The facelifted Hyundai Genesis Coupe, is slated to reach North American showrooms sometime next year as a 2013 model year.
At the Korea Speed Festival 2011 in Yeongam, Korea, on Saturday, November 12, Hyundai released preliminary details on its refreshed sports car, adding that “in order to raise the emotional quality in the Lambda 3.8 GDi model, a sound generator is applied to replace the rough engine sound with a classy and sporty sound.”
The Lambda 3.8-liter MPi with Hyundai’s has been replaced with the newer Lambda 3.8-liter GDi, having a result of 350-horses and 40.8kg.m (295 lb-ft or 400Nm)from the V6 engine with direct-injection technology, instead of 333 horsepower and a peak torque of 291 lb.-ft. This is an improvement of 43HP and 29 lb-ft over the current V6 model.
The Genesis’s engine has also been updated with the replacement of the current model’s 2.0-liter turbocharged-four that produces 210HP and 223 lb-ft of peak torque, with the Sonata Turbo’s Theta 2.0 TCi featuring a larger radiator intercooler and a twin-scroll turbocharger. The new 2.0-liter turbo churns out 275-horsespower and 38kg.m (275 lb-ft or 372Nm) of peak torque.
And even more, the South Korean automaker confirmed that both engines will be offered with its eight-speed automatic transmission that replaces the current 2.0-liter Turbo’s 5-speed auto and the 3.8-liter V6’s 6-speed auto, as well as a 6-speed manual gearbox for each model.
As for the looks, the Genesis Coupe receives the Veloster’s new hexagonal grille along with restyled headlights and LED positioning lamps, along with revised tail lamps with LEDs and a brand new center console that includes a standard multi-gauge located above the air-conditioning controls.