Hyundai Genesis Coupe Features Controvesial Design But Powerful Engine


The Hyundai Genesis Coupe sports coupe is compared to the legendary Mustang, and some are considered a mock parody of a sports car. The Hyundai did not manage to please everyone, but it was possible to create a car with its own recognizable character completely. Whatever one may say, but Genesis coupe couldn’t leave anyone indifferent. For the first time, the Hyundai Genesis Coupe appeared in public in 2008 as part of the New York auto show, after which sales started on the domestic Korean market, and a year later the novelty reached the US and Europe.

Controversial But Sporty Look

One of the trumps Hyundai Genesis Coupe – it’s appearance because in the first place it is the design of the coupe that causes contradictory feelings, exciting the imagination of some and irritating others. The design image of the Genesis Coupe is elegant, dynamic and offers almost perfect proportions of a sports car: a long hood, a short front overhang and, most importantly, a massive forage with an enlarged rear track, additionally accentuated by wide rear tires.

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A small restyling in 2013 added more aggression to the car due to the enlargement of the grille and straightening of the front bumper contours, and stylish stamps on the lateral planes of the body give the effect of increased aerodynamics as if it were not a car, but a new generation of jet fighter.

Finishes the appearance of stylish modern optics with a complex individual configuration, especially succeeded Hyundai specialists at the rear end of Genesis Coupe. Say a few words about the overall characteristics. The length of the body is 182.2″, while the wheelbase is 111″. The width of the Hyundai Genesis Coupe fits within the frame of 73.4″, and the height is limited to 54,5″. The width of the front and rear track, respectively, is 63.1″ and 63.9″. The minimum curb weight is 3373 lbs. The weight of this coupe is 55:45 in the direction of the front axle.

Simple Interior

If the appearance of the Hyundai Genesis Coupe can be estimated at five, then the attractive at first glance, the interior of the car was much worse. The four-seater salon is far from ideal and numerous miscalculations in triviality together can seriously damage the impression of driving: the awful position of the button block on the driver’s door, annoying the blue illumination of the display in the center console, poorly organized climate control unit, abutting the head, unregulated headrest and so on and so forth.

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Do not be enthusiastic and the rear passengers of Genesis Coupe – if the amount of free space in the legs with stretch can be called sufficient, then the head to the ceiling to rest, still have to. Compensated all this is only the volume of the luggage compartment, which holds significantly more cargo than many competitors (for example, Toyota GT86). The standard capacity of the Genesis Coupe is 10 cubic feet.

Quite Powerful

In the European market, Hyundai Genesis Coupe is presented with only one engine. This is a 4-cylinder gasoline unit of the Theta series, equipped with a twin-scroll turbocharger, a variable valve timing system and direct fuel injection.

Its working volume is 2.0 liters (1998 cm3), and the maximum power reaches 250 hp, developed at 6000 rpm. The peak torque of the turbo engine falls to around 275 ft lb and is kept in the range of 3000 – 4500 rpm, which allows reaching a maximum speed of 146 mph. The Hyundai Genesis Coupe is also quite good in terms of acceleration dynamics: from 0 to 60 the coupe accelerates in 7.6 seconds. A new 8-band automatic transmission contributes to this.

In the US, the car is available with another engine – much more powerful naturally aspirated 3.8 V6, producing 348 HP and 295 ft lb of torque, mated with 6-speed manual or optional 8-speed automatic.

2017 Hyundai Genesis Coupe
Engine type DOHC 24V V6, direct fuel injection
Displacement 3,8L
Power/torque 348 hp; 295 lb-ft
Transmission 6-speed manual
Wheelbase 111 in
Length 182.3 in
Height 54.5 in
Passenger volume 98.8 cu.ft
Cargo volume 10.0 cu.ft
0-60 5.2 sec
Top speed 151 mph
PRICE RANGE: $28,000-$36,000 (est)
Competitors: Subaru BRZ, Mazda MX-5
  • tribal chicken

    that front end is fugly!!

Editor's rating
4.5 overall
  • Safety4.5
  • Performance4.7
  • Design4.4
  • Features4.3
  • Fuel economy4.4

Genesis sports coupe might get absolutely new appearance, and a new engine line up. It is more likely to became more popular on market

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