The engine now matches revs on downshifts with the 8-speed automatic transmission, and high-performance synchronizer rings were added to the manual transmission for better shift feel. The Genesis Coupe also gets fog lights, cruise control, and a few other features standard. R-Spec models get better seats.
Only a year into its existence, the Genesis Coupe has been given the kind of interior makeover we wouldn't expect to see until a mid-cycle refresh. Hyundai has been quick to address shortcomings, and the Genesis Coupe's interior wasn't as well-received as the rest of the car. A lean-and-mean Genesis Coupe 3.8 R-Spec also joins the lineup for 2011.
Hyundai's Genesis Coupe enters 2015 with some major updates, making it highly desirable for those looking to spend as little as possible to get the power and performance of some higher-end coupes. When it comes down to pure performance, however, the Genesis Coupe is quick to get to the dance floor but doesn't have the moves to dazzle the crowd. The suspension still feels a bit soft to us, and the steering feedback needs to be more precise and linear. Hyundai could take a lesson from Scion, Subaru and Mazda in this area. However, if you're more impressed with looks, straight-line acceleration and comfort, the 2015 Hyundai Genesis Coupe will probably thrill you more than it does us.