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This week, the season of mules is upon us and the next in line to be caught by our photographer is the Hyundai Genesis Coupe. The Korean company is busy preparing the next generation model ready for an appearance on our roads in 2016.

The mule was caught hot weather testing in the United States and is primarily testing some of the goodies that lie beneath its skin. We expect Hyundai to take the coupe slightly more upmarket as they look to position it alongside premium competitors such as the Audi A5 and BMW 4-Series.

The styling language was tentatively previewed in the HND-9 Coupe Concept at the Seoul Motor Show last year but we should get a better idea when the full body prototypes begin testing.

The same 5.0-liter V8 unit that already motivates the range topping version of the Genesis sedan will almost certainly be used in the coupe. However, we expect a tuned up version that will pump in excess of 450 ponies to the wheels via an eight-speed automatic transmission system and Hyundai's new HTRAC all-wheel-drive system.

Gallery: 2016 Hyundai Genesis Coupe spied

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