Hyundai's rear-wheel-drive Genesis Coupe has been soldiering along for several years with the choice of either a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder or a 3.8-liter V6, but that's about to change. Hyundai Motor America spokesperson Jim Trainor has confirmed to Autoblog: "The 2.0L Turbo engine will be discontinued starting with the 2015 model year, allowing us to reposition Genesis Coupe with its more premium performance buyer."

Rumors of the change first emerged over at The Korean Car Blog, which cited the company's ordering system as proof of the change, and it claims that there are some other changes in store for the 2015 Coupe as well. According to KCB, the base Genesis will use the 3.8 and will continue to be offered with either a six-speed manual or eight-speed automatic. Upgrading to the R-Spec model will add LED running lights, but other exterior appearance changes are unclear. Finally, the Grand Touring version will be dropped entirely, and the Ultimate trim will gain optional brown leather.


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      Bernard
      • 6 Months Ago
      This car used to look nice. What a shame. As for the 4 pot, I would have expected the V6 to be dropped. I guess turbo isn't the future.
      Turbo_S60
      • 6 Months Ago
      Seems odd that they would be dropping the 4 now, but I guess compared to the 4 in the Mustang there is no point.
        jonnybimmer
        • 6 Months Ago
        @Turbo_S60
        Compared to the '15 Mustang, there's no point for the whole car, but then again since it's been around pretty much untouched since '08, the Genesis Coupe is just plain outdated. Hyundai could easily make a solid case for keeping a turbo 4, but they need to update (and take off some weight!!) the rest of the car first. Back when it was introduced, it was focused on the now also outdated Nissan Z. Today, if it can't make a case against the FRS/BRZ and Mustang/Camaro (And maybe the upcoming Miata?), it doesn't have a case at all.
      Victor Hoyles
      • 6 Months Ago
      "We're changing to small displacement turbocharging for fuel efficiency. It's a marketing story we can build upon" - everyone changes to turbocharging. "We're changing to naturally aspirated larger displacement engines for reliability. It's a marketing story we can build upon" - everyone changes to na. ...and so on and so on and so on...
        Julio B
        • 6 Months Ago
        @Victor Hoyles
        And the story repeats itself every couple of decades!
        upx42
        • 6 Months Ago
        @Victor Hoyles
        I bet this is just an anomaly. We'll see more turbos -- to meet the 54.5 MPG Cafe goal -- until EV's take over the world ;-)
          cmcclarty
          • 1 Month Ago
          @upx42

          EV will never take over the world but in the US the babys will try too force it on us if they had there way.

        upx42
        • 6 Months Ago
        @Victor Hoyles
        I bet this is just an anomaly. We'll see more turbos -- to meet the 54.5 MPG Cafe goal -- until EV's take over the world ;-)
      SethG
      • 6 Months Ago
      Was the existence of the turbo really limiting Hyundai's ability to go after the "more premium performance buyer?"
        Mondrell
        • 6 Months Ago
        @SethG
        I doubt so myself seeing that much of the Genesis' competitive set is or will field turbo fours. It feels more like obscure-speak for an inability/forfeiture of refining Theta's integration for this application.
      domingorobusto
      • 6 Months Ago
      I think that dropping the 4 is a mistake. It's a good engine, and actually makes for a more interesting drive than the V6. But I think they need to upgrade the car in general. It's a good car that just feels completely unremarkable. I've driven several in anger at autocrosses. The power is good, but delivered in a flat, boring way. It handles well, but in a slightly safe, slightly understeery way that is yawn inducing. The steering is kind of numb and slightly uncommunicative. It's like it's the definition of "generic sporty coupe", and nobody wants generic if they're buying a sports car.
        cmcclarty
        • 5 Months Ago
        @domingorobusto
        The problen there is the twin scroll setup.They should of offered a staged kit for this car like dodge did with the SRT4 and I owned both.
        TOMORROWS HERE
        • 6 Months Ago
        @domingorobusto
        My roommate had a 2013 3.8 Touring. It was fast, but it sounded like a tin can when you shut the doors, Everything went wrong with it, He is 64 years old and drove it easy, within 5000 miles the transmission went out, and windows quit working. Radio quit working , and various other electrical problems. He traded for a 2014 Maxima SV Premium. Now there's a nice car.
      TOMORROWS HERE
      • 6 Months Ago
      My roommate had a 2013 3.8 Touring. It was fast, but it sounded like a tin can when you shut the doors, Everything went wrong with it, He is 64 years old and drove it easy, within 5000 miles the transmission went out, and windows quit working. Radio quit working , and various other electrical problems. He traded for a 2014 Maxima SV Premium. Now there's a nice car.
        WhoCares
        • 6 Months Ago
        @TOMORROWS HERE
        I personally know hundreds of people with gens and none have had issues with anything except the manual tranny. Sounds like your roommate got a lemon, which is possible for any manufacturer. It also sounds like a sports car isn't for him. Glad to hear he's enjoying his heavy FWD POS.
        WhoCares
        • 6 Months Ago
        @TOMORROWS HERE
        I personally know hundreds of people with gens and none have had issues with anything except the manual tranny. Sounds like your roommate got a lemon, which is possible for any manufacturer.
      J W
      • 6 Months Ago
      Maybe this means they'll replace it with the V8 out of the sedan :D **crossing fingers**
      Vadim Frunza
      • 4 Months Ago

      I think dropping the 2.0t wasn't the best idea because of people like me that like the factory turbo. BUT... i think hyundai has something up their sleeve for next gens. I mean imagine if they came out with a 5.0 n/a verison along with a 3.0t or 3.5t.. That would be insane. Just saying lmao.. I personally love both the 3.8 and 2.0t and that's why i run an Ig page along with a wesite Gen_Coupe_Nation... But i do own a 2.0T 2010 track model in red and prefer the turbo over the 3.8. Guess we'll have to wait and see what hyundai suprises us with ;)

      TeamPontiacWidetrack
      • 4 Months Ago

      The Gen 3.8 didn't look any different from its cheaper stablemate so about all it offered was 350 horsepower. The 2.0T was a great starting point but without it now the Gen is gonna be too expensive for me. I'll just buy a pre-owned one now. It looks lovely but I don't want to pay for the V6 if the I4T can perform just as well. The Gen is NOT an Infiniti G37. It should be a Genesis. It's not premium enough to be on the same level as an Infiniti and  it's becoming too expensive for most ricers.

      Rochester
      • 6 Months Ago
      Nice package for the money. But for the love of God, please stop putting fake air vents on the hood. Either make them functional to vent heat, or as part of the intake system, or don't do it at all. That's so embarrassing.
      Zack Zane
      • 6 Months Ago
      They are going after 370z
      DeanStevenson
      • 6 Months Ago
      I like Hyundai less and less.
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