Currently reading: New Hyundai Genesis coupe won't be coming to the UK
Next-generation coupé spotted testing, but despite being engineered in RHD form it won't be sold in this country
Mark Tisshaw
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25 August 2014

Hyundai has stepped up development of its new Genesis Coupe – but the model will not be following the saloon on which it is based onto UK roads.

The decision to offer the Genesis saloon for sale in the UK in limited numbers was taken as the model was engineered in right-hand drive for the first time.

The Genesis Coupe is also engineered for right-hand drive, but Hyundai UK has decided against taking the two-door model as the volumes would be even smaller than that of the four-door saloon. 

The Genesis saloon is available to order in the UK now ahead of deliveries early next year. Its price is yet to be confirmed, but it is expected to be just under £50,000.

In the UK, the model will only be offered with a 3.8-litre V6 petrol engine and rear-wheel drive.

The Genesis Coupe, a BMW 6-series rival, is set to be revealed before the year is out ahead of a 2015 launch in key markets including North America.

While right-hand drive examples won’t be launched in the UK, they are expected to be offered in other right-hand drive markets such as Australia. At the top of the range will be a 5.0-litre V8-powered all-wheel drive version with in excess of 450bhp.  

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benanderson89 29 August 2014

How would this NOT sell in

How would this NOT sell in the same numbers as the Genesis Saloon???

The Hyundai Coupé sold by the bucket load in this country, a brawny successor would sell in pretty decent number, me thinks.

It can't be any worse than the 2 Chevrolet Camaros that were sold last year...

fadyady 27 August 2014

One major reason

One major reason why it won't come to the UK is because it is no diesel. Not to mention Hyundai which doesn't sell this class of cars in the UK even the established car makers are gradually allocating only diesel cars for the UK thanks to our ridiculous diesel-biased taxation.
Cheltenhamshire 25 August 2014

Mustang rival

This car is not and never has been a 6 series rival, where on earth have Autocar got that from? The car has always been a Mustang rival and undercuts the Camaro on price. With the Mustang coming here and with an image perhaps Hyundai have decided with their image it would be an utter waste of time homologating a car likely to gain maybe 3 or 4 sales a year. It is a good car but nobody is going to buy one.
geed 25 August 2014

Cheltenhamshire wrote:This

Cheltenhamshire wrote:

This car is not and never has been a 6 series rival, where on earth have Autocar got that from? The car has always been a Mustang rival and undercuts the Camaro on price. With the Mustang coming here and with an image perhaps Hyundai have decided with their image it would be an utter waste of time homologating a car likely to gain maybe 3 or 4 sales a year. It is a good car but nobody is going to buy one.

Bang on! Also went up against the very popular Nissan 370Z stateside. 6 series what a load of nonsense!
Mediocre article, poorly researched by some grad student. also this is is a rear wheel drive platform, nice looking car also agree a decent drive but in snobby UK, the wrong badge

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