Hyundai has created what it hopes will become the new benchmark for affordable performance with the 2010 Hyundai Genesis Coupe. The coupe is offered with two all-aluminum engine choices: a 220 hp 2.0L turbocharged 4-cylinder and a 310 hp 3.8L V6. Both come standard with a six-speed manual, though a five-speed automatic is available with the 2.0L and a six-speed ZF automatic can be had with the 3.8L. Hyundai's focus on lightweight construction results in relatively low curb weights of 3549 lbs. for the V6 and 3439 lbs. for the 4-cylinder. To further increase both performance and safety, the 2010 Hyundai Genesis Coupe can be ordered with a Brembo brake package that includes 13.4 inch front and 13.0 inch rear rotors with monobloc four piston calipers all around. The Genesis Coupe delivers on its performance aspirations with 0-60 in under six seconds and a top speed of 149 mph for V6 models.Read more Read less
The Genesis Coupe is an all-new model for 2010. The aggressively styled, rear-wheel-drive Coupe is built on a platform that's related to that of the Genesis sedan introduced last year, and features 4-cylinder and V6 engines.
Strong acceleration and capable handling; modern suspension design for good handling; aggressive, modern appearance inside and out; priced lower than most rivals
With a curvaceous, rakish profile and large wheels, combined with a flamboyant, cockpit-style interior layout, Hyundai's new Genesis Coupe stands out as a good-looking rival to both traditional muscle coupes like the Ford Mustang--and also to more luxurious grand-touring coupes such as the Infiniti G37. Its all-new rear-wheel-drive platform was designed for performance duty, and the Track model should attract driving enthusiasts far and wide. Price itself is another reason to put the Genesis Coupe on your list; at $22,000, the base 2.0T model is an especially well-equipped sporty coupe, and a great value.