I saw one on the road the other day and thought it (the facelifted one) looked pretty good
When it comes to looks, I was never a fan of the Hyundai Geneis Coupe to begin with. Although it did beat their past offerings such as the Scoupe and Tiburon. The Genesis Coupe's styling is at least going in the right direction compared to them or looking less generic but still not over the hill yet. It didn't get Hyundai noticed as much as the new Sonata did either. After noticing this http://forums.automobilemag.com/70/9...you-s/#9192903 review of how the 2013 Genesis looks from a 2010 Genesis owner, I took a 2nd look at the new Genesis. The dare to be different rear quarter window is still there, I guess I can live with it. The one change that I disagree with though is what they did to the front grill. I do like some of the more aggressive changes on it, but that black plastic or is it rubber that runs right through breaks up the flow. The same can be said for the changes they made on the hood too.
So they went from a 2001 Elantra grille to a 2012 Sonata Hybrid grille. I don't see the problem.
I sort of agree that for a car that is supposed to be more unique (by that I mean not one of the S-M-L-XL-XXL sedans) that it should distance itself more from the run-of-the-mill sedans.
Looks like a GTO combined with a Mazda-3 wearing head-gear.
Is that tumor-ish growth supposed to be a bumper?
I have been impressed with Hyundais this century, but between this and the Veloster, I find their new styling repulsive.
I still think I have only seen maybe 1 first-gen Genesis despite living 5 blocks from the local Hyundai dealer.
If it's ugly then so is the BRZ or FRS. I was driving the other day past a dealer and saw one sitting out front and from the side, I thought it was for sure a new FRS or BRZ. After getting closer and seeing the tails I saw it was indeed a new Genesis. They need to work on the big plastic grille (reminds me of Mazda), but other than that it's ok.
I am of the (very strong) opinion that everyone us freaking delusional that thinks Hyundai and Kia's new styling is so great. I think the overall shapes of their cars are ok, but their designers suffer from the inability to put the pencil down. Their new designs are so busy with so many ridiculous lines.
Again, my opinion. But I seem to be opposite from what the rest of the world wants right now I guess ...
i feel there is just one too many styling elements on the nose of it...just one less would make it better. for example, the fog and headlight shapes don't quite work together. if the fogs went, it'd look okay.
I own a 2010 Genesis 3.8GT (Track in US but with more features in Canada), Not a fan of the changes in the 2013 but I do like the interior in the 2013 and 348hp on tap is never bad (even though im probably well past that with my mods). Its just too busy in the front end.
I think both of them are trying way too hard with their styling. These are the kind of cars that create a shock the first moment you see them, especially coming from an economy car producer. A year or two later their design already looks dated and their imitation is very apparent.