> JLA wrote:
> Surprise, surprise; 14 official, high-res images of the forthcoming
Hyundai Genesis Coupe found their way into the internet this morning,
despite Hyundai’s initial plans to reveal its first rear-wheel-drive
coupe at the New York Show opening on March 19, 2008. To be totally
honest, the Genesis Coupe’s appearance is no shocker for us here and
not because of the LA Show Concept, but because we had the chance to
see the production model in a set of pics shot during a marketing
presentation that took place in the US in June 2007.
> Despite the fact that we don’t have a press release in our hands
yet, Hyundai did reveal a few official details on the coupe last
year. According to the Korean carmaker, the Genesis coupe will be
powered by a 3.8-liter V6 engine producing more than 300 Hp. Matted
to a six-speed manual gearbox, the 4,666 mm / 183.7 in. long 2+2
coupe will sprint from 0 to 60 mph (96 km/h) in under 6.0 sec. Sales
of the Coupe in the US are expected to start in early 2009.
> Although this hasn’t been verified, at last year’s marketing
presentation it was said that the Genesis Coupe will also be offered
with a 2.0-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder unit producing 215 Hp with
prices set at $19,900 and $25,900 for the 4- and 6-cylinder models
respectively. We’ll have all the official information on the Genesis
Coupe at next week’s NY Show opening.
A few more pics of the
Genesis and other Hyundais are in this gallery as well