US market gets updated 2015 Hyundai Genesis Coupe

US market gets updated 2015 Hyundai Genesis Coupe image

Text: / Photos: Hyundai Press | posted August 05, 2014 09:58

2.0-liter turbocharged engine dropped, new V6 base models added

2015 Hyundai Genesis Coupe gets an update in the US, featuring a more powerful engine and two new models added to the range. The update gives the Genesis Coupe new LED daytime running lights as standard while the 2.0L engine option has been dropped in favor of an uprated 3.8-liter V6 for all variants.

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The new uprated 3.8-liter V6 now produces 352 PS at 6400rpm and a maximum torque rating of 400Nm at 5100rpm. It can do a 0-100 km/h time in the lower five-second range, while top speed is limited to 239 km/h. It's mated to either a six-speed manual equipped with new carbon synchronizer rings for smoother shifting and better durability; or an eight-speed automatic transmission with manual changing of gears through the paddles or shift lever.

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R-Spec and Ultimate models of the Genesis Coupe get additional standard equipment such as a passive entry system, automatic climate control, a Torsen LSD (limited slip differential), stiffer springs, thicker sway bars, and Brembo brakes.

Other markets including the Philippines, will continue to offer 2.0-liter turbo powered variants of the Genesis Coupe according to Hyundai Asia Resources Inc. Assistant Vice President for Brand Activation Paeng Batuigas.