Hyundai Unveils Concept Genesis Coupe and Veloster Sporty Coupe Concept - COMPLETE VIDEO
LOS ANGELES - Nov. 14, 2007: Today at the Los Angeles International Auto Show, Hyundai unveiled the Veloster Sporty Coupe Concept for the first time in North America and their Concept Genesis Coupe.
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The Cconcept Genesis car heralds the introduction of an all-new, rear-wheel drive 2 + 2 sports coupe scheduled to join the Hyundai lineup in the spring of 2009. Following the introduction earlier this year of the Concept Genesis sedan, Concept Genesis Coupe signals Hyundai’s second step in broadening its appeal to driving enthusiasts.
The Sonic Orange concept is complemented by a Ballistic Black carbon fiber hood, roof and ground effects for reduced weight. Strong hints of the production version are highlighted in its “Z” bodylines and powerful curves. When the production sports coupe arrives, it likely will be the most affordable 300+ horsepower car on the market, and the most dynamic performance car yet from Hyundai.
“The mission for Concept Genesis Coupe was to create a pure performance car with a design that would capture the imagination of hardcore automotive enthusiasts,” said Joel Piaskowski, chief designer at the Hyundai Design Center in Irvine, Calif. “With its aggressive look from just about any angle, I think we have been able to do that.”
Hyundai's goal was to design a radically new car for Gen-Y, catering to the tastes of the first-time, 20-something buyer. This sporty coupe combines simple, iconic design with good value and robust construction -- an ideal combination for today's young consumers.
Veloster Length 161.4 inches Width 70.5 inches Height 57.1 inches Wheelbase 102.4 inches Tires 245/35 R 20 Powertrain FWD 2.0-liter DOHC Theta inline 4-cylinder 5-speed automatic
Hyundai Motor America, headquartered in Fountain Valley, Calif. is a subsidiary of Hyundai Motor Company of Korea. Hyundai vehicles are distributed throughout the United States by Hyundai Motor America and are sold and serviced by more than 750 Hyundai dealerships nationwide.