Along with the usual face-lift and trim changes, the 2012 Genesis will get a larger 5.0-liter V8 engine that could make as much as 429-hp and 379 lb-ft of torque – an increase of 44-hp and 45 lb-ft.
Mated to that new V8 engine will be an 8-speed automatic transmission, a big step forward compared to the current 6-speed unit.
Together, this package should help deliver improved performance and fuel economy. The current model achieves 17/25-mpg and can hit 60-mph in just 5.6 seconds.
[Source: Automotive News]
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