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Genesis Coupe Named A 2010 Best New Car By ABOUT.COM Cars

2010.01.08 00:00:00 No. 5



FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif., Jan. 8, 2010 – Hyundai’s Genesis Coupe was named a Best New Car in Cars’ annual Best New Cars List for 2010. This marks the second year in a row that Hyundai has earned a place on the esteemed list as the Genesis sedan was recognized in 2009.

             “If you're looking at cars like the Nissan 370Z, Ford Mustang, Chevy Cobalt SS or Volkswagen GTI, you'll definitely want to test drive the Genesis Coupe,” said Aaron Gold, Cars journalist.  “It's not better, it's not worse -- it's just different. Although, in the case of the Genesis coupe, different is better.”

According to Gold, “There's nothing quite like the Genesis Coupe. It features a choice of 200+ hp turbo four-cylinder, like a Volkswagen GTI, or 300+ hp V6, like a Chevy Camaro; optional track-tuned suspension, like a Colbalt SS; high-end amenities, like an Infiniti G37; and a $23k-to-$32k price range, like a Honda Accord Coupe. It uses rear-wheel-drive, like a Nissan 370Z, and runs on cheap 87-octane gas, like a Honda Fit.”

“Genesis Coupe is the most exciting performance car ever developed by Hyundai and offers perfect rear-wheel drive vehicle dynamics at an unbeatable value," said Derek Joyce, Genesis Coupe product manager, Hyundai Motor America. "We are thrilled to receive this recognition from Cars, as it further communicates Hyundai's commitment to producing vehicles that provide both high quality and exciting performance, offerings we look to further enhance heading into 2010."


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  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 almost 800 dealerships nationwide. All Hyundai vehicles sold in the U.S. are covered by the Hyundai Assurance program which now includes the 5-year/60,000 mile fully transferable bumper-to-bumper warranty, Hyundai’s 10-year/100,000 mile powertrain warranty and 5-year complimentary Roadside Assistance in addition to the highly acclaimed vehicle return policy introduced in early 2009. For more details on Hyundai Assurance, please visit

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