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Click either image for high-res gallery of Hyundai Genesis Coupe spy shots

Though we've seen spy shots of Hyundai's upcoming rear-wheel-drive Genesis Coupe before and now have the Genesis Coupe Concept as a reference for the upcoming production version, these brand new spy shots taken in Sweden reveal many new details, not the least of which is the car's production interior and back seat. Let's start with the exterior, where we can see the sculpted lines of a lower air intake with some chrome slats for good measure. Both doors are also completely uncovered and offer a peak at the flowing character lines that run the length of the car.

Spy photogs got some great shots of the interior, as well, which reveal the production center console, gauge cluster, and a floor-mounted shifter for an automatic transmission with manual shifting capability. Shift paddles apparently won't be offered, but there are heated seats and these particular chairs are nicely bolstered. The rear seats are strict buckets with their own center console sporting a pair of cup holders and some cubby storage. Rear set leg room looks pretty good from this angle, but headroom at this point is an unknown.

Finally, we've also got shots of the engine bay that show the Genesis Coupe's 2.0L turbocharged four-cylinder. Though a V6 will also likely be offered, we're more excited about the four-cylinder for its more tunable nature, lower cost and better weight distribution within the coupe as a whole. Rumors of a V8 being offered are still just that... rumors.

[Photos: KGP Photography]


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      • 7 Years Ago
      'If the 3.3L V6 were to house under the hood, it would be at least 264hp (as is the rating for the sedan).'

      No. The 3.3 is rated at 249 hp.
        • 7 Years Ago
        two engines will be 2.0 turbo and 3.8 v6 at 220+ and 300+ hp
        • 7 Years Ago
        Wanna bet?

        Actually, let me help you here:

        http://www.hyundainews.com/Media_Kits/2009_Models/Genesis/Press_Release.asp

        The 3.3 L -> 249hp is on the Sonata (best MPG in the class by the way); I am talking about the Genesis sedan, which its output is 264hp from the 3.3L V6

        Like I said, if the coupe gets the 3.3L, which is not, it will be higher than 264.
      • 7 Years Ago
      I guess they are sticking with that small grill in the front, sad sad.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Sigh. Looking at the proportions it looks just like the stupid Tiburon. And whats with those cross-eyed gauges?
      • 7 Years Ago
      "Rumors of a V8 being offered are still just that... rumors."

      Hyundai has said eleventy-billion times that they won't be offering a VEE AYTE in the Coupe.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Why are you guys at hard work trying to figure out the design cues of this car? Remember the undisguised consumer clinic shots that appeared months before?
        • 7 Years Ago
        As indicated by these shots, nothing more has changed than the enlarged front air intakes that are lifted from the Concept Genesis Coupe.
        • 7 Years Ago
        Those spyshots are known to be taken back in around March 2006 for the consumer clinic. Thats plenty of time for Hyundai to make some adjustments to the body.
      • 7 Years Ago
      It may not be the absolute perfect replacement for my aging high mileage Mitsubishi 3000 GT VR-4 but this car seems to be the ONLY contender in the field, with the addition of being RWD.

      I think i will retire the V6 and go for the turbo 4, since they are easier to tune and can be surprisingly fast.
      • 7 Years Ago
      ok maybe ... The Dip... can alienate some customers, but imo is the only distintive design on the concept and I will be glad if it make to production, is unique . So Hyundai gets burn every time in blogs for copying other companies style but if the are creative is also bad.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Looking great as expected. Cant wait till this little firecracker get out there and kicks all kind of inbred ass!
      • 7 Years Ago
      I'm not sure that this is going to be as light a rwd as everyone is beggin' for. Earlier releases by Hyundai approximated this around 2500 lbs.
      Hyundai has said the turbo 4 will be in the 225hp range. For the older folks who want the V6, the question is will they put in the 3.3 (249) or 3.8 (290ish)? I'm betting the 3.8 as this is built in Korea and so is the 3.8. Hyundai is building the 3.3 in US now. Early reports said this would be sub $20K but then the other day the base price was listed as $23K. Who knows with Hyundai.
        • 7 Years Ago
        If the 3.3L V6 were to house under the hood, it would be at least 264hp (as is the rating for the sedan).

        The 2.0L I4 turbo (215hp) and 3.8L V6 (over 300hp) will be the two engines.
      • 7 Years Ago
      With the aggressive Sonata pricing now, I doubt Hyundai will be a value maker any more. They're starting to price more aggressively and once CAFE kicks in, say goodbye to most V8s.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Isn't this exactly what everyone was asking Toyota for in the article the other day???
      • 7 Years Ago
      It looks like Hyundai's trying to steal some of the market share directly from the Mustang (seems like they just took the last generation's body panels and rounded them off). It's a shame to see them attempting to build the Genesis while basing it off the market leader; once again Hyundai is just releasing a cheaper imitation of someone else - history has proven this tactic to return rather poor sales. I could swear I read about some company rep saying it would be different this time...

      The car needs a bit more Miata running through it's veins, with cars getting larger and larger it's opening up a whole new class to sell to, call it "middle-class sub-compact".
        • 7 Years Ago
        Huh - where have you been?

        We already know what the Genesis coupe (for the most part) is going to look like.
        • 7 Years Ago
        Not to mention being a bit clueless - since Hyundai is working on a smaller (Tiburon replacement) sports car.
        • 7 Years Ago
        WTF are you talking about? The car looks nothing like the Mustang. The Mustang is going to be one of its competitors but the connection ends there.
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