Hyundai Genesis Coupe Named To Jalopnik’s “Best10” Cars For 2009

11.January, 2010 @16:01     Coupe News



FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif., Dec. 18, 2009 – Jalopnik, one of the edgiest, most provocative automotive enthusiast sites on the World Wide Web just named the 2010 Hyundai Genesis Coupe to its list of the BEST10 Cars for 2009.


In addition to the Genesis Coupe, the list includes: Subaru WRX, Chevy Corvette ZR1, Mercedes-Benz C63, Ford F-150 Raptor and Mustang GT, Cadillac CTS-V, VW Golf GTI, Lotus Elise SC and Dodge Viper SRT10.


“In keeping with Jalopnik’s in-your-face style, this is a list of cars with serious attitude,” says John Krafcik, Hyundai Motor America’s president and CEO.  “It’s good, fun, company for the Genesis Coupe to be in.  The list would make a fantastic enthusiast’s fantasy garage.”


Jalopnik ( is part of the Gawker Media Group, which is known for cutting-edge specialty consumer Web Sites, which feature very active, very opinionated, user-generated comments.  According to Jalopnik, the list is “…made up of cars we dig the most.” They further explain, “At the risk of stating the obvious, yes, you may perceive this list as flawed. It's not. You may think other cars are more practical, more attainable, more reliable, or more well-rounded. Whatever. We don't care; this is what we like.”


Jalopnik has tested the turbo-charged Genesis Coupe 2.0T and 3.8-liter V -6 Track models.  The Genesis Coupe Track Package includes sport-tuned suspension, 6-speed manual or 6-speed automatic transmission, Brembo brakes, 19-inch alloy wheels and rear spoiler.

“Why did it make the list?” writes Jalopnik’s editor-in-chief, Ray Wert. “Simple. It’s cheap.  It’s drifty. And it’s fast.”


Hyundai Motor America, headquartered in Fountain Valley, Calif., is a subsidiary of Hyundai Motor Co. of Korea. Hyundai vehicles are distributed throughout the United States by Hyundai Motor America and are sold and serviced through more than 780 dealerships nationwide.