The Genesis X Convertible electric roadster is the marque’s third EV prototype in two years
Following the X Concept and the X Speedium Coupe Concept comes the Genesis X Convertible electric roadster developed by the South Korean luxury automaker. Set to debut this week at the Los Angeles Auto Show, the X Convertible is arriving at the right place at the right time under the California sun.
Automobile electrification has “propelled the brand to create vehicles with even greater emotional resonance,” according to Genesis design chief Luc Donckerwolke. That’s obvious just by looking at any of the Genesis X vehicles, but automobiles shouldn’t be made for purely aesthetic purposes, especially ones we’re emotionally attached to. Please Genesis, on behalf of all consumers — we need (and want) this.
The Genesis X Convertible electric roadster’s elegant folding roof, simple profile, and innovative lighting design that extends LEDs to the back are all things to gawk at. Even with its lid fully closed, the X Convertible still has a fantastic appearance, which is a sign of a superb design.
Taken from the Genesis’ press release, the interior of the X Convertible is inspired from Korean architecture and fashion:
The primary interior color is Giwa Navy—named after “Giwa”, the roof tiles on Korean houses. Made from recyclable wool fabric, the textured, woven pad graphic wraps around the cabin, contrasting with the smooth and sleek leather surfaces of the seats. Meanwhile, Dancheong Orange—named after the traditional decorative colorings on traditional Korean wooden buildings— serves as a bold accent color, encircling the cabin in a two-line motif and featuring on the stitching of the seats and fabric.
As for the drivetrain, technical details have been hush as the Genesis X Convertible electric roadster is only a concept at the end of the day. The South Korean marque has stated that they do want to showcase what’s possible and what they’re capable of designing. Nice flex guys.