2010 Hyundai Genesis Coupe | new car review

Posted on May 20, 2010 by
2010 Hyundai Genesis Coupe

2010 Genesis Coupe

 

 

 

 

 

 

Can Hyundai really make a sports car? Well, on the basis of the 2010 Genesis Coupe the answer is an astounding yes. The ingredients are all there for a great car to really  enjoy driving. There’s a powerful V6 engine nestled under the short bonnet, the power – a healthy 303bhp – is sent to the rear wheels via a quick-to-react six-speeed  automatic gearbox, and the wheelbase is short to ensure the Genesis Coupe turns as quickly as you’d like it to.

In comparison to the likes of the modern-day muscle cars such as the Ford Mustang and Chevrolet Camaro, the looks like a slightly left field but impressive alternative. Think of it as Hyundai’s attempt at making a car like the Nissan 370Z. However, unlike the Nissan, Hyundai is offering the Genesis Coupe at a attractive price point.

The Genesis Coupe has proved to be a big hit amongst the younger car buyers in America – it even competes in national Drift Championship events against the likes of highly -strung Japanese and American tuned cars. However, even straight out of the box, the Genesis Coupe aims to deliver on the driving scale. The steering is quick and direct, the V6 engine eager to deliver its performance, and the chassis is designed to work with – rather than against the driver.

There’s space inside the Genesis Coupe for four – though we’d recommend the rear seats are really only for those who are still in the growing stages – and there’s space in the generous boot for plenty of bags of shopping. There’s a punchy stereo with all the required connections technologies to keep even the most geek-tastic of drivers happy.

You can read our road test of the 2010 Hyundai Genesis Coupe here.

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