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2010 Hyundai Genesis Coupe unveiled in Toronto

Automotive expert , Updated:
A new upscale luxury coupe will arrive in Hyundai showrooms later this year, and it's called the Genesis Coupe. Although it shares no body panels with the Genesis sedan, the coupe shares its rear-wheel drive layout.

Power will come from a choice of two engines. The base Genesis Coupe will get a turbo 2.0-litre inline-4 that produces 223 horsepower and 217 lb-ft, while uplevel models get a 24-valve, 3.8-litre V6 that belts out 310 horses and 263 lb-ft. Both engines are fitted to a 6-speed manual, while an optional automatic offers 5 speeds in the 4-cylinder car and 6 in the V6 car.

Traction and stability-control systems will be standard, as are 18-inch alloy wheels. A Brembo brake package will be optional as well as a 19-inch wheel upgrade.

A host of modern features will be standard or optional inside the Coupe, including a sound system USB port, heated seats, keyless start and six airbags. Cloth and leather upholstery will both be offered.

The Genesis Coupe 2.0T will start at $24,495, while the Coupe 3.8 will start at $32,995.

Also in display is the Tucson FCEV that was presented last month at the Montreal Auto Show, a fuel-cell electric vehicle study, and the new Elantra Touring, offered in three trim levels and powered by a 16-valve, 2.0-litre engine that develops 138 horsepower and 136 lb-ft of torque. This new wagon starts at $14,995 and is on sale now.
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