• Feb 10th 2011 at 1:30PM
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The Hyundai Genesis sedan has just received an upgraded 3.8-liter V6 with 333 horsepower and 291 pound-feet, adding 43 more horses and 27 more pound-feet of torque to its accomplishments.

The Genesis Coupe, on the other hand, is playing with 306 hp, and according to Hyundai spokesman Jim Trainor, that isn't going to change soon. When we asked if the Genesis Coupe would get the new V6, he said "you won't see any difference to the Genesis Coupe powertrain for a little while." Trainor wouldn't define what "a little while" meant, but he did say "you'll probably see a similar strategy to the Genesis sedan," suggesting that the Coupe will get a power bump when it gets facelifted, "probably next year."

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      • 4 Years Ago
      What an overpriced underpowered POS this car is.
      Drove one a couple months back.
      It's a joke when compared to a 5.0 mustang or camaro SS.

      Before all you fanboys jump all over me, a decently equipped genesis coupe is not much less than a gt mustang.

      There is absolutely no point to the genesis coupe, it's not fast, it doesn't look all that good, doesn't get staggering good gas mileage, and it's not cheap.
      Why own one?

      Sensible enthusiasts will pay the extra few dollars a month to own a SS or mustang gt.

        • 4 Years Ago
        Meant to end that with a question mark.

        You must be one of those guys that's about how you play the game, not whether you win or lose.
        Words written specifically for the losing team.
        • 4 Years Ago
        And yet, the Genesis is more fun on the twisties and on the track.

        While it needs more power, HP isn't everything; the Miata has a rather anemic powerplant and yet it's one of the more fun drives on the road.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Needs the 2.0t with 274 hp!
      • 4 Years Ago
      if i remember correctly, the coupe's product cycle began one year later than the sedan, so it makes sense that it will be upgraded one year after the sedan. (remember the superbowl ads for the sedan and the follow up ad for the coupe the year later?)
      • 4 Years Ago
      I looked at the Genesis Coupe 3.8 in 2010, but I just couldn't reach the steering wheel. I am a big guy, but it was like I was sitting in the back seat. I liked it other than that, but I ended up buying a 2011 Mustang. It needs telescopic steering in the worst way.
        • 4 Years Ago
        THANK YOU! This was the #1 thing I hated when I had an RX8. I could never, EVER get my seating position "just right" because of the lack of telescoping steering. Either my arms would be stretched out or my legs would be cramped. I will never make the mistake of getting a car without that again.
      • 4 Years Ago
      The real question is why does the Sonata have better engine options than the base Genesis Coupe?!
        • 4 Years Ago
        Because the Genesis Coupe came out first, before the Sonata got the turbo engine.

        The Genesis Coupe has a turbo 4 as a base engine, and a V6 as an upgrade.

        The Sonata has an NA 4-cylinder as a base engine, and the Turbo 4 is the upgrade.

        Genesis coupe would have to get the 3.8 DFI 333hp engine at a minimum to maintain the appeal of the V6 model, if the base Turbo 4 had 274hp like the Sonata turbo.
      • 4 Years Ago
      This makes sense, seeing as the car hit the market as a 2010 model. As long as they put the engine from the Sonata Turbo in the 2.0T, add DI to the 3.8, and upgrade the automatic in the 2.0T to a 6-speed, life will be good.
      • 4 Years Ago
      This car needs that Engine upgrade.
      And a more menacing front Fascia... it's too cutesy
      • 4 Years Ago
      Well Hyundai will end soon with 200hp Accent, 300Hp Elantra, 400 hp Sonata
      and 500hp Genesis All 8 SPEDD MT, AWD.
      Impresive lineup, they are doing great latelly.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Worst decision I made was buying a 2.0T Track model.. We tried to get a decent amount of power but what a let down.
      • 4 Years Ago
      • 4 Years Ago
      I don't care about power upgrades, but if they could make it a few inches longer and 300 pounds heavier every year, that would Really help me out. That's the way you keep your model fresh. Just ask Honda. And Toyota. And GM, Chrysler, BMW, VW, Audi etc etc etc.

      • 4 Years Ago
      Its a shame, I was hoping for this car to compete with 370z and Mustang. Maybe it has something to do with price...
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