The refreshed 2016 Hyundai Genesis Coupe is expected to feature spirited acceleration, responsive handling, and good value once it lands in U.S dealerships. Rumor has it that we should expect the vehicle either before this fall or early next year.
The vehicle returns mostly unchanged for 2016, but features only subtle changes here and there. Many car buffs who haven’t been following the latest news like to wax nostalgic about the olden days. Either way, the market is already saturated with enough exciting new sport coupes capable of quickening any driving enthusiast’s heartbeat.
An unlikely example is the new and invigorated 2016 Hyundai Genesis Coupe, which boast of a standard 348 hp V6 engine. With such an engine, it easily outmaneuvers other top rated vehicles in its segment with ease. Add that to the responsive handling, quieter cabin, and modest curb weight and you get yourself something exotic.
Just like before, the Genesis Coupe has centered on performance. The only stumbling block to the success of the vehicle remains its highly appealing competitors. Offering a more prestigious image at the same price is the BMW 228i. Another vehicle worth a look is the Scion FR-S and the Subaru BRZ. Also, offering a jaw-dropping acceleration and sharper handling is the Ford Mustang.
Exterior Changes & Interior Photos – Hyundai Genesis Coupe For 2016
As expected, the new four-passenger 2016 Hyundai Genesis Coupe comes in three trims: the base, mid-trim R-Spec, and top-of-the-line Ultimate trim.
Expect the base 2016 Hyundai Genesis Coupe to come equipped with LED taillights, LED daytime running lights, Bluetooth connectivity, folding rear seatbacks, auxiliary audio jack, universal garage opener, automatic climate control, outside heated mirrors, cloth upholstery, 18” alloy wheels, variable intermittent wipers, premium audio system, auto-dimming rearview camera, satellite radio, keyless entry, keyless telescopic-and-tilt steering wheel, CD player, LED foglights, USB/iPod interface, and leather wrapped steering wheel.
Moving up the trim ladder gets you the 2016 Hyundai Genesis Coupe R-Spec trim, expect a combination of cloth and leather trim, front sports seat, firmer suspension tuning, limited slip rear differential, Brembo brakes, 19” alloy wheels, and summer tires.
The 2016 Hyundai Genesis Coupe Ultimate should get you a sunroof, leather upholstery, Blue Link telematics, illuminated door sill plates, real traffic info, premium audio system, power lumbar adjustment, rear parking sensors, HD radio, xenon headlights, satellite radio, and metallic interior trim.
Engine Specs – 2016 Hyundai Genesis Coupe
Powering the RWD should be the 3.8L V6 engine capable of making over 348 horsepower and 295 pounds of torque. The available transmission system provided for the Genesis Coupe include the optional 8-speed auto or the standard six-speed manual gearbox.
As per the EPA ratings, expect the vehicle to return you 16/24/19 mpg in the city/highway/combined with the manual transmission system and 19mpg with the automatic.
In our own performance test drive, the manual transmission system sprinted to 60 mph from standstill in 5.3 seconds.
Some of the safety features to expect include traction control, active front head restraints, antilock disc, full-length side curtain, stability control, and blind-spot monitor.