Hyundai Kills Off Genesis Coupe, Confirms More Luxurious Successor

This is the end of the line for the Hyundai Genesis Coupe as the 2016 model year will be the final one for the brand’s only one rear-driven coupe.

With Genesis being now an individual brand, Hyundai took the decision not to update the Coupe under the new household name, unlike the Genesis sedan which transformed into the Genesis G80.

The MY2016 Hyundai Genesis Coupe was available only with a 348hp 3.8-litre V6 engine and either a six-speed manual or an automatic transmission. The Korean two-door coupe was positioned against various popular sports cars, including the Ford Mustang, the Subaru BR-Z, the Chevrolet Camaro and such.

The company plans to replace it with an all-new and more premium Genesis-branded coupe, sometime around 2020 according to a leaked road map we’ve seen a couple of months ago. This was confirmed by Christine Henley, PR manager for Hyundai Motor America who spoke to TTAC: “A new, more sophisticated and luxurious coupe appropriate for the new Genesis brand is currently under development”.

This leaves Genesis with just two models in its initial range for the MY2017, including the aforementioned G80 mid-size executive sedan and the G90 full-size sedan which will act as the flagship of the newly-found brand.


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