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 |  Jul 25 2014, 12:02 PM

Waiting in the Wings


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Performance is more than racing stripes, chin splitters or gigantic exhaust tips. Speed is not something you can simply apply with sticky film or push clips; it takes careful engineering and attention to detail.

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 |  May 30 2014, 12:05 PM

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In a surprising product move, Hyundai has announced it is dropping the 2.0-liter turbo four-cylinder engine option from the Genesis Coupe, leaving the car with a sole engine choice. 

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 |  Jan 29 2014, 6:02 PM

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Though Hyundai is working on its next-generation Genesis coupe, the Korean automaker gave its 2014 model year some nice upgrades and changes.

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 |  Nov 07 2013, 3:21 PM

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SEMA is the place where the very best in aftermarket car parts are on display, so of course there’s going to be a car pushing 1,000-hp. This year, the folks at Bisimoto got their hands on a Hyundai Genesis Coupe and just didn’t stop adding power.

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 |  Nov 05 2013, 4:13 PM

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Hyundai is keeping up with the tuner crowd at this year’s SEMA Show, unleashing a 1,000-hp Genesis Coupe onto the unsuspecting public.

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 |  Oct 14 2013, 1:32 PM

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Hyundai just unveiled its fourth car bound for this year’s SEMA Show in Las Vegas: a specially-tuned Genesis Coupe.

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 |  Aug 12 2013, 8:32 AM

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Now that the 2014 Hyundai Equus has been released with its updates, the Korean automaker will begin rolling out more changes to the rest of its model lineup.

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 |  Mar 25 2013, 5:32 PM

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As Hyundai prepares to launch the second generation of its more upscale models, the Korean automaker has hired premium product operations managers to oversee the sales, marketing and retail strategies for the Genesis sedan, Genesis Coupe and Equus.

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 |  Feb 11 2013, 9:02 AM

Veteran Pikes Peak driver Paul Dallenbach will drive the record-setting Genesis Coupe for the 2013 Pikes Peak International Hill Climb.

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 |  Jan 22 2013, 5:32 PM

Hyundai’s current Genesis coupe range is one answer to the muscle car question, but is it the right one?

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 |  Dec 27 2012, 1:43 PM

10. 2013 Ford Escape Review


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As 2012 comes to an end, AutoGuide has decided to take a look back at the most watched videos from our collection.

SEE ALSO: 2013 Ford Escape Review – Video

Kicking off the top 10 list is the 2013 Ford Escape video review, where Editor-in-Chief Colum Wood puts the new crossover to the test, admiring its sleek new looks and its handling.

 |  Dec 06 2012, 7:02 PM

 

Despite dealing with its mpg scandal, Hyundai set a new record this year for annual U.S. sales. 

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 |  Oct 26 2012, 6:15 PM

There’s a lot going on at Hyundai-Kia these days, especially in powertrain engineering. Never wanting to be behind the competition, the collaborative South Korean automakers have confirmed that they’re developing a new turbocharged V6.

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 |  Oct 16 2012, 10:04 AM

Fast and fun to drive, the number one complaint with the Hyundai Genesis Coupe is its vague manual transmission. Looking to solve that, Hyundai is rumored to be testing a new unit that incorporates rev-matching technology.

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 |  Oct 01 2012, 12:40 PM

Cosworth’s own Hyundai Genesis Coupe boasting 389-hp and 325 lb-ft of torque will join the ARK Performance Genesis Coupe at this year’s 2012 SEMA Show.

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 |  Aug 21 2012, 4:02 PM

AutoGuide Five-Point Inspection


This week, AutoGuide’s Five-Point Inspection takes a look at the 2013 Hyundai Genesis Coupe 3.8 Track. Using direct injection for the first time, the 3.8-liter V6 manages to squeeze out 348 hp and 295 lb-ft of torque.

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 |  Aug 13 2012, 11:09 AM

Rhys Millen set a new world record at the Pikes Peak Hill Climb this year, scaling the mountain in his modified Hyundai Genesis Coupe in just 9:46.164.

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 |  Aug 07 2012, 5:02 PM

Hyundai’s 2012 Remix cars are meant to exude each car’s personality to a degree the factory versions can’t on their own.

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 |  Aug 06 2012, 6:45 PM

Rhys Millen will be making a return to the Time Attack Division in an all-new 2013 Hyundai Genesis Coupe for this year’s Pikes Peak International Hill Climb.

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 |  Jan 06 2012, 8:13 PM

Hyundai is set to finally debut the 2013 Genesis Coupe at next week’s 2012 Detroit Auto Show, and to stir up some excitement they’ve released a new teaser video for their next-generation sports coupe.

The teaser surprisingly reveals quite a bit of the new Genesis Coupe, albeit in actual bits and pieces rather than full car shots. Nonetheless, there aren’t any real surprises as to what it’ll look like after all the photos we’ve seen, but it’s nice to see more details on the newly revamped model. The 3.8 badge that’s also seen in the video proves that the new Genesis Coupe will be plenty potent with its Lambda V6 with 345-hp and 295 lb-ft of torque.

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 |  Nov 13 2011, 6:58 PM

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Now that we know what the 2013 Hyundai Genesis Coupe is going to look like, our speculation as to what will be under the hood can also end. Hyundai has officially announced that the new Genesis Coupe will come with a 2.0 TCI base engine and a direct-injection version of the Lambda 3.8. The 2.0L turbo will pack 275-hp while the 3.8L GDi will come with 350-hp – even more than the Genesis Sedan, which is rated at 333-hp.

Both engines will be offered with an eight-speed automatic transmission or a six-speed manual option. What is most impressive is that the V6 Genesis Coupe will pack more horsepower than the Dodge Challenger, Ford Mustang and Chevrolet Camaro.

These details, while official, are for Korean-spec models. Official US specs won’t be announced until the Detroit Auto Show in January.

GALLERY: 2013 Hyundai Genesis Coupe

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 |  Nov 11 2011, 12:45 PM

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Proving that the V8-powered Genesis Coupe is in fact possible, Hyundai unveiled the RMR500 concept at the SEMA Show recently, built with its motorsports partner Rhys Millen Racing. Powered by the brand’s new 5.0-liter Tau V8, as found in the Genesis Sedan R-Spec and with a few modifications, it makes an incredible 450-hp.

During a Q&A session today at the automaker’s technical center in Ann Arbor, MI, when asked if the company was serious about bringing such a car to market, Hyundai Motor America CEO John Krafcik replied: “How could you not be serious about that? How could you not be serious about a 450-hp Tau-V8 powered Genesis Coupe?”

Stopping just short of confirming the V8 Genesis Coupe, Krafcik did exclaim, “I want that for my next company car.”

Hyundai recently revealed photos of its facelifted 2013 Genesis Coupe, which will debut at the Detroit Auto Show in January. While specific details aren’t yet available, the 2.0T base engine is expected to increase from 210-hp to 274-hp, while the 3.8-liter V6 is expected to jump from 306 to 333-hp thanks to direct-injection technology. If Krafcik’s comments are any indication, those waiting for a V8-powered Genesis Coupe, might not be waiting in vain.

GALLERY: Hyundai Genesis Coupe RMR500

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 |  Nov 10 2011, 5:56 PM

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It’s been a fun ride waiting for Hyundai to officially reveal the 2013 Genesis Coupe, with spy photos to supposed Photoshop renders to teasers from Hyundai. And now the supposed Photoshop render has been proven to be the real deal, as Hyundai posted a trio of photos showing off the 2013 Genesis Coupe in all its glory.

No surprises yet with what will be under the hood, with Hyundai simply stating that a more powerful V6 engine will be under the hood. Oddly enough, the Hyundai Facebook post also claims that it’ll be a 2012 Genesis model but either way it’s obvious Hyundai has employed its Fluidic Sculpture design philosophy on the new Genesis Coupe.

For now we’ll still keep our fingers crossed that Hyundai engineers are taking notes from Rhys Millen Racing and finds a way to give consumers a Tau engine option for the new Genesis Coupe.

GALLERY: 2013 Hyundai Genesis Coupe

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[Source: Hyundai Facebook]

 |  Nov 09 2011, 7:32 AM

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Last week we were treated with what was believed as a photoshop of the upcoming 2013 Hyundai Genesis Coupe, but now official photos have slipped out and it looks like the supposed photoshop wasn’t far off. Thanks to a teaser posted up on the Korean Hyundai blog, we can now get a much better look at the highly anticipated refreshed Hyundai Genesis Coupe.

Not much is a surprise, after seeing so many leaked photos and teasers of the new Genesis, but it’s nice to finally see it in its production flesh – with it’s Veloster-like snout.

The 2013 Genesis Coupe will debut at the Detroit Auto Show in January and is expected to keep it’s two engine options, although with a significant bump in power. Look for the 2.0T engine to increase from 210-hp to 274-hp, while the 3.8-liter V6 should gain direct injection to offer 333-hp.

GALLERY: 2013 Hyundai Genesis Coupe

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[Source: Blog.Hyundai.com via Autoblog]