Hyundai’s next Genesis Coupe will use a 480 hp twin-turbocharged V6 and All-wheel Drive
We’re finally learning more about Hyundai’s next-generation Genesis Coupe.The Korean Car Blogis
reporting that a prototype of the new model was spotted with a label
that read, “3.3T 8AT AWD.” Of course, that translates to a 3.3-liter
turbocharged engine paired to an eight-speed automatic with an all-wheel
the amount of displacement, it’s a good bet the new engine is a
twin-turbocharged V6, which lines up with previous rumors of such a mill
producing up to 480 horsepower.
may have cut out the 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder from the 2015
model year Genesis Coupe, but it will reportedly return for the 2017
model year Genesis, retuned for more power. Also on the docket is the
current naturally-aspirated V6.
twin-turbocharged V6 will be the range-topping powerplant of the N
performance variant. We can also expect bigger brakes, a sport
suspension, and unique bodywork to accompany the “N Performance” badge.
terms of styling, the Genesis Coupe should debut with a hybrid of the
redesigned Genesis sedan and Vision G Coupe Concept’s styling cues. If
the production vehicle looks anything like the Vision G Concept, then
we’re in for one attractivesportscar.
design is our interpretation of the idea that Hyundai breathes into all
of its vehicles — a DNA that balances design and performance with the
idea that you don’t need to be over the top in terms of glitz and
stereotypical luxury cues,” said Peter Schreyer, Hyundai’s president and
chief design officer, in a press release.
With 480 hp on tap, the N Performance Genesis Coupe
should also offer far more than good looks. If the chassis and
suspension tuning match its power, the range-topping model could rival
the BMW M4, Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG Coupe, and Lexus RC-F.