Looking out the U.S. Patent and Trademark Workplace (USPTO) database for the alphanumeric “GT90” returns 21 outcomes. All however 4 outcomes are lifeless. Three of these 4 trademark requests come from Hyundai, considered one of them filed this month. As Carscoops famous, on April 4, Hyundai requested to order the character brand for “GT90 Genesis” for 2 classes: Vehicles and sports activities automobiles. As ordinary, a trademark software does not imply we’ll see the trademark used wherever. The Korean automaker’s been toying with this concept for years, although. In 2017, it requested to order the title “Genesis GT90,” in 2020 it utilized to guard the identical GT90 Genesis brand in a number of classes that didn’t embody sports activities automobiles. The suspicion is that the GT title will could possibly be for a grand tourer primarily based on one of many Speedium ideas revealed in the previous couple of years.
The GT90 Genesis submitting comes about two months after Hyundai supposedly advised U.S. sellers the Genesis X Convertible idea will enter manufacturing. Descriptions from the chairman of Genesis’ nationwide supplier advisory council laid out a flagship product to launch the model into one other uncharted attain, trying to take Genesis in the identical course the Celestiq is trying to take Cadillac. Peter Lanzavecchia advised Automotive Information concerning the doable manufacturing automobile, “I do not know if it will be over $200,000 or $300,000, however I assure we’re going see quite a lot of Bentley Continental convertible trade-ins on that in relation to our showrooms.” Different luxurious information and rumor within the background at Genesis have the pinnacle of product planning telling Autocar, “We do discuss growing ‘easy’ [electric] powertrains — sufficient energy to be satisfying in all circumstances, and which satisfies the luxurious expertise,” and a report that there is work on a One in all One personalization division. Each tidbits would match with the arrival of a top-shelf electrical GT.
And if one, why no more? Carscoops discovered extra purposes for GT60, GT70, and GT80 filed in Cuba. Genesis has stated it will not abandon the sedan phase, and it needs extra coupes and convertibles. Many automakers have stated EVs open up the enterprise instances for these two-doors and droptops which have develop into much more area of interest previously decade. For Genesis, a three-pronged method of G sedans, GV crossovers, and GT coupes and convertibles could possibly be the end result.