2016 Hyundai Genesis Coupe Redesign, Spy Shots and Review

The 2016 Hyundai Genesis Coupe has been reported undergoing road test, reports also reveals that the upcoming sporty coupe will feature quite different bodywork. Based on the spy shots, we can tell you that the new Genesis Coupe grows its dimension significantly thanks to longer rear section. Overall, the visual appearance looks wider than the previous models.

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The styling language was tentatively previewed in the HND-9 Coupe Concept at the Seoul Motor Show last year but we should get a better idea when the full body prototypes begin testing.

These days, Hyundai is one of the top brands. With several very good — some excellent — cars, Hyundai is now a legitimate competitor with the big boys. A major contribution to the brand’s recent success has been the Genesis sedan and coupe, introduced in 2009 and 2010, respectively. While they share the same name, both cars are vastly different. The sedan is a large, rear-drive luxury model meant to take on the best mid-level offerings from Lexus , BMW and Mercedes-Benz , while the coupe, also rear-drive, is smaller and vastly sportier, intended to sway buyers away from the Mustang , Camaro , and Nissan 370Z.

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Exterior

The new Genesis Coupe, will be a larger, grander car than the model it replaces. This is evidenced by the test mule’s front bumper support, which stretches right up to leading edge of the current Genesis Coupe’s bumper. Things are even more extreme at the rear, with the bumper having to be extended to fit the new car’s package. At present, the track width appears unchanged.

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We can expect the 2016 Hyundai Genesis coupe to offer additional trunk space while the extra length will also allow a longer roofline possibly giving the rear passengers more space. In that sense, it will be a true Genesis Coupe, moving upscale and offering more of the sedan’s luxury.

Powertrain

The increase in dimensions will enable the new Genesis Coupe to be a proper four-seater. The car will also get a V-8 option for the first time, giving it the performance edge over potential rivals such as the Audi A5 and BMW 4-Series and perhaps even the strength to match the likes of the Chevrolet Corvette and Nissan GT-R.

The V-8 destined for the new Genesis Coupe will almost certainly be the 5.0-liter V-8 fitted to the Genesis sedan. The engine is currently rated at 420 horsepower, though we could see power lifted for the Genesis Coupe. The standard engine should be Hyundai’s 3.8-liter V-6, which is currently rated at 311 horsepower. Drive will go to the rear wheels, though it’s likely Hyundai’s new HTRAC all-wheel-drive system will be available. Both a six-speed manual and Hyundai’s in-house eight-speed automatic transmission are available in both models.

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Price and Release Date

Hyundai hasn’t released any specific clue when will the next-generation Genesis Coupe be launched, our best guess is sometime in 2015 as 2016 model year. As for pricing, the 2016 Hyundai Genesis Coupe will be valued at $27,500 as starting price. Of course, there will be new updates as more information available. So, stay tuned and bookmark us for future updates.

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