We've already seen some pretty decent spy shots of Hyundai's facelifted Genesis Coupe, expected to arrive shortly carrying a 2013-model-year designation. But this low-res image from TheCarBlogger.net appears to be our first official look at the car, sitting low and mean on a racetrack.

The outgoing Genesis Coupe's front end was never exactly a model of simplicity, but this new one has a lot more going on, with an aggressive hexagonal grille and fascia opening that cribs from its new kid brother, the 2012 Veloster. There are headlamps and LED detailing on what looks like a higher-spec model, and a rather bizarre vented hood with an almost whaletail-like pattern.

We can't see too much of the bodyside, but it appears Hyundai has given the car new split five-spoke wheels. The model's plunging rear quarter window appears unchanged.

No official word yet on what's under the hood, but we're expecting both four- and six-cylinder power, as before, but we have reason to believe that a supercharged V6 is in the cards. Thanks to SEMA and Rhys Millen Racing, we now know that Hyundai's stonking 5.0-liter Tau V8 fits in the engine bay, but we'd be surprised if an eight-cylinder coupe shows up when the model is revealed at this January's Detroit Motor Show.


UPDATE: Apparently the image above is likely a Photoshop, despite very much like the spy shots we've already been shown. Even so, it appears to give a realistic view of the 2013 model.


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      Paolo Umberto Mondad
      • 3 Years Ago
      I've always despised the Genesis coupe's design -- that HORRENDOUS window scoop and odd hip design always left me with a rather uncomfortable feeling in the gut. However, this new front-end takes it to a whole new level of unsightly horror.
      Mobis21
      • 3 Years Ago
      I'm not warming to the front end. The gaping mouth seems a little much.
      MiddleClassMotoring
      • 3 Years Ago
      That's by no means good-looking, but it's better than I thought it would be given the previous spy shots ;)
      tributetodrive
      • 3 Years Ago
      OMGLOLWTFBBQ! no really, if they put the V8 in I will forgive them. I will even buy one. Ofcourse the first mod will be a new front end package as soon as aftermarket catches up.
      Making11s
      • 3 Years Ago
      While this new front end is definitely not boring, it is kind of ugly. It's hard to pick, but I guess I prefer front end classic.
      Seven Eigh8 Si6
      • 3 Years Ago
      The front end does not look sports car material.
      bobmarley
      • 3 Years Ago
      the main thing this car needs is the more powerfull 2.0T. When your mid size sedan 2.0T is faster than your sport coupe 2.0T its a shame
      Smooth
      • 3 Years Ago
      The current one is sleek looking. This one is not. It's very technical. It gives me a Nissan GT-R vibe in the front, but that car is technical looking for a reason. I'm not sure about this one. Maybe I need to see it in person. So far, I'm not feeling it. I can't think of what animal this reminds me of, but it's not a happy animal. Or maybe that's the point? The Genesis is a new "animal" of sorts and the looks/performance are fitting of it? Guess we'll have to see....
      miketim1
      • 3 Years Ago
      I like this car... but it doesnt get my attention like I thought it would. Im guessin only people interested in Hyundai would like this.
      postpast
      • 3 Years Ago
      Like the car, like the look, just don't like the price. The I4 is close to V6 Camaro territory. 20G for a base 4 and 30 for a nice V6 is what it should cost.
      • 3 Years Ago
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      kksm1
      • 3 Years Ago
      So what is the big deal, looks like a Honda Accord coupe, just another "BORING" new car release.
        • 3 Years Ago
        @kksm1
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        dowens1617
        • 3 Years Ago
        @kksm1
        Really?!?! This looks nothing like a Honda Accord coupe.
          carguy23dt
          • 3 Years Ago
          @dowens1617
          Agreed! The Accord coupe would look very good sitting next to this!
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