2009 Hyundai Genesis Coupe Spotted Before New York Auto Show RevealS

We saw the 2009 Hyundai Genesis Coupe in concept form out at the LA Auto Show this past year, and we'll be seeing the new hotness from Hyundai for real in the warm lights of the Javits Center at the New York Auto Show next month. But for the moment, we'll have to make do with the folks at KGP snapping some shots of the new hotness before the official unveil doing some winter weather testing in Sweden. The KGP boys have snapped themselves some shots of not only the exterior of the new little Genesis coupe, but also a small gallery of interior and engine shots — including one very hapless-looking engineer with a face that positively screams "You're not getting my kimchee, mister!" But, the shots do reveal some bad news for fans of manumatics — no paddle shifters on this bad little muscle rocket. Maybe you can hope for a V8? Full spy report from our sneaky shooters of all things camo after the jump.

We just caught the latest prototype for the Hyundai Genesis Coupe, caught testing in Northern Sweden. Our latest look catches the fetching RWD coupe with some new, multi-spoke euro-inspired wheels. We also managed a couple new shots of the Coupe's interior, revealing and automatic transmission with the expected +/- slot for the shift stalk. No steering-wheel-mounted paddle shifters are visible—somewhat surprising given the Coupe's upscale gene pool stemming from the recently-released Genesis sedan. Heated seats, however, are on the options list.

We also managed a good look at the rear seat accommodations, and they
look fairly acceptable for real, full-grown human use. Leg room,
while not ample, looks reasonable enough. Hyundai's new coupe will be
a strict four-seater, with rear buckets separated by two cup holders
and a central bin. So far, the only confirmed engine is a 2.0-liter
turbocharged four-cylinder engine. A V-6 is also likely, but a V-8—
however tantalizing—is reportedly a long-shot.