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The Genesis X Convertible Is Preparing For War! | Bentley Continental GT, The Target..?

There’s a war brewing between Genesis and Bentley. And this war places a bulls eye at the Conti GTs beautiful booty.

Seoul based Genesis has been sending tsunami waves throughout the luxury car industry since its formation in 2015 as Hyundai’s swank division. After giving the likes of BMW, Audi, Lexus and Mercedes a fierce competition. It looks like they’re coming to give Bentley one - one up the tailpipe that is!

Genesis over the past few months have been on a concept launching spree wherein they have launched their concept trilogy which consists of the X Speedium Coupe, the X Speedium Shooting Brake and the X Convertible. And it was recently let loose by someone at Hyundai Motor Group that the X Convertible WILL hit the production line. Genesis hasn’t exactly been hush hush about the X Convertible making the Bentley Continental GT invisible to buyers.

Genesis appears to have put considerable effort into its concept trilogy, and the convertible segment is declining in popularity, so Genesis hopes to revitalise the market with the X Convertible.

Genesis has not made any official announcements about it, but it appears to be arriving soon based on reports from Genesis officials. However, the release date and cost are unknowns at this time.

"I don't know if it's going to be over $200,000 or $300,000, but I guarantee we're going to see a lot of Bentley Continental convertible trade-ins on that when it comes to our showrooms," said Peter Lanzavecchia, a Genesis dealer, in his conversation with Automotive News.

The X Convertible lives up to Genesis's reputation for making stylish automobiles. The X Convertible is replete with striking details that come together to form a beautiful whole. Like I said before, the X Convertible concept is here to save the culture of convertible luxury cars with its own special blend of flavour and flair.

The X Convertible concept is an absolute masterpiece, skilfully fusing together traditional Korean aesthetics with a cutting-edge, ultra-sleek design language. Genesis calls the attractive appearance "Athletic Elegance," and it is the result of the long hood, shorter front aprons, and longer wheelbase.

The X Convertible's advanced hardtop features separate glass panels, setting it apart from other convertibles. When the front panel is closed, each passenger can still see and hear what's going on outside thanks to a glass panel above their heads.

The design is distinctive without being divisive. Fascia-mounted, dual-line quad LEDs are a recognisable design element. As a nod to Genesis' crest grille design, the lights are meant to stand out. At the back, you'll find a concave elliptical design, a subtle spoiler, and a pair of chiselled dual-stripe LEDs that set it apart from the crowd. In addition, the exterior is painted in a custom colour called Crane White, which is symbolic of Korean culture, sanctity & nobility.

On the inside, you can experience the intersection of culture and fine craftsmanship. The interior design is inspired by traditional Korean architecture and aims to evoke feelings of warmth and welcome. Giwa Navy, the primary colour, was inspired by roof tiles and is made with woollen fabrics that can be recycled, with synthetic leather being widely used for the majority of the interior. Above this, the seats are embellished with Dancheong orange stitching, a nod to the wooden accents found in traditional Korean homes. All of these contribute to an emotional, lucrative, and distinctive ambiance. 

Words: Sresht Garg

TopGear Magazine July 2024