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Old 03-29-2018, 06:58 AM
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Default Genesis Essentia

Reminds me from late 90's early 2000's concepts, interior detailing is good.

https://www.motorauthority.com/news/...mage=100648111

GENESIS ESSENTIA CONCEPT

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Old 03-29-2018, 07:49 AM
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Indeed it got some 90ies vibes about it (soft rounded design language, muted detailing, low belt line), but that is not a bad thing. Somehow it makes me think that this could have been a nice Mazda RX7 reinterpretation.

Too bad Hyundai/Genesis (and Kia) don't have exactly a stellar reputation of putting concepts into production with little alteration, so I don't think that too much of this will end up in a production vehicle.
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Old 03-29-2018, 10:16 AM
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It does look like Mazda's new RX-7 Concept. Well Hyundai/Genesis is known for steeling other carmaker's design cues.
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Old 03-29-2018, 02:15 PM
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Nice looking vapor, but that's all it is. Moreover, what's the goal? We all know Genesis is going hard toward crossovers, so why did they do a sports car? Makes no sense at all. If Genesis is going to do a sports car, then the concept needs to give a more-direct production intent. I think this is pure wasted effort at Genesis.
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Old 03-29-2018, 04:20 PM
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Why does the name sound like some awful medical condition?
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Old 03-29-2018, 04:23 PM
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Nice looking vapor, but that's all it is. Moreover, what's the goal? We all know Genesis is going hard toward crossovers, so why did they do a sports car? Makes no sense at all. If Genesis is going to do a sports car, then the concept needs to give a more-direct production intent. I think this is pure wasted effort at Genesis.

Hyundai/Genesis/Kia have no sports car (FWD does not count). Maybe they want to build one?

But after the Kia GT4 Stinger that never came, the Genesis Coupe that stopped production, the GT86/BRZ that will have no successor, the ever aging GT-R and Z, the completely dead SLK/SLC and SL, the so want yet not well selling LC, the very expensive NSX, the 4C and A110 that nobody hears of anymore, the MX-5 that needed a rebadged version as 124 Spider to keep costs down and widen the target market, the no more selling R8 that will have no successor, the old heavy bad selling F-Type, the lost momentum of the AMG GT, the half-hearted effort with the Supra/Z4 that no potential buy is interested anymore, the SF-R that Toyota does not bring to production, the S660 that Honda does not want to export, the for ever rumored R5, RX-9, not to mention so many other, you might be right: this is wasted effort if their is no production intent, and their is no business case for it.
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Old 03-29-2018, 05:17 PM
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I was thinking this would be a better NSX than the current, actual NSX....

It also reminds me of when auto manufacturers would create concepts that were pure flights of fancy. Concepts nowadays are so... practical.
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Old 03-29-2018, 05:18 PM
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Competing with the GT86, Z Car, or GTR would be pointless. None of them sell well enough to warrant designing a competitor. Now if Genesis did a Mustang-sized/priced coupe with a big V8, it would be on to something.
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Old 03-29-2018, 05:28 PM
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Competing with the GT86, Z Car, or GTR would be pointless. None of them sell well enough to warrant designing a competitor. Now if Genesis did a Mustang-sized/priced coupe with a big V8, it would be on to something.
Why? What would make it better than a Mustang? Why would a Mustang buy get a Genesis instead? And why would a German car buyer get a Genesis? The only buyer that would get a Genesis, is a Toyota/Lexus, Nissan/Infiniti or Honda/Acura buyer.
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Old 03-29-2018, 05:37 PM
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Why? What would make it better than a Mustang? Why would a Mustang buy get a Genesis instead? And why would a German car buyer get a Genesis? The only buyer that would get a Genesis, is a Toyota/Lexus, Nissan/Infiniti or Honda/Acura buyer.
As usual you spew things just to be contrary. The point is that Genesis would want to aim at a large market if they were doing a coupe. The field to play in is the $35-50K segment inhabited by the Mustang, Camaro, and Challenger.
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