Jaw-dropping Genesis Essentia stole the show in NY—and it may never be built

Jonathan Gitlin

NEW YORK—This year’s New York International Auto Show was rather busy when it came to new car reveals. It was the North American debut for Jaguar’s exciting I-Pace and Hyundai’s Kona Electric electric vehicles. It saw the world premieres of the new Toyota Corolla and Nissan Altima, both of which should sell in their hundreds of thousands. Not to mention the new Audi RS5 Sportback, which almost certainly won’t. But unusually for an auto show, the one thing that wasn’t thick on the ground was the concept car.
However, the few that we did see were all rather exciting, each in its own way. Most were thinly veiled production cars, stalking horses for models soon to arrive in the showroom, like Lincoln’s Aviator. But the most jaw-dropping was a machine unlikely to ever go into production, the Genesis Essentia.
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