2018 Hyundai Genesis Sedan Caught Testing Twin-Turbo V6

Jason Siu
by Jason Siu

Hyundai has been caught testing a new twin-turbo V6 engine for its Genesis sedan.

The 2018 Hyundai Genesis sedan has been caught by spy photographers hot-weather testing in California and although the Genesis sedan is heavily camouflaged, you can still see a new front end design that makes room for an intercooler. These spy photos are the first confirmation of rumors that Hyundai will be switching to a twin-turbo V6 for its flagship sedan.

Details on the powerplant are unknown but it is heavily rumored that it’ll be a 3.3-liter V6 mill. According to Hyundai North America CEO Dave Zuchowski, the new turbocharged V6 would match the performance of the current 5.0-liter V8 that has 420 hp.

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The photographers also managed to get some photos of the 2018 Hyundai Genesis sedan’s interior, even though it’s heavily camouflaged as well. It is likely that this is an early prototype that is focused on testing the powertrain and fine tuning the interior will come later on in the development cycle. It is believed that the twin-turbo V6 engine will be mated to a new 10-speed automatic transmission that will further improve fuel efficiency.

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Jason Siu
Jason Siu

Jason Siu began his career in automotive journalism in 2003 with Modified Magazine, a property previously held by VerticalScope. As the West Coast Editor, he played a pivotal role while also extending his expertise to Modified Luxury & Exotics and Modified Mustangs. Beyond his editorial work, Jason authored two notable Cartech books. His tenure at AutoGuide.com saw him immersed in the daily news cycle, yet his passion for hands-on evaluation led him to focus on testing and product reviews, offering well-rounded recommendations to AutoGuide readers. Currently, as the Content Director for VerticalScope, Jason spearheads the content strategy for an array of online publications, a role that has him at the helm of ensuring quality and consistency across the board.

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  • Skip Skip on Aug 15, 2015

    Boooooooooooooooooo!! I don't want 420hp. I want 550hp + can only get that with a v8 turbo.

  • Kerry Kirby Kerry Kirby on Jun 08, 2016

    From what I have heard the V8 will be upgraded to around 440hp and the V6 twin turbo in N mode will have 480hp of course bigger intercoolers and cold air induction will get you around 540hp will free-er flowing exhaust and converters. This should be pretty awesome especially in the Coupe that will be about 3600 pounds in HND9 guise hopefullly