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AUTHOR: Nile Bijoux

Limited production run of Gensis Essentia launched

‚ÄčThe Genesis Essentia concept was revealed at the 2018 New York Auto Show, as a way of introducing the new design language for Genesis. However, its popularity has pushed the Korean marque to create a limited production run of the car.

 

The Genesis Essentia concept was revealed at the 2018 New York Auto Show, as a way of introducing the new design language for Genesis. However, its popularity has pushed the Korean marque to create a limited production run of the car.

 

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The release is yet to be officially confirmed but Erwin Raphael, executive director of Genesis North America, let the news slip earlier this week.

 

Six body styles have been confirmed for the Genesis brand, among which is a coupe. Raphael said the Essentia could be that coupe, or even a seventh additional style. Not surprisingly, it would be the most expensive Genesis, putting it in the same price realm as Honda’s NSX or Audi’s R8.

 

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All-important powertrain details are heavily shrouded in secrecy - apart from that it will be electric - but the butterfly-style doors aren’t expected to make it to production.

 

The current Genesis here is still under the Hyundai umbrella, with the G70 arriving later in 2018. Overseas, the G80 will get a major update next year to adopt the new design language, with the GV80 mid-size SUV to follow in early 2020. Thereafter, we'll see a small SUV, likely badged GV70.

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