Hyundai Motor Co., South Korea’s largest automaker, on Sunday unveiled its all-new premium Genesis sports coupe that features more power, a dynamic exterior and passenger comfort.
The vehicle, which shares the same external dimensions with the older model launched in October 2008, has a large radiator grill, aggressive head lamps and rear light combinations with liberal use of light emitting diode lights.
The car, shown for the first time at the Korea International Circuit in Yeongam, South Jeolla Province, comes with two types of engines that have greatly improved performance compared to the first generation coupe.
Hyundai said the four-cylinder 2.0 liter turbo direct injection model has a maximum 275 horsepower with 38.0 kilogram-meters of torque.
This represents a marked improvement of 65 horsepower and 8.0 kilogram-meters of torque from the original coupe.
Olympic figure skating gold medalist Kim Yu-na introduces the New Genesis Coupe of Hyundai Motor at the launch of the sports sedan in Yeongam, South Jeolla Province, on Saturday. (Hyundai Motor)
The more powerful V6 3.8-liter gasoline direct injection is rated at 350 horsepower with 40.8 kilogram-meters of torque.
The fuel efficiency for the TCi has been established at 11.0 kilometers per liter of fuel, with the GDi-version standing at 10.3 kilometers using manual transmission.
Hyundai, the flagship company of Hyundai Motor Group, the world’s fifth-largest carmaker, said besides more power, the coupe has an engine noise suppressor, tire pressure monitoring system, and front and rear parking aids.
The sales price of the new Genesis Coupe has been set between 26.20 million won ($23,260) to 37.45 million won with the carmaker expecting initial domestic sales to hit 4,000 units in 2012 when the car reaches consumers.