Hyundai Genesis Coupe 2.0T Officially Axed

Hyundai Genesis Coupe 2.0T Officially Axed

In a surprising product move, Hyundai has announced it is dropping the 2.0-liter turbo four-cylinder engine option from the Genesis Coupe, leaving the car with a sole engine choice. 

Hyundai spokesman Derek Joyce confirmed that the turbo would be disappearing for the 2015 model year, leaving the car with a 348-hp 3.8-liter V6 as its only option. Pricing and packaging will also be reworked to make sure that the Genesis Coupe still has a competitive base price, though this move is a bid to move the car further up market says Joyce.

Currently, the 2.0-liter turbo model starts at $27,245, while a V-6 models starts at $30,245. This move is “going to allow us to reposition the coupe with a more premium performance buyer,” said Joyce.

Currently, about half of all Genesis Coupe models sold are equipped with the small turbo engine, though overall sales have been struggling a bit lately, down 30 percent in the first four months of 2014.

An all-new Genesis Coupe is expected to debut sometime in 2015 as a 2016 model year.

GALLERY: 2014 Hyundai Genesis Coupe


[Source: Automotive News]

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  • Sintres Loki

    Whelpppppp fffuuuckkkkkkk it!

  • Get_at_Me

    The real question is, what does this mean for the future of Veloster Turbo?!

  • Rickers

    Hopefully a 2.0T

  • Honest Abe

    Does anyone else think maybe the 3.8 models will get a BIG price cut? Like the 370Z did?

  • smartacus

    Does this mean they will offer the 5.0 V8 instead??

  • ColumWood

    If we’re lucky!

  • peachferrari

    Interesting move, but I don’t see it helping sales that much. I probably would have bought one of these after selling my Tiburon if they were priced closer to the Mustang etc, instead I ended up with a used Pontiac GTO.

    And there’s no way they will put the 5.0 V8 in it because inside Hyundai sources have said it won’t fit.

  • Jérémie Alexander-Brunelle

    The only reason why Hyundai drop the 2.0T is because Mitsubishi will not continue to make this engine anymore. It’s the same engine, well most components, of the Mitsubishi Lancer Evo X. the Evo is discontinued here in Canada, maybe not for US. I think that’s the problem for the next gen of the Genesis coupe ; no turbo…Thank God I got the last 2.0T in my Genesis coupe 2014…