Buzz Garage: Hyundai Genesis Coupe

Hyundai USA’s vice president John Krafcik describes it as a car that delivers a “driving experience that challenges cars like the Infiniti G37, at prices more like the Mitsubishi Eclipse.” The rear-wheel-drive 2010 Hyundai Genesis Coupe has already hit the markets in Korea (as of Oct. 13, 2008) and will arrive in U.S. showroom in spring 2009.

The 2010 Genesis Coupe will be available in seven different configurations. The 2.0L entry-level version will be available in four trim levels including 2.0T, 2.0T Premium, 2.0T R-Spec and 2.0T Track. Power will come from an intercooled 4-cylinder turbocharged engine that makes 210-hp on regular fuel and 220-hp on premium. All will be mated with 6-speed manual as standard with an optional 5-speed automatic with steering wheel-mounted paddle-shift Shiftronic controls. The 2.0T R-Spec and 2.0T Track will be available later after launch and will only come with a 6-speed manual transmission. Both models will also get a Brembo braking system with 19-inch Euroflange gunmetal finish alloy wheels. Fuel-economy for all 2.0T models is estimated at 30 mpg highway.

Moving up a notch, the 3.8L models will be available in three different trim levels including base, Grand Touring and Track. All are powered by a DOHC V6 engine that produces 306-hp on regular and 310-hp on premium with a maximum torque of 266 lb-ft. The base and Grand Touring models will be available with a 6-speed manual as standard and a 6-speed automatic with steering wheel paddle-shifters available as an option. Again, the 3.8 Track model will only get a 6-speed manual with a Brembo braking system in 19-inch gunmetal finish alloy wheels.

Technological futures of the 2010 Hyundai Genesis include Smart Key with push-button start, one-touch power windows, heated seats, a backup warning system, 360-watt AM/FM/XM/CD-changer Infinity premium audio system, USB/iPod/Aux jack connectivity, Navigation system (mid-year availability) and integrated Bluetooth technology.

Pricing has for the 2010 Hyundai Genesis Coupe Genesis Coupe 2.0T with a 210-hp 2.0L turbocharged 4-cylinder model starts at $22,000 while the Genesis Coupe 3.8 with a 306-hp 3.8L V6 starts at $25,000.

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Posts on the 2010 Hyundai Genesis Coupe:

05-26-2009: First Drive: 2010 Hyundai Genesis Coupe 3.8
04-17-2009: Hyundai wishes Ford Mustang a Happy 45 with a cake
04-07-2009: No Hyundai Genesis Coupe in Fast & Furious
03-13-2009: John Krafcik: 2010 Hyundai Genesis Coupe sales are ‘simply smoking’
03-02-2009: 2010 Hyundai Genesis Coupe 3.8 beats 2009 Infiniti G37 Coupe in Edmunds test
02-23-2009: Video: 2010 Hyundai Genesis Coupe commercial featuring Yo-Yo Ma
02-11-2009: 2010 Hyundai Genesis Coupe pricing starts at $22,000
01-30-2009: Videos: Hyundai Genesis Coupe Super Bowl XLIII Commercial
12-06-2008: Hyundai: There will be no convertible version of the Genesis Coupe
11-13-2008: First Hyundai Genesis Coupe crash, airbags fail
11-04-2008: Rhys Millen Racing RMR Genesis Coupe unveiled at SEMA 2008
10-15-2008: Hyundai Genesis Coupe does 0 to 62 mph in 6.3 secs
10-09-2008: Hyundai Genesis Coupe to get new 310-hp V6 Lambda RS
09-24-2008: Hyundai and Street Concepts to tune the Genesis Coupe for SEMA
09-03-2008: HKS to increase 2010 Hyundai Genesis Coupe’s power
08-08-2008: 2010 Hyundai Genesis Coupe to get Brembo brakes as option
07-30-2008: RMR transforms the 2010 Hyundai Genesis Coupe for SEMA
04-04-2008: Hyundai Genesis Coupe pricing to start under $26,000
03-22-2008: Hyundai launches 2010 Genesis Coupe Site
03-21-2008: Hyundai Genesis Coupe to appear in Fast and the Furious 4
03-19-2008: New York Auto Show: 2010 Hyundai Genesis Coupe drifts into NYC
03-16-2008: 2008 NY Auto Show Preview: 2010 Hyundai Genesis Coupe hits the web


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