2013 Hyundai Genesis Coupe Spy Photo Shows Off Veloster Nose

Jason Siu
by Jason Siu

Even though its official North American debut is quite a ways off at the 2012 Detroit Auto Show, several photos have surfaced throughout the Internet revealing the 2013 facelifted Genesis Coupe. Now we’ve spotted the most revealing photo of the Hyundai Veloster-influenced Genesis, featuring a much bolder front end while the rest of the body looks traditional Genesis-esque. We have little reason to believe that the actual production vehicle will stray very far from these leaked photos.

We’re still confident that Hyundai will equip the 2013 Genesis Coupe with a more powerful base 2.0L turbocharged engine with 274-hp, while the 3.8L V6 from the Genesis Sedan with 333-hp will be available as an option. The only thing that would make the next-generation Genesis Coupe killer would be a 5.0L V8 option with 429-hp – just like on the Genesis Sedan R-Spec model.

[Source: Hyundai-Blog.com]

Jason Siu
Jason Siu

Jason Siu began his career in automotive journalism in 2003 with Modified Magazine, a property previously held by VerticalScope. As the West Coast Editor, he played a pivotal role while also extending his expertise to Modified Luxury & Exotics and Modified Mustangs. Beyond his editorial work, Jason authored two notable Cartech books. His tenure at AutoGuide.com saw him immersed in the daily news cycle, yet his passion for hands-on evaluation led him to focus on testing and product reviews, offering well-rounded recommendations to AutoGuide readers. Currently, as the Content Director for VerticalScope, Jason spearheads the content strategy for an array of online publications, a role that has him at the helm of ensuring quality and consistency across the board.

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  • Scott Scott on Nov 12, 2011

    Wow. Huge improvement. Can't wait.

  • Joe in Seattle Joe in Seattle on Dec 26, 2011

    If Hyundai delivers the 3.8 Touring model for 30 grand I'm in. I love the Skyline ripoff front fascia, and I feel Hyundai did it better than Nissan/Mitsu btw. I simply refused to consider this car prior to this refresh, the front was fugly and no HID's up front/LED's in back on the Touring model was unacceptable. Also, the tan leather color is awesome and should be available regardless of exterior color, wtf? Everything else is in order now, and I feel a Tau V8 R-Spec for 35 grand or so in the not too distant future. As Bart Scott says, Can't Wait!!!

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