Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Redesigned 2013 Hyundai Genesis Coupe & All-New Veloster Turbo

The redesigned 2013 Hyundai Genesis Coupe now sports more aggressive coupe styling with the 348 horsepower 3.8-liter V6 engine receiving sophisticated direct-injection technology and the 274 horsepower 2.0-liter turbocharged engine upgrading to a more precise twin-scroll turbocharger and larger intercooler. Automatic transmissions for these two models now have 8-speeds, with paddle-shift SHIFTRONIC® manual-shifting capability. Hyundai’s proprietary telematics platform, Blue Link®, is now available.

The all-new 2013 Hyundai Veloster Turbo powered by a new 201 horsepower 1.6-liter Turbocharged-Gasoline Direct Injection (T-GDI) engine and in-house six-speed automatic or manual transmission arrives in the Summer of 2012, facing off against competitors such as the Volkswagen GTI, Honda Civic Si and Mini Cooper/Clubman S with a better power-to-weight ratio than all of them, and a unique sport-tuned steering and suspension hardware set. All Velosters feature six airbags—including dual front, front seat-mounted side-impact, and front and rear side curtain airbags. The Veloster Turbo is mated to a six-speed automatic transmission with steering wheel-mounted paddle-shifter and and Shiftronic® controls rather than the base Vesloster’s EcoShift DCT.