These 2013 Hyundai Genesis Pictures Are As Real As They Come

Edward Niedermeyer
by Edward Niedermeyer
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The last time we posted a photo of the forthcoming Genesis Coupe facelift, we soon found that Hyundai Motor America staff were quietly informing other blogs that it was a photoshopped fake. I inserted a warning into the post, cursed myself for having been had, and moved on. So, how do I know these pictures are real? Probably because they come from the URL (the leaked (non-press) shots are from, and don’t look as though they could possibly be faked). It turns out that Hyundai is showing off the new coupe to either drift fans or ice skating aficionados (Google Translate is hilariously unhelpful with Korean) this Saturday at something called the Chonnam National Yeongam F1 Speed ​​Festival. Hyundai will “officially” show the car to the American market a week later at the LA Auto Show… at the earliest. More likely, Hyundai will continue to pretend that this car doesn’t exist until January, at the Detroit show. And they’d have gotten away with it too, if it weren’t for those meddling internets!

[H/T: Our man in Korea, Walter Foreman]

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  • PJ McCombs PJ McCombs on Nov 09, 2011

    I dig it. Nice head/taillight lens detailing, interior upgrades that double the perceived price, and who would have thought Hyundai would revive Pontiac hood scoops? If I were in the market for a new $30K car, this would be a must-see.

  • John R John R on Nov 09, 2011

    I really like that up-sweeping portion of the headlamp assembly and the way it sort of cossets the projectors.

  • Advo Advo on Nov 10, 2011

    I like Hyundai and Kia styling, but from the looks of that silver Genesis front nose, I'll pass on this one. Maybe seeing it in person will make it easier to understand why, or for whom, they designed it that way.

  • Suedenim Suedenim on Nov 14, 2011

    I love the Genesis Coupe, but don't like this redesign much - I think the current car's a lot better looking.