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Hyundai Genesis Coupe Named A 2010 Top 10 Fast-Lane Four Cylinder By Kbb.Com

2010.06.10 00:00:00 No. 114

Hyundai GENESIS COUPE NAMED A 2010 TOP 10 FAST-LAne Four Cylinder BY kbb.Com 

FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif., June 10, 2010 Kelley Blue Book’s named the 2010 Genesis Coupe 2.0T as one of its 2010 Top 10 “Fast-Lane Four-Cylinders.”  The Genesis Coupe is a purpose-built rear-wheel drive sport coupe which comes standard with a 210-horsepower, 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine, giving it the fuel economy of a four cylinder and the performance of a six.  

“We think our Genesis Coupe 2.0T, with its unique combination of rear-wheel drive and four-cylinder turbo power, offers an intriguing alternative to existing front-wheel drive sport coupes,” said Scott Margason, director of product planning, Hyundai Motor America. “Genesis Coupe provides a potent combination of performance and value, truly embodying the ‘Four is More’ mantra.”

The Top 10 “Fast-Lane Four-Cylinders,” which were named by the expert editors from, showcase the best performance cars with a 21st-century twist.  In an economy with relentlessly high fuel prices and increasingly stringent emissions requirements, more automakers are turning their focus to four-cylinder engines with combinations of variable valve and/or camshaft timing and direct fuel injection.

"Many car shoppers may be surprised at the sheer number of performance-oriented new cars available today that boast 'only' a four-cylinder engine," said Jack R. Nerad, executive editorial director and executive market analyst for Kelley Blue Book's  "Even more surprising is the amount of power and performance elicited from many of these four-bangers, providing a satisfying alternative for enthusiasts who also may be looking to save a little cash at the gas pump."

“The Genesis Coupe 2.0T complements its sexy lines and impressive packaging with a bounty of straight-line quickness, whether you pair its 210-horsepower turbocharged engine with the standard six-speed manual transmission or optional five-speed autoshifter,” said editors.  “All four Coupe trim levels use the same drivetrain elements, but the top-line R-Spec and Track are the two that peg the enthusiast meter by adding a host of functional chassis/brake/wheel-and-tire upgrades to the already ultra-competent underpinnings.”

The 2010 Genesis Coupe was also named to Kelley Blue Book's Top 10 Tax Refund Cars list, which recognized some of the sleekest and sportiest new coupes and convertibles.

Joining the Genesis Coupe on the Fast Four list are the Audi TT/TTS, Honda Civic Si, Lotus Elise/Exige, Mazda Mazdaspeed3, Mini Cooper S/John Cooper Works, Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution GSR/MR, Nissan Sentra SE-R/Spec-V, Subaru WRX/STI, and Volkswagen GTI.  For more information about the 2010 Top 10 Fast-Lane Four-Cylinders from Kelley Blue Book’s, visit



Hyundai Motor America, headquartered in Fountain Valley, Calif., is a subsidiary of Hyundai Motor Co. of Korea. Hyundai vehicles are distributed throughout the United States by Hyundai Motor America and are sold and serviced through about 800 dealerships nationwide. All Hyundai vehicles sold in the U.S. are covered by the Hyundai Assurance program, which includes the 5-year/60,000-mile fully transferable new vehicle warranty, Hyundai’s 10-year/100,000-mile powertrain warranty and 5-years of complimentary Roadside Assistance.

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