Genesis Essentia coupe will receive a production versionSeptember 7, 2018
Premium division Hyundai – the company Genesis – plans to launch in a series of conceptual coupe Essentia. This is reported by Motor Trend with reference to the head of the company Manfred Fitzgerald. If the project is given a “green light”, Essentia will become the most expensive car Genesis. It is expected that the sale of the car can begin already in 2021 or in 2022.
According to the top manager, almost all the solutions demonstrated on the prototype can be reflected in the serial version of the car. The exception will be the door in the style of “butterfly wings”, which will replace the usual.
All technical characteristics of the future novelty are kept secret. The concept Essentia is equipped with an electric power plant. According to the developers, the acceleration to hundreds of the car takes about three seconds.
The prototype Essentia was introduced in March this year at the Auto Show in New York. The novelty was based on a new chassis made of carbon fiber. The car received a futuristic design with features Gran Turismo. The coupe is equipped with a face recognition system, and you can open the car only after scanning the fingerprint. The interior of the car is like a classic sports car.
To develop new Genesis models, Hyundai has established a special design unit. Since mid-2016, this structure was headed by Luke Donkerfolke, previously engaged in the design of models Audi, Bentley, Lamborghini, Seat and Skoda. He combines this work with the position of the head of the Hyundai Motor Design Center.
The model line of Genesis premium sub-brand by 2020 will consist of at least six models. In particular, under the brand Genesis will be released two crossover, aтв a sports coupe.