Genesis Debuts High-Styled Premium Compact Concept at New York Auto Show
Hyundai Motor’s new Genesis luxury brand this week previewed its New York Concept compact hybrid sports sedan at the New York International Auto Show.
Cues for the brand’s bold “athletic elegance” design philosophy also exude what the automaker terms “modern art and culture” in the Ceramic Blue concept car with copper inlay accents that sets itself apart from Hyundai brand’s mass-market lineup.
The modern, tapered New York Concept features strong design elements including the new trapezoid-shaped grille with the look of chain mail meshing; thin, aggressive horizontal headlights and taillights; strong, long hood; and swooping front wings. A low-slung roof and graphic air flow vents also add to the car’s artistic lines.
The Concept’s interior features leather luxury and a floating, huge 21-in. touch-screen display that blends the instrument panel with analog dials and multimedia functions. Four sculpted, luxurious seats are upholstered in tan leather with anthracite-colored accents. Suede touches on the headrests emphasize the richness of the car’s interior design. Copper and stainless steel accents also are used throughout the cabin.
For the show, the New York Concept is hybrid-powered with a 2.0-liter direct-injection engine under the hood that is mated with an 8-speed automatic transmission and is slated to produce 242 horsepower. No details were provided about the hybrid electric motor and battery pack. The new model will likely be badged as the G70 and slot below the previously announced new G80 and G90 models in the Genesis range.