2013 Hyundai Genesis Coupe |MotorWeek

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Sometimes being in the middle is a good thing as you can sales from both without being a direct with either one.

And so it is for the 2013 Hyundai Genesis with a turbo-4 that more towards the import and a strong-running V6 that leans towards Detroit brands, adequately equipped to do battle both. We chose the 3.8-liter V6 for our as it is updated with direct providing 42 more horsepower, for a of 348, and 29 more pound of torque to 295 and headed straight to the to see what it would do.

Off the line, we easily feel that torque, but there’s still of grip for a good launch, and for a few tenths off of our previous Genesis 3.8 test with a 0 to 60 time of And, it now runs through the in 13.9-seconds at 103 miles-per-hour. The standard manual transmission has also tweaked to provide more and indeed it was very precise. A new automatic is available for those who just two pedals.

Brakes certainly live up to the style of the Genesis, as stopping 60 took just 113-feet. the cones it felt well with a front end that adhered at all times. There are new and steering has been re-calibrated.

Response is about the same, but we notice some additional and a little more connectedness There’s enough torque to the rear out a bit with timely inputs and as before, R-Spec get front strut camber bolts.

This latest Coupe also gets a look. One that’s more and muscular, especially up front the new fascia featuring larger air and a more menacing looking though the new air “vents” are obviously for only. Down the side, the body lines remain, but are set off by new with a more sculpted available in 18’s or 19’s.

In the back, LED’s highlight a new light design, while low, asymmetrical exhaust still add some flash to the diffuser.

Hyundai Genesis

Interior updates are but include new materials throughout are a bit more inviting. Gauges are updated with electroluminescent and a new info center. R-Spec sports seats with red bolstering and cloth inserts, and the red finds its way onto the door as well.

Hyundai’s Blue telematics is now available, but only in 3.8 Touring, 3.8 Track, and 2.0T trims. Though, all models add telescoping to the steering wheel.

On the street, this regenerated is plenty entertaining, but not as refined as it be. Ride is still a bit harsh for our bodies. Government Fuel Ratings for the V6 manual are 18-City and and we managed a decent 24 miles per in daily driving, but that’s on Fuel.

The Energy Impact is average at 15.7-barrels of yearly oil with annual CO2 emissions of As the great Poison singer Michaels once told us, rose has its thorn” and with the all these great updates come with a base that’s 2-grand higher last year, starting at Our 3.8 R-Spec goes for $29,625.

Still, the 2013 Hyundai Coupe is a lot of car for the money while it brings a little bit of sophistication to the It seems to have really its “tweener” status. Much a denim jacket, you have to be in the crowd to feel cool one, but in a group of like-minded the Genesis Coupe is indeed one ride.

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