• Mar 7, 2011
Hyundai Genesis Coupe spy shots – Click above for high-res image gallery

Hyundai debuted the refreshed 2012 Genesis Sedan at this year's Chicago Auto Show, and in addition to revised styling and a brand new 5.0-liter V8, the Korean sedan's 3.8-liter V6 gets a slew of enhancements. By adding direct injection, the V6 now makes 333 horsepower and 291 pound-feet of torque – gains of 43 and 27, respectively, over the outgoing V6.

During the Chicago festivities, we asked Hyundai PR spokesperson Jim Trainor about how soon this updated V6 would be available in the Genesis Coupe. We were originally told that upgrades wouldn't be seen "for a little while," and this latest set of spy shots shows that styling revisions are on deck for the Genesis Coupe, perhaps even with the upgraded V6 underhood.

Expect the Coupe to get slightly reworked front and rear fascias, and we won't rule out the possibility of enhancements to the interior, as well. Mum's the word on when the updated two-door will bow, though we'd guess that the Los Angeles Auto Show later this year sounds about right.



[Source: KGP Photography]


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      • 3 Years Ago
      Oooh, I want to see this. Bad. I never liked the Genesis coupe's looks too much, so Im hoping and praying that their design teams shapen that thing up nicely.
      • 3 Years Ago
      Sweet! I was just thinking the other day that the Genesis coupe could use some minor design tweaks. The car already looks good, it just needs some small changes to make it look great.
      • 3 Years Ago
      This Hyundai Genesis Coupe auto comes with in style upgrades which a lot of people will surely love. good maneuvering feel,responsiveness and body control in agile transitions are fantabulous.
      • 3 Years Ago
      The 370Z better watch out.
        • 3 Years Ago
        370Z is a 2-seater and a couple hundred pounds lighter. It qualifies more as a sports car than a 2+2 Sport coupe, or GT coupe.

        If anything had better take a fresh look at it's pricing position, it would be Z's sister G37 coupe.

        Genesis could present enough of a better value proposition, that people will accept slightly less luxury amenities for a much better price.

        Genesis 3.8 GT or Track is almost 10 Grand less than G37S with options. If the Genesis coupe gets better looking (G37's last refresh got worse, not better.) and gets a competitive 333hp engine, there is precious little techical difference that counts for that 10K price increase. A nicer interior only counts for so much, and 10 grand is a lot of money between two similar cars.
      • 3 Years Ago
      No worries they will probably miss the boat again like they did on the original production cars... I think they really lost sight of their market. I had a 2.0T Track model; and their highly touted tuner-friendly marketing speel and then lack of aftermarket support to other aftermarket vendors really detracted from the whole initial appeal of the vehicle.
        • 3 Years Ago
        What in the world are you talking about???
      • 3 Years Ago
      I hope the reworked front and rear will make this car look more upscale, much like its Genesis sedan counterpart. The coupe's overall look, coupled with an interior that does not equal the quality of the sedan's interior, doesn't really make it worthy of the Genesis nameplate....Tiburon would have been more appropriate.
      • 3 Years Ago
      With the camo, it looks like a gen 5 Pontiac Grand Am :)
      • 3 Years Ago
      I think it is a shame no one could snag a pic of the new interior and what they are changing there. The GDI is almost a given at this point and with having that all else it needs is the new blue link system and some dual zone AC and I will show up on release day to pick one up.
      • 3 Years Ago
      if you look closely at the head, it seems like has 2 nostrils and a grinning mouth at the bottom... prob i just watch too much Cars cartoon...
      leftfootbraker
      • 3 Years Ago
      Good. Ditch the droopy headlights and the sagging rear window and it ain't bad looking at all.
        • 3 Years Ago
        @leftfootbraker
        @nate: Exactly! Who here wouldn't want a highly discounted G37?
        • 3 Years Ago
        @leftfootbraker
        "..and this latest set of spy shots shows that styling revisions are on deck for the Genesis Coupe, perhaps even with the upgraded V6 underhood."

        New Beginnings for this Hyundai..after all, they don't call this...Genesis for nothin'.
        • 3 Years Ago
        @leftfootbraker
        "Ditch the droopy headlights and the sagging rear window and it's a G37."

        Fixed.
      • 3 Years Ago
      I think we should expect something like the front of the Veloster, shouldn't we? I like that.
        • 3 Years Ago
        You are probably going to a right direction. The trouble is.. I am no fan of neither current Genesis front nor Veloster Front. I don't have much high expectations.
      • 3 Years Ago
      The refresh will be nice, but I'm much more excited about the total redesign in a few years.
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