2012 Hyundai Genesis to Debut in Chicago With 5.0-Liter V8, 8-Speed Transmission

Colum Wood
by Colum Wood
Hyundai Genesis
Hyundai Genesis

Later this week Hyundai will debut a mid-cycle update for the Genesis Sedan at the Chicago Auto Show with some major powertrain upgrades.

Along with the usual face-lift and trim changes, the 2012 Genesis will get a larger 5.0-liter V8 engine that could make as much as 429-hp and 379 lb-ft of torque – an increase of 44-hp and 45 lb-ft.

Mated to that new V8 engine will be an 8-speed automatic transmission, a big step forward compared to the current 6-speed unit.

Together, this package should help deliver improved performance and fuel economy. The current model achieves 17/25-mpg and can hit 60-mph in just 5.6 seconds.

[Source: Automotive News]

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  • Ray Finkle Ray Finkle on Feb 07, 2011

    Jonathan... that's not what it said ORIGINALLY. Foot's right where it belongs. Regardless... I can't wait for the specs and the actual CAR to be announced/released officially, so I can decide once and for all what my summer purchase will be!

  • Tom Pass Tom Pass on Feb 16, 2011

    I am definitely looking at purchase of the 5.0.