Although it faces a stiff rivalry in its class, the new 2018 Hyundai Genesis Coupe is still an attractive choice for anyone looking for a sport coupe. Highlights for 2018 include good value for the money, a spirited performance, and a responsive handling. Its release date should be expected sometime during the second quarter of next year.
The new model from Hyundai brings some bit of Asian flare to a category typically dominated by American muscle cars. This is a great time to be in the market for a new sport coupe, as there are numerous choices to choose from, each with some unique abilities from the rest. When most of us think about performance, it is rare for a Korean-made car to be the first thing that comes to mind. However, the new 2018 Hyundai Genesis Coupe has enough reasons why you should be thinking about it.
First, the Coupe comes with powerful V6 engine capable of cranking out a whopping 348 horsepower, and this isn’t the range-topping model’ output – it’s actually the base’s. Throw in a reasonable price tag, an eager handling, and a rear-wheel-drive and you’ve got an appealing sport car.
In addition to the base model impressive output, it offers a good compromise between sporty prowess and ride comfort. But for those looking for more motivation would want to check out either the Genesis Coupe Ultimate or the R-Spec trim model. They both offer a solid performance and lots of appealing and comfortable interior amenities which you’ll notice exist whenever you’re not engaging in a teeth-rattling ride competition.
Plenty of value has been offered for the 2018 Hyundai Genesis Coupe, which is actually one of Hyundai’s strong philosophy. Things like a rearview auto-dimming mirror, keyless ignition and entry, LED running lights, and 18” alloy wheels are all standard. On top of that, the Coupe also comes with an unparalleled warranty that its rivals might find difficult to match.
You may however want to take a hard look at the numerous other entry-level sport coupes offered in the segment even with the 2018 Hyundai Genesis Coupe’s great bang-for-the-buck quotient. The 2018 BMW 228i sedan is similarly priced and offers great handling and interior refinement. It is also smoother, and a more suave operator. The 2018 Nissan 370Z is another option here. Lots of standard features and equipment are offered, as is a powerful V6 engine.
Others include the 2018 Subaru BRZ, 2016 Ford Mustang, and the 2016 Scion FR-S. true, some of these rivals may be more polished, but the 2018 Hyundai Genesis Coupe, nonetheless, offers more value and content that none of these models can match.
Available Trims – 2018 Hyundai Genesis Coupe
Three trims are offered for the four-passenger 2018 Hyundai Genesis Coupe: Base, Ultimate, and R-Spec. we should expect more details on the g80 and g90 on its release date.
Exterior Coupe Concept & 2018 Hyundai Genesis Coupe Review
Accessories and features provided as standard items include automatic climate control, 18” wheels, a leather-wrapped telescopic-and-tilt steering wheel, variable intermittent wipers, foglights, Bluetooth audio and phone connectivity, a rearview auto-dimming mirror, keyless ignition and entry, heated exterior mirrors, LED daytime running lights, a six-speaker sound system, cruise control, a universal garage opener, folding rear seatbacks, a CD player, a iPod/USB interface, cloth upholstery, and an auxiliary audio jack.
The Coupe R-Spec further adds a combination of cloth and leather trim, a limited-slip differential, a firmer suspension system, 19” alloy wheels, Brembo brakes, and substantial side bolsters.
At the pinnacle of the trim ladder is the Coupe Ultimate trim model. it offers rear parking sensors, xenon headlights, Hyundai’s Blue Link telematics, illuminated door sills, a sunroof, “aero wipers,” a 10-speaker Infiniti audio system, metallic interior trim, power lumbar adjustments, and a leather upholstery and door panel trim.
2018 Hyundai Genesis Coupe Engine Specs
Under the hood of the 2018 Hyundai Genesis Coupe is a 3.8L V6 engine good for 348 horsepower and 295 lbs. ft. of torque. This power is then transferred to the rear-wheel drive via either the standard six-speed manual gearbox or the optional eight-speed automatic.
EPA estimates the fuel economy for the manual transmission stands at 17/24/19 mpg in the city/highway/combined, and 17/25/19 mpg for the auto.
2018 Hyundai Genesis Coupe – Specifications
Wheelbase: 9 ft. 3 in. (111 in.)
Length: 15 ft. 2.3 in. (182.3 in.)
Width: 6 ft. 1.4 in. (73.4 in.)
Passenger volume: 88.8 ft³
Cargo volume: 10 ft³
Curb weight: 3514 lbs.
Top Speed: 151 mph
0-60: 5.9 sec
MPG: 17/25 (city/highway)
Available Exterior Colors: Casablanca White, Caspian Black, Empire State Gray, Ibiza Blue, Santiago Silver, Tsukuba Red
Towing Capacity: N/A lbs
Coupe Price & 2018 Hyundai Genesis Coupe Release Date
Rumors allege the new 2018 Hyundai Genesis Coupe will go for sale during the 2nd Q of next year. As for the price, expect it somewhere around an MSRP of $26,950.
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