More official shots of the Hyundai Genesis Coupe
Hyundai Genesis Coupe first drive with more official images:
Oh yes. The internet has been buzzing with excitement about this car since a concept version first appeared last year, and with good reason. Here is a 2+2 coupe that you can have serious tail-happy fun with but at a very reasonable price.
The engine is a little beauty, with plenty of grunt controlled by very lively throttle pedal. The chassis is nicely balanced, stiffer than a last-generation BMW M3 and turning the electronic stability control off allows for some top quality rear-wheel slidey fun accompanied by a thoroughly enjoyable sound track from the dual exhausts.
It sounds too good to be true.
Well, almost. It’s true that the car is very good to drive, although it’s not perfect. The steering could use a little more weight and feel, and at higher speeds the front wheels do have a tendency to dive into all the imperfections on the road.
The gearbox works very well in both auto and manual modes, but doesn’t have paddle shifts. And from a practical point of view it’s not ideal. The boot aperture is tiny, but that does contribute to the stiffness of the chassis.
Having said that, the rear seats are roomier than the Tiberon, although adults would still get cramp after anything more than short hops around town. Read more!