Detroit Show 2012 Highlights: 2013 Hyundai Genesis Coupe

The 2013 Hyundai Genesis Coupe has been seen ahead of its Detroit motor show debut. The revised rear-drive coupe features refreshed styling and is believed to receive two revised engines and an eight-speed automatic gearbox option for the first time.

The base engine for the Genesis Coupe is allegedly a 270bhp, 275lb ft twin-scroll turbocharged four-cylinder. Buyers can also choose an upgraded 3.8-litre V6 engine, which puts out 343bhp. Both engines are mated to a six-speed manual gearbox as standard with an eight-speed auto, an in-house Hyundai development, an option.

Buyers can choose from four different versions of the Genesis Coupe: Base, Track, GT and R-trac. The 2013 facelifted model features a revised sports suspension system and a new three-stage ESC system, which incorporates a ‘Race’ mode.

Styling wise, the Genesis Coupe features a much bolder front-end inspired by the recent range of Hyundais. There’s a new front grille, bumper and headlight design, plus LED lights. LEDs are also fitted to the revised rear end.

Inside, the cabin has undergone an overhaul, with a new centre console being the chief revision.

The revised Genesis Coupe will reach US showrooms in the spring, but UK buyers will have to wait until the next-generation model is launched by the middle of the decade as there are no plans to convert the current model to right-hand drive.

Thanks to: Autocar


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