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New Hyundai Genesis Coupe Coming To Detroit Auto Show

Posted in auto industry, Detroit Auto Show, Hyundai, News by Kurt Ernst | June 11th, 2011 | 3 Responses |

The 2011 Genesis Coupe Image: Hyundai Motors

When Hyundai announced that only their V-6 Genesis sedan would be getting a bump in horsepower for the 2011 model year, Genesis Coupe fans cried “foul”. After all, more horsepower in a car with sporting intentions is never a bad thing, and the current Genesis Coupe’s 3.8-liter V6 only makes 306 horsepower. That’s not exactly “class leading”, especially when rivals Ford and Chevy have bumped the output of their own V-6 engines in recent years.

Fear not, Genesis Coupe faithful; Hyundai will be bringing a revised Genesis Coupe to next year’s Detroit Auto Show. On the menu is a revised 3.8 liter V-6, said to match the output of the sedan at 333 horsepower, as well as an updated version of their 2.0 liter turbo. There’s no guess yet on the output of the 2.0 liter turbo, but rest assured it will make more power than the current engines 210 ponies.

Hyundai is said to be updating the exterior as well, but the heavily-disguised spy photos circulating on the internet don’t seem to show any radical changes in shape or size. Let’s hope that Hyundai continues to offer the Genesis Coupe in R-Spec versions with a proper six-speed manual gearbox, but I wouldn’t mind seeing them adopt a proper sport-shift automatic, either.

Source: Inside Line

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3 Responses

  1. Anthony says:

    The performance boost is a nice touch as long as the MSRP doesn’t go up to much. They really need to get rid of the smiley face on the front, people hate it. My old 2000 tibby had a nicer front. They need to make it look as fast as it is because it doesn’t scream speed even though it’s a fast car.

  2. Antony says:

    It looks like a toy car. It’s so ugly that I don’t care how fast it is.

    Hyundais are for people who can’t afford a real car. They’re bang for your buck, single owner and disposable. I’d rather have a used Ford than a new Hyundai.

    • Kurt Ernst says:

      That’s what Nissan, Toyota and Honda used to think, too…

      The Hyundai models available today are nothing like the models that were available just a few years back.