2013 Hyundai Genesis Coupe: First Look

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Hyundai posted three photos of its 2013 Genesis Coupe (above and below) to its global Facebook page this week. The company doesn't say when to expect a U.S. reveal of the car, but we anticipate seeing this new face sometime in 2012 and at one of the major auto shows this season, which begins with the 2011 L.A. Auto Show next week.

To us, this basically looks like a new front end has been added to the existing body. While the front is an improvement, it doesn't mesh well with the profile styling, which is relatively unchanged. The Facebook post also mentions that the 2012 Genesis Coupe will be a V-6 product, making us wonder if the turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder base model will no longer be offered.

Two more images are below.

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By David Thomas | November 11, 2011 | Comments (4)

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synchro.mesh

What with every car going down the path of the fat lip?

KingofEldorado

Synchro--even my Honda Fit Sport has the fat lip spoiler waiting to be cracked when I eventually misjudge my distance from a parking bumper. Do these create any noticeable improvement in efficiency? On the Genesis it looks like one wrinkle too many compared to the elegant rest of the car (although I also still can't get used to that dip in the rear side windows).

jim

Agreed : there is alot going on with the sheet metal. In trying to build a "sporty" performance coupe, its as if they went for style over substance. It may appeal to a Tiberon buyer, not a buyer looking for a serious sports coupe.

arni

YECH!!!...why does it remind me of a Mazda !...now both are off my list...

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