What's Wrong With This Picture: Genesis Coupe Joins The Family Edition

Edward Niedermeyer
by Edward Niedermeyer

Back in April, I saw this car at Hyundai’s America Technical Center, but it was still heavily camouflaged and cameras were verboten. And unlike Hyundai’s other big 2012 Model-Year news, the wildly-improved “Grandeur” Azera replacement, we hadn’t seen photos of the updated GenCoupe leak out of Korea. Until now. Our man in Seoul, Walter Foreman, sent us these pics showing an updated Genesis Coupe sporting its own take the familiar familial fascia. Look for an official reveal at the LA Auto Show.

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  • Don1967 Don1967 on Aug 29, 2011

    If only the designers had hawked the Elantra's sleek front end. Unfortunately they went with the same gaping hexagonal opening normally found on Sonata Hybrids and blow-up dolls.

  • Otaku Otaku on Aug 29, 2011

    Why is it that distinctive has now become synonymous with ugly?

  • PintoFan PintoFan on Aug 29, 2011

    I'll reserve judgement until I see it in person, but my initial impression is not that good. I hate that VAG has poisoned the front-end styling of so many new models by initiating that "aggressive" treatment that so many new models now feel they must copy.

  • Darth Lefty Darth Lefty on Aug 29, 2011

    They didn't go goofy / gauche / sexy enough with it. It's too much like the other Hyundais, without any extra hook. They spent all their creativity last year.