2017 Hyundai Genesis Coupe

Model year in the headline must have surprised everyone, since the new generation was expected for 2016 model year. However the test mule is recently spotted on the streets and according to images that appeared online, 2017 Hyundai Genesis Coupe is still in early phases into its production. Test mule was covered with altered body of the current Genesis Coupe, which was used to cover the mechanics of the upcoming 2017 Hyundai Genesis Coupe.

2017 Hyundai Genesis Coupe Front

2017 Hyundai Genesis Coupe changes

New model, and new generation will feature size increase, so we can expect 2017 Hyundai Genesis Coupe to come wider, longer and higher than its predecessor. The wheelbase seems to remain the same, at least according to the test mule, since its truck length appears unchanged. This change in size of 2017 Genesis Coupe resulted in interior space increase, so this model can now be referred as a proper four-seater.

Recent launch of the Hyundai’s Genesis Sedan discovered some styling cues which will be used for the Coupe variant too. New platform that will underpin the latest Coupe is shortened version of the one that underpins the Sedan version. South Korean car producer will make some significant changes under the hood, as well as regarding equipment and design, so 2017 Hyundai Genesis Coupe will be competing among luxury vehicles with high performances.

2017 Hyundai Genesis Coupe Rear

2017 Hyundai Genesis Coupe performance upgrades

With last year, 2015 Genesis Coupe Hyundai started to change some things regarding the performance of the popular model. The way they choose was more powerful one. South Korean producer left out four-cylinder engine from the line up and set its V6 as standard.

Standard engine, a 3.8-liter V6, is capable to deliver 348 hp and 295 lb-ft of torque. Eight-speed automatic transmission will probably be standard this time.

However, the performance of the new Hyundai Genesis Coupe will be additionally enhanced with a 5.0-liter V8 engine, capable to deliver 429 horsepower and 376 lb-ft of torque. This is the first time that Hyundai offers a V8 engine for its Genesis Coupe and this news solely, without other upgrades would cause a lot of attention, not to mention the whole WOW effect all changes together will cause when Hyundai releases its redesigned Genesis Coupe.

 HTRAC all-wheel-drive system will be optional for the 2017 Genesis Coupe, while rear-wheel drive remains standard.

2017 Hyundai Genesis Coupe Side

2017 Hyundai Genesis Coupe competition

Potential rivals for the new and majorly improved 2017 Genesis Coupe are German’s Audi A5 and BMW 4-Series, while with the power of the new V8 engine popular Coupe could parry Chevrolet Corvette and Nissan GT-R.

2017 Hyundai Genesis Coupe price and release

Release of the 2017 Genesis Coupe is expected late on 2016, since the development of the new generation is still in early phases. Price featured an increase for 2015 model year, and new generation will also bring some price boost. However we don’t believe that it will bring major difference compared to $27,000.

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