2010 Hyundai Genesis Coupe
While not labeled as a direct competitor to the Camaro and other Detroit power coupes, it's impossible not to think the 2010 Hyundai Genesis Coupe could be considered as such.
This encore to the award winning sedan, shares the same rear-wheel drive architecture, but goes its own way with a truly aggressive look.
Like the Tiburon before it, proportions for the Genesis Coupe are contemporary Japanese sport coupe, but with a lower, more raked stance, exaggerated haunches, and headlights that seem to glare from the car's short, bulldog snout.
Two engines are on tap: a 210-horsepower 2.0-liter turbo inline four, and a tweaked 3.8-liter V6 from the Genesis sedan with 306-horsepower. Zero to 60? Less than 6 seconds.
But the Coupe does not get the Sedan's V8, at least for now. But it can sport either a manual or automatic transmission, and there is an available limited-slip rear differential too.
From the 2.0T R-spec, a stripped-down track car with big, grabby Brembo brakes and a special close-ratio manual gearbox to the luxurious 3.8 Grand Touring, Hyundai is hoping the Genesis coupe's wide range of options and packages will have a broader appeal than the sedan.
Prices will certainly start lower, ranging from near $22,000 for a base 2.0T to about $30,000 for a loaded 3.8.
Affordability has always been a Hyundai hallmark, and we're glad to see that much hasn't changed. But the Genesis Coupe looks to deliver much more than just a bargain.
2.0-liter turbo inline four 210-horsepower
3.8-liter V6 306-horsepower
From near $22,000