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Hyundai Genesis Coupe

3.8-litre V6 gives new Hyundai the to compete with Nissan’s

The macho rumble is never even at the red line

Back in Hyundai did something unprecedented in its inglorious history: it produced a car. It then proceeded to the Coupe up with a series of looking successors. But let’s be and put that intervening decade to a learning process, the end result of is the new Genesis Coupe.

Make no this is the most handsome car the firm has ever made. squat, sleek and shapely – all you don’t usually associate Hyundais. From the slicked- headlamps and short front to a shoulder-line that swells over the rear wheels, it has a if not particularly adventurous appearance more than suited to its car tag.

And make no mistake, this is a car.

For a start, unlike the iterations of the old Coupe, the Genesis 2+2 is drive. And the model we’re in has a throaty 3.8-litre V6 under the There’s also a 2-litre available but if – and sadly it’s a big ‘if’ – this car comes to the UK, likely to be with the larger That’s good news the V6, with continuously variable timing, is a jewel.

It produces a smooth 306bhp when you want it, a macho that’s never coarse, at the 7000rpm red line.

The 2+2 builds deceptively quickly and handles bends with aplomb. The end appears to have more than all Hyundai’s other put together, highlighting a nicely rear end. The Genesis direction with the sort of and willingness that’s completely of Korean cars.

And the brakes – four-piston vented front and rear, with red Brembo calipers – are fade-free after repeated stops 100-plus mph.

Hyundai Genesis Coupe

Our test car was with a six-speed self-shifter in itself isn’t bad. are smooth and you have the option of it in gear up to the red line with wheel-mounted paddles. The ratios are spaced too so that hard is neither a frenzy nor too lazy. just as you think Hyundai have stumbled upon special, cracks appear in the facade…

The steering, although direct, more weight to be as pleasing as it be. The ride too needs attention. As as the road surface is anything but the Genesis, with its suspension in guise at least, skips bump to bump. The dog-leg gate is outmoded, and the paddle – right to change up, left for – have a floppy lack of that feels more to Toys ‘R’ Us than a so-called sporting machine.

Meanwhile, the ESP is all or with no capability to act as a safety net simultaneously relaxing its grasp the car’s trajectory.

The interior is a similarly mixed The dash top is covered in soft-touch the steering wheel is a Honda-style mix of effect and decent quality and the hooded instruments ahead a pleasing blue glow to But then there’s the scratchy console and open cupholders could have been straight from the firm’s i10 city runabout.

Details this grate in a car with a engine.

More pleasing is the proposed price. In the US, the sticker for the 3.8 automatic read $26,500 – or about in real money. Add a few grand for the of being British and you’ve got a car that would undercut the of the Nissan 370Z and Audi TT.

might sound like ground for a Hyundai to occupy. But a few tweaks for European preferences, car really is sufficiently talented to a viable alternative to buyers of models.

Hyundai Genesis Coupe
Hyundai Genesis Coupe

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