Hyundai Genesis Coupe, the Korean Mustang, will be significantly upgraded for next year, getting a facelift and upgraded powertrains. The four-cylinder engine remains on the options list, but there’s a good chance that they swap the current 2.0 liter unit with the 2.0 T that powers the Sonata Turbo. The better news is, they might replace the 3.8 liter V6 with the 5.0 liter Tau V8 of the new Genesis sedan!
That means 429-hp in a sports coupe, or in other words, sheer driving pleasure! Now, such decision sounds illogical for Hyundai becasue no other car in Genesis Coupe’s class has become that mad yet to offer 430-hp and the Geni Coupe is leading the segment anyway, and there’s also the price issue. Using the V8 will increase the Coupe’s price considerably, and that means affordability will no longer be its winning card.
But Hyundai is now more powerful than ever and is in a position to do this regardless of the results. And I can’t stress enough how great this idea is! 430 hp used to be Ferrari sort of power not so long ago, and now, possibly, you can get that much in a Hyundai.