The 2013 Hyundai Genesis Coupe 3.8 R-Spec: Korea's best challenge yet for the American muscle cars
The Hyundai Genesis Coupe was introduced in 2009 as a 2010 model year vehicle and for the 2013 model year, the “Gen Coupe” received a facelift and more power to help it keep up with the Joneses in the affordable performance car segment. In doing so, Hyundai has brought their best sports car thus far that can take a real shot at the American muscle cars including the Ford Mustang, the Dodge Challenger and the Chevrolet Camaro.
The 2013 Hyundai Genesis Coupe 3.8 R-Spec looks more or less identical to the rest of the Gen Coupe lineup and that begins with the “new” front end. This exterior design includes a front end that takes a heavier cue from the automakers fluidic design language, with similar cues that we see on the Hyundai Veloster. This begins with the new, massive grille opening that is finished almost completely in black with just a scant sampling of chrome around the Hyundai “H”. Flanking the lower portions of this large grille are a set of uniquely shaped fog lights packed in matte black housings while the upper grille is joined by a set of sharply angled headlights featuring projection style assemblies set in black and chrome bezels. Some might frown upon the front end design of the Genesis Coupe but in a segment where an aggressive design goes a long way – Hyundai has hit a home run with the 2013 Genesis Coupe.