Hyundai’s new coupe could be a game-changer for the segment. The Hyundai Genesis Coupe has all the ingredients to make a great enthusiast’s car. Hyundai did its homework on this one and when it comes out, it will be ready to rock.
So here are the flavors you can get this car in:
2.0T I-4: Hyundai’s base engine is anything but. A low-pressure (key thing here) turbocharged and intercooled mill, which Hyundai says will generate 220 horsepower on premium fuel (210 on regular) and 223 lb-ft of torque, all while returning a respectable 30 mpg on the highway. The reason the low-pressure bit is key is because Hyundai knows that people are going to wick up the boost and try to get more out of it so Hyundai figured they would give you a detuned engine and let you find those extra horses yourself.
Available in Base, Premium, Track, and R-Spec trims, here’s what you get with each package: Base: 18-inch wheels, stability control, ABS, keyless entry, a stereo with USB/iPod/AUX input, cruise control and automatic projector headlights. Premium adds: power driver’s seat, a sunroof, upgraded speakers, keyless start and navigation. Track adds: 19-inch wheels, Brembo brakes, stiffer suspension, a Torsen limited-slip differential, Xenon headlights, bolstered leather seats to keep the driver and passenger in place and a spoiler. R-Spec: The tuner’s choice, it includes all the performance of the Track with none of the Premium options. Basically a blank canvas for customization.
3.8-liter V6: The gentleman’s option. Here is one that’s ready out of the box. 310-hp stock makes sure you wont be wanting for speed and all the refinement of a V6 grand tourer is found here. Most will be loaded as these aren’t meant for boy racers, but rather smart sports car appreciators looking for a good deal. Most of the options on the 2.0T will come standard on V6 models.
Available in Base, Grand Touring and Track, here are the differences: Base: black leather seats, automatic climate control and chrome front fascia accents. Grand Touring: swaps the black leather for saddle brown and adds a power driver’s seat, heated front seats, a 10-speaker sound system, keyless start, Xenon headlights, backup sensors, a sunroof and navigation. Track: adds the same performance items found in the 2.0T Track on top of the Grand Touring’s equipment list.
Seems like a lot of car for the money. In the end, it’s clear Hyundai doesn’t just want to compete, they want to dominate this segment of the market. By appealing to the youth underground culture rather than just throwing performance promises at them, Hyundai is poised to accomplish its goal.
Source: Car and Driver