Last spring, we had a look at the Genesis X, a luxury electric sports concept, a coupe that adapts the familiar recent Genesis design elements—gracefully long nose, and fastback terminating with a trunk lip—into a specialized performance model. The forward-thinking identity of the car was given expression in its light bars, which flow toward its doors from front and back, and its grille and bumper, with traditional mesh extending from its grille to diffuser and intakes.
At the time, the company tested the waters by contacting those who showed interest in the model and asking them how they’d feel about remitting $1K to join a waiting list ahead of production. The response must’ve been favorable, because the concept is back a year later. It arrives in 2022 with a longer name — Genesis now calls it the X Speedium Coupe — and a continued aura of mystery.
Gone is the mesh in front, and longer are the strip headlamps — officially titled ‘Two Lines Lamps’, they now extend to border the grille — but Genesis still hasn’t announced powertrain or tech details…or any other details, actually. Its function at present appears to be figurehead for Genesis’ metamorphosis into an all-electric brand.
Perhaps we’ll see more about the X later in the year. For now, buyers with an all-electric itch to scratch will have to make do with the Electrified G80, hopefully due in dealerships this year.