2011 Hyundai Genesis Coupe Overview
The 2011 Hyundai Genesis Coupe puts a premium on performance and is ready to take on a few cars that just might surprise you.
The Genesis Coupe shares a rear-wheel drive platform and an engine option with its namesake, the luxurious Genesis, but the similarities end there. Bred with a completely different purpose in mind, the Genesis Coupe tackles other performance cars like the Ford Mustang, Chevrolet Camaro, and Nissan 370Z. With slick lines from front to back, the Genesis Coupe looks just as stylish as it is fast.
Motivation comes from one of two engine choices: a 210-horsepower, turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder or a 306-horsepower, 3.8-liter V-6. Transmission options include a six-speed manual, five-speed automatic, or a six-speed automatic on select trims. Both automatic transmissions include paddle shifters for greater control. Performance oriented trims of the Genesis Coupe also add further performance upgrades like Brembo brakes, a limited-slip differential, and larger stabilizer bars.
The Genesis Coupe is available in no less than six different trim levels, three for each engine. They are 2.0T, 2.0T R-SPEC, 2.0T Premium, 3.8 R-SPEC, 3.8 Grand Touring, and finally 3.8 Track.
For 2011, the Genesis Coupe gets new materials and softer leather for the steering wheel. It features “2+2” seating, which means that it is possible to fit four passengers in the Genesis Coupe but the backseat is probably best left for children or bags. Standard interior features include remote keyless entry, Bluetooth® and iPod connectivity, and audio and cruise-control buttons on the steering wheel. The Genesis Coupe can be outfitted to match up more closely with its luxurious counterpart, with options like a touch-screen navigation system, leather upholstery, automatic climate control, and aluminum foot pedals.
Safety features on the 2011 Genesis Coupe include four-wheel-disc antilock brakes, electronic stability system, active front-seat head restraints, and side curtain and side-impact airbags. A backup warning system, which warns you when you are getting close to objects as you reverse, is optional.
The 2011 Hyundai Genesis Coupe is a serious performance car that, like many of the products coming from the Korean automaker of late, is sure to impress.