The Genesis X Convertible Concept has won the Transportation category at the Good
Design Awards 2023, the ninth year in a row that the Korean carmaker has claimed a
design award at the prestigious event.
The Good Design Awards are bestowed annually by the Chicago Athenaeum Museum:
Museum of Architecture and Design and The European Centre for Architecture Art Design
and Urban Studies. Founded in 1950, the prize honours the highest level of design
excellence across more than 30 categories.
Unveiled at the 2022 Los Angeles Motor Show, the X Convertible is the brand’s first
convertible concept following on from the previous X Concept and X Speedium Coupe
Concept models with which it shares its architecture and electric powertrain.
The interior design takes its inspiration from Korean roof architecture, which is a nod to
both the brand’s origins as well as the most important aspect of convertible cars
The convertible’s folding hardtop roof features transparent moon roofs above the front row
to create an open ambience even when closed.
This innovative design, coupled with the vehicle’s architecture and powertrain, opens new
possibilities of seamless communication with nature so that passengers can enjoy the
surrounding environment in a completely new way, free from mechanical disturbance.
“The X Convertible Concept materialises the brand’s Athletic Elegance design philosophy
in its purest form while emphasising the power of its emotional performance,” said
SangYup Lee, Head of Hyundai & Genesis Global Design.
“The X Convertible Concept completes the electric vehicle concept trilogy by envisioning
the future of Genesis design and inspiration. We will continue to explore new ways of
creating the most immersive driving experiences and spaces in which customers can feel
more connected to their vehicles and surroundings.”