2013 Hyundai Genesis Coupe

Sure, the refreshed 2013 Hyundai Genesis Coupe now looks more aggressive, but the real story is under the hood, with new powertrains that pack more punch and a few more gears, as well. The V6 Genesis Coupe now features direct injection, while the turbocharged four has a new turbo and intercooler setup. Both models are available with eight-speed automatics and get slightly better fuel economy, as well.

The 3.8-liter V6 in the Genesis Coupe now makes 348 horsepower and 296 pound-feet of torque, up from 306 and 266, respectively. The 2.0T model gains even more, going from 201 horses to 274, with torque improving from 223 lb-ft to 275. (All numbers cited are with premium fuel.) Both cars retain their six-speed manuals, but now have a Hyundai-developed eight-speed with paddle-shifters as the automatic option. Despite the new automatic, fuel economy goes up by just a single digit. More importantly, Hyundai says the new V6 is good for a 0-to-60 time in the low five-second range.

There's plenty more to this mid-lifecycle revision, including seven new exterior colors and some new hues for the interior, which has also been improved. Other hardware upgrades include a re-calibrated, quicker steering rack, front strut camber adjustment, and revised damper settings. The Genesis Coupe also gets the Hyundai BlueLink telematics system.

It's pretty clear from the extent of this refresh that Hyundai is playing to win in the suddenly revved-up sports coupe segment. Just a few years back, several automakers had written off these enthusiast-focused models, but with new introductions like the Scion FR-S and this much more capable Genesis Coupe, things are looking good for lovers of affordable performance cars. Hit the jump for the full press release.
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2013 GENESIS COUPE REVEALS MORE AGGRESSIVE DESIGN COUPLED WITH SERIOUS PERFORMANCE CREDENTIALS

Hyundai's Rear-drive Sport Coupe Receives More Powerful Powertrain Technologies, More Aggressive Design, Upscale Interior Refinement and Blue Link® Telematics


DETROIT, Jan. 9, 2012– Hyundai Motor America today introduced the significantly redesigned 2013 Genesis Coupe in a North American debut at the Detroit North American International Auto Show. In keeping with impressive performance upgrades, Genesis Coupe now sports more aggressive coupe styling, complemented by improved interior materials and design. Both 4-cylinder and V6 engines benefit from significant technology enhancements, with the 3.8-liter V6 engine receiving sophisticated direct-injection technology and the 2.0-liter turbocharged engine upgrading to a more precise twin-scroll turbocharger and larger intercooler. Automatic transmissions for these two models now have 8-speeds, with paddle-shift SHIFTRONIC® manual-shifting capability. Hyundai's proprietary telematics platform, Blue Link®, is now available, providing Genesis Coupe owners with a variety of infotainment services to meet their individual connectivity needs.

HIGHLIGHTS FOR 2013 GENESIS COUPE
• Refreshed, more aggressive exterior design
o New front fascia, grille, headlight, fog light, hood designs
o New 18- and 19-inch wheel
o New LED-enhanced taillight design
o Available LED daytime running lights (DRLs)
• 3.8-liter V6 engine receives direct-injection technology
o 348 horsepower, 295 lb.-ft. torque (rating with premium fuel)
o Improved fuel economy for both transmissions
• 18 city/28 highway – 8-speed A/T
• 18 city/27 highway – 6-speed M/T
• 2.0-liter 4-cylinder turbocharged engine receives new twin-scroll turbocharger and larger, more thermally-efficient intercooler
o 274 horsepower, 275 lb.-ft. torque (rating with premium fuel)
o Improved fuel economy for A/T
• 20 city/31 highway – 8-speed A/T
• 21 city/30 highway – 6-speed M/T
• New, in-house-developed 8-speed automatic transmissions
o Paddle-shift SHIFTRONIC® capability
• New, retuned low-velocity-control suspension dampers
• Blue Link® telematics available on 3.8 Grand Touring/Track and 2.0T Premium
• Electroluminescent gauge cluster with information display
• Telescopic steering wheel (added to tilt function)
• Driver seat power lumbar adjustment
• Redesigned center stack appearance and gauges