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hyundai sports car

Hyundai Sports Car

Over the past few years, Hyundai has marched upward with the all the drive, ambition, and brashness of Eva Peron. Since 2007, we have seen Hyundai augment its line of plebeian automobiles with the upscale Veracruz crossover, the impressive Genesis sedan, and the surprisingly talented Genesis Coupe. As part of its second so-called “24/7” plan, during which Hyundai will launch seven new vehicles in 24 months, the company will revamp its line of core products. (The first 24/7 plan started in 2005 and ended in 2007.) Most interesting to us among those products is a compact sporty coupe based on the Accent platform and styled much in the vein of the well-received Veloster concept car that debuted in Frankfurt in 2007. In a recent interview with Car and Driver, Hyundai product PR chief Miles Johnson confirmed that the little Honda CRX-like 2+2 is on track for launch sometime during the 24/7 2.0 program, which technically started with the introduction of the Genesis Coupe and continues late this year with the next-generation Tucson crossover. We imagine that it would be offered in the States with a range of four-pot engines ranging from 1.6 to 2.0 liters, possibly including the high-output (i.e. turbocharged) version of the 2.0-liter seen in the 210-hp Genesis Coupe 2.0T. More Powerful Genesis Coupe? Not from Hyundai Speaking of the Genesis Coupe, Johnson also confirmed that it won’t get the Genesis sedan’s 375-hp V-8 or a more powerful version of the two-door’s own silky 306-hp V-6. Hyundai instead will rely on the aftermarket to juice up the Gen Coupe beyond its current state of tune, thus allowing the car to better target performance-minded Infiniti G37 and BMW 335i enthusiast customers that Hyundai currently is attempting to woo. Outfits such as HKS and Rhys Millen Racing have been developing various upgrade kits, which could be offered in Stage 1 and Stage 2 strengths—or beyond—for installation at a Hyundai dealership. The big issue right now is figuring out warranty issues. One option is asking the parts providers to engineer add-ons that Hyundai will feel comfortable backing with its full 10-year powertrain warranty. Another idea has the company treating cars differently on which the powertrain has been altered, covering them by a separate set of warranty rules. That matter has yet to be sorted out. Whatever happens, we like the possibilities. View Photos View Photos
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Hyundai Sports Car

Performance Summary The 2016 Hyundai Genesis Coupe has strong acceleration with its standard V6 engine. However, the standard six-speed manual transmission feels imprecise. The available eight-speed automatic transmission feels more refined and delivers better performance. According to the EPA, the Genesis Coupe gets 17/24 mpg city/highway when equipped with the manual, which is less than many rivals. The Genesis Coupe has composed handling and a comfortable ride, but it’s not as athletic as some competitors. Higher trims have upgraded the suspension and brakes which makes them more agile than the base model, though with a rougher ride and more road noise. Some reviewers think the steering delivers plenty of feedback, while others say it feels numb. Interior Summary The 2016 Genesis Coupe has comfortable and roomy front seats, but only children or cargo will fit in the rear seats. The cabin is nicely styled. However, its materials aren’t particularly impressive. The navigation system is simple to use and the physical controls are well-labelled. Standard features in the 2016 Genesis Coupe include push-button start, automatic climate control, Bluetooth, a USB port and satellite radio. Features like a sunroof, an Infinity audio system, HD Radio, navigation, an upgraded 7-inch touch screen and rear parking sensors are optional. The Genesis Coupe has an average amount of cargo room for the class. “The 2016 Hyundai Genesis Coupe faces stiff competition, but it’s still an attractively priced sport coupe with plenty of performance.” — Edmunds “Hyundai’s Genesis Coupe enters 2015 with some major updates, making it highly desirable for those looking to spend as little as possible to get the power and performance of some higher-end coupes. When it comes down to pure performance, however, the Genesis Coupe is quick to get to the dance floor but doesn’t have the moves to dazzle the crowd.” — Kelley Blue Book “… can the Genesis Coupe still cut it with so many capable rivals on the market, many of which are newer designs? We think so, and we suspect you’ll agree after a test drive. Never content to rest on its laurels, Hyundai’s top coupe continues to impress.” — AutoTrader “A combination of good looks, solid underpinnings, and respectable dynamics has given Hyundai a modest presence in an arena one wholly owned by domestic cars, the Ford Mustang in particular.” — Popular Mechanics Other Cars to Consider The Scion FR-S is a very engaging car to drive, with responsive steering and incredible agility around corners. The FR-S is significantly more fuel-efficient than the Genesis Coupe and its front seats are supportive on long trips. The Nissan 370Z has a potent V6 engine, a slick-shifting manual transmission and nimble handling. Its interior has a sleek style and the infotainment system responds quickly to inputs. Compare the Genesis Coupe, FR-S and 370Z » Details: 2016 Hyundai Genesis Coupe The 2016 Hyundai Genesis Coupe seats four and comes in base, R-Spec and Ultimate trims. The Genesis Coupe comes with a 3.8-liter V6 engine, a six-speed manual transmission and rear-wheel drive. An eight-speed automatic transmission is available. The Genesis Coupe received a substantial refresh for the 2013 model year but has not been fully redesigned since its debut in 2010. As a result, this overview uses applicable research and reviews from the 2010 through 2016 model years. See 2016 Hyundai Genesis Coupe specs »
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Hyundai Sports Car

DW Burnett / PUPPYKNUCKLES By Collin Woodard Mar 25, 2016 The aptly named New York Concept that Hyundai’s new Genesis luxury brand showed off at this year’s New York Auto Show (shown above) previews the design of the company’s upcoming 3 Series sedan competitor. But according to remarks from folks at Hyundai, the automaker wants to go beyond sports sedans—all the way to a high-performance sports coupe to serve as the brand’s halo car. Advertisement – Continue Reading Below Hyundai’s design chief Peter Schreyer confirmed the plan when he spoke to Australia’s Motoring this week. But while the car is reportedly already being developed, it won’t be coming any time soon.”We need to talk about and develop more. It’s still some time away, something like this,” said Schreyer of the plan for a Genesis sports car.When asked if the upcoming high-performance car would be wear the company’s “N” badge, he said it was also too early to talk about that, quipping that “in Germany we say we should not talk about eggs that have not been laid yet.”He did say the company’s new performance division would be involved in the development of the car but that other N models were a higher priority. We already know Genesis has its eyes set on building a competitor for the BMW M4, so it’s not surprising that a car offering even more performance would have to wait.”More important is that with some cars coming we show our competence with really high performance, and this has to be something that has to be built up piece by piece,” Schreyer said.Even though he makes it sound like this upcoming high-performance coupe is quite a ways off, it sounds like Schreyer has made it his own personal pet project. “Of course ! But I won’t reveal the secret now because it’s still my baby!” he said. Advertisement – Continue Reading Below
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Hyundai Sports Car

DW Burnett / PUPPYKNUCKLES By Collin Woodard Mar 25, 2016 The aptly named New York Concept that Hyundai’s new Genesis luxury brand showed off at this year’s New York Auto Show (shown above) previews the design of the company’s upcoming 3 Series sedan competitor. But according to remarks from folks at Hyundai, the automaker wants to go beyond sports sedans—all the way to a high-performance sports coupe to serve as the brand’s halo car. Advertisement – Continue Reading Below Hyundai’s design chief Peter Schreyer confirmed the plan when he spoke to Australia’s Motoring this week. But while the car is reportedly already being developed, it won’t be coming any time soon.”We need to talk about and develop more. It’s still some time away, something like this,” said Schreyer of the plan for a Genesis sports car.When asked if the upcoming high-performance car would be wear the company’s “N” badge, he said it was also too early to talk about that, quipping that “in Germany we say we should not talk about eggs that have not been laid yet.”He did say the company’s new performance division would be involved in the development of the car but that other N models were a higher priority. We already know Genesis has its eyes set on building a competitor for the BMW M4, so it’s not surprising that a car offering even more performance would have to wait.”More important is that with some cars coming we show our competence with really high performance, and this has to be something that has to be built up piece by piece,” Schreyer said.Even though he makes it sound like this upcoming high-performance coupe is quite a ways off, it sounds like Schreyer has made it his own personal pet project. “Of course ! But I won’t reveal the secret now because it’s still my baby!” he said.

Hyundai Sports Car

Hyundai Sports Car
Hyundai Sports Car
Hyundai Sports Car

Published on Aug 1, 2017 | Under Car | By michael ellis
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