The Hyundai Genesis Coupé is manufactured by the Hyundai Motor Company. The Hyundai Genesis Coupe is a back-wheel drive sports coupe that was released on the 13th of October 2008, especially for the buyers of Korea in the automotive market. The Hyundai Genesis Coupe is the first back-wheel drive sports coupe of Hyundai, and it shares its essential platform with luxury sedan, the Hyundai Genesis.
The Hyundai Genesis Coupe reached the dealerships in the United States on the 26th of February 2009 as a 2010 year model. The Hyundai Genesis Coupe was chiefly designed to bring a driving experience that challenges sedans, such as the Infiniti G37. According to Hyundai, the Genesis Coupe is not planned as an heir to the analogous-sized, but as a front-wheel drive Hyundai Coupe.
Pictures of a heavily concealed Hyundai Genesis Coupe model appeared on the web as early as May 2007, fueling expectation and speculation. The spy pictures suggested that the new coupe of Hyundai would be back-wheel drive, as photos of the engine bay confirmed a longitudinal engine orientation of the usual front-engine back-drive vehicles. The photos also demonstrated a four-cylinder engine with a heat-enclosed turbocharger. Speculation on prospective engines for the novel coupe varied from the turbocharged 4-cylinder pictured to the V8 Tau that Hyundai had constructed for the comfort-oriented Genesis.
Shortly previous to the commencement of the International Auto show in Los Angeles in 2007, more pictures of the Hyundai Genesis Coupe were leaked next to the silver Ford Mustang, supposed to be the target competitor of the Genesis Coupe. The construction of the Hyundai Genesis Coupe was revealed in the International Auto Show in New York in 2008, showcasing a silver model and a red model. The unveiling happened together with a display of the capabilities of the coupe with power slides and burnouts. Models of the North American Genesis Coupe went on sale during the spring of 2009 as 2010 models.
The Hyundai Genesis Coupe was released with two engine options and eight models, such as:
v 3.8 R-Spec
3.8 Grand Touring
The R-spec 2.0T was available with standard features, such as:
Electronic brake force distribution
Torsen Limited slip differential
Summer-only Bridgestone Potenza RE050A tires
To reduce the weight and the cost, the R-Spec model of Hyundai Genesis Coupe does not incorporate automatic headlights, trip computer, cruise control, steering wheel acoustic controls, or chrome interior accents.
For the year 2011, the R-Spec versions were modernized with the innovative 3.8 R-Spec. To decrease the cost disparity in the Track and the R-Spec models, the 3.8 R-Spec and the 2.0T models do not comprise xenon HID headlights, automatic headlights, navigation system with 6.5-inch touch screen, cruise control, leather seating surfaces with heated front seats, and power driver seat, rear spoiler, etc.
Though the Hyundai Genesis Coupe, which is released in North America, will resemble the Korean version, the suspension system is firmer in accordance with the American demographic. Hyundai Canada provides all V6 models with the proximity key, the 3.8-liter models with side-mirror marker lights on or push button start and no spoiler on either 3.8-liter V6 or the 2.0T engine. During the fall of 2009, Hyundai commenced the production of the Genesis Coupe with Navigation systems.
The Hyundai Genesis Coupe will as well be marketed as the Hyundai Genesis R-Spec in some countries. The Hyundai Genesis Coupe is available with both 2.0T engine and the 3.8-liter engine and features a few sport-oriented options.