The 2013 Hyundai Genesis Sedan

2013 Hyundai Genesis sedan drops 4.6L V8, gains 8" touchscreen

The details on the 2013 Hyundai Genesis sedan have just been announced by the Korean automaker and for the new model year, the biggest change is the lack of the optional 4.6L V8 – leaving just the 3.8L V6 and the 5.0L V8 to power roomy sedan.

The current Hyundai Genesis sedan is offered in four trimlines – Genesis 3.8, Genesis 4.6, Genesis 5.0 and Genesis 5.0 R Spec – with the numbers designating which of the three available engines are under the hood. The 2013 Genesis sedan will do away with the 4.6L V8 altogether and the 5.0L V8 will only be available in R Spec trim, leaving all other 2013 Genesis sedans to be powered by the 3.8L V6. The exclusion of the 385 horsepower 4.6L V8 doesn’t come as a huge surprise, as many Genesis buyers who are forking out “V8 money” will happily opt for the 429 horsepower Genesis R Spec with the 5.0L Tau V8.

The 2013 Hyundai Genesis sedan will be powered by the 3.8L V6 that packs 333 horsepower and 291lb-ft of torque while achieving 29 miles per gallon on the highway. This engine will come with standard, premium and technology packages.

Those who want more power, improved overall performance and more goodies inside and out can opt for the 2013 Hyundai Genesis 5.0L R Spec sedan. This begins with the 429 horsepower Tau 5.0L V8 for plenty of grunt while 19” wheels, enlarged brakes and a sport tuned suspension system improve the handling of the Genesis sedan. On the outside, the R Spec wears unique darkened chrome headlights and badging (in addition to the wheels) while inside, there is a unique all-black leather treatment not offered on the 3.8L models. The 2013 Genesis R Spec sedan is available in just four colors - Black Noir, Titanium Gray, Platinum Metallic, and White Satin Pearl (new for 2013).

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