NAIAS: 2013 Hyundai Genesis Coupe Preview
With the Hyundai Veloster getting a 201 horsepower turbocharged engine, the Genesis Coupe needed some love. Aside from the visual changes, the Genesis Coupe gets a power bump across the board, as well as chassis tweaks.
A quicker steering rack, a stability control system that can apparently be turned off completely and revised suspension settings round out the changes. Turbo powered cars can get 21/30 mpg with the stick or 20/31 mpg with the automatic, while V6 cars with a manual can do 18/27 or 18/28 with the slushbox.
Geozinger on Jan 10, 2012
I guess the "leaked" pix from a few months back were the real thing, and not faked as was posted at the time. I liked it then, and I like it now. I have the desire for one (Camaro, Mustang, Challenger, Genesis, G37, et al) of these coupes. It would be fun to have one of these as a hobbyist track day driver. But finances and other obligations will probably put me back in a sedan or wagon of some sort.
JMII on Jan 10, 2012
Since I bought a 350Z two months ago I'll tell ya why: I looked at getting a lightly used G35, 350Z or newer Gen Coupe and quickly determined that the hatchback configuration offers more useable storage space when compared to the silly small trunk with a mail-slot opening in the other choices. The backseats in G35 and Gen Coupe are worthless, only small kids would fit back there. The Z ditches the seats and gains an easily-to-load/access space due to the hatch. For example my fishing poles actually fit in the Z. The G35 seats don't fold down so I couldn't fit any long items in. I've already transported a large mirror and some drapery rods in the back of my Z. Yes the strut tower brace is limiting, but long or narrow items will fit. As a daily driver the G35 is the better car since its not as rough or loud as the Z, but you need to step up to the G37 to get any interior improvements. Thus (IMHO) the Gen Coupe is actually the nicest on the inside. At money I was looking to spend it was a stripped Gen Coupe Turbo which (previously to '13) was slightly underpowered compared to the other choices. If the '13 has the same engine in the Sonata turbo it has very little lag (my parents own one). I know lag... I once owned a 210HP/214TQ Mitsubishi Eclipse GS-T. I actually prefer the low-end torque advantage of a turbo but the 3.5 V6 in the Z surprised me by having plenty of power throughout the RPM range, plus it sounds better. I couldn't wait for the Toy86/BRZ, plus I assume it suffers from limited trunk space as well.
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