Hyundai scraps 2-liter turbo-four on 2015 Genesis Coupe

Article by Christian Andrei, on June 6, 2014

Hyundai’s 2-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine will no longer be available on the 2015 Genesis Coupe, according to spokesman Derek Joyce. This means that the latest iteration of the Genesis Coupe will be powered by only the 3.8-liter V-6 engine.

Joyce said that equipment and packaging for the 2015 Genesis Coupe will be reconfigured to offset the loss of less-costly expensive models powered by the 2-liter turbo-four. The price difference between the current 2-liter turbo model (entry-level: $27,245, including shipping) is $3,000 compared to the V-6 Genesis Coupes ($30,245).

He said that Hyundai will be repackaging equipment to cater to every buyer of the Genesis Coupe -- from an entry-level buyer to a fully-loaded customer. Models powered by the turbocharged four-cylinder engine resemble like lightweight import sports car while those run by the V-6 takes after traditional American pony cars like the Ford Mustang and Chevrolet Camaro.

Hyundai plans to further buff the coupe’s pony car attributes, just like what it did with the 2015 Genesis sedan. The move would also shift the Genesis Coupe more upscale, in line with Hyundai’s aim of remarketing the unit as a more premium sport coupe.

Joyce acknowledged that doing away with 2-liter turbo-four would cost the carmaker some sales in the United States as it accounts for around half of the vehicle’s current sales. The combined sales of the Genesis sedan and Genesis Coupe in the US dropped 30 percent to 7,500 units in the first four months of 2014.

If you liked the article, share on:

Comments

Login or Create new account to add a comment!

Recommended

Less than three weeks to go and the Super Bowl LI – one of the most awaited and most watched sports events in television – will commence on February 5,...
by - January 16, 2017
New Tesla vehicles will have to pay when charging at any of the carmaker’s Supercharger stations once they exceed their annual limits. This comes as Tesla Motors announced revisions in...
by - January 16, 2017
Off-road driving with an open air vehicle provides another kind of experience for many off-road enthusiasts and fans. For this sake, Ford is planning to offer a version of the...
by - January 16, 2017
For those who love driving, future autonomous cars should be like the Toyota Concept-i that is drawing in a multitude of visitors at the 2017 Consumer Electronics Show in Las...
by - January 15, 2017
Things are looking good at Rolls-Royce Motor Cars as the British luxury carmaker impressed by posting a six-percent jump in deliveries in 2016. Rolls-Royce’s 2016 deliveries of 4,011 units in...
by - January 15, 2017
Facebook

Youtube Channel

Tip Us
Do you have a tip for us?
Did you film an important event?
Contact us
Newsletter
Subscribe to our newsletter!
Subscribe
Galleries