Hyundai is showing no signs of slowing down, with plenty of new product in the pipeline. This, according to a recent Automobile magazine interview with John Krafcik, CEO of Hyundai Motor America.

Krafcik admits the Korean automaker is considering adding a four-door coupe to its lineup, possibly sharing some design elements of the HCD-14 Concept (shown above in Detroit). The brand's flagship Equus luxury sedan will receive a mild refresh, bowing at the New York Auto Show, and an updated Sonata is expected to follow on its heels. The executive dismissed suggestions of an upcoming current-gen V8 Genesis Coupe, saying the present platform cannot accommodate a V8, but an eight-cylinder engine or a turbocharged V6 is a possibility for its eventual successor.

Check out what the CEO had to say about Audi, why the new Honda Accord has Hyundai reconsidering a technology, and read a followup on the company's fuel-economy fiasco in the full interview at Automobile.


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      Michael
      • 1 Year Ago
      Aren't these really sedans ? Can't we stop stretching definitions or just making stuff up?
      The Wasp
      • 1 Year Ago
      And this is why I don't like entry-/mid-level luxury brands repurposing the word 'coupe'... Any brand hoping to be compared with them now has license and maybe reason to do the same. Would they call it Genesis Gran Coupe? The name Genesis Coupe is already taken by the real coupe.
      scion_tc
      • 1 Year Ago
      Looks like a Ford Fusion to me with a F-350 HD Grill.
      audisp0rta4
      • 1 Year Ago
      Since the term "4 door coupe" is basically a marketing gimmick (unless used to describe Mazda Rx8) that is used to sell cars with sleek "coupe-like" styling, wouldn't the existing Sonata already fit the bill? I don't see why Hyundai would need two sleekly profiled sedans out there messing up rear seat passenger's hair for.
        to your email L
        • 1 Year Ago
        @audisp0rta4
        It the magical marketing speak for '4 door sedan with a cramped rear seat'.
      Jason McGinnity
      • 1 Year Ago
      what the hell is that thing?
      wat
      • 1 Year Ago
      Front: Audi (A8) Side: BMW (6 Gran Coupe) Rear: Lexus (All current Lexus sedans, pretty much) Interior: BMW (X1) Originality: None
      • 1 Year Ago
      [blocked]
      Thipps
      • 1 Year Ago
      Horrible in every way
      mitytitywhitey
      • 1 Year Ago
      I would be very interested in a V6 TT Gen coupe. There hasn't really been one in this price range since the late 90s.
        mitytitywhitey
        • 1 Year Ago
        @mitytitywhitey
        Someone want to explain the downvote?
          NightFlight
          • 1 Year Ago
          @mitytitywhitey
          Because you said you wanted a Hyundai. There are many trolls here.
          mitytitywhitey
          • 1 Year Ago
          @mitytitywhitey
          Gotcha. I dont discriminate brands and I don't care about looks. I'd just like something that competes with the 335i at a lower price point and better reliability ... Even if its a Hyundai (gasp!)
        Joe Bo
        • 1 Year Ago
        @mitytitywhitey
        I like the current genesis. 330hp and almost 300 ft lbs of torque. Rear drive and room in the back for the baby carrier. They were selling the 2012 model for as low as $27k at dealers when the 2013 model was released. I have yet to drive one. I've read some people complain that the ride was harsh - but obviously that's relative to what they drove before.
      Lynchenstein
      • 1 Year Ago
      Did somebody step on that Audi?
      David
      • 1 Year Ago
      Know what I'd love Hyundai to "mull"? An entry-luxury hatch. Think Elantra GT, but with Azera/Genesis trim specifications, priced in the mid-to-high $20K range. 180 HP, manual-transmission. Hyundai's Audi A3 hatch (which Audi no linger sells us). I would snap it up! No question.
        tiguan2.0
        • 1 Year Ago
        @David
        Unless you work for Hyundai, why on earth would you not just go buy an Audi A3 if that's what you want!
      telm12345
      • 1 Year Ago
      Can we stop with these grilles? Between Audi, this, Lexus, etc... please, stop the madness!
        Arjay225
        • 1 Year Ago
        @telm12345
        They can, but you wouldnt see good fuel economy and you're engine wouldnt keep as cool. Reason why everyone is switching to the "slammed", lower bigger grilles.
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