ALL-NEW HYUNDAI GENESIS COUPETouch-Screen Navigation and New Multi-Gauge Information Display Added as Running Changes
For the mid-2010 model year, the Genesis Coupe has been upgraded with an optional in-dash navigation unit and a new multi-gauge information display screen. This system provides new features including Bluetooth streaming audio capability. This easy-to-use unit can be controlled via 6.5-inch WVGA touchscreen or voice-activation by headliner-mounted microphone.
The system features 8GB of ÚSB memory and comes matched with the Infinity 10-speaker, 360-watt sound system which plays compact discs, accesses digital music files employing Bluetooth streaming audio or allows driver and passenger to access their personal listening devices through the iPod®/ÚSB/auxiliary inputs. Bluetooth streaming audio wirelessly streams music from their phone to the Navigation system. Also with a Bluetooth-enabled phone one can look up a local restaurant and call for reservations before plotting the route. The XM Satellite Radio interface is also integrated into the navigation unit and features channel logos and real-time NavTraffic. XM Satellite Radio and NavTraffic service are complimentary for the first 90 days. A subscription is required to continue service. The system is also updateable via the ÚSB port and the new multi-gauge information display features a high resolution clock, instantaneous fuel economy and torque readouts. The touch-screen navigation-equipped Genesis Coupes will begin arriving in dealerships in the summer of 2009.2010 GENESIS COÚPE
The 2010 Genesis Coupe is a purpose-built rear-wheel drive sport coupe featuring two performance-focused engines – a 210-horsepower, 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine and a range-topping all-aluminum, 306-horsepower, DOHC 3.8-liter V6 engine.GENESIS COÚPE HIGHLIGHTS
• Hyundai's second rear-wheel drive performance car
• 306 horsepower from enhanced 3.8-liter V6 from Genesis sedan
• 210 horsepower turbocharged, intercooled inline four cylinder The evil twin to the Genesis sedan
Following the introduction in 2008 of the rear-wheel drive Genesis sport sedan, Genesis Coupe is Hyundai's most dynamic performance car ever and the second consecutive all-new model introduction from Hyundai appealing directly to the driving enthusiast. Genesis Coupe uses the same flexible rear-wheel drive architecture originally developed for the Genesis sport sedan. (concept carz)
'We think our entry-level Genesis Coupe 2.0T, with its unique combination of rear-wheel drive and four-cylinder turbo power, offers an intriguing alternative to existing front-wheel drive sport coupes,' said John Krafcik, president and CEO, Hyundai Motor America. 'The 3.8-liter version of Genesis Coupe takes driving to an even higher level, rivaling the capability of premium-performance coupes like the Infiniti G37.'
Genesis Coupe was shown as a concept at the 2007 Los Angeles Auto Show and its transformation from concept to production vehicle reveals that its signature design features have emerged intact.
'The mission for Genesis Coupe was to create a pure performance car with a design that would capture the imagination of hardcore automotive enthusiasts,' said Eric Stoddard, Hyundai senior creative designer. 'With its aggressive look from just about any angle, I think we have been able to do that.'
Genesis Coupe is also unmistakably linked to several Hyundai concept cars. The powerful curves, undulating beltline, surface detail and 'Z' bodyside lines come straight from the HCD9 Talus and the HCD8 sport coupe concepts.
Genesis Coupe's arching roofline and tapering greenhouse highlight the exterior profile and emphasize the car's broad shoulders and wide stance. The Genesis Coupe's rocker panels are drawn close to the ground making the bodysides extra thick and the daylight opening thin, allowing the wheels to be slammed up into bulging fenders. To complete the aggressive sports car look, the depth between the fenders and the greenhouse has been maximized.
Large openings in the front fascia allow for better engine breathing. The dual exhaust tips integrated into the rear fascia with surrounding blackout repeat the design theme of the front fascia graphic.
Genesis Coupe rides on standard 18-inch alloy wheels or optional 19-inch wheels, both delivering a bold stance and aggressive handling.INTERIOR DESIGN
The Genesis Coupe boasts a cockpit designed to enhance the driving experience. Analog gauges include a large speedometer and tachometer positioned so the driver can immediately access critical driving information. The instrument cluster features Hyundai's signature blue gauge illumination. Bucket front seats with large side bolsters offer excellent lateral support for enthusiastic driving.
Among the other refinements are an Infinity audio system and front seat warmers. Genesis Coupe also offers the convenience of a Proximity Key and push-button starter.REAR-WHEEL-DRIVE ARCHITECTÚRE
Genesis Coupe's body shell is rich in ultra-high-tensile steel. Genesis Coupe is lighter than the Infiniti G37, and its chassis is also 24 percent stiffer in bending rigidity than the BMW E46 M3. Rear-wheel drive provides a 55:45 front/rear weight distribution.POWERTRAINS
Two engines infuse Genesis Coupe with performance. The 3.8-liter Lambda DOHC V6 engine delivers 306-horsepower and 266 lb.-ft. of torque on regular unleaded. This engine will launch the Genesis Coupe from 0 to 60 miles per hour in under six seconds. To maximize the power band, the 3.8-liter engine utilizes Dual Continuously Variable Valve Timing (Dual CVVT) and a new Variable Intake System (VIS) that helps cylinders breathe efficiently at both low and high RPM. The better-breathing results in outstanding off-the-line acceleration and passing performance and remarkable fuel efficiency. The V6 engine uses an alloy block and cylinder heads for lighter weight and thermal efficiency and features timing chains with no scheduled maintenance.
The turbocharged, intercooled 2.0-liter DOHC inline four-cylinder benefits from Dual CVVT on both the intake and exhaust camshafts. The 2.0-liter turbo generates 210- horsepower and 223 lb.-ft. of torque. It also features a cast-aluminum cylinder block and cylinder head. Both engines feature a free-flowing dual cat-back exhaust and an available Torsen limited-slip differential to put the power to the ground.SPORT-TÚNED SÚSPENSION
Genesis Coupe employs a MacPherson strut dual-link front suspension and a five-link rear suspension setup. The front suspension is mounted to the body via a solid subframe which is lighter and stronger than a multi-piece component would be. To help reduce body roll and tune the Genesis Coupe's at-the-limit handling for maximum predictability, 24-mm diameter front and 19-mm diameter rear stabilizer bars are used.
While all Genesis Coupe models offer a fun and sporty driving experience, the high-performance Genesis Coupe Track models are the most willing partners for the true enthusiast. The Track suspension features a stiffer front spring rate, stiffer rear spring rate and unique shock valving. The Genesis Coupe Track edition models deliver an increase in roll control over other versions of the Genesis Coupe. Superb structural rigidity sets the foundation for precisely-tuned handling performance in all Genesis Coupes.STEERING
Engine : 2.0 L., 4-cylinder
Power: 210 hp
Torque: 223 ft-lbs
Engine : 3.8 L., 6-cylinder
Power: 306 hp
Torque: 266 ft-lbs
6-speed Manual5-speed Automatic6-speed Automatic
Hydraulic rack-and-pinion steering with a quick ratio gear delivers both linearity and agility. The steering is also engine-RPM sensing.
Both engines are mated to a standard six-speed manual transmission. (posted on conceptcarz.com)
The Genesis Coupe 2.0T offers an optional five-speed automatic with SHIFTRONIC while the 3.8-liter V6 offers a ZF six-speed automatic transmission with SHIFTRONIC to handle the additional torque
Drivers can access the SHIFTRONIC feature by moving the gear selector into a separate gate. Pushing the selector forward or pulling it rearward will shift the transmission up or down sequentially, adding to driver control. Both automatic transmissions feature steering wheel-mounted paddle shifters, in addition to the shift capability on the center console shift lever. A clear LCD readout on the instrument panel shows the gear that's in use. HIGH PERFORMANCE BRAKING SYSTEMS
Brembo four-piston calipers clamp down on 13.4-inch ventilated front brake rotors and 13-inch ventilated rear rotors on Track models. All other models get substantial 12.6-inch front ventilated rotors and 12.4-inch rotors in the rear with floating single-piston calipers.INNOVATIVE TECHNOLOGIES
The 2010 Genesis Coupe offers Xenon high-intensity discharge (HID) headlights. The advantages of HID headlamps include greater lighting power, daylight-type lighting and reduced power consumption. In addition, the cut lines of the new HID headlights are extremely precise, providing maximum nighttime visibility without distracting other drivers.
Music lovers will welcome the 2010 Genesis Coupe's standard auxiliary input jacks (3.5 mm mini-jack and ÚSB input) to accommodate and charge audio devices such as iPods®. When an iPod or flash drive is connected through the ÚSB port, located in the center storage compartment, not only does it play music through the vehicle's audio system, but it also charges the iPod and allows the driver to access tracks with the steering wheel audio controls. This system also allows both driver and passengers to easily view song/artist/title information and control the music from the audio head unit rather than from the iPod.SEGMENT-LEADING SAFETY TECHNOLOGIES
In keeping with Hyundai's focus on offering segment-leading standard safety technologies across its lineup, the 2010 Genesis Coupe includes a wide range of both active and passive safety features. Standard safety technology includes driver and front passenger advanced frontal airbags, along with front seat-mounted side airbags, side air curtains and active front head restraints.
Genesis Coupe has strong unibody construction, along with front and rear crumple zones, bodyside reinforcements and five-mph energy-absorbing bumpers. The hood also includes buckling creases and safety stops.
The front seatbelts have pretensioners and force limiters, and the rear seats feature LATCH (Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children), which make affixing child safety seats easier.
All Genesis Coupe models feature standard four-channel ABS with Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD) to optimize brake performance under various dynamic loading conditions. The system also includes Brake Assist, which provides maximum ABS-level braking force when a panic stop is detected.
Electronic Stability Control (ESC), one of the industry's most effective life-saving technologies, is standard in all Genesis Coupe models. Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) studies suggest vehicles equipped with ESC experience 56 percent fewer fatalities in single-vehicle crashes than those without it.
'One of the program targets for the Genesis engineering team was world-class weight efficiency,' said John Krafcik, Hyundai Motor America president and chief executive officer. 'When you look at the size and content of both Genesis models, you'll find we lead all our competitors in weight efficiency. We also target leadership in power-to-weight ratio. We think that's just smart strategy in today's world. It pays huge dividends in both performance and fuel economy, and that's especially important in the segments in which these cars compete.'
This focus on weight efficiency pays dividends across the board. The Genesis sedan owes its ability to deliver both strong performance (0-60 mph in under six seconds) and excellent fuel economy (25 mpg EPA highway rating) in great part due to its impressive weight efficiency. Similarly, the Genesis Coupe 2.0T sets a new benchmark for front-engine, rear-wheel drive gasoline fuel efficiency with a remarkable 30 mpg estimated EPA highway rating, because of its weight-efficient platform and its efficient 2.0-liter, low-pressure, turbocharged four-cylinder engine.
'While some turbochargers sacrifice smooth drivability with high operating boost pressures in the 20 psi range, Genesis Coupe uses a refined, low-boost calibration for smoothness and efficiency,' said Derek Joyce, Genesis Coupe product manager. 'We could have opted solely for big performance numbers, but our focus for the 2.0T was a more balanced package.'GENESIS COÚPE PRODÚCT HIGHLIGHTS
'Genesis sedan has set a new benchmark for the $35,000-$40,000 premium sedan, and we think Genesis Coupe will do the same in the sport coupe segment,' Krafcik §äid. 'From our 30-mpg 2.0T with its low-pressure intercooled 4-cylinder turbo, to the 3.8 Track model with 306-horsepower and Brembo braking system, Genesis Coupe offers a wide range of powertrain and performance choices for driving enthusiasts of all stripes.'
There are seven basic Genesis Coupe configurations:
• 2.0T Premium
• 2.0T Track (6-speed manual transmission only)
• 2.0T R-Spec (mid-model year availability, 6-speed manual transmission only)
• 3.8 Grand Touring
• 3.8 Track Source - Hyundai