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Gorgeous Genesis New York Concept previews the next generation of Korean luxury

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Genesis New York Concept: Genesis is a young brand, but it already has a knack for eye-catching concept cars
Genesis New York Concept: Genesis is a young brand, but it already has a knack for eye-catching concept cars
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Genesis New York Concept: Ftted with four individual bucket seats
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Genesis New York Concept: Ftted with four individual bucket seats
Genesis New York Concept: The car's long bonnet and sleek windowline give it a modern luxury silhouette
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Genesis New York Concept: The car's long bonnet and sleek windowline give it a modern luxury silhouette
The Genesis New York Concept previews the brand's new design language
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The Genesis New York Concept previews the brand's new design language
Genesis New York Concept: The car's headlamps are reminiscent of the new Aston Martin Lagonda
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Genesis New York Concept: The car's headlamps are reminiscent of the new Aston Martin Lagonda
Gesture control features on the new Genesis concept, and the cabin is dominated by a 21-inch display
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Gesture control features on the new Genesis concept, and the cabin is dominated by a 21-inch display
Genesis New York Concept: The 21-inch screen is managed by a new interface that includes gesture control and handwriting recognition
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Genesis New York Concept: The 21-inch screen is managed by a new interface that includes gesture control and handwriting recognition
Genesis New York Concept: The cabin is brilliantly trimmed, but won't ever see the light of day
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Genesis New York Concept: The cabin is brilliantly trimmed, but won't ever see the light of day
The devil is in the detail for the Genesis New York Concept
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The devil is in the detail for the Genesis New York Concept
The New York Concept on the floor in, er, New York
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The New York Concept on the floor in, er, New York
The rear end is designed to make the car look low and wide
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The rear end is designed to make the car look low and wide
The New York Concept is powered by a hybrid powertrain
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The New York Concept is powered by a hybrid powertrain
The Genesis New York Concept's hybrid powertrain is hooked up to an eight-speed gearbox
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The Genesis New York Concept's hybrid powertrain is hooked up to an eight-speed gearbox
The Genesis New York Concept at the New York Auto Show
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The Genesis New York Concept at the New York Auto Show
The New York Concept is designed to show us what the future of Genesis will look like
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The New York Concept is designed to show us what the future of Genesis will look like
Genesis New York Concept: Genesis is a young brand, but it already has a knack for eye-catching concept cars
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Genesis New York Concept: Genesis is a young brand, but it already has a knack for eye-catching concept cars
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Hyundai's luxury offshoot hasn't been around all that long, but that hasn't stopped it from launching some drop-dead gorgeous concepts. On the back of the Vision G Coupe launched in 2015, Genesis has used this year's New York Auto Show to unveil a stunning, hybrid powered sedan previewing the company's future design language.

The aptly name New York Concept is powered by a 242 hp (180 kW), 353 Nm 2.0-liter diesel engine hooked up to a hybrid system. Power is channeled to the wheels through an eight-speed gearbox, but details are scarce beyond that because this car isn't really about what's under the hood.

Instead, the New York Concept is about showcasing what Genesis' designers can do. With long bonnet and short rear deck, the concept's shape is unmistakably rooted in classic luxury, but its coupe-style windowline, big wheels and recessed door handles give it a modern, sleek silhouette.

To our eyes, that sleek silhouette shares something with Aston Martin's Lagonda. It's the same story with the car's squinting headlamps and broad rear lights.

Gesture control features on the new Genesis concept, and the cabin is dominated by a 21-inch display
Gesture control features on the new Genesis concept, and the cabin is dominated by a 21-inch display

The really interesting part of the Genesis concept is revealed when you open the doors. Up front, the dashboard is dominated by a floating 21-inch display that handles all the multimedia demands of a modern car, while drivers get clear information about what's going under the hood from a big analogue display.

All of that screen real estate can be controlled using single or multi-touch finger swipes, which allows drivers to use handwriting recognition and circular scrolling motions to work their way through the menus. As is the case in the new BMW 7 Series, there's also gesture control - although Genesis' says its system allows you to take specific bits of information and "throw" them over to passengers.

Genesis New York Concept: Ftted with four individual bucket seats
Genesis New York Concept: Ftted with four individual bucket seats

To make sure the it really stands out on camera, extravagant copper-colored trim pieces and aluminum switches are scattered around the cabin. Front seat passengers are separated by a wide center console, and rear passenger get their own full leather bucket seat.

The Genesis New York Concept is on show at the New York Auto Show, where Gizmag is on the ground covering all the action.

Source: Genesis

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4 comments
davgrn
Interesting concept wonder how much can/will make it to production.
Stephen N Russell
Id drive this, nice, make into a EV & Hybrid & autonomous drive Sweet.
EcoLogical
Gorgeous? Beauty is in the eyes of the beholder and my eyes see ugly! The massive grille and front fender scoops are the antithesis of a sleek, aerodynamic front end.
drood
Who needs a strong cars in the US? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Speed_limits_in_the_United_States_by_jurisdiction