The 2013 Hyundai Genesis Coupe 3.8

The 2013 Hyundai Genesis Coupe debuts in Detroit with big power

We have known for some time now that when the 2013 Hyundai Genesis Coupe made its grand debut, it would feature a refreshed exterior design but the big news at the ongoing 2012 Detroit Auto Show is the massive power increases for both engine options offered in the 2013 Gen Coupe.

Since being introduced, the Hyundai Genesis Coupe has been offered in two forms – 2.0T with a turbocharged 2.0L 4-cylinder and the 3.8 variant that carries a naturally aspirated 3.8L V6. When introduced, these two engines offered an impressive amount of power but as the horsepower war in America has raged on, the sporty Genesis Coupe found itself falling behind in terms of power output. However, with the introduction of the edgier 2013 Genesis Coupe, that deficiency in power is a thing of the past as the 2.0T will soon offer 274 horsepower while the 3.8L V6 will pack a whopping 348 horsepower – more power than the V6-powered Ford Mustang or Chevrolet Camaro.

The 2012 Hyundai Genesis Coupe 2.0T currently offers 210 horsepower but when the revised 2013 models hit showrooms later this year, 4-cylinder Gen Coupe buyers will receive a 64 horsepower jump to 274hp. Also, in addition to the big power increase, the 2013 Genesis Coupe will dump the old 5-speed automatic transmission in favor of a new fuel-friendly 8-speed automatic transmission featuring a steering wheel mounted paddle shift system. Also, thanks to advances in Hyundai’s engine technology, the 2013 Genesis Coupe 2.0T is expected to offer at least as good of fuel economy numbers at the current, less powerful models. This new engine will be available in the Standard, R-Spec and Premium trimlines when they reach showrooms later this year but hopefully, Hyundai will introduce a Track trimline at some point with features like a Brembo brake package, a Torsen limited slip differential and other go-fast goodies.

Pages

Share on Facebook submit to reddit Share on Google+

Sign-up to our email newsletter for daily perspectives on car design, trends, events and news, not found elsewhere.