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Old 09-22-2008, 11:54 PM
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Official Press Release
September 22, 2008

2010 Hyundai Genesis Coupe to Differ from its Korean Counterpart *OFFICIAL*
Despite some labor issues that Hyundai Korea is facing weíve been told by a reputable source within Hyundai that the U.S. market car will indeed be different
underneath the skin to that of the Korean (KDM) counterpart. Our Hyundai contact has given us permission to release the following limited information regarding the US spec 2010 Hyundai Genesis Coupe:

1. The US spec. BK will have a completely unique suspension system from the Korean Domestic Market Version (KDM).

2. US engineers were fully empowered to design and develop their own shocks, springs, stabilizer bars, tires, etc.

What does this all mean to you?
The typical Korean demographic looks for softer, comfortable, more refined feeling to the ride characteristics of their automobiles. Largely this is due to the lack of interest in automobile racing sports by the general public. Also the roads in Korea are not the best, requiring softer riding suspensions in order to give a smooth ride.


What about the US market?
Many car enthusiasts among the American public are highly interested in the performance of cars, both in acceleration and handling. Motor sports are very popular in the United States and the general demographic are attracted to higher performing
vehicles. With that being said, the US spec Genesis Coupe will no doubt have higher performance handling characteristics compared to the KDM version; much like its US market sibling the Genesis Sedan has better handling compared to the KDM Genesis Sedan.

What type of suspension will the Genesis Coupe have?
It will likely have a dual link Macpherson Strut front suspension, and 5 link independent rear suspension as reported by many news sources. However as noted above, the shocks, spring rates, stabilizer bar sizes, and tires are all customized
for the US market.

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See our press release for information on the official word on the difference between the KDM and US spec 2010 Hyundai Genesis Coupe.

This is awesome news. It sounds as if Hyundai USA is really listening to what the buyers/tuners are wanting. They definitely took the right steps by allowing the tuners to get ahold of the cars and provide feedback. It is making me want this car even more!!
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Good info guys! This is most surely good news to the tuner crowd.
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Good info guys! This is most surely good news to the tuner crowd.
Thanks, helps to know someone inside that can give us the official word.
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Thanks, helps to know someone inside that can give us the official word.
Well there's more to come too.
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See our press release for information on the official word on the difference between the KDM and US spec 2010 Hyundai Genesis Coupe.

Heck yeaaaaaaa! I was worried that there was more hype to this car than real performance but this is good news for us! More performance oriented car is ALWAYS good news in my book. WOOT!
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Now if it will only have racing stripes as an option! I'll be sold.
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Now if it will only have racing stripes as an option! I'll be sold.
If they included the carbon fiber hood of the concept that'd be cool.
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Very nice info guys! I have to agree with Turbo, i too was worried the car would be an underperformer but this gives me a lot of hope. Who do you guys know at Hyundai?
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Who do you guys know at Hyundai?
Just someone. I don't think our source would want to be publicized, but hopefully he'll have more information he can pass along as time goes by.
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