There have been long-circulating rumors that Genesis is creating a big, fastback luxurious SUV based mostly on the GV80. Barely sportier and presumably dearer, it could be Genesis’ reply to autos just like the BMW X6, Mercedes-Benz GLE Coupé, and Audi Q8. Nevertheless, we’ve not seen any teasers to counsel that these rumors are true. Effectively, till an in any other case unremarkable design video launched final week revealed, maybe by chance, its existence.
The video focuses on the Genesis design workforce, particularly the background of Chief Inventive Officer Luc Donckerwolke. Design Operations Director Hans Lapine and Senior Exterior Designer Samir Sadikhov additionally make appearances, however it’s a shelf behind Sadikhov that’s of most curiosity. As Motor1 seen, the show seems to disclose the fastback GV80 (we stubbornly refuse to name it a coupé except it is a part of the identify) within the rightmost column of the third row from the highest.
The design mannequin appears just like the GV80, which sits behind it on the identical row, however is noticeably totally different from the A-pillars again. The rear profile drops down far earlier within the roofline, creating that cargo area-slicing angle luxurious SUV buyer apparently love a lot. There additionally appears to be a small spoiler on each the trailing fringe of the roof and beneath the rear glass.
Whereas that appears like probably the most production-ready providing, one other never-before seen SUV seems within the backside left nook of the shelf. Bigger and boxier than the prevailing fashions, it may very well be the range-topping GV90. Genesis has already trademarked the identify with each commonplace and electrical variants, and rumors say it may very well be a Genesis-badged variant of the Hyundai Ioniq 7.
One automotive whose reveal actually wasn’t unintended is a surprising capturing brake model of the equally breathtaking Genesis Idea X. Although it solely seems as a design mannequin, we desperately hope Genesis does construct it — even when it is only a one-off idea or a mannequin that by no means makes it to U.S. shores. Such magnificence deserves to exist on the planet.
All through the video you will see diecast variations of non-Genesis vehicles, from Bentleys to Lamborghinis. It is because Luc Donckerwolke led design at these manufacturers earlier than shifting to Genesis.
If the GV80 fastback and GV90 leaks weren’t unintended, they had been at the very least intelligent. Sadly, the video would not do a lot to explain the precise selections behind Genesis design. Donckerwolke has spoken to us in depth in regards to the matter if you wish to know extra. What we wish to see most is that Idea X capturing brake, although.