It’s been a while since we’ve driven a Genesis – not that we haven’t wanted to, it’s just things never lined up properly over the years. Looking back, we were shocked to see it was all the way back to 2010! Wow, that’s way too long. Back then, Genesis wasn’t a stand-alone brand, so it was called the Hyundai Genesis 3.8L Coupe GT and we loved it and wanted to own one. What about the 2022 version? The coupe is long gone and it’s now got 4 doors – will we like this one as much?
Hyundai has released more information on the updated Genesis Coupe for the North American that we saw at last month’s Detroit Motor Show. As with previous models, the 2013 model continues to be available with two engine options. The new 2.0-litre turbocharged four now produces 274 h.p. (+64 hp) and 275 lb-ft. (+52 lb-ft) of torque, and the 3.8-litre V6 gets direct-injection – upping the output to 348 horsepower (+42 hp) and 295 lb-ft (+29 lb-ft). Both engines are now available with an optional eight-speed automatic transmission, and all models get a re-tuned suspension. Additionally, the 2013MY Genesis Coupe also gains a new front fascia (there seems to be a pattern here – is this the new face of Hyundai?), a hood with heat extractors, modified LED taillights, a new rear wing, plus a redesigned center console along with an updated interior. On sale next month (March), U.S. prices start at $24,250 for the 2.0T model and $28,750 for the 3.8-liter R-Spec. PDI & Freight are not included in the prices below… Copyright © 2012 by …
Last week we had the opportunity to drive the amazing Genesis Coupe V-6 GT. This week we drive the 4-door version – same engine, but an automatic instead of a manual transmission. So is this a 4-door on steroids or a completely different car altogether? Surprisingly, there seems to be no correlation between the two vehicles – apart from sharing an engine and the name, you’d think these cars weren’t even related.
Over the past ten years or so, Hyundai have been proving they are a force to be reckoned with. Many nay-sayers thought Hyundai could never go up against sports cars like the iconic Ford Mustang, Dodge Challenger and Chevy Camaro – while at the same time taking on the likes of a Nissan 370Z, Infiniti G37 and Mazda RX-8 … well, it’s time to think again! With the Genesis Coupe V-6 GT, Hyundai has hit the bulls-eye and anyone dismissing this as a Tiburon update with “all show and no go” – be warned – this is a serious sports car.