Genesis has brought its latest concept car to the New York Auto Show 2019, and if you thought EVs were skewing too closely to sedans and SUVs, the Genesis Mint should provide a welcome change. The compact city coupe is designed to combine luxury with a tiny footprint idea for urban driving. That means somehow managing to hide a battery good for up to 200 miles of driving.
There’s 350 kW fast recharging, too, with the power port on the back above the illuminated Genesis logo. The automaker has trimmed the overhangs down dramatically, wrapping the headlamps and taillamps around the bodywork and then giving the sides of the car a distinctive crease line. The lower half gets a “G-Matrix” pattern of vents, which are used to keep the drivetrain cool.
Inside, there’s a surprising degree of space, all clad in cognac-color leather. More G-Matrix trim in gunmetal appears on the dashboard and the pedals, while the center console can be folded to make the two-seater bench into a couch. All of the controls have been integrated into and around the steering wheel.