- Genesis GV80 Coupe Concept made its debut at Genesis House in New York on April 3
- The Concept serves as a statement of intent for the future, hinting towards more emotional and performance-oriented models
- The model materializes the Genesis brand’s design philosophy while emphasizing its athletic attributes
The highly anticipated Genesis GV80 Coupe Concept made its debut at Genesis House in New York on April 3, marking a new milestone for the luxury brand. This four-passenger model showcases Genesis’ commitment to delivering emotional and performance-oriented vehicles that push the limits of innovation and design.
According to Luc Donckerwolke, Group Chief Creative Officer, “The GV80 Coupe Concept emphasizes the duality of the Genesis brand by showcasing the antagonistic character that lives within the Athletic and Elegance parameters of Genesis’ design philosophy.” It combines the practicality of an SUV with the dynamism of a sports car, inspired by the X Speedium Coupe Concept unveiled in New York last year.
The GV80 Coupe Concept is a preview of Genesis’ future programs and performance-oriented models, solidifying its position in the luxury automotive market. “Over the past seven years, we have added more lifestyle-oriented models to the portfolio, such as our GV80 and GV70 SUVs. Now we are pushing the envelope with more emotional cars that elevate Genesis’ performance and dynamic attributes,” said Luc Donckerwolke.
The front fascia of the GV80 Coupe Concept features the Double G-Matrix Patterned Crest Grille surrounded by quad lights, which have evolved from multi-lens array technology to seamless light performance. Cooling is optimized by four slots within the bumper that reduce shadowed thermal flow.
The vehicle’s rear-wheel-drive platform provides a long hood and generous dash-to-axle proportions, complemented by the anti-wedge parabolic line, muscular blisters, and fenders that contrast with the vehicle’s elegant coupe silhouette. The five-spoke forged aluminum wheels and carbon fiber roof contribute to the GV80 Coupe Concept’s dynamic driving qualities by lowering the center of gravity and reducing weight. The front fender wears the ‘Designed by Genesis’ plaque that highlights the exclusive character of Genesis models.
To further reinforce its driving dynamics, the vehicle’s optimized aerodynamic fluidity is complemented by an upper rear spoiler and spoiler lip on the elliptical concave ducktail, which provides increased downforce at speed. The seamless rear lamps complete the Two Lines signature at the rear.
The interior of the GV80 Coupe Concept continues the themes of the exterior, with a contrast between Genesis’ elegant Beauty of White Space philosophy and athletic attributes. The three-spoke steering wheel emphasizes the sportiness of the interior, while the black Nappa and suede leather with plaid double stitching, orange piping, and carbon fiber weaves on functional surfaces give the interior a dynamic look. The four bucket seats provide increased body support during cornering, contributing to passenger safety and comfort, , while the carbon fiber back rest, painted in body color, further accentuates the GV80 Coupe Concept’s extroverted character. The structural stiffness of the body is reinforced with a G-Matrix strut brace behind the bucket seats.
Overall, the GV80 Coupe Concept confirms Genesis’ commitment and ambitions to deliver innovative luxury products with bold, emotional resonance. The vehicle’s Magma exterior color, inspired by the brand’s Distinctly Korean ethos, symbolizes the self-confident and passionate attitude of Korea. The Genesis GV80 Coupe is a remarkable statement of intent for the future, hinting towards more emotional and performance-oriented models.