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Eleventh: The Genesis luxury car brand today unveiled the X Convertible in California, embodying a greater vision and broader design versatility for future models.
The brand invited its pioneers in California to learn more about the specifications and features of the new model, which has a fully retractable roof in an elegant four-passenger car. California is characterized by its picturesque entrances, to be the perfect environment to embrace electric cars and special events, in addition to its mild climate that allows enjoyment aboard convertible cars throughout the year.
Triple EV concept: Genesis’ prospects
The X Convertible belongs to the X Concept family, a two-door Grand Tourer that successfully showcases the sporty elegance language of Genesis. The second model in the trio of EV electric vehicles, the X Speedium Coupe features an advanced, powerful and bold design that embodies the precision inherent in Korean manufacturing. The X Speedium has also seen a number of updates in the front part of the car, as the two-line Genesis lights have evolved to become integrated and harmonious with the front grille, to appear in an integrated and homogeneous image, and with ‘ A streamlined look that exudes simple elegance and full characteristics of the electric car.
The X Convertible Concept takes the X Speedium Coupe to an even more attractive and sophisticated level, with advanced features that mimic the aspirations of the future.
Common factors in design while maintaining sporty elegance
The X models are crowned with a new element, the X Convertible, which embodies the ‘Sports Elegance’ design language in its purest form. The perfect proportions of the X Convertible concept are complemented by the precision of the design, embodying the continuous evolution in the organization of creative touches that form the sporty elegance, to be a beacon for the Genesis brand.
The X Convertible shares its architecture and electrified powertrain with the 2021 X Concept and the 2022 X Speedium Coupe, as well as advanced features such as a retractable roof that merges with the cabin roof above the front passengers, adding to the It offers a great feel even when the roof is closed, and the exterior of the car with advanced transmission is designed in an ideal way to communicate with nature, allowing users to enjoy the surrounding environment in a unique way.
Outside design: The X Convertible’s hood has a long design that stretches wide in the middle, covering the short front part and long wheelbase, and reaching towards the long roof at the back, emphasizing a balance that combines luxury and comfort. The side design has retained the distinctive character of Genesis cars, thanks to the curved design lines that run along the side and the rest of the car to create an impression of dynamism and elegance. The wide wheels around the wheels give the car ‘ a particularly sporty look, as the car takes the shape of a “Coca-Cola bottle” and merges into an elegant side design.
Quad lights: Genesis’ iconic two-stripe design identity is also present on the X Convertible. As in the X Speedium Coupe, this identity integrates the design of the three EV models and forms an integrated image with the front grille. The cooling function for the drive system and batteries has been moved to lower intakes in the front bumper.
back design: The rear design of the X Convertible is equipped with a concave elliptical tail interrupted by horizontal quad tail lamps, as seen in the design of the X Concept and X Speedium Coupe. The rear design is V-shaped like a horseshoe and combines simplicity and elegance, while the large rear bumper offers a sense of power and exclusivity, designed in a way similar to the shape of the Genesis logo with two wings, in a sign of distinction and flight to new horizons of development and creativity.
Wheels: The G-Matrix pattern, which is the unique design language of Genesis, has added more technology and luxury to the front grille, headlights and wheels equipped with an advanced air system that extracts heat from the wheels due to the pressure of the brakes.
Interior and exterior design that embodies Korean aesthetics and traditions:
The X Convertible’s interior features driver-focused four-seat features, a consistent theme across all modern Genesis vehicles. The wraparound instrument panel seamlessly integrates with the center console and other cabin technology features, emphasizing its performance-oriented attributes as well as driver comfort.
Traditional Korean architecture is inherent in the roof design: A nod to the brand’s origins In addition to the main convertible aspect, the interior features aquamarine “Giwa” and “Dancheong” orange, giving the cabin a modern look and feel, to match the car’s vibrant personality.
Giwa Navy is the primary interior color, called “Giwa”, which in Korean means roof tiles in traditional Korean houses. It is made of recyclable wool fabric, which covers the interior of the cabin, in addition to the soft and elegant leather seats. Meanwhile, “Dancheong” orange, one of the traditional colors in ancient Korean wooden buildings, is the color woven into the cabin in two lines on the seats and cloth.
The exterior of the X Convertible is painted in “Crane White”, as white colors represent nobility and holiness in Korean culture. The exterior is also designed in white with partial areas of glitter, achieving a luxurious sheen that complements the car’s dynamic palette.
A world of excitement and driving pleasure
The X Convertible offers a luxurious open-air theater and an unparalleled sensory experience for all occupants. Convertible cars offer complete freedom and a high sensory experience thanks to the open roof, which enables direct contact with the surrounding environment. The X Convertible takes the sensory experience a step further with its electric drive system and high-performance sound system developed by Guk-il Yu. We already learned about this new crystal clear audio feature at the first reveal of the X Speedium Coupe’s interior design features.