12:51 PM EST, 11/16/2022): Added our own video from the debut of the Genesis X Convertible.