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 |  Jan 10 2012, 11:58 AM

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Alongside the highly touted Veloster Turbo, Hyundai also revealed an updated Genesis coupe at this year’s North American International Auto Show.

Sporting revised styling with a new front fascia, headlight, foglight, grille and hood design, tweaked LED taillights and new look 18 and 19-inch wheels, this latest Genesis coupe, which will go on sale this spring as a 2013 model also gets more power in the shape of a 2.0-liter four that now cranks out 274 hp and 275 lb-ft of torque, plus a stronger V6 rated at 348 horsepower and 295 lb-ft of grunt.

Aiding the power and torque increases are more efficient intake setups on both engines, as well as retuned exhaust systems with throatier resonance. The turbo four also gains a more efficient intercooler that’s 53 percent larger to provide a cooler, denser air charge and promote more power and better throttle response.

The standard six-speed manual has been updated with improved shifting feel, while both engines on the 2013 model can be teamed with Hyundai’s in-house designed and built eight-speed automatic with a SHIFTRONIC manual mode, activated by steering wheel mounted paddles.

In conjunction with the updated powertrains, chassis and suspension calibration has been tweaked  in an effort to improve agility and reduce body roll, while also promoting better ride comfort. Steering has also been revised, with a new quicker ratio 13:8.1 rack.  A Telescopic steering column also makes its debut in the Genesis coupe for the first time.

Other neat features include left side, rear-seat walk-in access, a three stage traction control (which can be completely turned-off for serious track days) and available Hyundai Blue Link (essentially a technology umbrella that incorporates safety, service and info-entertainment features with voice recognition, designed to provide drivers access to the information they need while keeping eyes firmly on the road).

GALLERY: 2013 Hyundai Genesis Coupe

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GALLERY: 2013 Hyundai Genesis Coupe

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Watch AutoGuide’s first look video of the 2013 Hyundai Genesis Coupe below:

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