What's Wrong With This Picture: (Fake) Genesis Coupe Facelift Edition

Edward Niedermeyer
by Edward Niedermeyer

With Hyundai’s Genesis being handily outsold by the updated Mustang and Camaro, we’ve been expecting Hyundai to update its rear-drive sports coupe… and here is the first official fake image of the new look to fool us into thinking it was official. As expected, the new GenCoupe sports the new family front end, and a more sculpted hood. With more power from its updated V6 engine, expect the new-look Genesis to take the fight back to the Detroit muscle cars… especially when it’s joined in the Hyundai stable by a more performance-oriented Turbocharged version of the Hyundai Veloster.

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  • Trucky McTruckface Trucky McTruckface on Nov 04, 2011

    Jalopnik now says they've been contacted by Hyundai: It's a fake.

  • PJ McCombs PJ McCombs on Nov 05, 2011

    I'm digging the looks of the fake above--the less pointy nose and GT-R-ish grille gives it more of a beefy, Korean-muscle-car look. Anyway, it would really surprise me if Hyundai screwed this refresh up. Though I'm not totally wild about the Veloster, I can't think of a single unattractive car they've released in the last couple of years.

  • MattPete MattPete on Nov 05, 2011

    Whenever I see a Genesis Coupe, I think: "That economy car from the 90s sure has odd proportions...." The Genesis Coupe is a styling disaster. It looks too much like a TIburon (or even a Mistubishi Eclipse) that has been lowered and widened. That is not a good thing.

  • Dougjp Dougjp on Nov 07, 2011

    " expect the new-look Genesis to take the fight back to the Detroit muscle cars " Oh boy.... Thanks for the morning laugh! That is one big step backwards in design. Lets track the sales numbers "down the road" of that front end bottom feeding carp with multiple ugly protrusions, and see who's right.