Right on the heels of the 2012 Hyundai Genesis sedan refresh, the sportier Genesis Coupe is due for a pretty substantial overhaul next year. Seen here running around Germany's Nürburgring, the heavy camouflage at the front and rear means that a host of styling updates are in order, and we're sure that some powertrain enhancements are in the works, as well.

We've never had a problem with the way the Genesis Coupe looks, but for the refreshed car, expect a sleeker yet more aggressive front fascia, as well a new rump with LED taillamps. Under the hood, we wouldn't be surprised if the car's 308-horsepower 3.8-liter V6 is upgraded to the new, direct-injected version with 333 hp, found in the Genesis sedan. The 2.0-liter turbocharged powerplant will likely carry over, and of course, rumors still continue to swirl about a V8-powered coupe. (We can dream, right?)

Look for the 2013 Genesis Coupe to debut at the Detroit Auto Show in January of next year, with the car going on sale mid-way through 2012. See the full slate of high-res spy photos in our high-res image gallery above.


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      free2b
      • 3 Years Ago
      They need to fix the clutch and stick in order to make it a sporty and easy to drive contender. and the road noise wouldnt hurt either
      X
      • 3 Years Ago
      The V8 SHOULD BE on it way. Knowing Hyundai they are UP to something.
      brgtlm
      • 3 Years Ago
      Unlike others, I never minded the side window dip. I did think the front end of the car was not "aggressive" or "sporty" enough. Not that it was ugly, but it really didn't make an impression if you saw it in your rear view mirror. At the time, the interior was pretty good for Hyundai, but it really looks blah now. Hopefully they rectify that issue and also put in the newer turbocharged 4. The current one looked better on paper than it delivered in car tests.
      carminehead
      • 3 Years Ago
      Hopefully they ditch the digital torque gauge, it's looks like a computer from the 80's with it's pixels all nasty. And hopefully they make the manual transmissions tougher too, 2nd and 3rd gears will grind at high rpm's after a few thousand miles of hard driving. Not me, other people.
      1STH
      • 3 Years Ago
      good. because the current Coupe is ugly as hell...
        Sugaki
        • 3 Years Ago
        @1STH
        I agree, it's not a pretty car. You have that weird dip on the rear passenger window, funky squinty headlight (which unfortunately is still there in the MMC). There's a mob mentality now with Hyundais, that you can't criticize any of them no matter how bad they look (Veloster).
        AnthonyL
        • 3 Years Ago
        @1STH
        I agree with 1STH, I love everything about the car other than the front. And lightnin I drive an 09 GTI if you must know. I'm only assuming you are asking because you are looking to insult him. Go troll somewhere else.
          Elmo
          • 3 Years Ago
          @AnthonyL
          The MKV GTI wasn't really all that awe-inspiring with its looks either...
          Carnut0913
          • 3 Years Ago
          @AnthonyL
          the front end is the weakest part of teh design but far from ugly. I have a 2011 GC GT btw so I look at it everyday. I would like something sharper/ more aggressive but at the same time, none of the aftermarkets have done better. From the side and front agle, its sharp- its only head on that it looks weak. The grille is the problem I think. I'll be interested in the refresh.
          lightnin1127
          • 3 Years Ago
          @AnthonyL
          No, just asking. I have a 2010 coupe and wanted to know what his/her taste was. GTI's are nice I can't get past the plaid interior though. "Go troll somewhere else" Kiss my a**
        jtav2002
        • 3 Years Ago
        @1STH
        I happen to think the current car looks great. It's okay though, there have to be some people out there with bad taste to buy the legitamately ugly cars out there.
        ChrisH
        • 3 Years Ago
        @1STH
        I must be weird, I owned a 2005 G35 Coupe and think the Hyundai looks as good if not better from some angles. The sad part, the Hyundai had a better interior than my 05 G35 did and less road noise.
      • 3 Years Ago
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      johnnyichiban
      • 3 Years Ago
      Fingers crossed for the 2.0T to be turbo from the Sonata.
        Jason
        • 3 Years Ago
        @johnnyichiban
        Rumor has it that's what we're getting.
        Ben Hayat
        • 3 Years Ago
        @johnnyichiban
        If they don't put the NEW 2.0T in this model and put a better 6M tranny, They will loose lots of sales, like they have so far to Camaro and Mustang.
      Matt.P
      • 3 Years Ago
      Refreshing news from Hyundai. I hope that Hyundai updates the Santa Fe and Veracruz to apply their Fluidic Sculpture design throughout the product line up.
        arumage
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Matt.P
        Santa Fe spy shots are out there already. There are rumors that there will be a short and long wheelbase Santa Fe. The long wheelbase model will replace the Veracruz. I've also heard rumors that the Veracruz might resurface later as a Genesis model. The 2013 i30 has been rendered. The current Elantra Touring is based on an i30cw. The rumor is that it will be a regular hatchback this time instead of a compact wagon style.
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Matt.P
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      Zavier Dewayne Nettl
      • 3 Years Ago
      If it Looks good, I'm adding a new whip to my collection.
      tenspeeder
      • 3 Years Ago
      Good news. the front clip was always a weak spot esp the cheap looking grille and the overstyled taillights. The rest of the vehicle was great so this could really be a winner.
      Fixitfixitstop
      • 3 Years Ago
      Looks like they kept that awkward rear side window dip thing (which is the only thing stopping me from liking this car).
      Justin Campanale
      • 3 Years Ago
      I'm really hoping for the 5.0 to be in the GC, it would make an awesome Mustang GT/M3 competitor. Slightly off topic, but I really think that the next Mustang Camaro, and Challenger need to be less bloated and heavy and more lightweight and nimble like this Genesis, or like a BMW 335i for thousands less.
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