Today, Genesis premiered the Genesis X Speedium Coupe at Genesis House New York, a cultural space in Manhattan’s Meatpacking District. The concept car incorporates Genesis’ DNA, while looking ahead to the next wave of EVs and highlighting Genesis’ future as a luxury electric vehicle brand.
The brand also announced plans for U.S. production of its upcoming Electrified GV70 SUV at its manufacturing facility in Montgomery, Ala. Production is set to start in December.
The Genesis X Speedium Coupe was born out of a “freestyle” design exercise based on the Genesis X Concept.
Luc Donckerwolke, Genesis Chief Creative Officer and 2022 World Car Person of the Year led the initiative.
It embodies the timeless Genesis’ design philosophy, Athletic Elegance, in an even more progressive way.
The name Speedium was inspired by the Korean racetrack in the city of Inje and the passion for motorsport it inspired in Genesis designers.
The name also encapsulates Genesis’ belief that the emotional value of driving will remain strong in the era of electrification. The addition of the word “coupe” further accentuates the enjoyment of driving through aesthetic designs.