Genesis ‘MINTs’ new all electric luxury city car concept  at New York Auto Show

Genesis revealed the Mint Concept at the New York Auto Show this week.  Mint introduces the all-electric, luxury car for the city, a new vehicle typology, featuring organic design and an innovative interior user experience.

Styled and engineered for the city, Genesis says the lightweight two- seat runabout is tailored to the needs of modern lifestyle – both highly maneuverable and exhilarating to drive.  Its versatile engineering is reflected in its high- density, battery-electric powertrain, which is capable of an estimated 200 miles per full charge and 350-KW fast recharging.

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Inside and out, the Mint presents an expanded definition of Genesis brand design cues adapted for a city car with a reduced footprint. Finished in Hunter Green matte paint, the Mint Concept beautifully stretches a three- box design to the corners with extremely short front and rear overhangs

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Quad Lamps in front and back stretch to the corners, enhancing its presence and stance with top light elements forming wraparound light bands.   The Crest Grille appears as a closed sculptural element with a slight opening for the reduced cooling requirements of the battery pack.  The signature Parabolic Line wraps around the body of the Mint Concept, with a sweeping uptick toward the concave rear showing its sportier side.  The G-Matrix pattern lower half of the vehicle, aides cooling and airflow circulation around the battery floor while forming the base of its aerodynamic wheel design.

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There is no conventional trunk or hatch. Instead Mint features a generous parcel shelf designed for occasional use. Access to the rear compartment is provided by scissor-style side openings engineered with a low load-in point to allow for easy stowage and retrieval. The interior of the Mint Concept offers ample space to stash temporary items that are essential for day-to-day life, with focus on portability and accessibility. The rear-mounted and centered charge port facilitates connections to charging stations.

Inside the cozy space for two is made to feel expansive, through the use of lightweight textiles, cognac leather, and mullion-free windows. A G-Matrix pattern is a defining element of the interior, both in the thin, gunmetal balustrade that runs across the width of the passenger compartment and in the repeating pattern for the floor and cargo area. The center console houses a central control knob and can be folded, turning the floating front bench into a settee. Instrument panel and bench seat swivel automatically allowing easier entry and exit.

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An oblong steering wheel is surrounded by six copper Graphic User Interface (GUI) information screens that monitor critical vehicle functions individually. A seventh screen mounted flush in the steering wheel displays primary vehicle information while allowing the driver to maintain focus on the road ahead.

 

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