2017 Hyundai Genesis Coupe Adopting 3.3T, AWD


The next Hyundai Genesis Coupe is adding a new engine to its lineup along with all-wheel drive. 

According to The Korean Car Blog, a test mule was spotted testing wearing a label that read, “3.3T 8AT AWD.” The new engine is a 3.3-liter twin-turbo V6 that will make somewhere around 480 hp. It will be linked to an eight-speed automatic transmission and all-wheel drive.

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Though the 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine was discontinued for the 2015 model year Genesis Coupe, it is expected to return when the new car is revealed. The current naturally aspirated 3.8-liter V6 is also expected to remain on the options list when the new car is revealed.

The new turbo V6 will be offered on the N performance version of the car which will also likely come outfitted with revised suspension and performance enhancing components.

Hyundai recently teased what we can expect from the new Genesis Coupe with the Vision G Coupe Concept, pictured above.

Production on the new engine is slated to begin in 2017.

[Source: Korean Car Blog]

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  • craigcole

    Interesting options for the ponycar segment. A turbo V6 and all-wheel drive will probably broaden this coupe’s appeal.

  • smartacus

    i knew it!
    i knew the originally reported 365HP figure was too low for a 3.3
    Even the A45 AMG makes 355 HP from a 2.0
    and the TT-RS makes 360 from a 2.5

  • geoquip

    Wow imagine Hyundai! Who remembers not very long ago when that name along with Kia were almost like curse words. I heard the Japanese also suffered the same early ridicule in their earlier days

    Despite being a real motorhead myself,I really believe pretty soon a car would just be a car,most of the main companies are of very high standard and vision. I drove a Kia Sportage the other day and couldn’t believe I was in a Kia,,just 10 years ago one had to drive an above entry level European vehicle to experience that ‘feel’ ,before that a younger friend of mine picked me up in his new Hyundai Sonata and I was equally impressed as a passenger . I now understand why these new Hyundai and Kia drivers pose with confidence in their more than just adequate and good value for money cars.

    That Hyundai Genesis definitely looks and seems the part! WOW!!!

  • Maximania

    Definitely not ponycar. The Genesis coupe is moving upmarket with it’s sedan counterpart. It will likely be a flagship GT coupe rather than a sports car

  • Jeff T

    If the new Genesis looks like this and has less understeer i will be trading in my 2.0t r spec in on the first day.

  • DontPanic

    You can’t tune that out with alignment and stiffness adjustment? Most every vehicle comes from the factory pushing since it’s deemed safer.

  • Jeff T

    Car is a daily driver and needs to be driveable in winter. Only does about twenty track laps a year. Don’t really want camber wear on my tires. I tried a more flexible rear sway bar with some success. Not interested in stiffer Springs or Koni struts. That may just make it worse anyways as it won’t load the tires.

  • Jim Mc Cool

    I am wondering if this might actually turn out to be the new Equis sedan. I know it is supposed to be the new Genesis, but with the new engine and beautiful interior, I suspect Hyundai may want to charge a little more that Genesis seekers will want to pay. Just a idea, but I can picture this happening.

  • Jace Dunn

    No manual? Ew

  • Kaahk

    Ok, well get ready to dish out a hell of lot more than you paid for that 2.0… I’ll guess at least 15k more for this model. 🙂

  • Jeff T

    For a 3.3t awd yes but I’m hoping they do a stripped out performance model entry price like they did with my 2.0 r spec.

  • Use Less

    I had heard that Genesis is the “Lexus” of Hyundai. But there was some issue about another car company being in the US so Hyundai kept it under their umbrella. The sedans are as nice as another other 40-60K car and if this new coupe comes close to what we are seeing I am going to have a hard time keeping my 2010 AND getting this 2017 🙂

  • Sammy Z

    Auto only???? Say it ain’t so Hyundai!

    Btw, this looks more like a G37 competitor than 370Z fighter.

  • Kaahk

    I’d say base on the look they are going for a sister to the Genesis 4 door which is around $50k up here in Canada so I’m betting it will follow the line of the Infinity Q50 / Q60 setup. Both are quite expensive… At least for the big engine option. Maybe if they still offer the 4cyl turbo it will be in a better price bracket. Time will tell.

  • Tex Standridge

    Hate that they’re going auto only, but that’s still a magnificent looking car. A very different direction than the 2013 Gen Coupe I had… looks more fitting with the 2015 Gen Sedan I have now.

  • Michael

    It looks like utter shit. It’s not sporty looking at all.

  • xmod3563

    I think they are going in the direction of the G37’s and luxury sports coupes. Think more GT car and less pure sports car.

  • Lori

    I would like this exact car ! When can we purchase it ?! That interior is creamy !

  • Kerry

    Front end great roof line two long disproportionate HND 9 superior design to this making the back look sawed off. Stick with HND-9 this looks awful from the side and I have a 2013 Genesis

  • Kevin Otero

    I’d take the 5.0 over a 3.3TT. Really not a fan of forced induction engines.

  • Matt Dermott Tucker

    Owner of a 2011 GenCoupe 2.0T. HATE this “new” model. Less sporty looking, gaping front grill, and no Manual Trans? Pass. I was hoping the car would get better, but each new iteration appeals less to me than the First Gen design (regardless of the tech and engine upgrades).

    Originally, the GenCoupe beat out the new Camaro when I purchased it (mainly due to how the car drove and felt)… now it looks like things could be going the other direction.

  • Гиви

    Каля маля хуе мое….!!!

  • GG

    pretty pretty!!!