The stunning Genesis Essentia Concept is on a world tour, and it has just touched home soil.
Presented in front of the audience at the 2018 Busan Motor Show in South Korea, this is the study’s fourth official stop, after the 2018 New York Auto Show debut this spring.
It then attended the CR Fashion Book Cannes Party in France, and a couple of weeks ago, it wowed visitors at the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este on the shores of Lake Como in Italy.
“Genesis is delighted to finally introduce the Essentia Concept to the Korean community, at the Busan International Motor Show”, commented the brand’s executive VP, Manfred Fitzgerald. “Essentia is the ultimate embodiment of the inspirational and emotional culture we are striving to build, as a lifestyle brand, and we look forward to shaping it together with the Korean people, as this place will always be the origin and cornerstone of Genesis.”
Said to bring “sports car-level performance to the realm of electric luxury coupes”, the Genesis Essentia Concept has a lightweight construction with a carbon fiber monocoque and “a multi-motor electric powertrain. Full specs still haven’t been released, but the Hyundai-owned brand says that the 0-100km/h (0-62mph) sprint takes just 3.0 seconds.
Moreover, possible Easter eggs from its official presentation back in March hinted at a potential top speed of 269km/h (167mph), while its driving range between charges could be up to 373km (232mi).
Besides the impressive show car, Genesis also brought the G90 Special Edition flagship, baptized ‘The Ruler’, to the South Korean motoring event. The sedan officially debuted during the 90th Academy Awards in February, and is joined on the showroom floor by the G70, G80, G80 Sport, G90 and G90L.