Wednesday, December 8, 2010

2012 Hyundai Genesis Coupe to get more horsepower and mild facelift

Hyundai's first real sports car, which brings the power to its rear wheels, the Genesis Coupe, is getting a mild facelift for the 2012 model year. The facelift will affect the car's front fascia, which will incorporate slightly redesigned set of head-lights, as well as some minor styling updates on the bumper.

According to some rumors, the 2012 Genesis Coupe will also receive a horsepower increase. The 2.0L Turbo engine, which is currently available in the US-specs Gen Coupe, will be replaced by a new powerplant.

It is believed that the 2012 Hyundai Genesis Coupe will get a 2.0L turbo engine from 2011 Sonata Turbo. If this comes true, the entry-level 2012 Genesis Coupe will feature 274 horsepower and achieve the segment's best fuel economy at the same time.

With the introduction of the new 2.0L turbo engine, Hyundai will probaby increase the power of its 3.6L V6, which is also available in the current Genesis Coupe model. The 3.6L V6 will get the GDI technology, which will result in more power and better torque numbers. Expect the 2012 Genesis Coupe V6 to pack somewhere close to 350 horsepower.

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