Hyundai is set to bring its Genesis Coupe in public by debuting it at the Detroit Auto Show next year. This vehicle will get more power to satisfy its owners.

This new Genesis was found testing in the Arctic Circle with its common mix of recycled Miata tops as well as Boy Scout tents which cover a new exterior facelift. The 2012 Genesis Coupe will feature either V6 or inline-four engines. Both the engines will receive an increased output. At present, the rear-wheel-drive accommodates either a turbocharged 2.0 liter inline-4 engine in 2.0T models or else a 3.8 liter V6 in 3.8 models.

Its 4-cylinder engine produces 210 hp and 223 lb-ft of torque, whereas, the V6 engine delivers 306 hp and 266 lb-ft of torque. And now, Hyundai is offering either a 6-speed manual transmission or a 5-speed automatic with manual shift control for the 2.0T. And for the 3.8 models, the manual or a 6-speed automatic with manual shift control will be offered.

Expectations say that the V6 upgrade will resemble the already announced changes for the 2012 Genesis sedan. After adding the direct injection and a higher compression ratio, the V6 then successfully produces 333 hp and 291 lb-ft of torque. Yet for the 2.0T, no exact power figures have been discussed. However, one this is for sure that Hyundai cannot afford to do something that can badly affect the mileage figures of this coupe version. Besides, the Genesis 2.0T still can potentially make up to 30 mpg on the highway.

By Sunita Mandal



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