Essentia is an all-electric high-performance concept car for the luxury automotive brand Genesis that elevates the company’s signature “Athletic Elegance” design paradigm while providing a vision for future product performance and technology. It also brings sports-car-level performance to the realm of electric luxury coupes with an estimated 0-to-60 time of 3.0 seconds. Inspiration for the Essentia came from the proportions of the iconic Gran Turismo, with a long bonnet and swept-back cabin—but that is where comparisons end. Essentia features a lightweight carbon-fiber monocoque, a multi-motor electric powertrain and a custom-tailored interior. The interior uses a mix of materials influenced by high fashion and classic color combinations: cognac leather seats with chevron quilting, an Oxford blue leather console and seat belt slots composed of glass-pearl aluminum. The design of the battery pack sets Essentia apart. By housing it in an I-shaped structure in the center tunnel, rather than underneath the passenger compartment, Essentia is able to achieve a super-low 50-inch roofline and spacious cockpit-style cabin.
Designed by: Genesis Design Center