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2012 Hyundai Genesis Coupe Facelift Undisguised: Leaked Photo

Over the past several months we’ve seen spy photos and even a video of the facelifted 2012 Hyundai Genesis Coupe. Well, now we can show you something that seems to be a leaked picture of this car.

According to Motorauthority, these images which reveal a distinct new look for the popular sports car, were taken at a Hyundai facility somewhere in South Korea.

Of course, we can’t confirm that the final version set for a debut in January at the 2012 Detroit Auto Show will look like this, but we can say that it will look very similar, right down to the gaudy looking fog lights and oversized grille.

The previous spy shots show a car wrapped in a brown-black camouflage, but despite this fact, we can see the revised headlights and indicators on the side view mirrors, as well as intricate LED detailing on the tail lamps. Expect the new model to come with revised styling on the bumpers, new wheel designs and the revamped interior.

As for the power, we should see the regular turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder and 3.8-liter V-6 options remain, with the V-6 getting the same 333 horsepower and 291 pound-feet of torque bump in output applied to the 2012 Hyundai Genesis Sedan.

On the other hand, there’s a rumor that a V-8 option will be made available, possibly the 429 horsepower and 376 pound-feet of torque ‘Tau’ V-8 from the Genesis 5.0 R-Spec and Equus. If it’s so, for the first time, the new Genesis Coupe will become a strong competitor for the Ford Mustang GT and Chevrolet Camaro SS. Beside this, the 2012 facelifted Genesis Coupe should also adopt Hyundai’s in-house developed eight-speed automatic transmission.

There’s no official details about pricing, but considering the price of the current model, expect the 2012 facelifted Hyundai Genesis Coupe to be priced around $45,000.

Stay tuned for more information in the lead up to next year’s Detroit event. In the meantime, check out our previous spy shots by clicking here and our spy video by clicking here.

Source: MotorAuthority

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