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Genesis Poised To Pass Tesla In Critical EV Sports Car and Convertible Concept Market

Genesis has now shown off its latest concept electric sports car design. This time a convertible. This puts Genesis way ahead of Tesla in one critical EV market segment.

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Today, Genesis released images of its latest concept car, the X Convertible. With this latest addition to its EV line, Genesis completes its X concept trilogy. All three concepts share the same architecture and electric powertrain. The convertible joins the X Concept and X Speedium Coupe concepts in the company’s portfolio of electric cars it doesn’t yet build.

“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. 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,” said Chief Creative Officer, Luc Donckerwolke.

The as-yet-unbuilt electric vehicle market is thriving. With Tesla’s never built Roadster leading the way, EV car makers can now compete with one another in the low-volume and unprofitable high-end sports car market without incurring the cost and financial losses of actually building the cars and delivering them to consumers. Tesla has led the imaginary EV sports car pack now for roughly five years.

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The natural choice for Genesis to launch its new EV convertible was California, the state that leads the U.S. in the adoption of electric vehicles that are not yet produced. The state’s temperate climate allows year-round enjoyment of imaging drives in convertibles.

The brand hosted an intimate viewing of the new concept where guests were reportedly delighted with a surprise unveiling of the four-passenger open-roof concept.

Genesis didn’t offer any information on whether the X Convertible Concept would become a production car or how much such a vehicle might cost. However, Genesis did offer this statement: “Genesis is pleased to tune in to what customers seek in their driving experiences and aspirations and will continue to explore new ways to create immersive driving experiences and spaces in which they can connect with their vehicle and surroundings.”

Check back with Torque News for updates and news on the Genesis X convertible concept as it grows nearer to production.

Image of X Convertible EV courtesy of Genesis.

John Goreham is a long-time New England Motor Press Association member and recovering engineer. John's interest in EVs goes back to 1990 when he designed the thermal control system for an EV battery as part of an academic team. After earning his mechanical engineering degree, John completed a marketing program at Northeastern University and worked with automotive component manufacturers, in the semiconductor industry, and in biotech. In addition to Torque News, John's work has appeared in print in dozens of American news outlets and he provides reviews to many vehicle shopping sites. You can follow John on TikTok @ToknCars, on Twitter, and view his credentials at Linkedin

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Comments

DeanMcManis (not verified)    November 21, 2022 - 12:15AM

I think that it is great to see sporty EV convertibles, even just in concept form. EVs need to be seen as fun and enjoyable to drive, and having a topless car is one of the best ways to take in the world around you. The Genesis X concept looks great to me, but I do wonder how they manage that retracting roof. I don't really see these concepts as any competition with Tesla though, but if they actually ever get built they could revitalize a lagging luxury, sport, convertible market segment that has sadly diminished in recent years. I could see rival luxury, sport, EV convertibles being offered by Cadillac, Mercedes, and BMW in the future, so the Genesis X could stoke the fires of this resurgence someday soon.

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