The Hyundai Genesis Coupe is a sports coupé made by Hyundai.
- Text originally from the Hyundai Genesis Coupe’s Wikipedia page.
The Hyundai Genesis Coupe is a rear-wheel drive sports coupe from Hyundai Motor Company, first released on October 13, 2008, for the Korean market. It is Hyundai's first rear-wheel drive sports coupe, and shares its basic platform with the Hyundai Genesis luxury sedan.
The Genesis Coupe arrived in United States dealerships on February 26, 2009, as a 2010 model. Hyundai USA acting president and CEO John Krafcik described the Genesis Coupe as being designed "...to deliver a driving experience that challenges cars like the Infiniti G37."
With the launch of Genesis Motors as a standalone luxury brand, the Hyundai Genesis Coupe remained branded as a Hyundai and eventually was discontinued in 2016.
The Hyundai Genesis Coupe’s acceleration is rather sluggish, slower than that of the Hyundai Veloster Turbo, and as such, barely hits the 3.10s acceleration range. Similar to the Veloster, the Genesis is tailored specifically for top speed, which makes it a good choice on speed-oriented tracks like Reykjavik, Iceland. However, like with the Veloster, the Genesis is rather heavy, which degrades its handling and acceleration capabilities. The Genesis features better nitro than the Veloster, but is still far from the best.
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