The brand’s CEO made the announcement during the Genesis dealer meeting.
This model could be priced around $200,000 to $300,000.
No specifications have been announced, but it will most likely be electric.
Genesis is going ahead with the production of the X Convertible concept that was unveiled at the 2022 Los Angeles Auto show.
This announcement was made by the CEO of the company during the annual meeting that brings all of the brand’s American dealers together.
This concept is a sleek convertible that features a retractable hardtop and a new visual signature at the front that could be used on future Genesis models.
Due to its styling and proportions, this model will become a halo car for the brand that will mostly serve to attract attention to its other, more affordable models.
Indeed, the production version of the X Convertible concept will not be cheap. Its starting price is expected to hover around $200,000 to $300,000.
This would make it compete with the upcoming Cadillac Celestiq in the EV world as well as a number of Bentley and Rolls-Royce models.
Speaking of which, the chairman of the Genesis National Dealer Advisory Council told Automotive News that he expects the Bentley Continental Convertible to be a frequent trade-in once the production version of the concept arrives on the market.
Since it is only a concept, some details could change before it goes on sale at an unspecified date, such as the cabin design, or the roof mechanism.
As of now, Genesis has not officially confirmed its decision to produce this model and thus, full specifications are not available.
However, it is likely that this model will be powered by electricity since all three of its “X” concepts from 2021 and 2022 were EVs.
In addition, Genesis and the whole Hyundai Group are moving fast toward the electrification of their lineups by announcing larger investments into the production as well as research and development of EVs.
Source: Automotive News via Motor1