Luxury automaker Genesis has unveiled the GV80 Coupe Concept at the Genesis House in New York, showcasing the brand's intention to create more emotional and performance-oriented models in the future. The four-passenger concept model blends the practicality of an SUV with the dynamism of a sports car, creating a new facet to the Genesis brand.

According to Luc Donckerwolke, Group Chief Creative Officer at Genesis, the GV80 Coupe Concept emphasizes the duality of the Genesis brand by showcasing the antagonistic character that lives within the Athletic and Elegance parameters of Genesis' design philosophy. The concept is inspired by the X Speedium Coupe Concept unveiled in New York last year and serves as a preview of Genesis' future programs.

The front fascia of the GV80 Coupe Concept features the Double G-Matrix Patterned Crest Grille surrounded by quad lights, which have evolved from multi-lens array technology to seamless light performance. Cooling is optimized by four slots within the bumper that reduce shadowed thermal flow. The front fender wears the 'Designed by Genesis' plaque that highlights the exclusive character of Genesis models.

The GV80 Coupe Concept's interior contrasts black Nappa and suede leather with plaid double stitching, orange piping and carbon fiber weaves on the functional surfaces. Four bucket seats provide increased body support during cornering, contributing to passenger safety and comfort.

The Genesis GV80 Coupe Concept confirms the brand's commitment and ambitions to deliver innovative luxury products with bold, emotional resonance. The automaker's rear-wheel-drive platform provides the basis for the concept model's long hood and generous dash-to-axle proportions. The carbon fiber roof emphasizes the vehicle's sporty character while lowering the center of gravity and reducing weight. The price and availability of the GV80 Coupe Concept are yet to be announced.

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