Hyundai Australia says it would be thrilled to sell the next-generation Hyundai Genesis Coupe along with the Genesis sedan it has already committed to.

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Speaking to the Australian motoring media in South Korea today, the company’s chief operating officer, John Elsworth, confirmed the company’s interest in the vehicle if it was produced in right-hand drive as expected.

“You can’t understand how high [our] hand would go up,” Elsworth said. “I think coupes and sports models are the things that really stand out in a consumer’s mind; they are the ones that get the true motoring enthusiast excited.”

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“If you can get the motoring enthusiasts excited about your brand… they are the influencers of hundreds of people around them, they are the go-to people for information. They are the ones that get turned on by sports coupes and sports cars and if you can grab them; you can have influence on their eco system around them.”

The Hyundai Genesis will launch in sedan form later this year and a replacement for the current, left-hand-drive-only Genesis coupe is set to follow in 2015. It was previewed by Hyundai’s HND-9 concept at the 2013 Seoul motor show.

The Hyundai Genesis Coupe would sit somewhere between the Toyota 86/Subaru BRZ and the likes of Nissan’s 370Z. Entering that currently unoccupied performance coupe segment of around $50,000 will give it a unique selling point.

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The Genesis Coupe is likely to be powered by the same 3.8-litre V6 found in the sedan, developing about 250kW of power and 450Nm of torque. It’s unlikely the V8 version will make a local appearance due to its left-hand drive limitation but the 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbocharged engine should also make a good candidate.

In concept form the Genesis coupe was shown with a 270kW 3.3-litre turbocharged direct-injection V6 petrol engine.