2013 Hyundai Genesis gets BlueLink with 8-inch nav, drops 4.6 liter V8

The Hyundai Genesis sedan has been upgraded (just a little bit) for the 2013 model year. Nothing crazy has happened here besides the addition of BlueLink with an 8-inch nav screen (and a 64GB SSD) and the 5.0 liter Tau V8 is now exclusively the V8 option (the 4.6 liter V8 model is no longer available).

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The 5.0 R-Spec model that carries the 5.0 liter Tau V8 pumps out 429-hp at 6,400 rpm and 376 lb-ft of torque at 5,000 rpm. This Tau V8 represents the most powerful Hyundai engine ever, with a higher specific output (85.8 hp/liter) than its normally-aspirated premium luxury competitors. The Tau V8 engine family has been named to the prestigious Ward’s Ten Best Engines list three times.

2013 Genesis Highlights:

Genesis model and powertrain line-up simplified:

  • 5.0-liter direct-injected Tau V8 engine now exclusive to 5.0 R-Spec model
  • Standard 5.0-liter model no longer available
  • 4.6-liter V8 no longer available
  • 3.8-liter V6 available in three equipment configurations
  • New optional eight-inch touchscreen display with navigation and an enhanced multi-media controller and Driver Information System (DIS)
  • Hyundai Blue Link telematics available with Ultimate Navigation package

– By: Omar Rana