An Unsuspecting Car Completely Stole the 2022 NY Auto Show

Now that the dust has settled from the 2022 NY Auto Show, we can sift through all the new car debuts and surprises to argue about. For many in attendance, in-person and online, it looks like an unsuspecting car completely stole the show. In 2017, Genesis made a big splash with the Genesis GV80 Concept debut, and they have done it again this year with Hyundai’s Genesis X Speedium Coupe. 

Genesis X concept form the 2022 NY Auto Show
Genesis X Speedium Coupe concept | Hyundai

The Genesis X Speedium Coupe stole the 2022 NY Auto Show

Hyundai’s luxury line is quickly growing in popularity and sophistication. The Genesis X Speedium Coupe is a brilliant and uniquely designed electric coupe that show-goers struggled to move past. In an effort to push exclusivity, Genesis chose to show the new concept at an off-site showroom about a mile down the Hudson River. 

This long, slopped-roofed coupe almost feels more like a sleek, futuristic wagon than a coupe named after a Korean race track. The X Speedium Coupe concept is a real looker, whether it’s a coupe or a wagon. Genesis is doing a great job designing cars and SUVs that continually push the boundaries of modern car design. Take a moment to look over the car’s profile, comparing it to other luxury coupes. The aesthetic has elegance and clarity that gives the X Speedium a truly unique look. 

Will Genesis actually make the X Speedium Coupe? 

Genesis X Speedium Coupe
Genesis X Speedium Coupe concept | Hyundai

As with most concept cars, the likelihood that Hyundai actually takes the Genesis X Speedium Coupe to production is unlikely. 

According to Architectural Digest, Luc Donckerwolke, the chief creative officer of Genesis, said in a statement, “This car is an open-door moment in Genesis’s journey toward our future EV design.” 

“This isn’t a show car—it’s a look into our design processes as we explore ideas for the next wave of EVs, one that incorporates Genesis’s DNA.”

Does Genesis make an electric car? 

Genesis X Speedium Coupe profile
2Genesis X Speedium Coupe concept | Hyundai

Genesis kicked off its electric push with the electrified 2022 Genesis G80. Despite not having an electric car on the road now, Genesis says its entire lineup will be electric by 2030.

AD also mentions that Hyundai has teased a car with a coupe-like silhouette, giving some Genesis fans hope that something like the Genesis X Speedium Coupe concept could be coming. While that isn’t exactly a smoking gun, Genesis, in particular, and Hyundai, overall, seem very ready to take a bite out of the future of the automotive marketplace. 

We still have a lot to learn about the Genesis EV

Despite the massive buzz generated by the X Speedium, Hyundai has released almost zero information about the electric concept car. As of now, Hyundai hasn’t even released pictures of the interior. 

Although a production version of this car will likely be a bit more pedestrian, we should expect some serious power figures if Hyundai holds true to the concept.

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