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2011 Hyundai Genesis Coupe Review

Hyundai unveiled Genesis Coupe, the new benchmark for the sport may cut 300 horsepower at a press conference at the International Auto Show in New York. The 2010 Hyundai Genesis Coupe is a rear building sports coupe with two performance-oriented engine - 212 horsepower (est.), 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder and an aluminum high-end, 306 hp (est) DOHC 3.8-liter V6. Hyundai Genesis Coupe will join the range of Hyundai in the spring of 2009.

Following the introduction earlier this year of the Genesis rear-drive sedan sport, Hyundai Genesis Coupe is the most dynamic performance car from Hyundai ever, and the second consecutive all-new model from Hyundai appealing directly to car enthusiasts. Hyundai Genesis Coupe uses the same flexible propulsion architecture originally developed for the Genesis sport sedan.

"We believe that the entry-level Genesis Coupe 2.0t, with its unique combination of rear-wheel drive and four-cylinder turbo, offers an interesting alternative to existing front-wheel drive sports coupe," said John Krafcik, director of product development and planning strategic, Hyundai Motor America. "From the 3.8-liter version of Genesis Coupe takes driving to an even higher level, rivaling the high performance capabilities, such as the Infiniti G37 coupe."

DESIGN PROCESS

2011 Hyundai Genesis Coupe Genesis Coupe concept is reflected in the 2007 Los Angeles Auto Show and its transformation from concept to production reveals that its signature features was born intact.

"The mission of the Genesis Coupe was to create a pure performance car with a design that will 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 any angle, I think we have been able to do so."

Hyundai Genesis Coupe is also undeniably linked to several Hyundai concept cars. The powerful curves, undulating beltline, surface detail and lines "Z" side come straight from HCD9 Talus and HCD8 sports coupe concepts.

The Hyundai Genesis Coupe rocker draws close to the ground forming the body very thick and the daylight opening thin, allowing the wheels to be slammed up into bulging wings. 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 the engine to breathe better. The dual exhaust tips integrated into the rear fascia with surrounding blackout repeat the design of the instrument panel graphics.

Hyundai Genesis Coupe rides on standard alloy wheels or optional 18-inch 19-inch wheels, both offering a bold stance and aggressive handling.
 


INTERIOR DESIGN

True to its mission to be the most exciting, affordable sports coupe on the road, the Hyundai Genesis Coupe boasts a cockpit designed to enhance the driving experience. An information display offers outside temperature reading and audio system information. Analog gauges include a speedometer and tachometer position so high that the driver can immediately access critical driving information. The instrument cluster features Hyundai's signature lighting blue indicator.

Front bucket seats with large side forces offers excellent lateral support for enthusiastic driving. Seating surfaces of high quality ranging from full black fabric on the GS and GT Hyundai Genesis Coupe, optional full black or brown leather on the GT, to red cloth inserts with black leather reinforces the SE.

Among other improvements are an Infinity audio system and two-stage heated front seats. Hyundai Genesis Coupe also offers the convenience of an intelligent key and starter button.

Rear-wheel drive architecture

Hyundai Genesis Coupe is the car a lot of very high quality steel. Hyundai Genesis Coupe is lighter than the Infiniti G37, and his body is 24 percent stiffer in bending rigidity than the BMW M3 E46. Rear-wheel drive provides a 55:45 front / rear weight distribution.

TRANSMISSIONS

Both engines are mated to a six-speed manual transmission as standard. The Hyundai Genesis Coupe 2.0T offers a five-speed automatic option with SHIFTRONIC � while the 3.8-liter V6 offers a ZF six-speed automatic SHIFTRONIC to handle the additional torque.

Drivers can access the SHIFTRONIC � feature by moving the shift lever to your door. Pushing the selector forward or pulling the transmission up or down sequentially, adding that the vehicle control. A clear LCD screen on the dashboard shows the gear that is in use.

High-performance brake SYSTEMS

Brembo four-piston 13.4-inch brake discs front and rear disc brakes 13-inch on SE models. All other models get substantial 12.6-inch ventilated front discs and 12.4-inch rear discs with single piston caliper.

INNOVATIVE TECHNOLOGIES

The 2011 Hyundai Genesis Coupe offers Xenon high-discharge (HID). The advantages of HID headlamps include greater lighting power, lighting, day-type and reduced power consumption. In addition, the cutting lines HID headlights are extremely precise new offering maximum visibility at night without dazzling other drivers.

Music lovers will welcome the 2011 Hyundai Genesis Coupe 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 connected via USB, located in the central storage compartment, not just the music through your car audio system, but it also charges the iPod and allows the driver to access commands steering wheel audio tracks. This system also allows the driver and passengers to easily view song / artist / title information and control the music from the audio head unit rather than the iPod itself.
 


Security Technology segment leader

According to Hyundai's focus on providing segment-leading standard safety technology in its range, the 2010 Hyundai Genesis Coupe includes a wide range of features of active and passive safety. Standard safety technology includes airbags for driver and front passenger advanced frontal airbags, side with, seat-mounted side curtain airbags and active headrests.

Hyundai Genesis Coupe has strong unibody construction with crumple zones front and rear braces, side, and five mph bumpers to absorb energy. The hood also includes buckling creases and safety stops.

Front seat belts have pretensioners and load limiters, and the rear seats feature LATCH (Lower Anchors and tethers children), which make affixing child safety seats easier.

Hyundai Genesis Coupe all models, standard four-channel ABS with electronic brake force distribution (EBD) optimizes braking performance of various dynamic load conditions. The system also includes Brake Assist, ABS, offering the highest level of braking force is detected, a stop panic.

Electronic stability control (ESC), one of the most effective technology industry rescue that are standard in all Hyundai Genesis Coupes. Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) studies suggest vehicles equipped with ESC experience 56 deaths in accidents per cent less than a single vehicle.

Three distinct trim levels

The Genesis Coupe is offered in three trim levels: the stylish and affordable GS, the GT Premium-Sport with the 3.8-liter V6 engine and high-performance SE, available with the turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder or 3.8-liter V6 engine.

Hyundai Genesis Coupe GS
 


2.0-liter turbocharged, intercooled four-cylinder

Electronic Stability Control

Traction Control System

ABS

Tire Pressure Monitoring System

Front, side, side air curtain airbags

Active headrests

Manual A / C

Remote keyless entry

Power windows, locks and mirrors

AM / FM / XM / CD / USB / iPod connectivity

The steering wheel

Cruise Control

Illuminated vanity mirror

Bluetooth

Hyundai Genesis Coupe GT

GS equipment Plus:

3.8-liter DOHC V6

Leather steering wheel / knob

Metalgrain / chrome interior trim

Automatic temperature control

Fog Lights

Premium door sill plates

On-board computer

Chrome front fascia accents

Auto light control

Hyundai Genesis Coupe SE

Unique SE equipment:

2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder 3.8-liter, DOHC V6

HID headlights

Aluminum pedals

Manual / C

Alloy wheels 19 inch

High-performance Bridgestone Potenza RE050A summer

Brembo braking system with monobloc four-piston

SE-track suspension / front strut brace

Limited slip differential

Forces black leather / red cloth insert seats

Rear spoiler

Aero windshield wipers
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