Hyundai Courts Tuners With Crate Engine Program

Hyundai Courts Tuners With Crate Engine Program

Hyundai’s SEMA Show booth may be filled with wild and unbelievable concept cars but the Korean automaker is serious about the aftermarket and proved it today announcing a new crate engine program tailor made for tuners.

Designed for engine swaps, Hyundai will offer both its 2.0-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder and 3.8-liter V6 engines. The 4-cylinder will actually be made available without a turbo for those who prefer to bolt on their own, priced at $4,500 while a turbo-equipped option complete with intercooler and ducting will cost $6,000. Those looking to swap in a powerful V6 can do so for $9,000.

Hyundai calls the pricing “rock-bottom” comparing the $4,500 option to Ford’s $8,000 EcoBoost engine.

All engines will come complete with manifolds, injectors and fuel delivery systems.

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“As more Genesis Coupes have entered the pre-owned enthusiast market since its 2009 launch, we’ve witnessed strong interest in leveraging the low cost potential of this rear-drive platform and its powertrains for the tuner market and motorsports,” said Hyundai Motor America CEO John Krafcik,. “Now, with our new crate engine program, Hyundai is making it more affordable for these same enthusiasts to modify their Genesis Coupe, or perhaps inject some high-value horsepower into other platforms.”

Hyundai’s new crate engine program will begin next month with sales through authorized Hyundai dealerships. Each engine will come with a 12-month/12,000 mile warranty.

Discuss this story at our Hyundai Genesis Coupe forum.

  • Drew Jameson Meyer

    now how about offering us that 5.0 liter 😀

  • Ciloteille

    Well does anyone know what the specs of the 2.0 are? And also what’s the range for its powerband?

  • Seneca R 2013 elantra 1.8L nu

    I think this will be great, knowing are vehicles weren’t made for racing with the available engine swap and possible upgrade to a V6 with a turbo charger is going to blow others out of the water 2013 Hyundai Elantra

  • GodDamn

    247 hp @ 6k
    269 ft lbs tq @ 1750


    274 hp @6000 rpm
    269 lb ft @1750 rpm


    This is a great idea on Hyundai’s part. I think they should open a small performance division for vehicles like the Sonata & Genesis.


    That would be fun as hell wouldn’t it. 5.0 V8 in that Hyundai Genesis Coupe.

  • Ciloteille

    Now that’s a good cheap new crate. 🙂