Another image of the 2012 Hyundai Genesis has surfaced on the internet. This time we get a good look at the new model’s aggressive front end styling which takes the direction of Hyundai’s new design language.
(image courtesy of Hyundai-Blog)
As previously reported, the 2012 Hyundai Genesis Coupe will feature Hyundai’s new design language in the front end. This includes the new open-mouth front grille which is being used on various upcoming Hyundai models, and sharper headlights and spotlights compared with the existing model.
Although the existing model is not sold in Australia, Hyundai Australia has confirmed with CarAdvice that the next-generaiton Genesis sports coupe will be coming to local shores. Timing of the new model is yet to to be confirmed.
Pricing and specific details are also unconfirmed, but as far as overseas reports say, the new model will come in two different engine levels. There will be a 2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder entry-level model, which could use an engine based on the new US-spec Hyundai Sonata (204kW/364Nm), as well as a range-topping 3.8-litre V6 model producing around 248kW and 294Nm.
All versions will come with a rear-wheel drive layout and are expected to be backed by, at least come with the option of, Hyundai’s new eight-speed automatic transmission.
We’ll be sure to provide full updates of the Australian-specification version as soon as details come to hand. What do you think of the new design? Is it something you’d like parked in your driveway?