The 2013 Hyundai Genesis Coupe debuts in Detroit with big power
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.
Next, the current Hyundai Genesis Coupe with the 3.8L V6 packs 306 horsepower but when the 2013 models arrive, the V6 Gen Coupe will offer an impressive 348 horsepower and like the 4-cylinder models, it will come with a standard 6-speed manual transmission with an optional 8-speed automatic with paddle shifters. Also like the entry level 2013 Genesis Coupe, the 3.8L models are expected to offer this increase in power without any decrease in fuel economy capabilities. The 2013 Genesis Coupe 3.8 will be available in the standard R-Spec trimline, along with Grand Touring and Track trim.