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The Genesis X Convertible is a glorious drop-top concept

Genesis reveals its third ‘X’ concept – a four-seat convertible with a folding metal roof and an unspecified EV powertrain

Published: 16 Nov 2022
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Like with the X Concept and the X Speedium Coupe that came before it, we have literally no idea what powers this latest Genesis concept other than ‘electricity’, but if we’re honest, it really doesn’t matter.

Just look at the styling of the X Convertible. It is utterly fabulous.

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The four-seat X Convertible gets the same powerful long bonnet as its tin-topped concept car siblings, and its face (with those trademark two-line lights) is remarkably similar to the X Speedium Coupe. Those concave, aero-spec wheels represent arguably some of the best wheel design we’ve seen this year. 

At the rear there’s quad LED lights, a neat little integrated spoiler and a large diffuser of sorts, with the whole design apparently conforming to Genesis’ ‘Athletic Elegance’ design language. We’re also told that the three concepts “showcase the brand’s commitment to sustainable luxury and cutting-edge electric vehicle technology”.

Genesis X Convertible concept Top Gear

Under the folding hard-top roof (which apparently features individual glass panels above each front seat) is a driver-focussed interior that’s apparently ‘inspired by traditional Korean roof architecture’. What Genesis means by that is the colours – Giwa Navy takes its name from the roof tiles used on Korean houses, while the Dancheong Orange contrast is the same colour used to decorate traditional Korean wooden buildings.

Oh, and the exterior is finished in that bespoke ‘Crane White’ paint - because a white crane represents nobility and sanctity in Korea - and apparently includes pearl particles.

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As we mentioned up top, we don't know what drivetrain it includes, but if we're honest, it really doesn't matter.

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