Hyundai Genesis Coupe 2013

Written by Benjamin Hunter. Posted in Cars

According to John Krafcik, Hyundai CEO, the Genesis coupe marked the highest calendar-year sales in 2011. The Hyundai Genesis Coupe 2013 ranks 8 out of 10 affordable sports cars, based on test drives, safety data, reliability and analysis of published reviews. The new model has an updated look and more power, closing in on its completion in the affordable sports cars class.

The changes made to the Hyundai Genesis Coupe 2013 are more than skin deep. The exterior and interior received many updates, but the big changes are actually under the hood. The 2.0-liter four-cylinder all-aluminum engine now has a 53-percent-larger intercooler and a 53-percent-larger intercooler, delivering 274 hp and 275 lb-ft of torque. With the new dual continuously variable valve timing and twin-scroll turbo, maximum torque arrives at 2000 rpm. As a result, the car pulls hard out of corners with a minimal turbo lag. The new integrated turbo housing and stainless-steel integrated exhaust manifold dissipates heat more efficiently and weighs less, improving emissions and efficiency.

While the 2.0 engine is extrovert, the direct-injected V-6 is strong but silent. The 348, 295 lb-ft of torque engine is better than a couple of class-above coupes, including the 300-hp BMW 335i and the 330-horse Infiniti G37. Hyundai Genesis Coupe 2013 has a few direct competitors, the Ford Mustang and the Nissan 370Z. For the 2.0T, top speed is limited at 146 mph and for the 3.8 at 149 mph. The manufacturer claims that the mileage figures are the same, no matter what fuel is used.

Both the 2.0T and 3.8 Hyundai Genesis Coupe 2013 come only with the six-speed manual. However, the 2.0T Premium and the 3.8 Grand Touring are available with eight-speed automatic. Track models can be equipped with either type of transmission. The dampers, springs and bushings have been recalibrated, and as a result they feel better on the road, delivering more comfort and control with less body roll. The strut-type suspension keeps the tires planted on the road, while a multilink setup manages the chores in the rear. The hydraulic steering has a 13.8:1 ratio, 7% better than the outgoing model.

The interior has faux stitching that run across the updated low-sheen, a center-stack gauge cluster that displays instantaneous oil temperature, mpg and available torque. Hyundai Genesis Coupe 2013 has standard sport front seats, with plenty of room through the full gamut of positions. However, people taller than six-foot-three will have problems with the headliner. Bluetooth is standard on all models, while e telematics system is available only on the 3.8 Grand Touring, Track and 2.0T Premium.

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