Hyundai's Genesis Coupe made big news last year when it dropped its turbocharged four-cylinder engine, leaving a 3.8L V6 as the only powertrain choice. This year's changes are less dramatic, as the standard model's dot matrix centre stack display is replaced with a six-inch colour screen.
The Korean automaker left the rest alone, so the car sticks with that 3.8L V6, which makes 348 hp and 295 lb-ft of torque, and can be had with either a six-speed manual or eight-speed automatic transmission. Natural Resources Canada fuel consumption ratings are 14.4/9.9 L/100 km (city/highway) with the six-speed transmission, and 14.6/9.6 with the automatic.
Genesis Coupe pricing starts at $29,749 for the R-Spec trim, a performance-oriented model that comes with 19-inch wheels, big Brembo brakes, and a limited-slip differential; this model is the only one that can't be optioned with the automatic transmission. Inside, standard stuff includes automatic climate control, six-speaker stereo, Bluetooth, cruise control, leather-trimmed shifter and steering wheel, tilt-and-telescopic steering, keyless entry, power locks/windows, sport seats trimmed in cloth and leather, USB and auxiliary inputs, automatic headlights, heated side mirrors, LED headlights, and a windshield wiper de-icer.
Next up is the Premium package, which downsizes the wheels to 18s, and gets smaller brakes. Its higher price ($32,599) pays off inside, where you get navigation, an eight-way power driver's seat, a 10-speaker stereo, heated front seats, leather sport seats, backup camera, sunroof, HID headlights, and intelligent keyless entry. The automatic transmission bumps the price to $34,449.
At the top of the range sits the GT trim, which again gets 19-inch wheels, the better brakes, and limited slip differential, and adds an auto-dimming rearview mirror, lighted aluminum scuff plates, and metal grain interior trim. GT models start at $37,399 with the manual transmission or $39,249 with the automatic.
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