Inspired by the Speedium concept that debuted last year, the GV80 coupe concept has been confirmed for production
Genesis has revealed a new concept car in New York set for production, which has been inspired by the X Speedium Coupe Concept that was displayed in Sydney last year.
Officially called the GV80 Coupe Concept, Genesis says the new concept “combines the practicality of a lifestyle-oriented SUV with the dynamism of a sports car”.
The Genesis GV80 Coupe Concept will use rear-wheel-drive architecture and features key styling cues such as an elongated bonnet, quad headlights, five-spoke forged alloy wheels, a carbon-fibre roof and a new Magma exterior colour.
Inside, the concept features a three-spoke steering wheel and black nappa and suede leather trim with plaid double stitching and orange highlights.
Genesis Australia has confirmed that the coupe will go into production, with a launch date to be advised at a later date.
If the GV80 coupe concept is built upon, you guessed it, a GV80 SUV platform, then it is very likely that the coupe concept will be powered by the current 3.5-litre twin-turbocharged V6 petrol engine that produces 279kW/530Nm.
However, the GV80 coupe concept could also use an electric powertrain borrowed from the electrified G80 sedan which utilises dual-motors to produce 272kW of power and 700Nm of torque.
Genesis says that its new GV80 coupe concept will be rear-wheel drive, so the brand could use one rear-mounted electric motor for the production version.
The news comes after Genesis last year unveiled its X Speedium Coupe Concept that features low, sleek looks and sports car styling.
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