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Hyundai Genesis Coupe Pics Rake the Web Before New York Show

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Hyundai's Genesis coupe is the latest to fall victim to broken embargoes -- you know, the games automakers play with information so that hapless "printies" can get their pages onto supermarket racks, right next to InTouch and Entertainment Weekly?

The Genesis coupe's been sprung from that jail by Autoblog and others, in the form of this rather complete high-resolution photo set. There aren't many images of the interior and none of the engine, so apparently Hyundai's holding back something for its New York show press conference, which is set for Wednesday afternoon.

As the Genesis coupe concept, Hyundai hinted at a market niche between the Infiniti G37 and Mitsubishi Eclipse - somewhere in the high $20,000 range. And while Ford's Mustang would seem to be a natural competitor, Hyundai's product chief John Krafcik confirmed last year that the production Coupe won't be getting a V-8 engine.

Instead, a turbocharged four will be the base powerplant; an optional 3.8-liter V-6 will churn out more than 300 hp. Both engines will be offered with six-speed manual or automatic transmissions. Hyundai estimates a 0-60 mph time of less than six seconds for the six-cylinder version with a manual transmission.

The production version of the Genesis Coupe goes on sale in the spring of 2009.

Stay tuned for more news from the New York show floor, from the Hyundai Genesis Coupe reveal, and just in general, because we like to surprise you.

2010 Hyundai Genesis Coupe gets web-assisted early unveiling - Autoblog
 
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  1. It seems with every new or updated vehicle Hyundai is becoming a real car company. Their recent barage of products are nice, well equipped, and above all, inexpensive! This new Genesis coupe looks good in the side profile. Nice job Hyundai, but in all honesty, I'm not trading in my '06 Mustang GT on one.....
     
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  2. Ask me if I care.

    When Hyundai Resale values become even half-decent compared to those of Honda and Toyota, (let alone interior quality and reliability) then I MAY recommend Hyundais to my SUV-driving secretary, but I will still see no reason to waste any time with them for myself.
     
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  3. Here's a suggestion for Hyundai:

    I know it is in terrible shape in the US, it had ambitious sales goals that it could not make, and chose to fire US manager after manager.

    To increase their sales in the US, what they need to do is NOT stupid Genesis Coupes but to sell all their models with the fuel efficient MODERN DIESELS with which they sell them in EUROPE ALREADY.

    Got it, Hyundai?
     
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  4. Thor, for a guy who really doesn't care, you sure do have a lot to say...loser.
     
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  5. (Billy =…)loser:

    a guy that believes that Hyindais are even HALF decent transportation.

    Get the facts, MORON, then speak.
     
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  6. Note to Hyundai: Your best move would be to remove your Korean Managers, and hire Bob Cosmai back as the CEO-US. The title is not a typo. Hyundai needs leadership and stability. Bob is the man the dealers love and the guy who can begin to be successful on day one. Save face now, but making this strategic move.

    Personally, I hope Hyundai fails, and GM and Ford kick them back to where they came from.
     
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  7. For Thor, Diesel is the answer to all the problems. If your car seat is uncomfortable, get a diesel car. Your car's performance is bad, get a diesel car. Hyundai has diesel cars in Europe and Asia. Hyundai had diesel before Toyota and Honda had them.

    Hyundai isn't in a "terrible" shape. Just 10 years ago, Hyundai sold 80,000 cars. Today, it's approaching 500,000 cars in US. Last year, Hyundai's overall sale grew by 4% or by 100,000 units world wide. 2,602,322 cars. Hyundai's sale has slowed down in USA due to few factors. But it isn't because it didn't have diesel. If the Hyundai lower sale last year was due to the lack of diesel engine, then surely Toyota and Honda would have suffered the same fate. The fact is, Hyundai's cars weren't competitive against the latest Toyota's and Honda's offering. Hyundai lacks the "it" car and had been like this forever. So, Hyundai Genesis Sedan and Coupe are attempting to be the it car for the Hyundai. There is nothing wrong with this approach. And, No.. Genesis Sedan isn't VW Phaeton. Because Genesis Sedan doesn't cost $80,000. Chrysler's 300C proved that people will buy $40K cars from the non-luxury brand car plate.

    Surely people would agree that Genesis Coupe is or would be better than current Tiburon offering. It is very competitive against Nissan 350Z and Ford Mustang GT on a paper. We just have to see how it will pan out.

    Hyundai cars are very competitive in terms of packaged value. I don't know why anyone would get Ford Taurus instead of Hyundai Azera? Azera is faster, quieter, cheaper, better warrantee, and it is ranked on top of the JP Power & Associate and Consumer Report's reliability reports. Thor may not like previous two reliability reports but it is what it is. Azera has tested very well on all the test drives by the auto reviewers in US. It is well reviewed. So, Hyundai doesn't have problem on engineering or packaging for the common cars. what it lacks it the marketing, which is preciously why previous US CEOs have been fired, whether one agrees with the Hyundai Corporate decision.
     
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  8. "For Thor, Diesel is the answer to all the problems. If your car seat is uncomfortable, get a diesel car."

    GARBAGE.

    " Your car’s performance is bad, get a diesel car."

    That is OBVIOUSLY true, and IN ADDITION to the improved acceleration and TOWING ability, you willhave far higher MPG! (25-50%! higher)

    "Hyundai has diesel cars in Europe and Asia. Hyundai had diesel before Toyota and Honda had them."

    What an utterly ignorant statement!!!!! All Korean cars started out with JAPANESE Engines, most of them second rank Mitsu engines. Even today many of them rely on Japanese tech, if not outright japanese engines!

    "Hyundai isn’t in a “terrible” shape. Just 10 years ago, Hyundai sold 80,000 cars. Today, it’s approaching 500,000 cars in US."


    10 years ago is utterly irrelevant, why not compare to ... 20 years ago when they were selling POS Excels for $5k and their ads were "get 2 for the price of one"? You get what you paid for!

    You should compare their GOALS for 2007 and the REALITY. THAT is why they keep firing US managers, esp. COsmai that the other poster mentioned, as if it was his and their fault, and not the lousy product!

    "But it isn’t because it didn’t have diesel. "

    HOW DO YOU KNOW????? In contrast, if they did bring a diesel, it would just FLY off the shelves. THEIR LOSS that they did not.


    WHy don't you go see the difference in Used car values among IDENTICAL models? Such as the VW JETTA, VW GOLF, and VW BEETLE that were all offered in diesel and non-disesl versions?

    In some cases, the used diesel car is worth more than the NEW (gas version)!

    "If the Hyundai lower sale last year was due to the lack of diesel engine, then surely Toyota and Honda would have suffered the same fate."

    APPLES AND ORANGES. You should say "then chrysler and ford and GM, makers of equally cheapo, low-quality products, would", and you would have been CORRECT!!!!

    " The fact is, Hyundai’s cars weren’t competitive against the latest Toyota’s and Honda’s offering."

    NOW you are correct! But... self contradicting!

    " Hyundai lacks the “it” car and had been like this forever. "

    Oh, you think that it just needs a low-volume ,expensive, top-of-the-line "Halo car" so that the buyers of the cheapo and lousy models will brag that the brand also sells the Genesis? LOL..

    NO Evidence of that. HONDA does NOT have an expensive low-volume halo sedan in its lineup, and sells great despite that, because it is the MPG CHAMPION (and in the future will keep the title, when it introduces the accord DIESEL!)

    "So, Hyundai Genesis Sedan and Coupe are attempting to be the it car for the Hyundai. "

    This is their THIRD try and it will fain as miserably as the PREVIOUS Two: the 350 and the AZERA, both of which tried to do the same exact thing.

    "There is nothing wrong with this approach."

    Oh really? Two failures not enough?

    " Chrysler’s 300C proved that people will buy $40K cars from the non-luxury brand car plate."

    That did not save Chrysler either. Great styling but lousy reliability will kill a brand any time, same for VWs, which have great styling and interiors and even drive great, BUT they are LOUSY reliab-wise (as are most german makes. Hence the success of Lexus...)

    "Surely people would agree that Genesis Coupe is or would be better than current Tiburon offering. It is very competitive against Nissan 350Z and Ford Mustang GT on a paper. We just have to see how it will pan out."

    All of these models are currently utterly insignificant and sell very poorly.

    "Hyundai cars are very competitive in terms of packaged value. I don’t know why anyone would get Ford Taurus instead of Hyundai Azera?"


    I would not get EITHER of them. Why bother? If I wanted something in that segment, a new Accord (EPA LARGE CLAss!) is FAR Superior, AND will have far better total $ value incl. resale and low maintenance. And a year from now with the diesel, it will be EVEN better!.

    " Azera has tested very well on all the test drives by the auto reviewers in US. It is well reviewed. "


    How many azeras are sold every year??? So few, it is irrelevant! The Azera is NOT an Accord or Camry fighter, the SONATA is! Get your facts right!

    "So, Hyundai doesn’t have problem on engineering or packaging for the common cars. what it lacks it the marketing, which is preciously why previous US CEOs have been fired, whether one agrees with the Hyundai Corporate decision. "

    You sound like the Official "Party Line". And from your english, I suspect you may be one of the Korean managers that come here and think it is the US managers' fault and fires them one after the other, with no improvement in sales.
     
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  9. my 1998 accent had 253.000 miles with nothing other than brake pads and shoes and
     
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  10. my 1998 accent had 253,000 miles on it with nothing bur brake shoes and pads and a $20 air conditioning switch replaced on it!! this was by far, the most reliable car i have ever owned!! my fiance bought a 2008 nissan rogue with a climate control system that cannot figure out how to heat the air when it is below 32 degrees!! looks like paying sticker price for my 2007 accent was the smartest thing i ever did!!!!
     
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  11. Thor----dude, I thought you made it clear that you don't care. Why do you continue to revisit the page? Do you sit there and click F5 repeatedly? Rofl...can't we just ban this guy? He's honestly so lame...I bet he's pissed cause the new Coupe will be infinitely nicer than his '93 'stang v6...LMFAO.
     
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  12. Thor, please get your facts straight.

    The Fact...
    - Hyundai is growing whether Thor likes it or not. Kia/Hyundai has grown up to #6 world wide auto manufacturer during last 20 years with 4 million cars world wide.
    - I don't see Thor's car. Where is a car that Thor designed or marketed?
    - Hyundai's Diesels are designed by Detroit Diesel, not Mitsubishi
    - VW 1.9 TDI models represent poor value if the aim is to save money on "gas" Spending almost $10,000 to save 10mpgs isn't saving. Simple economics.
    - Hyundai Azera is readily compared to Accord, Altima, Camry, Maxima, and Avalon. I would say Azera is very competitive against Accord. These vehicles have similar dimensions. I have driven Toyota Camry many times and its interior wasn't that great. I have driven many cars in my life for testing purposes. Most of mid size sedans drive very similarly... specially for most common drivers. It's not like you are doing slalom in US roads. These acceleration, brake, or slalom tests resembles only part of the real driving. A car can do faster slalom but at what cost? Should 2% better slalom cost $2,000 more? BTW, Hyundai Azera is more reliable than Avalon according to CR. Last year, wasn't Hyundai ranked within top 3? Most auto market watcher agrees Hyundai is there in terms of delivering the car that consumer wants. What Hyundai hasn't delivered is the marketing, which will take some time and effort. I thought New Honda Accord has above average noise level. I also didn't think it drove any better than the previous Accord. Current Accord isn't superior than last years Accord, rather it is bit less of Accord than the Accord it replaces.
    - Nissan Z car is a great car that has done great deal for Nissan. So, idea that Hyundai shouldn't have its own Z car is ... it is just red-herring. If Hyundai can sale 60,000 of Genesis world wide, it is not a low volume car.
    - Chrysler's downfall was due to their over-burdened liabilities... not necessarily due to their product line ups.
    - If the diesel was a popular choice, vast majority of car makes would have one in US before today. Only reason diesel is being introduced today is due to the CAFE gaming. It isn't design to reduce oil consumption or reduce the cost of fuel for the consumers. If it was true, we would have reduced demand already after many other CAFEs that have passed before.This isn't market driven actions by the automakers. Diesel cost more than regular gasoline.
    so, for 18 gallon tank of gasoline, it will cost $57.24 @ $3.18 per gallon.
    for diesel, $71.46 @ $3.97 per gallon. That's 20% difference. It won't be enough to recoup $10,000 additional cost of having a VW TDI engine car.

    Also, like everything else... these hurry-up-and-let's-get-it impatient people do not realize is that there are consequences to these hurry up implementation. Recently report by Dutch scientists said that

    "The research indicates that not only do nanoparticles from diesel fumes make their way up the nasal passages and into your brain, yes your brain, but they also trigger a mental stress response. This is observed through brain wave activity, which, when stressed, reacts by altering typical information processing procedures within the cerebral cortex."

    I don't know how much this is true.. but you know Thor's lawyer now chasing after people who are behind the diesel cars. Watch out for these lawyers who will protect the victims of diesel cars and BIG DIESELS.

    of course the Thor's of the world do not down play anything. Risk-averse people.

    But really, I don't know what Thor is getting at, really. He thinks Hyundai is crap.. so, I am not sure why he is typing his arguments either for or against Hyundai. I mean, the whole article's thrust is that Hyundai is developing Genesis Coupe. He wouldn't want to buy Hyundai car, then why he is posting his opinions other than for being a polemic. Does he not have anything better to do?

    He throws words like { terrible, modern, stupid, diesel, clean, etc.. }...

    Thor: Alex, I would like to have simple adjective for $1 dollar.
    Alex: It is one of the adjectives that you use randomly for no apparent reason.
    Thor: What is terrible?

    His argument is for just to argue, not to raise level of discussion in which people can have constructive arguments. His arguments are also based on "should" which is a value statement that doesn't rely on reality or facts. Thor would make a good underling for Hugo Chavez and his lemming. Thor is a trolling disputant.

    I don't know if there is a Thor's brand of vehicles. Is there 4 door Thor sedan? Is there coupe Thor. I think a person like Thor throws these random opinions and make them as facts. Again, he lacks facts, perspective, and understanding of auto market.
     
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  13. By the way Thor, I own an '07 Sonata V6 and it's a smooth ride. Only a taste of what's to come and it's only an average family sedan. The other thing I want to mention is that Hyundai is taking it at a good pace, they have many other offerings throughout the world that isn't released in this "market" for a reason. They need to slowly build up solid market share before they offer too much, they're the successful corporation not you. There isn't much demand here for diesel man, fuel is more expensive around the world. Even with their "fuel credits'' in Europe, it's still a lot more than here. How 'bout you get your facts straight? You're just some super emotional guy who hates on hard working companies and also hates on people who appreciate good value. Now, Hyundai isn't just good for lots of goodies for your money, but they will back it up with nice engines too! If you don't like it, stick with what you do like. We are all entitled to our opinions and that obviously includes you, but do you have to be such a jerk?
     
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  14. Russell, thank you setting the record straight. Hopefully now, we can just enjoy the show and wait for it to hit the showrooms and judge it for ourselves.
     
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  15. I mean, it's 300hp at under $30K.. probably fully loaded.

    These coupes usually have an average reliability, even the Nissan Z.
    Nissan Z certainly doesn't drive better than Mazda RX-8.
    There is a comparison done on 350Z versus Tiburon on Youtube on german channel. It was well done.

    I say, Genesis Coupe is an over achievement by any company that can bring 300hp under $30K. That's a value. Only other car that can come close is G8, which I think is an even better value. Have you seen G8 video on Youtube. search "TopGear G8" the show tests electric blue vauxhaull version of this vehicle.... it looked really great.... and out paced all Mercedes, Audi, and BMW V6 series... which were similarly priced but less equipped. "brings M5 Power game under 30,000 pounds less"

    I can't wait to see Genesis on the road... I wonder what it will come with... and at what price... I am also interested to see how Hyundai Genesis coupe and sedan get tested/reviewed by US auto journalists.

    Je ne peux pas attendre que ces voitures doux!
     
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  16. You're right, I really don't care. And as for lengthy and substance-free attacks, Not only will not I read them, much less reply, I will not even wait for the movie!
     
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  17. "Diesel is the answer to all the problems."................Not at the current price of which is more than Super Unleaded.
     
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  18. I have owned ten Hondas and two Camarys, but the last few cars have been Hyundais. When I saw a XG-350 at a car show and realized that I could buy one for about the same price as a Camary, it was an easy choice. We traveled from one end of the country to the other and found the car to be comfortable, reliable, and thoughtfully designed. The only time that it went back to the dealer was for a minor warranty item and to replace the brake pads.
    My current Sonata and XG-350 are two years old and have over 20,000 miles on them with no problems. They were among the best buys of my insurance company, too. My mother-in-law's Accent is four years old and has over 30,000. It only went back once for a little glitch that was fixed under warranty. I have recommended the cars to friends, and they are they have all been quite pleased. Our local Hyundai dealer is better than the Toyota, but not quite up to the Honda dealer, who is excellent.
    In a couple years I plan to get a coupe. I'll take a look at the Accord and the G-35, but will probably end up in the Genesis.
     
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  19. ''You’re right, I really don’t care. And as for lengthy and substance-free attacks, Not only will not I read them, much less reply, I will not even wait for the movie!''

    you sound like a japanese against korean progress!
     
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