2013 Hyundai Genesis Coupe Now Boasts 348-HP: 2012 Detroit Auto Show

Huw Evans
by Huw Evans

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

GALLERY: 2013 Hyundai Genesis Coupe

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

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  • Dan Dan on Feb 28, 2012

    While i love the boost in power for the 3.8 liter v-6, is it just me, or is Hyundai having an identity crisis over the new front end? I mean you have a completely different car, the Veloster. the Genesis has a typical 4 door and a coupe variant. Why try to make the front end the same as the Veloster? Keep both cars separate! I can see the a 4 door and a coupe sharing similar looks, espicially if they are the same name badge (Genesis). But dang...why copy a nose from a different car model? not much imagination in the design department! hahaha The older 2012 nose still looked better, even though it suffered from some cooling issues. hince the reason to open the nose for cooling, but clone the nose? it needs its own personality!

  • Dan Dan on Feb 28, 2012

    sorry, once more thought in reading the above comments. if Hyundai was smart, and really wanted to bite into the pony car market, they should have used the 5.0 liter TAU in the coupe, and keep the price competative. you cannot expect a v-6 346 hp ( 2013 ) to compete with a v-8 of equal Hp. just something about those 2 extra cylinders and tq. i mean they got a decent car, and good body platform. The v-6 was ran in germany, and got a decent time, not a ZR1, but good enough. We all know the challenger has issues with the 5.7 liter hemi, ( hemi tick, google it, or you tube it, since 2003 ) so now its buy an SRT8? hahaha camaro has a good 6.2 liter, but if you have driven one, its got BAD blind spots! Mustang is a great car, and not many flaws, jsut need a IRS rear suspension . A genesis 5.0 liter would have....in a few short years, built a good reputation, and an alternative to the heavy, bloated, american muscle. may have even competed against the nissan 370z.