2012 Detroit Auto ShowJust the Facts:
- Hyundai has applied a mid-cycle face-lift to its 2013 Genesis Coupe.
- The 2013 Genesis Coupe goes on sale in early spring.
- Both the turbocharged 2.0 and the 3.8 V6 have been enhanced and can be ordered with a new eight-speed automatic.
DETROIT — Hyundai has applied a midcycle face-lift to its 2013 Genesis Coupe, which goes on sale in early spring in the U.S.
The Korean automaker redesigned the car's front end, including front fascia, grille, hood, headlamps, foglamps and taillamps, and is offering new 18- and 19-inch wheels.
But a bigger story lies under the hood, where both the turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder and 3.8-liter V6 engines have been enhanced and now can be ordered with a new eight-speed automatic transmission with paddle shifters.
The 2.0T gets a redesigned, twin-scroll turbocharger and a larger intercooler, and now makes 274 horsepower and 275 pound-feet of torque. Like the V6, the four-cylinder can be mated to either the eight-speed automatic or a six-speed manual. With the eight-speed, EPA fuel economy rises to 20 mpg in city driving and 31 mpg on the highway.
The 3.8 V6 has been fitted with direct injection, resulting in a significant boost in output and torque, to 348 hp and 295 lb-ft, respectively. While fuel economy has been improved, so has performance. Hyundai says the 2013 Genesis Coupe 3.8 accelerates from 0-60 in less than 5.5 seconds, with a top speed electronically limited to 149 mph.
Other enhancements included a retuned suspension, restyled interior and the availability of Hyundai's BlueLink telematics system on the 2013 Genesis Coupe 3.8 Grand Touring/Track and 2.0T Premium editions.
Edmunds.com says: Hyundai says the 2013 Genesis Coupe has "more aggressive styling." You be the judge.