2013 Hyundai Genesis Coupe
Now that the 24/7 onslaught of new Hyundai’s has subsided, it’s time for the brand to refresh some current products, and the first to get the nip-and-tuck treatment is the 2013 Hyundai Genesis Coupe.
There are of course, the usual new front and rear fascias, but the transformation is more thorough, as the nose now looks a lot more aggressive. The coupe’s interior has been further refined with new gauges and an updated center stack. Hyundai’s Blue Link telematics system is available on all models. Some materials are also a bit softer and the steering wheel now telescopes. Under hood, both the 3.8-liter V6 and 2-liter turbo I4 return, but they’ve been improved. The 3.8 adds Direct Injection, while the 2.0 gains a new turbo and intercooler. Both can be attached to a new 8-speed automatic transmission, or the standard 6-speed manual. Suspensions are tweaked to be a little more responsive while still improving comfort thanks to new low-velocity-control dampers; R-spec and Track models feature adjustable camber front struts. Steering remains hydraulic, but has been recalibrated to provide quicker response and additional feedback.
BRIAN ROBERTS: Though I love the throttle response of the turbo-4, when it comes to track work or even daily driving, I prefer the V6. It’s a much better overall package and a real joy to drive.
The revamped 2013 Genesis Coupe is on sale now, starting at $25,000.
Engine: 3.8-liter V6 and 2-liter turbo I4
Price: Starting at $25,000