The GV80 Coupe Concept, which was inspired by the X Speedium Coupe Concept debuted in New York last year, blends the practicality of a lifestyle-oriented SUV with the energy of a sports car, according to Hyundai.
According to Yonhap news agency, the four-passenger SUV serves as a statement of intent for the future, hinting towards more emotive and performance-oriented cars under the Genesis brand.
“It emphasises the duality of the Genesis brand by showcasing the antagonistic character that lives within the Athletic and Elegance parameters of Genesis’ design philosophy,” Hyundai Motor Group’s Chief Creative Officer Luc Donckerwolke said in the statement.
The front fascia of the GV80 Coupe Concept features a twin G-Matrix patterned crest grille encircled by quad lighting. According to the company, the coupe concept’s tall hood and large dash-to-axle proportions are based on Genesis’ rear-wheel-drive platform.
The carbon fibre roof and five-spoke forged aluminium wheels underline the vehicle’s athletic flair.
The three-spoke steering wheel highlights the coupe concept’s sportiness, while four bucket seats give enhanced body support while cornering.
Hyundai’s autonomous Genesis brand intends to complete its portfolio with eight hydrogen and battery cars by 2030, with 400,000 units sold in worldwide markets.
Genesis’ model selection includes the GV80 and GV70 SUVs, as well as the G90, G80, electrified G80, and G70 sedans.