(from EDAG Press Release) In
order to present EDAG's capabilities as an innovative development
partner for complete vehicles and production systems to a broad public,
the company exhibits show cars with pioneering ideas and impulses at
international motor shows. The world premiere of the genX at the
International Motor Show in Geneva 2004 is the continuation of EDAG's
series of innovative vehicle concepts.
GenX - Generation next
The genX, conceived as a sports car for
the next generation, reflects the changes in living, working and leisure
time habits of society in the new millennium. Independence, speed and
the desire for individuality are increasingly the striking features of
private and working life. The genX has been created for people who find
the boundaries between work and leisure time dissolving more and more
into thin air. "Mobility, flexibility and fun are the maxims of modern,
success-oriented people," explains Johannes Barckmann, head of the EDAG
Design Studio. This future target group is shedding social conventions
such as fixed working hours and working locations and defining modern
nomadism as the new lifestyle.
The concept genX
The show car genX was conceived as an
answer to social needs of the future: an individual 2-seater sports car
which offers, the first in this vehicle segment to do so, a full-size
bed for the driver. The interior of the genX is enlarged accordingly by
means of an electric lift room. The module-like, external transport
boxes which are fitted in the slim waist of the genX are available for
individual uses. The boxes can be removed and carried as suitcases
without any trouble. Besides the normal function as travel luggage,
equipment variations such as office packs, sports packs or camping packs
are planned. Thanks to its versatile concept, the genX offers its driver
absolute flexibility for a wide range of working or private activities.
Level regulators and all-wheel drive make the genX at home off the road
as well as on.
The exterior design of the genX underscores the independent character of
the innovative sports car concept. The slender waist of the genX is the
major feature of the overall appearance and is a formal reminder of the
concept behind a Formula 1 meteor.
The extremely flat silhouette, coupled with the protruding width of the
vehicle, make the genX an imposing figure on the road and convey a
powerful and self-confident image in the best sports car tradition.
Dimensions of the "Show Car genX":
Length: 4466 mm
Width: 1920 mm
Height: 1230 mm
Wheelbase: 3080 mm
Tyres: 20" rims, 255/30 front
20" rims, 285/30 rear