Hyundai said the Genesis coupe will compete with the Ford Mustang, Mitsubishi Eclipse and Nissan Altima coupe. The Genesis coupe was benchmarked against the Infiniti G37 for braking, handling, steering, and fit and finish.
Two engines are offered: a turbocharged 2.0-liter inline four cylinder that puts out 210 hp and a 3.8-liter V-6 that generates 310 hp.
For fuel economy, the Korean versions range from 21.6 mpg for the 3.8-liter engine to almost 26 mpg for the 2.0-liter engine, according to a Hyundai release. City and highway figures are not customarily provided in Korean specifications.
North American versions will come with a standard six-speed manual transmission. Optional will be a five-speed automatic for the turbo and a six-speed ZF Shiftronic manual for the V-6.
The Korean models have a stiff, sporty suspension, which will be further stiffened for less-congested North American roads.
Options include Brembo brakes, an Infinity sound system and a sunroof.