Hyundai’s premium branch Genesis presents a fully electric car called Mint Concept ahead of the New York Auto Show. The two-seater has a lavish interior and an extravagant yet tiny rear cargo space you can access through gullwing doors.
As this is a design study without any concrete production plans, Genesis only mentions a few details. As a study, the all-electric car should provide a range of around 320 kilometres and offer high power charging with up to 350 kW. The Mint has a centrally located charging port above the Genesis badge and LED taillights that run in a thin strip and make for a back view similar to the Audi e-tron.
While Genesis delivers no data on dimensions, the EV concept seems to be fairly small, so that it is more of a compact hatchback than a sedan, or perhaps even a hatchback withouth the hatch. The gullwing doors for the trunk that Genesis better describes as “parcel shelf for the day-to-day essentials” seem a case of over-spec, but with no production plans known, they sure serve as an eyecatcher.
Last time we checked this March, Hyundai’s Genesis presented another EV study. The Essentia Concept is to go from 0-100 kph in 3 seconds, but again the manufacturer has been scarce with other technical details. Again, Genesis did not save on design and installed two butterfly doors, and the nose is reminiscent of a Formula 1 racer. As previously reported, the concept will build on a new platform Genesis wants to base future electric cars on. Hyundai announced plans to electrify its premium label back in 2018 and slated the first serial Genesis electric car for launch in 2021, then aiming for a range of 500 km, so do not expect to see the Mint EV in real-life soon.
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