The Genesis Coupe is a sports car offered by Hyundai for quite some time and the current model, even though it has been released back in 2008 and since then it only received a few mild updates. The last one was last year when the price of the car has been increased in order to allow Hyundai to develop the next generation 2017 Hyundai Genesis Coupe which is going to be quite a different car over the current model. It seems that Hyundai will stick with a rear wheel drive platform but this time they are going to work on the weight and rigidity of the car in order to make it better to drive and more comfortable.
The engines as well as the design will also change, with the new model being expected to borrow some of the design of their luxury line of cars. The release date is currently unknown but it is safe to assume that the new 2017 Hyundai Genesis Coupe will be first shown to the public at the end of 2016 with the market release being some time in the early 2017. The price is likely going to rise once again from the current $27,000 to around $30,000 in order to give them more headroom for upgrades. These are meant to allow the Genesis to compete with the likes of the 4 Series BMW and the Audi A5, to premium sport coupe cars.
2017 Hyundai Genesis Coupe Engine
It is unclear what type of engines the 2017 Hyundai Genesis Coupe is going to get but rumors say that it will stick with the same recipe as the current model. This means that the base model might just be the same 3.8 liter naturally aspirated V6 which is not the most powerful engine in the World but it does offer a lot of usable power for its size. This could get a small bump to around 360 horsepower and 300 lb-ft of torque which would be more than enough to pose a threat for its competitors.
Unlike the current model though, the newer Genesis is also going to make use of a new 5 liter naturally aspirated V8 which has been in Hyundai’s portfolio for quite a bit of time. This is likely going to be upgraded from the 420 horsepower and 383 lb-ft of torque to around 440 horsepower and nearly 400 lb-ft of torque. Unlike the V6 which will be offered with a 6 speed manual, the V8 will only come with the 8 speed automatic. Rear wheel drive will be standard on both and both of them will be offered with a limited slip differential which should make a difference during high speed cornering. The V8 might also get Hyundai’s HTRAC all wheel drive system which could make the Genesis a really interesting choice for people looking at the A5.
The exterior of the car will also change dramatically and for the best part, it will change for the better. Early rumors suggest that the car will actually be based on the HND-9 concept car which has been first released back in 2013 and for the most part, these rumors seem to be true, especially since the test mule which has been spied a while back has a wider track than the current model as well as a slightly longer wheelbase.
2017 Hyundai Genesis Coupe Interior
Inside the cabin most features will be upgraded in order to make the 2017 Hyundai Genesis Coupe an option for those looking at premium cars. The car will likely come as standard with a full leather interior, an infotainment system with a touch screen, aluminum or even carbon fiber inserts on some high performance models as well as sport front and rear seats with standard heating and optional ventilation systems.