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Genesis Reveals Hybrid Sports Sedan Concept Car

March 24, 2016

Photo courtesy of Hyundai Motor Global.
Photo courtesy of Hyundai Motor Global.

Hyundai’s luxury brand, Genesis, revealed a hybrid sports sedan concept car dubbed the "New York Concept" at the New York International Auto Show. The concept car hints at future Genesis design direction, according to the company.

The hybrid concept generates 245ps and 36.0 kgf.m of torque from its 2.0 GDi powertrain coupled with an 8-speed automatic transmission, according to the company.

“The New York Concept is a progressive concept car that showcases the design quality of the brand,” said Manfred Fitzgerald, head of Genesis. “With its expressive volumes and refined design, the New York Concept truly embodies the ‘Athletic Elegance,’ that characterizes Genesis products and will continue to do so for future models that come from our luxury brand.” 

The design teams took inspiration for the concept car from modern luxury lifestyles and products, as well as early successes and evolution of the Genesis brand, according to the company.

Inside the cabin, the New York Concept features a human machine interface (HMI) concept. On top of the instrument panel, hovers a super-wide, curved 21-inch 4K display made by LG. The bowl-shaped Central Control Panel with 3D geometry is ergonomically optimized for usability and forms an electronic centerpiece of the HMI concept. This ergonomic optimization allows for intuitive single- and multi-touch finger swipes, while also enabling handwriting recognition and circular finger movements – particularly useful when scrolling through long music or telephone lists, according to the company.

The user interface presents all relevant information at a glance, combining touchpads with the advantages of today’s rotary dial-based interfaces. Additionally, a 3D gesture-control sensor allows the operator to "throw over" specific content from one area of the screen to another, raising the freedom for personalizing the display information, according to the automaker.

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