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First official photos of facelifted Genesis Coupe

By SYF77 on 13 Nov 2011

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Hyundai's South Korean blog has the first official photos of the upcoming 2013 Hyundai Genesis Coupe. The new pictures confirmed that the styling changes will bring the rear-wheel drive coupe in line with Hyundai's more recent offerings such as the Veloster and i40 sedan.

The most obvious changes take place up front where the Genesis Coupe obtains a new nose featuring a larger hexagonal grille split in the middle by a glossy black section. The shape of the grille appears to bear design elements from the recently face-lifted Audi A5. The front also comes with a revised bumper, sleeker lights and a redesigned hood with air vents. At the back, we find brand new tail lamps sitting atop the redesigned bumper and a more concave boot lid. The brake lights now bear resemblance to those found on the Hyundai I45.

The 2013 Genesis Coupe will debut at the Detroit Auto Show in January 2012 and is expected to keep its two engine options, although with a significant bump in power. Look for the 2.0T engine to increase from 210 hp to 274 hp, while the 3.8 liter V6 should gain direct injection to offer 333 hp. The bad news is that right-hand-drive production is expected to begin with the next generation Genesis Coupe, not the update shown here.

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I have been a car fanatic since 1989, when my father was changing our family car then to a Toyota Corolla 1.6 GL fitted with a Twin Cam 16 valve engine that was carburetor-fed, a big deal back in those days. The automobile technology and industry fascinates me and I hope to broadcast these interesting developments to everyone out there through this blog.

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Laserjet Nov 13 2011 01:28 PM
Is this the successor of the Tuscani?
SYF77 Nov 13 2011 06:09 PM
Hi Laserjet,

The Genesis Coupe is not the successor of the Tuscani. It is a seperate model altogether.
Nightsky Nov 13 2011 10:22 PM
What the crap, we don't even have the Genesis coupe and now they already have a facelift for it. Hyundai sg more interested in selling Sonatas and Avantes. Oops, they're called i45s and Elantras now. Like it makes any difference. rolleyes.gif
GrandCruiser Nov 13 2011 10:52 PM
The successor of the Tuscani is Veloster, scheduled to arrive here in early 2012.
GrandCruiser Nov 13 2011 10:55 PM
@Nightsky, you see the mindset here is about brand. A Genesis Coupe would cost more than a basic BMW. Which one do you think the masses prefer?
Lammy84 Nov 14 2011 05:36 PM
@grandcruiser, please do not feed silly misinformation on stuff you do not know, the base model of the coupe does not even come close to the price of an underpowered base model 1 series with 0 options. The top of the line version with a ZF auto tran and 3.8 V6 with brembo is priced just slightly under the same 1 series.
GrandCruiser Nov 14 2011 05:55 PM
@Lammy84, the Genesis Coupe ranks higher than the i45 in the Hyundai automobile family, be it base or top model, is definitely more expensive than the i45 2.4L which is priced with the 116i (the most basic BMW). So your price judgement? :)
GrandCruiser Nov 14 2011 06:04 PM
Btw, you expect a 3.8L V6 Genesis Coupe to price under the 116i? Are you kidding me? We are talking about the price scenario here. Dude.
Lammy84 Nov 14 2011 07:08 PM
@GrandCruiser , im not EXPECTING, I was in the market just last mth for the coupe(pre FL as per the article) so im v familiar with the specs and price of the models. I ended up buying a ford focus tdci first as I knew the FL version had a significant upgrade in power as opposed to the pre FL .
The price of the top of the line V6 with the brembo option costs just a touch under the baseline BMW.
Lammy84 Nov 14 2011 07:18 PM
Oh, btw, the base model of the coupe is the 6 speed 2.0T costs just a tiny hair above what the base model if the i45 (1-2k difference) so your imagined theory is totally out of whack
GrandCruiser Nov 14 2011 10:36 PM
There is no Ford Focus TDCi here. Who are you kidding? And I am curious that since Komoco Hyundai hasn't launched the Genesis Coupe here, where did you get the price from?
Lammy84 Nov 16 2011 01:27 PM
Do all participants have to be singaporeans residing in Singapore? Remove your head out of your butthole. Im residing in a LHD country where the coupe is easily available.
Lammy84 Nov 16 2011 01:28 PM
@grandcruiser obviously I got my prices and facts from proper research (i even test drove one *gasp*) instead of playing theorycraft in the armchair during my school holidays,
GrandCruiser Nov 18 2011 06:41 PM
@Lammy84, Sigh... I already hinted you of the SINGAPORE CONTEXT since my first few posts here, "The successor of the Tuscani is Veloster, scheduled to arrive here in early 2012", "We are talking about the price scenario here. Dude." Notice how manytimes I mentioned the word "HERE"!

It is not about getting my head out of the b*tthole - it is about YOU getting the context RIGHT.

Sad to say, your proper research or so is irrelevant since it is not related to the SINGAPORE CONTEXT.

And dude, don't brag to me like an arrogant punk. I do know more than you since my so-called "silly misinformation" is more relevant to the local context than your irrelevant reference to overseas.

You are sounding childish and egoistic. Drop that.
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