Genesis Reveals Mint Concept on Canada, and Launches GV80 Pre-Order Program

The Mint Concept introduces the all-electric luxury car for the city, a new vehicle typology, featuring organic design and an innovative interior user experience.

Montreal, Quebec – Genesis revealed the Mint Concept for the first time in Canada at the recent Montreal International Auto Show. The Mint Concept introduces the all-electric luxury car for the city, a new vehicle typology, featuring organic design and an innovative interior user experience.

The Mint Concept represents a holistic collaboration among Genesis design studios located around the world, led by Genesis Global Advanced Design in Germany, Genesis Design Team in the U.S., and the Namyang Design Center in South Korea. Prominent automotive designer Filippo Perini, Chief Designer and Head of the Genesis Advanced Design Studio

Inside and out, the Mint Concept posits an expanded definition of Genesis brand design cues adapted for a two-door, two-passenger 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.

In lieu of a conventional trunk with a rear hatch, the Mint Concept 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 oblong steering wheel is surrounded by six copper Graphic User Interface (GUI) information screens that call attention to 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.

The versatility of the Mint Concept extends to the design and engineering of its high-density, battery-electric powertrain, which is capable of an estimated 200 miles per full charge and 350-KW fast recharging.

Genesis also announced that customers can visit www.genesis.ca/gv80 to place a deposit to reserve their opportunity to be one of the first in North America to own or lease the first-ever Genesis SUV. “From its distinctive quad lamps to the newly redesigned signature Crest Grille, GV80 will usher-in a new era of Athletic Elegance in design for the Genesis product portfolio,” said Jarred Pellat, Public Relations lead at Genesis Motors Canada. “As with our existing lineup of Genesis sedans, we are pleased to be offering GV80 with standard all-wheel drive for the Canadian market.”

Genesis Motors Canada will share additional details regarding GV80 in the coming months.

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