Friday, August 14, 2015

Garage Preview Friday: Hyundai's Interpretation Of A Luxury (Genesis) Coupe

The designer for the current and the previous generation Hyundai Sonata is standing in front of the Korean automaker's
 Vision G concept vehicle. (Photo source:

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Since the second generation Hyundai Genesis sedan hit the market, its obvious that the Korean brand is serious about building a luxury coupe. Could this be the Genesis Coupe? From an insider's perspective it now make good sense. we understand why Hyundai has been combining the sales of the both the coupe and the sedan. We couldn't understand why the current generation Genesis coupe was being placed in the same segment as the Genesis sedan. After seeing the Vision G concept. We now understand the Korean brand's marketing strategy.

The Vision G concept was designed with coordinated input from Hyundai design studios around the world, but was led by our team here in the U.S., according to Peter Schreyer, Hyundai’s president and chief design officer. “”

The exterior styling of the concept is highlighted by a long hood, high-beltline and a cabin that presents a slingshot-like appearance. “In keeping with a design that speaks to the owner rather than ‘the spectators’ who might see the car on the road, Vision G appears dynamic and in constant motion,” said Christopher Chapman, head of Hyundai’s U.S. design center and leader of the coupe’s design team. “After all – and if all is right in the world – the only time an owner sees the exterior of the car is when it’s standing still.”

The heart of “Vision G” is the award-winning 5.0-liter Tau V8 engine producing 420 horsepower at 6,000 rpm and 383 lb. ft. of torque at 5,000 rpm.

“Vision G” will next be shown at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance on Sunday, August 16 in Monterey, Calif.

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