liter DOHC V6
hp per liter
(from Hyundai Press
Release) Hyundai unveiled Genesis Coupe, the new benchmark
for attainable 300-horsepower sport coupes, during a press
conference at the New York International Auto Show today. The 2010
Genesis Coupe is a purpose-built rear-wheel drive sport coupe
featuring two performance-focused engines a 212-horsepower (est.),
2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine and a range-topping
all-aluminum, 306-horsepower (est.), DOHC 3.8-liter V6 engine.
Genesis Coupe is scheduled to join the Hyundai lineup in the spring
GENESIS COUPE HIGHLIGHTS
rear-wheel drive performance car
306 horsepower (est.)from enhanced 3.8-liter V6 from Genesis
Std. 212 horsepower (est.) turbocharged, intercooled inline
Genesis Coupe arrives in the spring of 2009 as a 2010 model
introduction earlier this year of the rear-wheel drive Genesis sport
sedan, Genesis Coupe is Hyundais most dynamic performance car ever
and the second consecutive all-new model introduction from Hyundai
appealing directly to the car enthusiast. Genesis Coupe uses the
same flexible rear-wheel drive architecture originally developed for
the Genesis sport sedan.
We think our entry-level Genesis Coupe 2.0t, with its unique
combination of rear-wheel drive and four-cylinder turbo power,
offers an intriguing alternative to existing front-wheel drive sport
coupes, said John Krafcik, vice president, product development and
strategic planning, Hyundai Motor America. The 3.8-liter version of
Genesis Coupe takes driving to an even higher level, rivaling the
capability of premium-performance coupes like the Infiniti G37.
2010 Genesis Coupe
Genesis Coupe was shown as a concept at the 2007 Los Angeles Auto
Show and its transformation from concept to production reveals that
its signature design features have emerged intact.
The mission for Genesis Coupe was to create a pure performance car
with a design that would capture the imagination of hardcore
automotive enthusiasts, said Joel Piaskowski, chief designer at the
Hyundai Design Center in Irvine, Calif. With its aggressive look
from just about any angle, I think we have been able to do that.
Genesis Coupe is also
unmistakably linked to several Hyundai concept cars. The powerful
curves, undulating beltline, surface detail, and Z bodyside lines
come straight from the HCD9 Talus and the HCD8 sport coupe concepts.
Designers used the Day Light Opening (DLO -- a designer's term for
the side glass) from the 2006 HCD9 Talus Concept on the Genesis
The 2004 HCD8 sport tourer concepts sensual body forms influenced
the overall design direction of Genesis Coupe.
Genesis Coupes arching roofline and tapering greenhouse highlight
the exterior profile and emphasize the cars broad shoulders and
wide stance. The Genesis Coupes rocker panels are drawn close to
the ground making the bodysides extra thick and the daylight opening
thin, allowing the wheels to be slammed up into bulging fenders. To
complete the aggressive sports car look, the depth between the
fenders and the greenhouse has been maximized.
Large openings in the front fascia allow for better engine
breathing. The dual exhaust tips integrated into the rear fascia
with surrounding blackout repeat the design theme of the front
Genesis Coupe rides on standard 18-inch alloy wheels or optional
19-inch wheels, both delivering a bold stance and aggressive
In keeping with its
mission to be the most exciting, attainable sport coupe on the road,
the Genesis Coupe boasts a cockpit designed to enhance the driving
experience. An information display screen features an outside
temperature reading and audio system information. Analog gauges
include a large speedometer and tachometer positioned so the driver
can immediately access critical driving information. The instrument
cluster features Hyundais signature blue gauge illumination.
Bucket front seats with large side bolsters offer excellent lateral
support for enthusiastic driving. High-quality seating surfaces
range from full black fabric on the Genesis Coupe GS and GT, to
optional full black or brown leather on the GT, to red cloth inserts
with black leather bolsters on the SE.
Among the other refinements are an Infinity audio system and
two-stage front seat warmers. Genesis Coupe also offers the
convenience of a Smart Key and push-button starter.
Genesis Coupes body
shell is rich in ultra-high-tensile steel. Genesis Coupe is lighter
than the Infiniti G37, and its chassis is also 24 percent stiffer in
bending rigidity than the BMW E46 M3. Rear-wheel drive provides a
55:45 front/rear weight distribution.
Two engines infuse
Genesis Coupe with performance. The 3.8-liter Lambda DOHC V6 engine
delivers an estimated 306 horsepower (310 horsepower using premium
fuel) and 263 lb.-ft. of torque on regular unleaded. This engine
will launch the Genesis Coupe from 0 to 60 miles per hour in under
six seconds. To maximize the power band, the 3.8-liter engine
utilizes Continuously Variable Valve Timing (CVVT) on intake cam
shafts and a new Variable Intake System (VIS) that helps cylinders
breathe efficiently at both low and high RPM. The better breathing
results in outstanding off-the-line acceleration and passing
performance, and remarkable fuel efficiency. The V6 engine uses an
alloy block and cylinder heads for lighter weight and thermal
efficiency, and features timing chains with no scheduled
The turbocharged, intercooled 2.0-liter DOHC inline four-cylinder
benefits from CVVT on both the intake and exhaust camshafts. The
2.0-liter turbo generates an estimated 212 horsepower (223
horsepower using premium fuel) and 217 lb.-ft. of torque. It also
features a cast-aluminum cylinder block and cylinder head. Both
engines feature a free flowing dual cat-back exhaust and an
available limited slip differential to put the power to the ground.
Genesis Coupe employs a
MacPherson strut dual-link front suspension and a five-link rear
suspension setup. The front suspension is mounted to the body via a
solid subframe which is lighter and stronger than a multi-piece
component would be. To help reduce body roll and tune the Genesis
Coupes at-the-limit handling for maximum predictability, 23-mm
diameter front and 18-mm diameter rear stabilizer bars are used.
While all Genesis Coupe models offer a fun and sporty driving
experience, the high-performance Genesis Coupe SE is a most willing
partner for the true enthusiast. The SEs track-tuned sport
suspension features a stiffer front spring rate, stiffer rear spring
rate and unique shock valving. Genesis Coupe SE delivers an increase
in roll control over the GS. Superb structural rigidity sets the
foundation for precisely-tuned handling performance in all Genesis
rack-and-pinion steering with a quick ratio gear delivers both
linearity and agility. The steering is also engine-RPM sensing.
Both engines are mated
to a standard six-speed manual transmission. The Genesis Coupe 2.0t
offers an optional five-speed automatic with SHIFTRONIC while the
3.8-liter V6 offers a ZF six-speed automatic transmission with
SHIFTRONIC to handle the additional torque.
Drivers can access the SHIFTRONIC feature by moving the gear
selector into a separate gate. Pushing the selector forward or
pulling it rearward will shift the transmission up or down
sequentially, adding to driver control. A clear LCD readout on the
instrument panel shows the gear thats in use.
HIGH PERFORMANCE BRAKING SYSTEMS
calipers clamp down on 13.4-inch front brake rotors and 13-inch rear
rotors on SE models. All other models get substantial 12.6-inch
front ventilated rotors and 12.4-inch rotors in the rear with
floating single piston calipers.
The 2010 Genesis Coupe
offers Xenon high-intensity discharge (HID) headlights. The
advantages of HID headlamps include greater lighting power,
daylight-type lighting and reduced power consumption. In addition,
the cut lines of the new HID headlights are extremely precise,
providing maximum nighttime visibility without distracting other
Music lovers will welcome the 2010 Genesis Coupes standard
auxiliary input jacks (3.5 mm mini-jack and USB input) to
accommodate and charge audio devices such as iPods. When an iPod or
flash drive is connected through the USB port, located in the center
storage compartment, not only does it play music through the
vehicles audio system, but it also charges the iPod and allows the
driver to access tracks with the steering wheel audio controls. This
system also allows both driver and passengers to easily view
song/artist/title information and control the music from the audio
head unit rather than only the iPod itself.
In keeping with
Hyundais focus on offering segment-leading standard safety
technologies across its lineup, the 2010 Genesis Coupe includes a
wide range of both active and passive safety features. Standard
safety technology includes driver and front passenger advanced
frontal airbags, along with front seat-mounted side airbags, side
air curtains and active front head restraints.
Genesis Coupe has strong unibody construction, along with front and
rear crumple zones, bodyside reinforcements, and five-mph
energy-absorbing bumpers. The hood also includes buckling creases
and safety stops.
The front seatbelts have pretensioners and force limiters, and the
rear seats feature LATCH (Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children),
which make affixing child safety seats easier.
All Genesis Coupe models feature standard four-channel ABS with
Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD) to optimize brake
performance under various dynamic loading conditions. The system
also includes Brake Assist, which provides maximum ABS-level braking
force when a panic stop is detected.
Electronic Stability Control (ESC), one of the industrys most
effective life-saving technologies, is standard in all Genesis
Coupes. Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) studies
suggest vehicles equipped with ESC experience 56 percent fewer
fatalities in single-vehicle crashes.
THREE DISTINCT TRIM LEVELS
The Genesis Coupe is
offered in three trim levels: the stylish and affordable GS, the
premium-sport GT featuring the 3.8-liter V6, and the
high-performance SE, available with either the 2.0-liter
turbocharged four-cylinder engine or the 3.8-liter V6 engine.
GENESIS COUPE GS (Preliminary
packaging subject to change)
Key Standard Equipment:
2.0-liter turbocharged, intercooled four-cylinder engine
Electronic Stability Control
Traction Control System
Tire Pressure Monitoring System
Front, side, side air curtain air bags
Active front head restraints
Power windows, door locks, and mirrors
AM/FM/XM/CD Player/USB/iPod connectivity
Steering wheel audio controls
Vanity mirror illumination
GENESIS COUPE GT (Preliminary
packaging subject to change)
GS equipment Plus:
3.8-liter DOHC V6
Leather steering wheel / Shift knob
Metalgrain /chrome interior accents
Automatic temperature control
Premium door sill plates
Chrome front fascia accents
Auto light control
GENESIS COUPE SE (Preliminary
packaging subject to change)
Unique SE equipment:
2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder or 3.8-liter DOHC V6
19-inch alloy wheels
High performance Bridgestone Potenza RE050A summer tires
Brembo braking system with monobloc four-piston calipers
SE track-tuned suspension / front strut brace
Black leather bolsters / red cloth insert seats
Aero wiper blades
HYUNDAI MOTOR AMERICA
Hyundai Motor America,
headquartered in Fountain Valley, Calif., is a subsidiary of Hyundai
Motor Co. of Korea. Hyundai vehicles are distributed throughout the
United States by Hyundai Motor America and are sold and serviced
through more than 780 dealerships nationwide.