Euisun Chung poised to take control of the dynastic conglomerate
But what if the N.Y. Auto Show favorite does get made? What would it be like?
The Essentia Concept isn't dead yet, either.
It's definitely inspired by the GV80 crossover concept
The midsize Genesis gets a major refresh.
Design boss weighs in on the future of the nascent luxury company
The G70 sports sedan launches this summer.
One of the biggest stunners of the New York Auto Show came from an unlikely stand — that of Genesis, Hyundai's nascent luxury spinoff. The Genesis Essentia Concept was described as a multi-motor EV with a 0-60 time of 3 seconds and enough silicon to pass the Turing test, but that's not what made it special. It stood out because it's downright gorgeous, a proper show car seemingly plucked from the golden age of pre-OPEC oil embargo dream machines.
Startup and established automakers alike have been waking up to — and embracing — the idea that electrification doesn't have to be just about efficiency. There's a huge performance potential for electric vehicles, a fact that Tesla has capitalized on, and other brands are following suit. Korean luxury car manufacturer Genesis is the latest to join the party with the unveiling of its Essentia grand touring EV concept at the New York Auto Show.
It's only on the four-cylinder, but we'll take what we can get.
We'd love to see Genesis build bespoke cars for customers.
Lots of interesting surprises on this year's list
Owners also ranked Tesla's Model S tops in a satisfaction survey.