• Nov 8, 2007
click above image to view more pics of the 2009 Hyundai BK Coupe

New Tiburon Forum member anthony718 just posted some pics of the new Hyundai Coupe totally undisguised. Saying he got the pics from "a friend," he details how the photos came from a market research event back in June. According to the info given, the Coupe would have two engine options, a 2.0L turbo with 215HP and 217 ft-lbs of torque, or a 3.8LV6 with 300HP and 280 ft-lbs. Prices were given as $19,900 for the 4 or $25,900 for the V6. While we have good reason to believe there will be a genuine V8 in the engine bay when we see the car in LA next week, this event was held back in June and changes could have been made since that time.

Hyundai is pitching this new Genesis Coupe as a Mustang fighter, so it's no surprise to see the Coupe sitting next to the Ford in these photos. We've discussed this 2009 model Hyundai quite a bit and now that we have some clear pics, it really looks like it's been worth the wait. Attractive in an Accord or G37 Coupe kind of way, the RWD Korean should make a splash in the sports/GT market when it reaches dealers next year. The looks and specs seem to indicate a worthy competitor, with rumored features like iPod integration in the center console, Bluetooth with the stock head deck, a sunroof, limited slip and possibly even a Brembo brake upgrade. We'll have more details about the car after we see it at the LA Auto Show, but for now, check out the best pics in our gallery below.

Thanks for the tip, Jose!

[Source: New Tiburon Forum]


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      • 7 Years Ago
      I am going to be in the market for a new car in late 2008/2009. so the timing of the release of this car will be perfect! heh I convinced my parents to buy an 2006 azera for themselves and they loved it! they were only considering the camry/avalon at first, but when they saw the azera, they fell in love with it. We've had the azera for almost 1 year now and its been a very nice car no complaints, but the mileage could be better(versus the avalon, which is around 2mpg better). I hope this hyundai coupe's engine will be as efficient as something toyota/honda might offer
      • 7 Years Ago
      Years ago, I phoned Hyundai to tell them how dissatisfied our family was with our '90 Sonata.

      They sent me a poster of the HCD-II Epoch.

      I never would've dreamt that they would be one of few companies to keep their '90s promises.
      • 7 Years Ago
      I'm digging the back, but I think the front looks a bit slapped on. I'm glad they managed to make it look less floaty than the current Tiburon, though it still doesn't have a really planted look to it. It does look original and appealing in the details, and has that same "my butt is too big for my wheels" look of the eclipse, altima coupe, and solara.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Looks like a FWD.
      • 7 Years Ago
      "I prefer to test drive and buy cars from non-dog eaters."

      Gee, I see Rick isn't a bigot at all.

      Only a small % of Koreans (usually older people) eat dog meat.

      Btw, Europeans dine on horse meat, some Swiss eat dog and Aussies have been known to eat cats.

      Not to mention that the US kills millions of cats and dogs every year.
      • 7 Years Ago
      The design is better than what Toyota/Lexus and Honda have out out recently, but still, a bit of a disappointment.

      Not bad looking, but could have been a whole lot better based on previous concepts.
      • 7 Years Ago
      I preferred the concept. But I like this. A lot.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Nice evolution Hyundai.
      • 7 Years Ago
      I love the look personally; as others have said, the dip in the rear window adds character and minimizes blind spots.

      I'll be looking for a new car in two years; I thought that car would be a Mustang GT(camaro will be too heavy for my liking, according to reports); depending on weight, acceleration and handling, I could see myself driving this instead.

      So you see, some people WILL cross-shop this and 'merican muscle cars.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Hmm, overall I think it looks good but I have 2 big complaints. First, the front overhang is huge and it makes the car look FWD or at the least unbalanced. Second, that dip in the rear side glass is so dumb! It just ruins the glass profile for me completely.
        • 7 Years Ago
        I think the overhang might be related to pedestrian crash testing regs. This car will probably be sold in europe too.
        • 7 Years Ago
        yeah, the front overhang is too big, i hope the engine is not hanging out infront of the front axel

        overall it looks aerodynamic and the rear window kink looks necessary to have decent rearvisibality. i hate cars with wicked blind spots
      • 7 Years Ago
      Hard to tell if images of front end are distorting its lines or not...height, angle , type of lens used, etc...rear side views do show what looks like Solara/Eclipse design features. From what is shown, it looks pretty good.
      Have been impressed with Hyundais' rapid progress in all facets of manufacturing and style...they have come a long, long way in a relatively short time.
      Wii be anxious to see and drive...also to read test results and opinions of "experts" and Consumer Reports opinion.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Hyundai!!!! gives us a 300hp rwd couple with a 2 liter turbo too. History says its decently priced. And don't get too attached to the model you see. This was a marketing clinic so feedback could mean some minor changes. Product planners from Honda and Toyota can be heard scrambling. Imagine buying a 2 year old 300hp rwd Hyundai for about $16,500. Oh my!
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