The significantly redesigned 2013 Hyundai Genesis Coupe made its North American debut at the 2012 Detroit Auto Show. As expected, the new Genesis Coupe shows an aggressively redesigned front fascia, front grille, headlights, daytime running LEDs, fog light and hood heat extractor cues.
The rear shows new LED tail lamps while the side view reveals new 18- and 19-inch alloy wheels. The interior was also updated and features distinctive, upscale features and design cues.
According to the press release, the instrument panel crash pad features a stitched-seam appearance for a distinctly upscale look, and the parking brake lever is leather-wrapped on leather-equipped models. Moreover, the instrument cluster now features an electroluminescent gauge cluster for premium ambience and superior readability.
The driver seat power lumbar support is nor available and front seatback pockets are standard on all Genesis Coupes. A center stack multi-gauge cluster with instantaneous mpg, torque level (3.8 models) or turbocharger boost pressure (2.0T models). The 2013 Hyundai Genesis Coupe will be available with two engine choices: a 3.0-liter Lambda DOHC V6 engine and a 2.0-liter turbocharged powerplant. The 3.8-liter engine received a power boos of 42 hp and delivers now 348 hp at 6,400 rpm and a maximum torque of 295 lb.-ft. at 5,300 rpm.
The vehicle can sprint from zero to 60 mph in the lower five-second range on its way to an impressive 149 mph electronically-limited top speed. The 2.0-liter turbo engine, same found on the Sonata Turbo, delivers 274 hp and 275 lb.-ft. of torque. Both engines are mated as standard to a six-speed manual transmission, but an eight-speed automatic transmission with paddle-shift Shiftronic manual-shifting capability is available as an option.
The high performance braking system is developed by Brembo and features fade-resistant 13.4-inch ventilated front brake rotors and 13-inch ventilated rear rotors on both R-Spec and Track models. All other models get substantial 12.6-inch front ventilated rotors and 12.4-inch rotors in the rear with floating single-piston calipers.
The Hyundai Blue Link telematics will be available on the 2013MY Genesis Coupe with a 90-day complimentary trial period. The Blue Link platform will be available on the 3.8 Grand Touring/Track and 2.0T Premium trim levels, and can be accessed from the buttons on the rearview mirror inside the Genesis Coupe, the web and via smart phone. Moreover, the 2013 Hyundai Genesis Coupe gets new colors such as: Parabolica Blue, Catalunya Copper, Monaco White, Becketts Black, Circuit Silver, Gran Premio Gray, and Shoreline Drive Blue.