2013 Hyundai Genesis Coupe priced at $24,250, 3.8-liter R-Spec at $28,750

Article by Christian Andrei, on February 15, 2012

For the U.S. market, the refreshed 2013 Hyundai Genesis Coupe has a starting price of $24,250 for the 2.0T model while the 3.8-liter R-Spec model is priced at $28,750. The Genesis Coupe features bold coupe styling, providing an intimidating demeanor. The interior of the 2013 Genesis Coupe is highlighted with unique upscale features and design cues.

Advances in technology benefit both 4-cylinder and V6 engines. The 3.8-liter Lambda DOHC V6 engine is improved with the use of sophisticated direct-injection technology, resulting to an increase in peak horsepower to 348 at 6,400 RPM, and peak torque rising to 295 lb.-ft. on premium fuel.

The 2.0-liter turbo presently delivers 274hp and 275 lb.-ft. of torque on premium fuel. The automatic transmissions for these two models have 8-speeds, with paddle-shift SHIFTRONIC manual-shifting capability. The 2013 Genesis Coupe will start selling in March. Aside from powertrain and styling improvements, Hyundai also offers Blue Link, its proprietary telematics platform. This means that Genesis Coupe owners can meet their individual connectivity needs by choosing from various infotainment services.

2013 Genesis Coupe Highlights: Refreshed, more aggressive exterior design with new front fascia, grille, headlight, fog light, hood designs, available LED daytime running lights (DRLs), new LED-enhanced taillight design, new 18- and 19-inch wheels; New GDI 3.8-liter V6 producing 348 horsepower, 295 lb.-ft. torque (premium fuel)and 344 horsepower, 292 lb.-ft. torque (regular fuel); 2.0-liter 4-cylinder turbocharged engine receives new twin-scroll turbocharger and larger, more thermally-efficient intercooler 274 horsepower, 275 lb.-ft. torque (premium fuel) and 260 horsepower, 260 lb.-ft. torque (regular fuel); New, in-house-developed 8-speed automatic transmissions with paddle-shift SHIFTRONIC capability; New, retuned low-velocity-control suspension dampers Redesigned center stack appearance with premium stitching on upper instrument panel, armrest and center console cover; Electroluminescent gauge cluster with information display; Telescopic steering wheel (added to tilt function); New 7” Navigation System, HD Radio, Blue Link telematics available on 3.8 Grand Touring/Track and 2.0T Premium Driver seat power lumbar adjustment available on 3.8 Grand Touring/Track and 2.0T Premium.

When viewed on the front, the 2013 Hyundai Genesis Coupe now sports a more imposing front end as indicated by its redesigned front fascia and hood with heat extractor cues as well as by a redesigned grille flanked by redesigned headlights, LED daytime running lights and fog lights. This aggressiveness continues on towards the rear with new contours and premium LED lights and on the sides with imposing 18- and 19-inch alloy wheel designs.

The sides also feature a "Z"-shaped character line integrated seamlessly with a distinct drop-beltline rear window graphic. The refreshed Hyundai Genesis Coupe still features traditional rear-drive sport coupe proportions as well as short front and rear overhangs riding on a long wheelbase. The exterior profile of the new Genesis Coupe is defined by its arching roofline and tapering greenhouse, both elegantly highlighting its wide shoulders and stance.

Also enhancing the aggressiveness of the new Genesis Coupe’s front end are the larger openings in the front fascia, which also provides more cooling air for the engine. This aggressiveness is mirrored in the rear end with dual asymmetrical exhaust tips integrated with the blackout rear diffuser treatment.

Of course, the new engines of the new Genesis Coupe are perfectly matched by recalibrated springs, dampers and bushings to ensure that the car offers better ride comfort and a more precise body motion control.

The new Hyundai Genesis Coupe features a MacPherson strut dual-link suspension on the front mounted to the body using a solid lighter and stronger subframe, as well as a five-link suspension setup on the rear. In addition, the new Genesis Coupe features 23-mm front and 19-mm rear stabilizer bars to reduce body rolls.

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