• Apr 5, 2009
2010 Hyundai Genesis Coupe – Click above to watch video after the jump

The Hyundai Genesis Coupe is receiving more than its fair share of attention of late, and with good reason. It's a very compelling 2+2 sports coupe bargain with a $22,000 base price, and it's motivated by the rear wheels. The Genesis Coupe also wows with a stellar chassis and a choice of a 210-horsepower turbocharged four-cylinder or naturally-aspirated 306-horsepowerV6. In other words, it's just begging for some tuner love.

We showed you our first drive impressions of the Genesis Coupe last week, and today we're ready to show you Hyundai's new pocket rocket in moving pictures. Follow the jump to watch our video review of the Hyundai Genesis Coupe. Whether you love it or loathe it, it'll most certainly get your attention.



Hyundai Genesis First Drive



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      • 5 Years Ago
      who was driving a blue 3.8 with dealer tag gurnee, IL area? you were speeding like a maniac!! rear looked great though! i was amazed how aggressive it looked in motion.

      • 5 Years Ago
      The back side window line it's a bit stupid, maybe a straight one would be better.
      • 5 Years Ago
      i think this car got a very attractive price,
      but all in all, its still a hyundai
      so, it is hard to make people change their impression about hyundai
        • 5 Years Ago
        jesus, it's 2009, not 1989. Times are changing and hyundai really doesn't have a bad name anymore. the brand perception on hyundai is on par with middle of the pack japanese brands and any domestics. if you are going to say 'it's just a hyundai' then you have to say

        it's just mazda
        it's just mitsubishi
        it's just subaru
        it's just chevy
        it's just ford
        it's just chrysler
        it's just pontiac
        it's just VW


        etc, etc


        • 5 Years Ago

        Which is what, exactly?

        You were born all dressed in fine fur, I take it, or were you born naked, like the rest of us? Everybody has to start somewhere at some point... Things change and things progress--in either direction. It's a topsy-turvy world.

        Get out of the cave and really look around more closely! Does the "big" name "AIG" give you any clue?
      • 5 Years Ago
      Can't put my finger on it, but the car is lacking some muscle in it's looks.. I also hate their logo... Side profile does look good.. Back is ok, front is terrible..
        • 5 Years Ago
        Hyundai's H has a hidden meaning: it's a handshake.

        • 5 Years Ago
        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XokgzMeHVf8

        aggressive, athletic, wider than vette, and makes a sick sound with this exhaust.
        • 5 Years Ago
        it looks athletic and rear looks gorgeous in person. front doesn't look bad at all in person.

      • 5 Years Ago
      What is the price for the V6?

      Over all I love the car (although I have not yet driven one), although I am not a huge fan of the front end. The angle of the lights and such kind of looks out of place. Its awesome to see a turbo 4 RWD coupe for only 22k though. The Mustang V6 is cheaper, but until they put a duratec 3.5L in there or something with more power, its not really a competitor. Although if you slap an SC or turbo on the 4.0 V6 it will outrun stock GT's.
        • 5 Years Ago
        The Genesis 3.8 starts at $25,000 flat. The Mustang V6 starts at $20,995, but lacks enough of the Hyundai's standard stuff--Bluetooth, leather, automatic climate control--that the $23,995 V6 Premium is the more comparable model (assuming the buyer wants those extras).

        Of course, there's no option box to cover the Mustang V6's missing 96 hp.
        • 5 Years Ago
        @PJ

        The Mustang V6 starts at $20,995.
        but Mustang V6 is a ONLY 210 HP!

        315 HP V8 Mustang is more meaningful competitor of Genesis Coupe V6.

        V8 Mustang starts at $$27,995.
      • 5 Years Ago
      "Genesis Coupe is still a surprisingly affordable product, but this time, that’s not an excuse for all sorts of cut corners. The compromises are minimal and, if anything, the car delivers the sort of features, handling, performance and package we’d expect from a significantly more expensive automobile. Don’t be surprised to start seeing a lot of them on the road - and on the track."

      http://www.thedetroitbureau.com/2009/04/first-drive-2010-hyundai-genesis-coupe/
      • 5 Years Ago
      Change the front end and badge and i would buy this.
        • 5 Years Ago
        you can easily debadge it. i debadged my acura cls and 325i before. not a big deal.



      • 5 Years Ago
      Remember this is autoblog where arm chair car critics come to let everyone know just how cool they are by blogging about cars most will never buy. It's easy to be a critic on here. Hyundai, like other car companies, have their target base of buyers. The holier than thou types on here are not autoblog's target audience.
        • 5 Years Ago
        correction...autobloggers are not typically "hyundai's" target buyer. Autobloggers just like to complain being the idiots that they are.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Uh, Mr. Hyundai Salesman, I post on autoblog and very well may buy one of these newfangled Genesis Coupe-type things. I didn't think that being a potential Hyundai customer and Autoblogger were mutually exclusive ,but geez, which do I choose now? Help!!1
        • 5 Years Ago
        So Hyundai's target audience for this car isn't car enthusiasts.

        Got it.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Some people want to pay extra for status. If that's what defines one's standing or rating, let them pay more for other cars!

      It's like that line from "10 Things I Hate About You." The dorky dude is hitting on a girl at the party and he says, "My mom said she'd get me a Tercel when I graduate... Yeah... It's a Toyota."

      People don't care if you drive a Toyota or a Hyundai. The car doesn't define a person. If anything, a person who drives a more practical/affordable car shows that they value other aspects of their lives. Like character, charity, philanthropy, spirituality, and the list goes on...

      It's all a matter of what you really value in life. If a nice car is your version of chasing the American dream, go right on ahead. I actually like the Genesis Coupe and would gladly pay less for something similar to Infiniti's or Nissans.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Yeah, there are people who like to pay for status, but there are also people who want to pay less for the coolest car in their price range, or who have the money, but are cheap. I talked to my local Hyundai dealer the other month and they said a lot of Genesis buyers are people with Infinitis and BMWs who are trading them in.
      • 5 Years Ago
      i think it's nice car, but it looks ugly. very ugly, especially the front. not much different than a 370Z, eclipse, mustang, all have v6.
        • 5 Years Ago
        only a RX-8 has a wankel so special !!
      • 5 Years Ago
      Is Autoblog getting paid by Hyundai? Every couple of days there's post about the Genesis. Don't get me wrong, it's nothing against Hyundai, but it looks like it is getting too much coverage here.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Hey, Bobmarley, the easiest thing to do is log in under an affiliated blog (like Engadget) and change your picture there. For some reason, Autoblog doesn't let you log in.
        • 5 Years Ago
        sektor,

        how did you change your profile picture? When i go to log in with the password i was given it denies me?
      • 5 Years Ago
      Definitely on my short list for the NY Auto Show next week. Between this, the Camaro, and the Mustang, I'll be in semi-practical sport coupe heaven.
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