Created at the Hyundai European Design Center in Rüsselsheim near Frankfurt, Genus combines the sporting dynamism of a coupe with the versatility of a traditional wagon.
The dynamic five-door concept blends roominess and comfort with elegance and practicality. The Genus challenges the traditional compromise of vehicle choice faced by demanding modern lifestyles. It offers space and comfort, similar to a traditional wagon, but has an elegant, dynamic exterior.
The Rüsselsheim design team developed the Genus as a D-segment vehicle with a broad appeal to many target groups. Thus, with its multi-use concept the Genus can be used for work, shopping trips, family holidays as well as for numerous recreational activities.
A long wheelbase, reduced front and rear overhangs and a wide stance enable increased interior comfort and loading capacity without compromising the fundamental proportions inherent to a coupe. For maximum versatility, the floor features an integral hatch, which can be lifted to reveal a retractable bench seat. The bench extends out to rest over the trunk sill and together with a sliding deck that is concealed in the bumper, it forms a multi-use outside seating area. The sliding deck can also be used separately for transportation of bicycles and other sports equipment.
Due to an inset B-pillar, the side windows form a continuous line. They are fully retractable and together with a large panoramic glass roof enable multi-sensorial experiences normally associated with coupes and cabriolets.
The medium-size wagon is powered by a 2.2 liter Common-Rail Diesel engine ( CRDi ) and equipped with a 5-gear automatic transmission for a dynamic, yet comfortable and economic ride. The 4WD underlines the sporty character of the Genus.
The Genus' interior represents the concept of a versatile living space, a cocooning environment with a high beltline in which to feel safe and protected. In being surrounded by the rhythm of curved flowing volumes creating a sensory spirit, passengers will experience a relaxing environment. The cosseting wave inspired form of the seats provides an exciting invitation for occupants. Seeking to encapsulate passengers, an integrated supporting shell flows in a serene wavelike form, which is repeated in a perforated graphic on the seat upholstery. The shell embraces the seats and forms a visual alliance from the centre console to the integrated armrest.
Главной «изюминкой» от южнокорейского концерна Hyundai на женевском автосалоне будет мировая премьера, концепт Genus, шикарный кроссовер, который сочетает в себе динамику купе и функциональность универсала. Идея создания Genus принадлежит европейской дизайн-студии компании, расположенной в немецком городе Рюссельхайм.
По словам самих дизайнеров, внешность концепта родилась из наблюдений за водой, ее волнами и приливами. Вероятно, концепт является первым намеком на будущий серийный автомобиль, который будет отвечать требованиям современных покупателей с растущими запросами.