Genesis revealed the Genesis X Speedium Coupe’s interior at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, continuing the design evolution of the Grand Tourer concept.
The Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance is an automotive event held in August each year on the Pebble Beach Golf Links in California.
The X Speedium Coupe concept made its debut in April at Genesis House New York. First shown as an exterior model, its interior design was developed over the past five months by the Genesis design group.
“The X Speedium Coupe was conceived as an internal design exercise that we later decided to reveal publicly. It was nothing more than a hard model built on our Athletic Elegance design identity,” said Genesis chief creative officer Luc Donckerwolke. “Given the positive reception it received at the event, we chose to complete the concept and present it to discerning attendees at the Pebble Beach Concours. The interior captures the Genesis brand’s “Beauty of White Space” design ethos, which suits various luxury lifestyles and adds to the appeal of the dynamic GT.”
The Genesis X Speedium Coupe’s most eye-catching exterior feature is the extended full-width lamps that reinterpret the Crest Grille. This detail carries the brand’s signature look into the electrification era while symbolizing Genesis’ transformation to a pure electric car brand.
The shape of the body resembles an hourglass when viewed from above. The curvaceous form accentuates the wheel arches and creates a muscular presence. From the side, the Parabolic Line extends from the front to the rear. The deliberate “anti-wedge” profile gives the car a relaxed attitude, which is balanced by tension between convex and concave surfaces. The elliptical tail and V-shaped brake light combine to create a striking contrast at the rear.
The asymmetric, driver-oriented layout is a continuation of the theme found on Genesis’ more recent concept cars, in which all the control systems and displays surround the driver. The instrument panel and floating centre console wrap around the driver cockpit, amplifying the driving experience in the era of electrification.
This effect is further accentuated by the interior’s contrasting colour palette, which clearly distinguishes the driver’s area from the passenger space. The driver’s seating area is set in Pinegrove Green, which perfectly complements the Inje Green exterior. The contrasting Monterey Gold around the driver’s seat—a colour inspired by the scenery along the Northern California coast—alludes to the yellow flowers and golden sand found in the region.
In addition, Genesis is exploring the future of audio experiences through a new sound architecture. In collaboration with sound mater Guk-il Yu, the head of Metal Sound Design—a company that specializes in high-performance speakers—the X Speedium Coupe features strategically-placed speakers to fill the interior with rich sound.
The driver-focused cockpit has a curved OLED display that visualizes the heritage of high-performance cars. The cluster’s GUI includes a centre-mounted motor output indicator designed in a “newtro” style, which is a stark contrast to the RPM gauges found in ICE models. The vertical display on the right side of the driver’s seat features an integrated touch display with an optimized UI design. The display includes the start button as well as the multimedia and vehicle control functions.