Hyundai Genesis Coupe launched in South Korea image

After teasing its new model worldwide and announcing that it will be officially presented at the Detroit Motor Show next year, Hyundai has decided to pull the veil off the new Genesis Coupe at the Korean Speed Festival in South Korea last weekend.

The Korean spec Hyundai Genesis Coupe comes with more than a simple cosmetic refresh and packs either the turbocharged 2.0 liter I-4 or the 3.8 liter V6, with both powerplants being heavily worked to improve fuel efficiency, performance and CO2 emissions.

Hyundai says that its 2.0 liter I-4 engine is fitted with a turbocharger and a large intercooler which will help boost its power from 210 HP and 233 lb-ft of torque in the old car to 271 horsepower and 275 lb-ft of torque, which means 61 HP and 52 lb-ft more.

The larger 3.8 liter V6 unit comes in Hyundai’s latest direct injection lineup and its power has been boosted from 283 HP and 263 lb-ft to a total output of 345 horsepower and a peak torque of 295 lb-ft, which will definitely be enough to put a smile on future owners’ faces.

The new Hyundai Genesis Coupe will still be presented to the world at the 2012 Detroit Motor Show, which will officially open its gates on January 9, and the model might hit the dealerships later in the same year.