Even though it’s not due for several more years, some juicy details are already leaking for the next generation of the Hyundai Genesis Coupe. The new car will be released in 2016 or later and the leaked details were spilled to Go Auto, an Australian automotive news source. For those who aren’t aware, the coupe version of the Genesis isn’t a buttoned-up luxury vehicle like its sedan sibling, but instead is a raucous performance vehicle that goes up against the likes of the Ford Mustang and Infiniti G37.
Given the car’s sporty nature, fans should be happy to know that there is a strong possibility the next generation will be powered by a V8 engine that should supply loads of horsepower and torque. This news comes after Hyundai ended the turbo 2.0-liter four cylinder engine for the Genesis Coupe. Adding a V8 engine will bring the coupe more in line with the sedan.
According to the inside source, the similarities between the two- and four-door versions of the Genesis will increase. Hopefully this doesn’t mean the car will become soft, and the leak states that such a fate isn’t likely. In fact, the South Korean automaker is looking to position the model so it starts competing with the likes of the Mercedes E-Class Coupe and BMW 6 Series.
While it’s possible that the V8 engine for the Genesis will be at least somewhat tweaked once the new generation of the coupe rolls around, currently it puts out 420 horsepower. Putting that under the hood of the coupe would be an exciting move that could really help boost the Hyundai brand in many people’s eyes.