The concept, which was shown off at the Genesis House brand centre in New York City, appears to be ready for production, so it is probably a good representation of the production GV80 Coupe, which should be in showrooms in 12 to 18 months.
The Genesis gv80 coupe concept
The design team at Genesis, under the direction of Luc Donckerwolke, Hyundai Motor Group's chief creative officer, hasn't just taken a GV80 and added a coupe roof. Instead, there are a number of additional elements that set the GV80 Coupe idea apart from the standard GV80.
The more obvious ducktail spoiler, carbon-fiber roof, and dual light bars across the width of the rear for the taillights are a few of these. There are also the more muscular fenders. The design, according to Genesis, draws from the X Speedium Coupe concept car presented in New York a year ago and emphasises the more performance-focused elements of the company's Athletic Elegance design language.
The fundamentals of the idea are the same as those of the standard GV80. Genesis didn't provide any engine information, but the GV80 is now available with either a twin-turbo 3.5-liter V-6 rated at 375 horsepower or a 2.5-liter turbo-4 with 300 horsepower. With the performance focus, it's probable that the GV80 Coupe will only be available in V-6 form.
The dashboard's style is identical to that of the GV80, but four separate bucket seats with carbon-fiber shells have been added, along with a sporty three-spoke steering wheel with good grip. According to Genesis, the body's structural rigidity is improved by a strut brace in the back.
It's also unique to Genesis because the entire coupe is a vibrant orange colour. The Magma hue, according to the carmaker, represents South Korea's "self-confident and passionate attitude" in its domestic market.
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