Luxury vehicles are often associated with big and powerful sedans or SUVs. However, that doesn’t have to always be the case. In fact, Genesis wants to show that luxury, in the automotive sense, does not always equate to a stately vehicle and could still be found in a small package such as the recently revealed Mint Concept.
Unveiled at the 2019 New York International Auto Show, the Mint Concept is a compact two-seat electric vehicle fitted with all the luxurious goodies you would find in larger and more expensive vehicle. Genesis says that the concept is intended to be a luxury vehicle for the city, hence its size.
When it comes to styling, the Mint Concept features a minimalist design and looks unlike any other model in Genesis’ current product line up. Despite being a two-seater, the Mint concept has four doors with the rear opening in a uniquely stylish manner. Finished in a matte Hunter Green color, the concept features a similarly designed, full-width LED headlights and taillights. As it is an electric vehicle, there is no grill. Smooth lines all-around provide better aerodynamic efficiency. Small inlets at the bottom part of the side skirts and rear bumper channel air to cool the batteries.
Step inside and the cabin features the same exquisite materials you would find in an ultra-luxury saloon. In front of the occupants is a minimalist dashboard with no central screen. All information is found in a single monitor mounted on the steering wheel with the controls located beside it. Recline the seats and you’ll find a full-length glass roof above and a luggage rack at the rear. Curiously, the Mint Concept has three pedals despite it being a fully-electric vehicle.
No specifics details were released regarding eh Mint Concept’s powertrain just yet. Genesis says, however, that the Mint is capable of doing an estimated 320 km of range and 350-kW fast recharging.