Back in 2008, Hyundai took a huge step towards winning over car enthusiasts with the release of the Genesis Coupe. It represented the brand’s first attempt at jumping into the rear-drive sports car world, and in the following years the model was refined with both turbocharged four cylinder and V6 models in the line-up.
But Hyundai has just confirmed that the 2016 model year will be the last for the Genesis Coupe – or at least the Genesis Coupe as we know it. The plan is for Hyundai to release a new coupe model under its upscale Genesis brand, a car that will be more sophisticated and luxurious than the outgoing model. In other words, it should be more aimed towards BMW and Lexus buyers rather than those looking at the Mustang and Scion FR-S.
We’ll reserve judgement until we get a good look at the new car, but we’ll certainly miss the existence of any affordable, rear-drive coupe on the new car market.