Hyundai Genesis Coupe 2.0T Reportedly Axed

Hyundai Genesis Coupe 2.0T Reportedly Axed

The next version of the Hyundai Genesis Coupe is in the works and it turns out the car may drop one of its popular engine choices. 

According to Korean Car Blog, the 2.0T engine that makes 274 hp and 275 lb-ft of torque is set to be discontinued for the 2015 model year. This information comes from a screen shot obtained by the site of what looks like a Hyundai product planning guide.

Other info divulged includes the discontinuation of the 3.8 Grand Touring model, along with the addition of a new 3.8 base model. The 2.8-liter R-Spec model will also now get LED daytime running lights while the 3.8 Ultimate can now be had with a brown leather interior.

SEE ALSO: Hyundai Genesis Coupe Concept Revealed 

If the 2.0T does disappear, what will replace it is a mystery. Earlier this year Hyundai revealed the HND-9 Venace Concept (seen above) at the Seoul Motor Show, a car that previews what we can expect in a new Genesis Coupe. In that concept, power came from a 3.3-liter turbocharged V6 that puts out 370 hp, which could become the new high-end engine option while the 3.8 moves down market.

A Hyundai spokesman declined to comment, saying that the brand hasn’t “finalized packaging for the 2015 Genesis Coupe.”

[Source: Korean Car Blog]

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  • Auto Motive

    We have a Kia Optima SX Turbo SX and the car is absolutely amazing and the power awesome. Kicking down a notch on new models would be a disaster as other mfgs are hitting the 270hp notch with their new 2 liter entries with epa ratings around the 34 mark. The Genesis has to be a true sports car pushing the envelope with a V8 option equal to or more than the new mustang and Camaro. Pricing could be competitive in the segment and a fully optioned Genesis $45k similar to both pony cars.

  • I respectfully disagree. The Genesis has traditionally–and quite successfully–targeted the V6-powered Nissan 350Z and 370Z. There’s no real need to take it out of that market when Hyundai USA is selling three to four of them for every Z.

    Also, the V8 is generally falling out of favor even for faster sports cars due to gains in power-to-weight achieved in V6 and I4 engines. I think we can probably count on Hyundai introducing a new base turbo engine, possibly somewhere in the 2.3 to 2.5 range, to replace the 2.0T.

    None of this is to say Hyundai couldn’t still introduce an even larger-displacement Genesis Coupe later that could compete with the Mustang or Camaro, but the Genesis Coupe has never been that large, so it seems logical that they’d use a completely different platform from the Genesis.

  • YeahWut

    Oh geez. Don’t start with the whole V8 is falling out of favor due to weight and gains had by FI 4cyl and V6 vehicles. It’s really not about the performance perspective anyway. It’s about cost and where the Genesis Coupe falls in Hyundai corporation’s reviews of their targeted demographics. Historically, a V8 option for the Genesis Coupe would push it outside of its intended market and may result in slower sales. However, with the advent of Hyundai’s popularity with higher income individuals, making the move to a V8 Coupe platform may very well be profitable. Anyway, I digress. I don’t have a degree in business economics so my speculation is just that. Let us leave it to their experts and let time show us what’s in store…

  • Auto Motive

    I guess both could be right and maybe a V8 and V6 turbo option could be offered. Premium price on the V8 could fetch someone like myself, and the V6 the younger buyer. When the V6 twin turbo came out for the Caddy the hp numbers of over 400 were right on. This could be true for a hot V6 for the Genesis and then the V8 could be ditched.