Hyundai powers up new Genesis Coupe
16th November, 2011
The new Genesis Coupe is an improved version of Hyundai’s
first rear-wheel drive sports coupe, introduced in October 2008. As its sportier new look implies, the
upgraded Genesis Coupe offers a more dynamic and powerful driving experience.
The eye-catching grille design completes a bold and sporty front look and enhances cooling performance.
Additionally, sleeker head lamps, LED positioning lamps, an LED rear combination lamp and distinct
character lines reinforce Genesis Coupe’s high-performance sports car image.
High-quality materials and metal accents provide a sporty and sophisticated high-tech interior, while
the standard multi-gauge located on the centre fascia gives the driver instant feedback for a more dynamic
The new Genesis Coupe comes with a choice of two engines including the Theta 2.0 TCI (Turbo Charged
Intercooler) and the Lambda 3.8 V6 GDi (Gasoline Direct Injection) which significantly increases
performance and efficiency by directly injecting fuel into the cylinder.
The new Genesis Coupe delivers maximum output of 257 kW and maximum torque of 400 Nm. Compared to the
previous Genesis Coupe’s engine, the Lambda 3.8 MPi, this represents an improvement of 35 kW and 39 Nm
A larger radiator intercooler for the high-performance 2.0 TCI’s turbocharger cools air more effectively
and enhances driving responsiveness. The twin-scroll turbo allows for better performance and durability.
Compared to its predecessor, the Theta 2.0 TCi increases maximum output and maximum torque by 48 kW and
78 Nm to 202 kW and 373 Nm, respectively.
The more powerful engines are matched to an eight-speed automatic transmission, bringing smoother
shifting and a more dynamic driving performance to the Genesis Coupe.
A sound generator has been applied to the Lamda 3.8 GDi model variants to enhance the driving experience.
Although the face-lifted Genesis Coupe will not be sold in Australia, Hyundai Motor Company Australia has
confirmed that the next all-new generation of Genesis Coupe will be introduced locally (timeframe not set as