Thursday, November 10, 2011

Hyundai Genesis Coupe



Here are the first official pictures of the revised Genesis Coupe.
A good car is getting better.

More very soon...

13 comments:

tore13 said...

The whole rear side window drop, always looked a little... Lazy for a sports car

Anonymous said...

@ tore13... I totally agree. I will NEVER warm up to that side window lower drop. It looks completely out of place, IMO.

Anonymous said...

The rear window still makes no sense. But it's a great looking car overall. The update is substantial and will probably help this car sell a little better, since I currently have only seen about twelve of them on the road ever.

Anonymous said...

Engine options are 3.8L GDI 350hp / 2.0L Turbo 275hp and both come with 8-sp trans.

Education Project said...

it does make sense. it offers better visibility for the driver and rear passengers as well. that the belt-line on every green house has to keep rising upwards towards the end is purely aesthetics, and unnecessary. It reduces visibility and makes you feel like you are in a tub as the profile rises around you, all for the sake of looking "fast"...

not all automakers have attractive mid-life refreshments. Hyundai has managed to do a great job on executing this design language for the Genesis coupe, even if it's a design language I don't like or haven't warmed up to yet.

Anonymous said...

They ruined the front end in my opinion.

Anonymous said...

The population is getting older and with kids and all coupes are not in demand. Unless they project an image for wannabes, which is not the case for Huyndai. Personally, I like this car.

Anonymous said...

Education Project said...
it does make sense. it offers better visibility for the driver and rear passengers as well. that the belt-line on every green house has to keep rising upwards towards the end is purely aesthetics, and unnecessary.

oh... that's why minivans have the lightning bolt treatment to the windows!

Anonymous said...

They defintely cheapened up the looks. It when from a upscale Infinti G37 knockoff, to a boy racer Elantra/Velosar hatchback. Way to cheapen the upscale image the Genesis branding was goiong for.

Education Project said...

"Anonymous said...
Education Project said...
it does make sense. it offers better visibility for the driver and rear passengers as well. that the belt-line on every green house has to keep rising upwards towards the end is purely aesthetics, and unnecessary.

oh... that's why minivans have the lightning bolt treatment to the windows!"

partially, yes. one design school has it that what people really want is a car that projects movement and speed, even while standing still. The lightening bolt is a compromise between go-fast aesthetics and the useability/enjoyability of the occupants inside. It looks unique and fast and cool from the outside and the rear occupants enjoy a great view as well.

Carl said...

The front end just looks so much busy now, like it got some big ass old school braces

Anonymous said...

Never comfortable with the entire look of the former design--it looked like yesteryear's Hyundai at a fraction of the price. For a car with the name Genesis on it, my same comments still apply--only now with a Hyundai-themed front that seems out of character with the rest of the car.

Paul said...

That window? Difference for its own sake.