The 2013 Hyundai Genesis Coupe has gone on to start in early summer with a new look and improved technology. Can be seen that the new model year, mainly due to the redesigned front end, which now appears in the Hyundai design language “Fluidic Sculpture” and does the racy yet sleek coupe. But the rear end and interior were slightly revised and presented to a very high and modern.
Hyundai Genesis 2013 3.8-liter V6 with automatic transmission selected. The 347-hp coupe is then almost completely equipped and offers. Also on board are, among other things, ABS, ESP, six airbags, cruise control, xenon headlamps, LED daytime running lights, LED tail lights, Leather interior, Seat heating for driver and front passenger, automatic climate control, a rear parking aid, 19 “alloy wheels, an on-board computer, an audio system, a keyless entry and start system and power windows.
The redesigned interior is from a very luxurious side and perfectly finished. Not quite the high-quality design, it fits, but that it is not a navigation system nor a 2-zone climate control. Except for these two features but is all on board with what one would expect from such a stylish coupe. The comfortable leather seats offer plenty of grip, and the landscape design of the fittings are well suited to dynamic outfit the vehicle.
Also, the space of the 2 +2- seater can be seen, at least for the passengers of the first row. In the rear, there is something close to type of construction, and also the trunk volume of 284 liters is more designed for small trips.
Besides a beautiful ambience is one of a sports coupe but also the performance, and in this point, Hyundai has a lot to offer something new. The performance of the 3.8 liter V6 was from 303 hp to 347 hp (255 kW) increased, so now even better performances are made possible.
The engine carries out his work here with full dedication and underscored his commitment also like acoustic highlights. Who sits blindfolded in the Genesis Coupe and experienced the engine sound at full throttle, would rather tap a super sports car from Italy, Korea as a coupe, as the acoustically impressive 6-cylinder goes to work.
But not only adjusts the sound, the performance figures are accordingly. In just 5.9 seconds to sprint from 0 to 100 km / h top speed is 260 km / h The power delivery is also very good, the engine offers even at low engine speeds much force, even if the maximum torque of 400 Nm is available only at 5,300 rev / min.
Here you really have to be careful that the enormous power is put on the road. Who fully equal increases on the gas, will see spinning wheels and a rear prancing, which is captured by the technical brownies again quickly. When wet, then caution is ever offered here should be the force that acts on the rear wheels never underestimate.
Very good fits to the sporty character of the new 8-speed automatic transmission, which has replaced the 6-speed automatic transmission of the predecessor. The gears are changed buttery soft and very quickly, if you like, can also via shift paddles on the steering wheel sort the gears manually.
Even the chassis and suspension are completely adapted to the sporty attributes. Here you can tell nothing more of the U.S. genes that lie dormant in the Genesis Coupe. The car is very good on the road, and despite a length of 463 cm, the coupe is very nimble to move. The low seating position and a very direct steering also provide an ideal contact with the road.
But much force is of course also very thirsty, and so you should still take into account the odd liters more fuel consumption. The promised by the factory 10 liters per 100 kilometers are suppose to create only if you never want to experience the enjoyment of the engine sounds. In our test, the Genesis Coupe is content with 11.2 liters, which is not much, but considering the great performance is still bearable.
With the Genesis Coupe, Hyundai has in any case a coupe of old school in a new outfit and new technology in the program. The combination of a powerful engine and rear wheel drive is not often found today and therefore like all the more. Even if the target group is very small, so the race-bred coupe offers a good mix of sporty performance, good facilities and elegant surroundings.
The design of the Hyundai Genesis coupe looks even more dynamic by the facelift, and the fun does not come off. Thus, the Genesis coupe like almost all along the line and stands out well from the broad mass of the vehicles.