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2022 Genesis X Speedium Coupe concept revealed: Striking new electric grand tourer hints at new rival for BMW 8 Series, Audi e-tron GT and Mercedes-AMG GT 4-door

The Genesis X Speedium Coupe concept hints at an upcoming electric sports car.

Genesis likes to make a splash at the annual New York Motor Show and 2022 may have been its biggest splash yet with Hyundai’s luxury brand revealing a stunning electric coupe concept car.

The Genesis X Speedium Coupe is an all-electric fastback grand tourer that features elements of the X Concept revealed in 2021, but builds on it with some new design elements that are likely to become future hallmarks of the brand.

“This car is an open-door moment in Genesis’ journey towards our future EV design,” explained Luc Donckerwolke, Chief Creative Officer of Genesis. “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’ DNA.”

From the front the design-centric nature of the X Speedium Coupe is obvious immediately, with no conventional grille and instead twin light strips are shaped to integrate the headlights into an illuminated Genesis Crest grille-like shape.

The Parabolic Line, which has become a signature design element on its latest models, extends from the front to the rear of the car, sweeping downwards at the back to create what Genesis calls an “anti-wedge” silhouette. At the back the twin light strip motif returns, with the taillights wrapping around the sides of the car.

The roofline is a major change from the previous Genesis X concept, with a fastback-style roof giving this new offering a unique look compared to any of its potential rivals.

Genesis hasn’t confirmed any technical details of the car yet, but there is a clear performance focus for the model, with the name ‘Speedium’ coming from a South Korean race circuit.

While the official information was focused on design rather than technical elements, Genesis has long hinted it will build an electric hero model. In fact, the name Genesis X meant ‘Hidden Hero’ according to the brand’s 2021 press release, so don’t be surprised to see a production version of this car launch in the next few years.

Genesis has confirmed it will have an all-electric line-up by 2030 and that process begins this year with the launch of the GV60, GV70 Electrified and G70 Electrified.