The first Genesis Coupe ever appeared

The first Genesis Coupe ever appeared

June 7, 2020 0 By autotimesnews

The fact that the premium South Korean brand can begin to create a new model with a coupe body, said the official representative of Hyundai, which includes Genesis.

The first cars that come to mind when you hear about Hyundai are crossovers. Models such as Tucson and Santa Fe have become very popular with car enthusiasts around the world since their introduction. And apparently, the South Korean automaker continues to plan to create mainly crossover models.

If you want a high-performance car from Hyundai, you need to pay attention to its sub-brand N performance, which can give you a high-performance hatchback Veloster N or i20 N. But not everyone is delighted to own a powerful car in the back of a hatchback.

2010 was a significant year for Hyundai, because at that time the Genesis model was presented in the coupe – the car was positioned as a more sporty and powerful version of the Genesis sedan. A rear-wheel drive car with a V6 engine under its hood was a rather interesting offer on the market at the time.

Alas, this model is no longer manufactured, and Genesis has completely become a separate brand (owned by Hyundai), under which premium cars are produced. But this does not mean that Hyundai is not interested in the idea of ​​creating a “charged” coupe with rear-wheel drive.

Scott Margason, director of product planning for Hyundai, said he would really like to introduce the spiritual successor to the Genesis Coupe. As part of a recent interview with relevant media, Margason said Hyundai may well be introducing a “sports model similar to the Genesis Coupe.” He added that such a sports car will receive a gasoline engine, not an electric one. And yes, it is worth recalling that back in 2015, Genesis applied for registration of the GT60-GT90 trademarks, which, as reported, could indicate future models of the brand with a coupe body.