Hyundai i35 Coupe Latest Spy Photos in Scandinavia

Hyundai i35 Coupe
Hyundai i35 Coupe / Automedia

Some excellent shots

After decades of making affordable run-of-the-mill cars, Hyundai are really pulling out all the stops these days to turn themselves into a creditable global car manufacturer. Witness the very competitive i30 hatchback. The car handles and drives very well, the quality is a huge improvement and the thing is even soft on the eye. Ok, Ok I guess the Tiburon could hold its head a little higher than most of the range, but the virtues related to an i30 could not be associated with an Accent or an Excel for instance.

So looking at these images of Hyundai’s forthcoming Genesis Sports Coupe we can get quite excited. Think of an i30 with a turbocharged 215hp 2.0L engine. Combine that with a rear wheel drive chassis and you have a recipe for an affordable competitive sports car. Not good enough for you? How about a 3.8L 300hp V6? Now you’re talking and these outputs are also very competitive with the class leaders suggesting Hyundai are really getting the hang of developing engines as well.

The cars outline is easily made out in these shots but the front and rear camouflage guard the styling elements very well. The interior shot is quite revealing though.

Hyundai have always been competitive on value for money and this certainly is not a quality Hyundai will shy away from in future, so expect the new coupe to be priced very competitively. Looking ahead, the first cars to go on sale at the end of 2008 in Asia with 2009 set as a date for the US and Europe.

Source: Automedia
Published Feb 26th, 2008 10:40pm By Grant Edwardson
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lucasjmkbmw lucasjmkbmw
i35...it really sounds like 135 or even 335 from BMW ......Hyundai is really got a hard on for the PREMIUM makes ! They also said that their flagship sedan has more space then a 7 series BMW ..........My suggestion is ....KNOW WHAT YOU MAKE ! .....and for whom you make it ....stay in your place .....
Feb 28th, 2008 2:52am
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unknownuser unknownuser
No they said that the Azera/Grandeur had more interior volume than the 7 series which is most likely true. What's wrong with a maker trying to improve itself into a higher status. And who do you think you are to tell the largest company in Korea what to do..
Feb 28th, 2008 9:57pm
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radmeister radmeister
I wanna see this with the V8 from the Genesis :)
Feb 27th, 2008 10:48am
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foose1397 foose1397
Hmmmmm....really nice but what puzzles me is that foreign cars can build something this nice for dirt cheap and we get absolutely garbage from the American companies because for some reason they think we like blocky style
Feb 27th, 2008 6:21am
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andreas350z andreas350z
i'm not a fan of Hyundai at all but this car looks really good.If the price is not too high this car will be a great success.
Feb 27th, 2008 5:50am
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FastLane FastLane
Maybe not everything is shown here, but this is really nice! Can you even tell its Hyundai? To me this looks like a car from Mercedes-Benz! Great job! :)
Feb 27th, 2008 4:42am
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