Hyundai's rear-wheel-drive Genesis Coupe has already established a pretty strong reputation among driving enthusiasts and weekend-racer types, and it looks to strengthen that appeal beginning later this year, when a significantly refreshed version hits dealerships. With more a lot more power for both of its engines, a newly available eight-speed automatic, new styling, better interior appointments, and an even better list of features, the 2013 Hyundai Genesis Coupe looks to be a better performance bargain than ever.
A new trapezoidal blacked-out grille, along with new LED running lamps and taillights, as well as reworked sheetmetal and all-new lower-body aero work, really gives the Genesis Coupe a different, somewhat more exotic look, while inside new materials, electroluminescent gauges, and new features like telescopic steering adjustment make this a very comfortable package as well.
But more power is truly the big news. Both the turbocharged, 2.0-liter turbo four and the V-6 go direct-injection, which bumps them up to 274 horsepower and 348 hp, respectively. And with the new eight-speed automatic (which of course comes with paddle-shifters), the four-cylinder earns up to 31 mpg on the highway.It even gets more interesting when you crunch the numbers. Hyundai says that the 2013 Genesis Coupe has a better power-to-weight ratio than the Infiniti G37 and BMW 335i (with 0-60 in the low five-second range), while the 2.0T version outdoes the Scioin FR-S and Honda Si. See our preview of the 2013 Hyundai Genesis Coupe for more details, then follow our coverage of all the vehicles at the 2012 Detroit Auto Show.