Here's what's new in the Hyundai Genesis coupeThu, 30 Jan 2014 00:00:00 -0800
Hyundai has made a few tweaks to the Genesis coupe for the 2014 model, following a major redesign for 2013. The exterior stays the same, but the company has made a number of changes with the standard equipment, in addition to drivetrain and exterior options.
Perhaps the biggest change to the Genesis coupe's drivetrain for the 2014 model year is a downshift rev-matching system, which has been standard for models equipped with an eight-speed automatic transmission. Manual-transmission buyers will now get hill-start assist as standard. Hyundai has also added new high performance carbon-coated synchronizer rings to the manual transmission, though that might remain unnoticed by most buyers.
For the 2014 model year, engine choice remains the same; the base powerplant will be the 2.0-liter turbo four-cylinder good for 275 hp and 275 lb-ft of torque. The excellent 3.8-liter V6 returns; so does the 348 hp and 295 lb-ft of torque. The latter engine propels the Genesis coupe from 0-60 in a little more than five seconds, and it goes up to an electronically limited 149 mph.
For 2014, Hyundai has added fog lights, cruise control, floor mats, and heated outside mirrors as standard. New paint options include Santiago silver, Ibiza blue, Caspian black, Casablanca white, and Empire State gray. Interior material and color options remain the same for the most part, including black or tan leather and gray leather bolster with gray cloth inserts, though Hyundai has also added the option of a new black leather bolster with black cloth insert and red stitching for the R-Spec models.
Hill-start assist is now standard for the manual transmission models.
The Hyundai Blue Link interface will be available for Ultimate, Grand Touring, and Premium models, with the Blue Link Assurance package offering some new items. Specifically, models featuring the Blue Link telematics system will now feature automatic-collision notification, SOS emergency assistance, vehicle-diagnostic alert, monthly vehicle-health reports, car care maintenance scheduling, and one-button enhanced roadside assistance.
The base Genesis coupe 2.0T starts at $27,245, with the Premium trim four-cylinder model starting out at $30,195. The 3.8-liter V6 model will be available for $30,245 for the base R-Spec model, while the Ultimate starts at $34,495 before a look through the options book.
By Jay Ramey