2013 Hyundai Genesis Coupe launched in Detroit
Hyundai revealed this week during the Detroit Motor Show a mid-cycle facelift for the 2013 Genesis Coupe model which is scheduled to go on sale in the beginning of this spring in the United States. With this facelift, the Korean automaker has redesigned the front end of the vehicle, including here the hood, grille, front fascia, headlamps, fog lamps and the tail lamps. In addition, the car can be now equipped with new 18- or 19-inch alloys.
The most important modifications can be found under the bonnet where both the turbocharged 4-cylinder 2.0-liter and V6 3.8-liter engines have been enhanced and will be available with a brand new 8-speed automatic gearbox which will feature paddle shifters.
The smaller engine benefits from a redesigned twin-scroll turbocharger and a bigger intercooler, which as a result increases the output of the engine to 274 hp and a peak torque of 275 lb.-ft. This engine can be linked to a 6-speed manual transmission or the aforementioned 8-speed auto unit. With the latter, the 2013 Hyundai Genesis Coupe will be able to return 20 mpg in the city and 31 mpg on the highway.
As for the beefier V6 3.8-liter engine, this has been equipped with direct injection which has brought an increase in power and torque, to an impressive 348 hp and 295 lb.-ft of torque. Fitted with this engine the car needs 5.5 seconds to hit 62 mph from start, on its way to an electronically limited top speed of 149 mph.
Other tweaks include a restyled interior, a retuned suspension and the inclusion of the company’s BlueLink telematics system for the 3.8 Grand Touring/Track and the 2.0T Premium versions of the 2013 Genesis Coupe.
Source: Hyundai via Inside Line
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