Today at the Detroit Auto Show, Hyundai offered a redesigned, more punchy Genesis with the following powertrain upgrades: a new turbo for the direct injection two liter four (274 bhp/275ft-lbs) and direct injection for the 3.8 liter V6 (348bhp/295ft-lbs). The V6 gains 42bhp/29 ft-lbs and the four is up 30% on power. Handling-wise, the rear-drive coupe gets new low-velocity shocks.
Not that it is a priority with a sports car, but mileage picks up too; the V6 improves over both transmissions with 18 mpg city/28 highway for the auto, and one less on the highway for the manual. The four only picks up economy with the auto’ box at 20/31 and 21/30 for the manual.
Inside paddle shifters are just one of the changes. The six speed manual is still available in both cars, but now an 8-speed auto ‘box can be shifted via panels. Both the 2.0T and the 3.8 now have telescoping steering wheels and revised center stacks. As part of this interior revision comes the option of Hyundai’s BlueLink infotainment system.
Just two more things: this is a car where you can shut the stability control totally off, and with the four cylinder, the penalty for running regular gas instead of premium is only 14 bhp.
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– By: Sawyer Sutton