We need a moment of silence because Hyundai has confirmed that the Genesis Coupe will be killed off. That’s really rather sad as we were very fond of the car – which was the carmaker's first venture into the affordable rear-wheel-drive sportscar segment.

Hyundai produced the car for eight years but the 2016 model will be the last of the line. The rear-drive coupe seemed to offer it all; it could be had with a naturally aspirated V6, it was fun to drive, it wasn’t going to break the bank and some markets even got it with a manual gearbox! It was a decent challenger to some V6-powered muscle cars too such as the Ford Mustang and Chevy Camaro. But, it has bitten the dust and it was bound to happen when you think about it. Why? Well, because Hyundai has a new luxury arm called Genesis. So, selling two cars with the same name would have been rather confusing - even if car nomenclature has long gone mad - but yes, this would be a bit weird.

So the sporty little two-door is no more and there doesn’t appear to be a replacement on the horizon yet from Hyundai – however, Genesis is already developing their own more sophisticated and luxurious coupe. This could arrive by 2020. Yes, that is a long wait but it could be well worth it and joining it will be, apparently, a halo sportscar. Now, that would be exciting. In fact, four years from now, there could be up to six new models from Genesis including a pair of crossovers because you know, people seem to like these all over the world…