Hyundai Genesis Coupe Recognized as a ‘Most Fun’ Clunker Replacement by Kelley Blue Book’s KBB.com

KBB.com’s 10 most fun clunker replacements list helps new car shoppers turn clunker credit into pure driving excitement

FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif., 08/18/2009 The editors of Kelley Blue Book’s www.kbb.com recognized the 2010 Hyundai Genesis Coupe on its list of “10 Most Fun Clunker Replacements.” The list was designed to help car shoppers looking to get more excitement out of their government credit under the Car Allowance Rebate System (CARS) program. The Genesis Coupe was named “Most Fun” among such elite European competitors as Audi TT, BMW 128i and BMW 335d.

Kbb.com editors said, “Have you driven a Hyundai lately? Quality, performance and overall appeal are way up, while purchase value remains strong (and resale values are improving). The rear-wheel-drive Genesis Coupe is by far the most fun Hyundai we’ve ever driven.”

Genesis Coupe raises the performance ante from its sibling Genesis sedan, and shares its rear-wheel drive architecture and 5-link independent rear suspension to appeal to true driving enthusiasts. The Genesis Coupe offers a 30-mpg, 2.0-liter model with an intercooled four-cylinder turbocharged engine producing 210 horsepower, and a 3.8-liter V6 Track model with 306 horsepower and massive Brembo brakes.

“To have the Genesis Coupe designated a fun clunker replacement by kbb.com is great evidence of Genesis Coupe’s dynamic performance appeal,” said Derek Joyce, product development manager, Hyundai Motor America. “This is exactly why the Coupe was created – Hyundai’s answer for enthusiasts wanting an affordable, thrilling and fuel efficient ride. We’ve seen great success with the Cash for Clunkers program across the Hyundai line-up and are excited to celebrate this recognition for the brand.”

For more information about the Top 10 Most Fun Clunker Replacements from Kelley Blue Book’s kbb.com, please visit www.kbb.com/funclunkerreplacements.

HYUNDAI MOTOR AMERICA

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. All Hyundai vehicles sold in the U.S. are covered by The Hyundai Advantage, America’s Best Warranty. In addition, the Hyundai Assurance Program is now offered on all new vehicles leased or purchased from a certified Hyundai dealer. The program is available to any consumer, regardless of age, health, employment record or financed amount of the vehicle. The program is complimentary for the first 12 months.

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