Hyundai is bringing to the sport coupe market segment a newly redesigned 2014 Genesis Coupe. The South Korean automaker says the new model features key enhancements and new features that make it a compelling choice in the highly competitive market. Despite the improvements to the Genesis Coupe, the automaker says it remains not only luxurious but also a fun-to-drive vehicle aimed squarely at automotive enthusiasts.
Buyers get to choose either the turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine or a direct-injected 3.8-liter V-6 engine. The four-cylinder engine uses a twin-scroll turbo and a larger intercooler than before, generating 274 horsepower and 275 lb.-ft. of torque. Thanks to a cast-aluminum block and head design, the car’s power-to-weight ratio is 12.3, outranking many competing models like the Subaru BRZ. The 3.8-liter V-6 engine produces 348 horsepower and 295 lb.-ft. of torque. Hyundai says 0 to 60 acceleration with the V-6 engine is close to five seconds, while the top speed is electronically limited at 149 mph.
The exterior of the car comes with many new features to give it an athletic look. The newly redesigned hood features heat extractors, and the 18 or 19-inch alloy wheels come with an aggressive new design. Hyundai also redesigned the headlights, taillights, foglights, grille, front fascia, and LED running lights to look more aggressive as well. The large dual tailpipes and blacked-out rear diffuser give the car an even sportier look.
Comfort has been increased thanks to some redesigned and brand new interior features. The optional leather upholstery and trim pieces feature a higher-grade leather than before. A new electroluminescent gauge cluster is easier to read at night and gives the car a decidedly futuristic look. The front seats feature larger bolsters for increased comfort when the car is whipping through turns, with even larger bolsters on R-spec models.