Hyundai-owned electric car marque, Genesis, has revealed a new all-electric concept called Mint Concept at this year’s New York International Auto Show. The cutesy Mint Concept is primarily a city car and a premium one at that, according to Genesis. It is a two-seater EV with extremely short front and rear overhangs, Quad Lamps front and back, a Crest Grille on its very Tesla-ish front, “signature Parabolic Line” that wraps around the entire body, a concave rear, and G-Matrix pattern for efficient cooling and airflow circulation around the battery floor.
It has no technical details to share with the world – save for the fact that it does an estimated 200 miles per charge and has 250-kW fast charging. At least, not with the official press we received on the 16th. The press text are purely marketing talks. However, if you are so incline to read, here are the official words on the rather unique and spartan interior:
“The center console, which houses a central control knob, can be folded, turning the floating front bench into a settee. Ingress and egress are made easier, thanks to the automatic swiveling capability of the instrument panel and the bench seat… 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.”
That’s all we know about this sleek ride for now. Actually, we do know that it does not have a conventional trunk; instead it has what Genesis described as “a generous parcel shelf designed for occasional use,” accessible via scissor-style side openings “engineered with a low load-in point to allow for easy stowage and retrieval.” And oh, we also know it looks better from the rear and from the side. But that’s just some frivolous observation on our part. Overall, it is a beautiful sculpted car that we have no doubt will be arriving to the market, probably as what we have seen.
All images courtesy of Genesis.