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Bad News About Genesis Coupe Regarding Timing

Fans of the Genesis Coupe hoping to acquire a new model based on the just introduced 2015 Hyundai Genesis sedan are in for a disappointment. A new coupe won't happen any time soon.

That's the word from none other than Dave Zuchowski, the fairly new president and CEO of Hyundai Motors America. He shared the info during the launch of the 2015 Hyundai Genesis in Paradise Valley, Az. We can't share info about how that car performs because of an embargo.

But we can tell you that Zuchowski said the next-generation Hyundai Genesis Coupe would debut in 2016 as a 2017 model. Of course, execs can't discuss future models in detail, so there is no info what it will be like when the new coupe debuts.

Of course, there is some hope the next-generation Genesis Coupe will have all-wheel drive because the sedan offers it in the form of the AWD system known as HTRAC, significantly broadening Genesis appeal in Snowbelt regions throughout the U.S. This system, according to Hyundai, has a wider range of torque distribution variability than many competitive systems and has been tuned to variable conditions such as straight-line acceleration, medium- and high-speed cornering, and hill-starts. All modes are programmed in concert with Genesis’ Intelligent Drive Mode select.

No word, of course, on what the powertrain offerings might be for the 2017 Hyundai Genesis Coupe but wouldn't it be sweet to see the new 5.0-liter V8 that sits in the new Genesis sedan be dropped into the Coupe? That would be a tire shredder on par with anything the Corvette has to offer and would just decimate the Ford Mustang.

Based on information shared at the Genesis sedan launch, expect the next generation Genesis Coupe to have softer lines as part of the evolution of Hyundai's fluidic design philosophy.


Sang (not verified)    April 7, 2014 - 7:02PM

I was waiting for the New York Auto Show to show the production version of this car..... So disappointed!!!! $@&#!!!!!

J (not verified)    May 15, 2014 - 12:51AM

Guess I'll have that V12 AWD Ariel Atom built for me instead. I was looking forward to a V8 Gen Coupe, if they make it AWD.. all the better, less work for me as I was planning to do this myself, and know it's going to be a pain the ass with the 8spd trans they have equipped to it. Definitely want to put a big TT kit on it and see what this future car will be really capable of.

TAX-of-BRASS (not verified)    July 2, 2015 - 10:14AM

Yea, sad to see they didn't put the v8 in it. Its getting a 3.3 v6 twin turbo though! Still no AWD. Guess ill buy the Focus RS, its AWD.