• Mar 16, 2009
2010 Hyundai Genesis Coupe - Click above for high-res gallery

"Simply smoking." Those are the exact words that John Krafcik, CEO of Hyundai USA, used to describe early sales of the automaker's new Genesis Coupe during a recent interview with Motor Trend. The highly-anticipated two-door is selling better than the Genesis Sedan, which arrived on the market last year, even though Hyundai has focused more advertising dollars on the larger luxury sedan.

Still a newcomer, the Genesis Coupe is offered in turbocharged 2.0-liter and normally-aspirated 3.8-liter trim. The bulk of the cars on dealer lots have been the V6 models, with the late-to-arrive four-cylinder variants (including the Track model and next year's R-Spec model) yet to make a significant impact on sales. Seemingly undeterred by its $27,500 sticker price, Krafcik says that more than 50 percent of the 3.8-liter buyers are driving home in the loaded Grand Touring model (the entry-level 2.0T starts at just $22,000).



[Source: Motortrend]


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      • 5 Years Ago
      Good!!!
      More idiots for me to smoke when I get my Camaro SS... seriously, someone has to put a smile on my face :)
        • 5 Years Ago
        Frylock,

        A car is more than just its engine. (0-60 being the least important stat, IMO). The whole package needs to be taken into consideration. And even then, some people like a different environment than others.

        The dollar-to-power/weight ratio isn't that bad. Bottom line, if you want a car that weighs 3300 or 3400lbs rather than 3600 or 3800lbs, the Genesis beats the Camaro hands-down.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Serge,

        Its all personal preference. I don't judge anyone for buying a Genesis or a Camaro. Neither is more 'stupid' or 'wrong'.

        You're the only one claiming that there is some type of moral standard to car buying (right vs. wrong) and that somehow relates to intelligence, which it does not.

        Making statements like that shows you obviously have the wrong views. And by your own definition...
        • 5 Years Ago
        +1
        • 5 Years Ago
        @Serge.

        You are soooo shallow, it's not even funny. Readers, please don't think all Camaro lovers are like this 'person'.

        I love both Camaro AND Genesis coupe for what they are from what I have seen/read so far.
        I will drive both and buy the one that gives me more fun to drive with sophisticated handling and power.
        • 5 Years Ago
        +1 at Rob's comment.
        It is owners just like Serge that would keep me from ever being seen riding in or driving a Camaro.

        Serge = Joe Dirt.
        • 5 Years Ago
        If I could be said to have a credo in this life, it'd be this:

        If the internet doesn't approve of what beer I drink, then I'm clearly living my life wrong.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Eh... I'd be careful if you roll up on the 2.0L turbo version... it can easily be boosted up into the 400-500whp range and it weighs significantly less than the upcoming Camaro.
        • 5 Years Ago
        @spdracerut
        From what I heard that 2.0L I4 block is not all it was cracked out to be... and It's a LOOOOOOOOONG way from a 7.0s+ 0-60mph to 4.5s 0-60mph.
        Plus it's not like I'm planning to leave my Camaro stock.

        @BigMcLargeHuge
        Ok buddy... I don't call people who have different views idiots. Just the ones that obviously have the wrong views... I believe that's what an idiot is, last time I checked.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Right on dude! You can listen to some Metallica and drink crappy beer while rockin a mullet too! Meanwhile the Genesis buyers will be heading to the autoX and road courses to hang out with the "intelligent" gearheads who actually understand that driving is about much much more than just mashing your gas pedal to the floor and going straight.
      • 5 Years Ago
      In the words of Vizzini, "Inconceivable!"
      Truly amazing, Hyundai. Congratulations!
      • 5 Years Ago
      let me begin by saying that I like the camaro and the genesis coupe... but this thread is about the genesis...

      my question is... how difficult would it be to get this 3300 lb car up to about 300hp?
      I wonder how much boost that would take?


        • 5 Years Ago
        Easy, you just click the option box for the V6.

        But if you're talking about the 2.0L Turbo 4 pot, then it's probably a simple matter of larger turbo and a chip. That will do a lot for most turbo cars.
      • 5 Years Ago
      I'm not surprised at all - that the Coupe is selling well. I'm just kinda surprised I haven't seen one yet in Palm Beach County.. I suppose it's only a matter of time. It took awhile to see the Sedan - but now I'm seeing them more commonly. Moreso than the Buick Lucerne now...

      Sal Collaziano
      http://www.genesisowners.com
      • 5 Years Ago
      This car is great, and I hope to buy one someday to replace my Accent. I just hope its low price doesn't turn it into the next ricemobile (i.e. Integra).
        • 5 Years Ago
        @chiefstang

        "2010 Mustang GT with Track Pack: $25,495??"

        Wow. This is Hoax. aren't you?

        Please show me MSRP price.

        And don't compare 'Mustang Cheap Model Invoice Price' with 'Genesis Coupe Top model Full equipped Model Price'!

        Genesis Coupe Price Start at $ 22,000!

        I agree 2010 Mustang GT is good peformance car.
        But it is a Muscle Car(4.6L engine, fuel economy is bad). Genesis Coupe is a Coupe!

        According to your logic, G37 is definitely "Sucks", arent' you? G37 price is higher than Mustang, but G37 peformance is not good as Mustang.
        • 5 Years Ago


        1. G37 fuel economy
        9.0㎞/l~9.5㎞/l (eat premium gasoline only )

        2. Gen coupe fuel economy
        9.2㎞/l~11.0㎞/l (eat both premium gasoline & regular gasoline)

        3. Ford Mustang fuel economy
        5.7㎞/l~8.3㎞/l

        Mustang's fuel economy is not good.

        G37, 370z, Mustang, Genesis Coupe.

        Geneis Coupe is best fuel economy among the competitors. Mustang is bottom.

        If you are city driver, and want high peformance car(like G37), go to Genesis Coupe.
        If you are Muscle car lover, Go to Mustang.
        • 5 Years Ago
        People jumping off the cliff. It says alot when Hyundai build a "performance coupe" that gets flat out embarrassed by every car it competes against, and people are lining up for it. Just shows that there's a lemming for every seat.

        I keep reading about how the dirty V8s are all about acceleration, and the Hyundai is a SPORTS CAR! Check your handling numbers before jumping off that cliff, lemmings. The Hyundai gets embarrassed in not just accelerating, but in the skid pad, braking, and slalom by the 2010 Mustang (same price), Nissan 370Z (a few grand more), and most likely the Camaro.

        Then you talk about the aftermarket, and forged this, and hardened that. Great, so I have to build a race engine for my new car to keep from lookin' like a puppy peein' on itself at the stoplight... Or the racetrack... Or the autocross... The mustang will run 500 hp without getting into the internals. The Camaro? Who knows.

        Quit saying the Hyundai will outhandle the American muscle, cause it ain't true. You're thinking of the 80's. Review after review have pointed to the Genesis' anemic acceleration, and soft, unimpressive handling, but you guys keep saying "It's a sports car, it'll lose the Mustang in the corners!!!"

        But that's what lemmings do...
        • 5 Years Ago
        @abcd

        "Rar, could you exactly show me where's nonsense in my comment above, becouse I don't see it."

        I'll save Rar the trouble.

        While by all accounts, the new Mustang GT w/ the Track Pack is probably the best handling Mustang ever, the previous gen Mustang and Mustangs since the 80s weren't exactly known for their handling.

        Edmunds had some issues w/ the GT w/ Track Pack and they absolutely disliked the version w/o the track pack.

        Also, the V6 Mustang (which takes the bulk of sales) is commonly derided as a secretary's or sorority girl's car.

        "Hyundai motto is: do cars like white goods, only price matters."

        Hmmm - funny considering that was and (still is in many instances) the motto for Lexus, Infiniti and Acura w/ regard to their German competitors (case in point, the G35 had an interior not much better than the GenCoupe - and that was for a "luxury" auto).

        And oh, the 3.8 GenCoupe has a more sophisticated LSD, a more polished powerplant (the latest VQ engine is known to get "shaky" at higher rpms) and brakes from Brembo - all better than that on the G37.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Rar ssi:
        Yes, you're right, if you want a city car go to Genesis Coupe. Hyundai motto is: do cars like white goods, only price matters. If you want real performance car at good price go to MUSTANG, since it's introduction decades ago Mustang have been known from it's affordability.

        Btw. Why you've changed your nick from ZIP ?
        • 5 Years Ago
        @abcd

        How am I blasting the Mustang?

        I said that it is probably the best handling Mustang in ages and that by all accounts Ford did a great job w/ the GT w/ the Track Pack, but that doesn't mean that it isn't w/o its issues (even the guys here at Autoblog started to see the same faults as Edmunds as they spent more time w/ the GT).

        Again, Ford did an amazing job w/ the GT w/ the Track Pack but a pony car w/ a live axle and a heavy V8 engine has its limitations w/ regard to area of body roll, understeer, etc.

        Is the GenCoupe perfect? Of course not.

        Unlike you who just blasts anything by Hyundai simply b/c its Hyundai - I've always stated that the 2 are quite different beasts and do what they do are supposed to do very well.

        The Mustang GT is a very fine muscle car w/ better than expected handling but w/ its strength being straightline acceleration.

        The GenCoupe, otoh, is a proper 2+2 coupe in the mold of a G37.

        Comparisons w/ the Mustang GT and Z370 are interesting, but in reality, all 3 are different types of vehicles which appeal to different markets.
        • 5 Years Ago
        @abcd

        Oh, This Japanese nationalist stalking and write nonsense comments.

        • 5 Years Ago
        Rar, could you exactly show me where's nonsense in my comment above, becouse I don't see it.
        • 5 Years Ago
        @Chiefstang

        What this nucklehead doesn't get is that the GenCoupe is not a muscle car like the Mustang/Camaro/Challenger, nor a hard-edged sports coupe like the 370Z.

        What the GenCoupe is is a proper touring 2+2 coupe like the G37.

        If the GenCoupe gets "embarrassed" by its acceleration figures, then the much more expensive G37 must as well since it is only 2/10ths of a second quicker.

        Otoh, the new Mustang GT does get embarrassed by the Camaro SS w/ regard to acceleration (but then again, I guess all the Mustangheads stick to the Mustang since they just happen to be "lemmings").

        As for all the "lemmings" - it seems to me that they are reading all the reviews that have been very positive about the GenCoupe's handling (pretty much all of them state that it is very similar to the G37).
        • 5 Years Ago
        jsjs:
        "Unlike you who just blasts anything by Hyundai simply b/c its Hyundai"

        No, I don't blast Hyundai becouse it's Hyundai but I'm always giving reason why I dislike almost all its models except Genesis Coupe with is QUITE good car.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Yeah, Chiefstang, you are forgetting something. $23,500, for R-spec.

        212hp low pressure turbo 4 banger, easily chippable to make more power
        6spd
        rwd
        LSD
        IRS
        4 piston brembos at four corners
        Track tuned springs, dampers, swaybars
        19" gunmetal staggered alloys
        AA traction tires
        3439 lbs.

        More power, about the same weight, barely more expensive, and MUCH better hardware than the V6 Mustang. Plus it will outhandle/brake it, and it gets 31 mpg, as opposed to the mustang V6's 24 hwy.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Wow. Someone named ChiefSTANG doesn't like a korean sports car and thinks the Ford MuSTANG is better.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Sorry. Typo.

        2010 Mustang GT with Track Pack: $29,495
        • 5 Years Ago
        Just pointing out the performance ADVANTAGES. Plural.

        Also said the Camaro, and the Nissan were better. The Nissan is Japanese last time I checked. Probibly didn't notice that. Probibly too busy running off the cliff. I like alot of cars, just not this wannabe.

        While we're at it:

        2010 Mustang GT with Track Pack: $25,495

        2010 Genesis Coupe with Track Pack: $30,250

        Anything else need to be said?
      • 5 Years Ago
      Good news for Hyundai! The V6 model might be a bit unnecessary for me, but I'd take a well-optioned 4-banger in metallic gray anyday...
      • 5 Years Ago
      Isn't that what they said about the Smartcar when it went up for sale? lol
      • 5 Years Ago
      Drove by one at the dealer. Nice from the profile. Some awful lime metallic green color. Blech.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Ah f_ck it Serge, I'll laugh at you anyway. While you might beat me at a stop light, nobody think you are RAD when a middle age plumper spills out of a Camaro blasting Warrant's Cherry Pie. You drive around college campuses and wink at girls while finger gunning? I'm sure they feel so grossed out that they will not menstrate for months. And you call yourself Tank at times? Grow up dumb f_ck. I would rather drive a Tata than be you!

      • 5 Years Ago
      this coupe has 300hp with very flat useable torque curve, back seats, comes well equipped (leather, bluetooth, voice phonebook, aux/ipod jacks. etc.), Tosen LSD, nice interior, nice exterior... all in a very affordable package, who said they couldn't sell any?
      • 5 Years Ago
      What's your name? Fu*k you, that's my name. You know why mister? Cause you drove a Hyundai to get here tonight, I drove an 80,000 dollar BMW. That's my name.-Alec Baldwin
      • 5 Years Ago
      Any new sports car does really well out of the gate, only to fall flat a year later. It's a tried and true recipe.
        • 5 Years Ago
        hyundai Car salesman:
        So when the Camaro comes out in a month and sells like hotcakes for a short period, you'll exclaim how amazing that is too, right?

        New models have big bumps in sales, that's why companies make them.
        • 5 Years Ago
        in this most depressed car market that anyone has seen in several generations, this is a huge feat to be selling anything at all.
        • 5 Years Ago
        the Camaro is coming out in a month?
        • 5 Years Ago
        Yup. It happened with the RX-8, Solstice and the 350Z. Even the Miata's best sales year was it's first, although it sales of it are pretty consistent now.

        At least Hyundai is giving us RWD. Not giving up my MX-5 for it though.
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