Cars Coming Soon: 2013 Hyundai Genesis Coupe, Cadillac XTS Makes Unscheduled Appearance

2013 Hyundai Genesis Coupe

At the Detroit Auto Show in January, the all-new 2013 Hyundai Genesis Coupe is set to debut, with much fanfare to be sure.

The current Genesis Coupe (terrible name, considering it’s nothing like the Genesis sedan) has been well reviewed and is even considered, in some circles, a keen competitor to the Ford Mustang. From the looks of things, the next version will sport a more menacing look and, probably, better performance.

We get this little foreshadow of things to come courtesy of the Hyundai Blog. While most of the words on that site might be in Korean, lucky for us pictures cross all language barriers.

2013 Hyundai Genesis Coupe, rear

From the looks of things, the Hyundai performance coupe will feature a front grille that borrows elements from the Hyundai Veloster. The Genesis Coupe’s front headlights have a little Audi attitude going on, and the LED fog lights add a real touch of elegance. The rear end gets similar treatments, which should look very good to other drivers once the new supercharged V6 engine kicks into full throttle. At least we’re hoping for some supercharged action to go with those killer good looks!

In other leaked news, the sharp eyes at Jalopnik caught the brief and unintended debut of Cadillac’s new flagship, the XTS. This is the monster sedan that will replace the DTS and STS and looks, at least to my eye, to share some proportions with the mighty Mercedes-Benz S-Class. Set to debut at the upcoming LA Auto Show, the XTS appeared for a while on Cadillac’s website before being removed.

Cadillac XTS

While I’m sure in person this behemoth will strike awe and desire in the hearts of those who encounter it, in this picture I can’t help but also see some Hyundai Sonata. As great as the XTS is bound to be, depending on the price point it lands at, I’m thinking the CTS-V (sedan or wagon) might be worth considering instead.

How do the 2013 Hyundai Genesis Coupe and new Cadillac XTS look to you?

-tgriffith

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2 Comments

  1. Hyundai seems to be hitting the syling mark that their Japanese cousins are missing. Maybe they are shooting for more swoop and less alien killer robot look.
    OTOH, oh, that Cadillac is dripping with chrome. A truly tasteless, low class attempt that I’m sure has the folks at Daimler rolling in the aisles. But every Texas real estate agent and blue haired old lady in Birmingham, Michigan will want one, preferably with a vinyl top added.

  2. It’s hard not to jump on the Hyundai train! That genesis coupe could compete with the new toyota ft-86 project… probably blow it away, actually. The Caddy looks sleek in the back but angular up front, like it’s got a snow plow attached. Weird.

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