• Mar 22, 2008
We dug the hot new Genesis Coupe at the New York Auto Show, but not everybody can head out to Gotham to see Hyundai's future tuner de force. Hyundai knows it has a good thing on its hands, and has now shared it with the world in web form. The Genesis Coupe's official site includes everything from technical specifications and available equipment to photo galleries and videos. That ought to help you kill the year-or-so wait for the Genesis Coupe's arrival in dealer showrooms. We noticed that Hyundai hasn't gotten around to posting video of the car's smoke-laden intro in New York, so we've added ours after the jump. Thanks for the tip, Mike!



[Source: Hyundai]


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      • 6 Years Ago
      I'm personally waiting on the Genesis sedan* because I really dislike two-doors, but everything I've heard thusfar sounds positive. The proof for either will be in the first comparison test.





      * a wagon or hatch would rock, but I'm not holding my breath.
      • 6 Years Ago
      well the 3.8 is a Lambda so its a retuned azera engine...45 more hp and like 10 more Lb/ft. Azera weighs 3600lbs and I would hope the genesis coupe is closer to 3300lbs, so I think the azera ratings of 19/28mpg would be similar
        • 6 Years Ago
        I wouldn't count on it being much less than maybe 3200lbs. Anytime you use a sedan as a base for a coupe the coupe is rarley lighter, and in some cases heavier than the sedan (look at G35 sedan and G37 coupe..same chasis but the coupe weighs more). Or even the Challanger from Dodge, I think its like 100lbs lighter than the charger its based on.

        The interesting thing is that while the I4 alone is way lighter, with all the turbo and piping for intercooler, it may not actually be all that much lighter. But one can sure hope. Either way, count me in for a turbo I4 with the optional limited slip and standard 6 speed manual!
        • 6 Years Ago
        Insiderunknown:
        "... 3300lbs ..."

        Gawd, I hope it's a *lot* less than that for the Turbo I4 ...
      • 6 Years Ago
      are the videos working for anyone? for some reason they aren't working for me.

      I hope they change the rear lights to the lights that were on the concept. Also if they make the front end a bit more aggressive and change the rims, I'd be perfect. I'm looking forward to pics of the targa.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Hyundai serves up a rwd, turbo coupe for $20k-ish....and yeah we want to hear about it. The fact that Nissan, Honda and Toyota dropped the ball should give the Koreans some headlines.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Zzzzz.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Your every comment on this Hyundai, or any import have always bin zzzzzz so go figure...
      • 6 Years Ago
      I didn't see any smoke in those NY videos? I did smell weed though.
      • 6 Years Ago
      'Remember, this is a Hyundai.'

      Remember, some people can't accept that a $165 billion company could change.
      Sony thought the same of Samsung.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Who ever thought of that stupid name? I wouldn't buy one based solely on the name alone.
      • 6 Years Ago
      It doesn't say on the site, anybody know what kind of mileage these engines are supposed to get?
        • 6 Years Ago
        I like how they are showing the car from the back on the website's intro screens - I think the back is the strong point (seems to look better compared to the front).

        But I do think that simply changing the front bumper (body-kit) might make the car look equally good from the front too.
        Nick
        • 6 Years Ago
        How many times are we going to hear about Hyundai? Of course it's going to make a site on its new vehicle, every company would. The question is how much is Hyundai paying Autoblog.
        • 6 Years Ago
        The comment rankings are unusually aggressive for such a routine posting. I take it Hyundai's p.r. staff works weekends.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Turbo 4 cylinder is supposed to get upto 30 mpg hwy, V6 a little less at 27mpg (both are from the manuals).

        This info taken from a recently posted e-brochure on one of the Genesis Forums (http://Genesisforums.org)

        Reference Link:
        http://genesisforums.org/genesis-coupe-general-discussions/855-u-s-genesis-coupe-e-brochure.html
      • 6 Years Ago
      I think the site is well-put together. Not surprising, but good to see that it's up!

      If you enjoy the Genesis Coupe please consider joining our community at http://www.genesisbk.com =)
      • 6 Years Ago
      Oops, wrong post in wrong article, sorry guys and gals
      • 6 Years Ago
      The Genesis sedan and coupe are both aweful knockoffs and should be sued for infringement of the Infiniti G35 sedan and G37 coupe's design. Just another sad attempt to make a poor mans version of these vehicles.
        • 6 Years Ago
        x2 (@ David)

        I have a very difficult time accessing how a car which offers decent 19" wheels, Brembos, RWD, and 214 and 300 hp for under 25 grand is going to be a bad thing for Americans. Unless Americans started hating RWD and power on a budget along with a host of great standard features - though maybe it happened right after hyundai announced these cars to keep those jingoist attitudes happily marching along.

        Kudos to hyundai for bringing this package together.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Well as long as the quality and performance is there, the customer wins so who cares? Sure its not pretty but Hyundai seems to facelift their coupes at a scary fast rate so I doubt this look will be set in stone for too long.

        If they had based the looks off of the beautiful and decidedly not derivative 2005 and '06 tiburons, people would be whining that they are stagnant. Prob allot less than the complaints this baby G37 look garnered though.
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