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2014 Hyundai Genesis Coupe

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Hyundai already revealed the new-generation Genesis sedan, but it looks like the coupe version will remain the same for at least another year. For 2014, the Genesis Coupe received only minor updates, with the biggest one being an improved six-speed manual with carbon-coated synchronizer rings, new exterior colors and some new duds on the inside.

For the exterior, Hyundai focused on adding more standard features, like heated mirrors and fog lights, and five new colors. Updates on the interior include a new cloth interior scheme, an improved navigation system, enhanced seat bolsters on R-Spec variants and Blue Link telematics with Assurance Connected Care.

As with the previous model year, the 2014 Genesis Coupe will be offered with a choice of two engines: a base 2.0-liter four-cylinder and a more powerful 3.8-liter V-6. They can be combined with an improved six-speed manual or an eight-speed automatic gearbox.

Prices for the 2014 Hyundai Genesis Coupe start from $26,350.

Click past the jump to read more about the 2014 Hyundai Genesis Coupe.

Exterior

Hyundai Genesis Coupe
Hyundai Genesis Coupe
Hyundai Genesis Coupe

For the 2014 model year, the Genesis Coupe is offered with the same menacing look that includes an aggressively designed front fascia, grille, headlights, LED daytime running lights, fog lights and hood. On the rear, the Genesis includes premium LED taillights and new contours, plus dual asymmetrical exhaust tips integrated with the blackout rear diffuser.

For the 2014 model year, customers can choose between five new exterior colors: Santiago Silver, Ibiza Blue, Caspian Black, Casablanca White and Empire State Gray.

2014 Hyundai Genesis Coupe - Exterior Dimensions

Wheelbase111.0 in.
Overall length182.3 in.
Overall width73.4 in.
Overall height54.5 in.
Overhang (front)32.9 in.
Overhang (rear)38.4 in.
Track, front63.0 in.
Track, rear63.6 in.
Minimum ground clearance5.1 in.
Coefficient of drag (Cd)0.32

2014 Hyundai Genesis Coupe - Standard Exterior Features

  • Dual powered heated outside mirror, body color manual folding
  • Bumpers, body color
  • Door handles, body color
  • Headlights, projector beam halogen
  • Rear LED taillights
  • Fog lights
  • Auto headlights
  • Rear window defroster with timer
  • Solar control glass – heat and UV reflecting
  • Front windshield, variable intermittent with washer
  • Front windshield, aero wipers (enhanced wiping performance at higher speed)

Interior

Hyundai Genesis Coupe

Updates on the inside include an updated steering wheel with a more premium grade of leather, an instrument cluster with an electroluminescent gauge cluster for premium ambiance and superior readability. All models will be offered with cruise control and floor mats.

The Genesis Coupe is offered with sport front seats with deep side bolsters on the base model, while the R-Spec version receives deeper seat bolsters for extra support.

Standard features include an Infinity premium audio system and two-stage front seat heaters, plus an enhanced navigation system function.

2014 Hyundai Genesis Coupe - Interior Dimensions

Head room
Front39.2 in.
Rear34.6 in.
Legroom
Front44.1 in.
Rear30.3 in.
Shoulder room
Front56.7 in
Rear52.8 in
Hip room
Front56.0 in
Rear49.2 in

2014 Hyundai Genesis Coupe - Standard Interior Features

  • Seating, black cloth
  • Driver and Passenger side walk-in assist
  • Front seat headrests, up/down/tilt adjustable
  • Rear seats, folding seatback with trunk release
  • Metalgrain accents
  • Steering wheel, black leather-wrapped
  • Door trim, cloth inserts
  • Door armrest, integrated
  • Door pockets
  • Sunvisors, dual illuminated vanity mirrors
  • Sunvisors, driver’s and passenger’s visor extension
  • Shift knobs, leather
  • Trunk trim
  • Carpeting, full coverage including cargo area
  • Outside temperature display
  • Cabin air filter
  • Rear window defroster, electronic with timer
  • Floormats
  • 170-watt AM/FM/SiriusXM/CD/MP3 player with 6 speakers Multi-information Display (MID) included in center stack (located above audio system)

Drivetrain

Hyundai Genesis Coupe

The standard Genesis Coupe is offered with a turbocharged, 2.0-liter, in-line four-cylinder engine that delivers a total of 274 horsepower and 275 pound-feet of torque. The more powerful versions gets a 3.8-liter, V-6 engine that produces 348 horsepower at 6,400 rpm and of 295 pound-feet of torque at 5,100 rpm.

Both engines are offered with a standard six-speed manual transmissions that now features new carbon synchronizer rings for smoother shift action and enhanced synchronizer durability, while an 8-speed automatic gearbox will be offered as an option.

2014 Hyundai Genesis Coupe - Drivetrain Details

Trim 2.0 T 3.8
TypeFront-mounted, intercooled-turbocharged 2.0L DOHC Dual CVVT (Dual Continuously Variable Valve Timing)3.8L DOHC GDI V6 Dual CVVT (Dual Continuously Variable Valve Timing)
Bore & Stroke86 mm x 86 mm96 mm x 87 mm
Displacement2.0 liters3.8 liters
Horsepower274 @ 6,000 rpm (premium)
260 @ 6,000 rpm (regular)
348 @ 6,400 rpm (premium)
344 @ 6,400 rpm (regular)
Torque275 lb-ft @ 2,000 rpm (premium)
260 lb-ft @ 2,000 rpm (regular)
295 lb-ft @ 5,100 rpm (premium)
292 lb-ft @ 5,100 rpm (regular)
Compression Ratio9:111.5:1
Top Speed146 mph, fuel cut149 mph, fuel cut

Suspensions and Brakes

Hyundai Genesis Coupe

Depending on the model, the 2014 Genesis Coupe is offered with standard 18- or 19-inch alloy wheel designs and Brembo four-piston calipers with 13.4-inch ventilated front brake rotors and 13-inch ventilated rear rotors.

The entire Genesis Coupe lineup is offered with a track-tuned suspension, and the R-Spec version gets firmer front spring rates (7 percent) and rear spring rates (11 percent) on the R-Spec versions.

Prices

Hyundai Genesis Coupe
Model Engine Transmission Price
Genesis Coupe 2.0T2.0L Turbo 4-Cyl8-Speed A/T with SHIFTRONIC®$26,350
Genesis Coupe 2.0T R-Spec2.0L Turbo 4-Cyl6-Speed M/T$27,200
Genesis Coupe 2.0T Premium2.0L Turbo 4-Cyl8-Speed A/T with SHIFTRONIC®$29,300
Genesis Coupe 3.8 R-Spec3.8L V66-Speed M/T$29,350
Genesis Coupe 3.8 Grand Touring3.8L V68-Speed A/T with SHIFTRONIC®$32,150
Genesis Coupe 3.8 Ultimate3.8L V66-Speed M/T$33,400
Genesis Coupe 3.8 Ultimate3.8L V68-Speed A/T with SHIFTRONIC®$34,600

Competition

BMW 435i

BMW 4 Series Coupe

BMW’s latest 4 Series Coupe is a recent addition to the sports coupe market, but it has received a warm welcome this far. The 435i is a key competitor for the Genesis Coupe 3.8, thanks to its 300-horsepower, 3.0-liter I-6 engine that also cranks out 300 pound-feet of torque from 1,200 to 5,000 rpm. This engine mates to a standard eight-speed auto box that help sprint the coupe to 60 mph in just five seconds. With the optional six-speed auto box increases the sprint time to 5.3 seconds.

Prices for the 2014 BMW 435i start at $46,925, which puts is well in excess of the Genesis Coupe 3.8 R-Spec.

Scion FR-S

Scion FR-S

Scion FR-S is an option for buyers looking at the base Genesis Coupe. It comes with a 2.0-liter, boxer engine that delivers a total of 200 horsepower and 151 pound-feet of torque. Unfortunately, this engine is much less powerful than the base 2.0-liter in the Genesis, but we’re sure the FR-S is better in the twist. The engine comes mated to either a six-speed manual or a six-speed automatic transmission.

Prices start from $24,930.

Conclusion

Hyundai Genesis Coupe

The 2014 Hyundai Genesis Coupe remains one of the coolest sports coupes on the market with a pretty reasonable price. The only problem is that in the past few years, it has gained plenty of new competitors, so Hyundai definitely has some work to do in coming years.

LOVE IT
  • Still a really good-looking car
  • Two powerful engines
  • Updated manual gearbox
LEAVE IT
  • Lack of engine updates is a little disappointing
  • Other changes are minimal at best

Press Release

Hyundai’s popular Genesis Coupe continues building its appeal in the fiercely-competitive sport coupe segment. For 2014, Genesis Coupe offers a number of key features and enhancements that add to its recognized market success as a rear-drive, high-output performance sport coupe for everyday enthusiasts.

Hyundai Genesis Coupe

AGGRESSIVE DESIGN TO MATCH DYNAMIC PERFORMANCE
The Genesis Coupe strikes a menacing demeanor, with an aggressively designed front fascia, grille, headlights, LED daytime running lights, fog lights and hood with heat extractor cues. The side view reveals aggressive 18- and 19-inch alloy wheel designs with deep dimensional sculpting. Finally, the rear taillights provide a visual spark via premium LED illumination and new contours. Traditional rear-drive sport coupe proportions are clearly evident, with a long wheelbase and short front and rear overhangs producing a classic wedge-like profile. Genesis Coupe’s bodyside character line is an innovative “Z”-shaped design that integrates seamlessly with a unique, drop-beltline rear window graphic. Also, for 2014, heated outside mirrors and fog lights are standard on all Genesis Coupes.

Genesis Coupe’s arching roofline and tapering greenhouse highlight the exterior profile and emphasize the car’s broad shoulders and wide stance. To complete the aggressive sports car look, the depth between the fenders and the greenhouse is maximized. Large openings in the front fascia allow for optimal engine breathing coupled with an aggressive look. Dual asymmetrical exhaust tips integrated with the blackout rear diffuser treatment complete the performance message from the rear.

POWERTRAIN
Both 4-cylinder and V6 engines offer sophisticated engine technology, with direct-injection on the 3.8 liter engine and a precise twin-scroll turbocharger with a large intercooler for the 2.0-liter turbocharged engine.

The 3.8-liter Lambda DOHC V6 engine produces 348 peak horsepower at 6,400 RPM, with peak torque of 295 lb.-ft. at 5,100 RPM on premium fuel. In addition, Lambda-engine anti-knock technology gives this V6 the versatility to run on regular fuel whenever required. This direct-injected engine will easily propel the Genesis Coupe from zero to 60 mph in the lower five-second range on its way to an impressive 149 mph electronically-limited top speed. The Lambda V6 intake system also employs an intake sound induction pipe into the cabin to ensure this engine’s aural character matches its visceral appeal.

To further broaden the power band, the 3.8-liter engine uses Dual Continuously Variable Valve Timing (Dual CVVT) and a Variable Intake System (VIS) that helps cylinders breathe most efficiently at both low and high RPM. The combination of high-pressure, precisely-metered direct injection with efficient cylinder breathing results in outstanding throttle response and off-the-line acceleration coupled with remarkable fuel efficiency. The V6 engine uses an alloy block and cylinder heads for lighter weight and thermal efficiency and features durable, quiet timing chains with no scheduled maintenance.

Hyundai Genesis Coupe

All these technologies serve to give Genesis Coupe 3.8 an impressive power-to-weight ratio of only 10.0:1, significantly lower than the more expensive Infiniti Q60 and BMW 435i.

The turbocharged, intercooled 2.0-liter DOHC inline four-cylinder utilizes a twin-scroll design for its turbocharger with a large intercooler for enhanced thermal efficiency. The twin-scroll design is more efficient at recovering exhaust energy and produces cooler cylinder temperatures compared with a single-scroll design. In addition, a twin-scroll design is more precise, with improved combustion efficiency, reduced turbo lag, leaner air/fuel ratios and more evenly distributed pressure in the exhaust ports, resulting in simultaneous power, efficiency and emissions benefits over a single-scroll type. Also, a large intercooler further reduces intake temperatures, providing denser, cooler air from which to develop even more power.

This turbocharged engine also benefits from Dual CVVT on both intake and exhaust camshafts. The 2.0-liter turbo generates 274 horsepower and 275 lb.-ft. of torque on premium fuel. And, unlike many competitive turbo engines, this turbo’s anti-knock sensors automatically adjust ignition timing and engine mapping to run perfectly on regular fuel, yielding 260 horsepower at 6,000 RPM and 260 lb.-ft. of torque at 2,000 RPM. The turbo engine also features a lightweight cast-aluminum cylinder block and cylinder head. All this gives the Genesis Coupe 2.0T a power-to-weight ratio of 12.3, superior to the Scion FR-S sports coupe and Honda Civic Si.

Both V6 and 4-cylinder engines also feature deep, baritone-sounding dual cat-back exhausts to complement efficient breathing on the intake side. For 2014, 2.0L Turbo models also feature an intake sound induction pipe, enhancing driver involvement during spirited driving. To ensure that all this power is evenly distributed to the pavement, Genesis Coupe also offers an available Torsen® limited-slip differential on R-Spec and Ultimate models.

Hyundai Genesis Coupe

TRANSMISSIONS
The automatic transmissions for both engines have 8-speeds, with an enhanced paddle-shifter design for the SHIFTRONIC® manual-shifting capability. In addition, the 8-speed automatic now precisely rev-matches engine RPM to the exact selected-gear speed, for smooth downshifts into corners and superb dynamic balance.

Both engines are mated to standard six-speed manual transmissions that feature new carbon synchronizer rings for smoother shift action and enhanced synchronizer durability. Each transmission has been specifically tuned to match its engine’s unique power and torque curve characteristics.

In addition to the steering wheel-mounted paddle shifters, each automatic offers shift capability via the shift lever according to individual driver preference. A clear LCD readout on the instrument panel shows the selected gear at all times for the driver.

REAR-WHEEL-DRIVE ARCHITECTURE

Genesis Coupe’s body shell makes generous use of ultra-high-tensile steel. The rear-wheel drive powertrain configuration provides a well-balanced 55:45 front-to-rear weight distribution for the 2.0T, and 56:44 for the 3.8 model.

SPORT-TUNED SUSPENSION
No well-tuned sport coupe chassis should give the perception of being overwhelmed by its powertrain, and Genesis Coupe is no exception to this rule. Spring, damper, and bushing ratings all have been precisely calibrated to match these powertrains with superb road feel, precise body motion control and good ride comfort.

Genesis Coupe employs a MacPherson strut dual-link front suspension and a five-link rear suspension setup. The front suspension is mounted to the body via a solid subframe that is lighter and stronger than a comparable multi-piece component would be. To help reduce body roll and tune the Genesis Coupe’s at-the-limit handling for maximum predictability, 23mm diameter front and 19mm diameter rear stabilizer bars are fitted.

While all Genesis Coupe models offer a true rear-drive sport coupe driving experience, the high-performance Genesis Coupe R-Spec and Ultimate models raise the bar even higher with a differentiated, track-tuned suspension. The R-Spec/Ultimate suspension features both firmer front spring rates (seven percent) and rear spring rates (11 percent), with matched damper rates. The Genesis Coupe R-Spec/Ultimate models also deliver a significant increase in roll control over other versions of the Genesis Coupe via thicker stabilizer bars (24mm front/20mm rear). Genesis Coupes also use low-velocity-control dampers for refined ride comfort coupled with excellent body control.

In addition, all R-Spec and Ultimate models receive front strut camber adjustment bolts that can be easily installed in the front strut assembly at their owner’s discretion. These camber adjustment bolts allow approximately -1.5 degrees of negative front camber adjustment for sharper, more responsive apex turn-in and reduction of understeer in competitive events.

Of course, superb Genesis Coupe structural rigidity sets the fundamental foundation for dynamic precision, regardless of specific suspension calibration.

Hyundai Genesis Coupe

STEERING
Hydraulic, RPM-sensing rack-and-pinion steering has been calibrated with a quick, 13.8:1 ratio, delivering both linear feel and agile response to driver inputs. This steering ratio yields intuitive steering response and precision. To further optimize driver ergonomics, tilt and telescopic adjustment is standard.

HIGH PERFORMANCE BRAKING SYSTEMS
Brembo® four-piston calipers clamp down on fade-resistant 13.4-inch ventilated front brake rotors and 13-inch ventilated rear rotors on both R-Spec and Ultimate models. All other models get substantial 12.6-inch front ventilated rotors and 12.4-inch rotors in the rear with floating single-piston calipers.

UPSCALE INTERIOR
The 2014 Genesis Coupe interior offers distinctive, upscale features and design cues. The leather steering wheel uses a more premium grade of leather. The instrument panel crash pad features a stitched-seam appearance for a distinctly upscale look, and the parking brake lever is leather-wrapped on leather-equipped models. The instrument cluster features an electroluminescent gauge cluster for premium ambience and superior readability. A driver-side rear seat walk-in assist function provides convenient rear seat access from the driver’s side. Convenient seatbelt assist guides make it easy for front passengers to buckle up. Cruise control and floor mats are now standard on all Genesis Coupes, and the Proximity-entry key has been redesigned. A center stack multi-gauge cluster with instantaneous mpg, torque level (3.8 models) or turbocharger boost pressure (2.0T models), and oil temperature is standard on all trims. A center fascia tray with cover provides extra storage, and interior surfaces have a soft touch with low sheen for an up-market feel. Sport front seats with deep side bolsters offer superb lateral support for enthusiastic driving in all trim configurations. For 2014, R-Spec seat bolsters are even deeper for extra support during spirited driving.

Among other premium features are an available Infinity® premium audio system and two-stage front seat heaters. The available navigation system has also been improved for more optimized function and speed of response to commands.

INNOVATIVE TECHNOLOGIES
Genesis Coupe offers Xenon high-intensity discharge (HID) headlights for brighter illumination intensity, more daylight-like lighting character and reduced power consumption. In addition, the visual cut lines of these HID headlights are razor sharp, providing maximum nighttime visibility to the driver without the risk of blinding oncoming traffic.

Music lovers will welcome the Genesis Coupe’s standard auxiliary input jacks (3.5 mm mini-jack and USB input) to accommodate and charge personal audio devices such as an iPod®. When an iPod or flash drive is connected through the USB port in the center storage compartment, not only does it play music through the vehicle’s audio system, but it also charges the iPod and allows the driver to access tracks with the steering wheel audio controls. This system also allows both driver and passengers to easily view song/artist/title information and control the music from the audio head unit rather than the iPod unit. This safety-oriented function allows the driver to keep his or her focus on the road at all times.

SEGMENT-LEADING STANDARD SAFETY TECHNOLOGIES
In keeping with Hyundai’s focus on offering segment-leading standard safety technologies across its lineup, Genesis Coupe includes a wide range of both active and passive safety features. Standard safety technology includes driver and front passenger advanced frontal airbags, along with front seat-mounted side airbags, side curtain airbags and active front head restraints.

Hyundai Genesis Coupe

Genesis Coupe has strong unibody construction, along with front and rear crumple zones, bodyside reinforcements and five-mph energy-absorbing bumpers. The hood also includes buckling creases and safety stops.

All Genesis Coupe models feature standard four-channel ABS with Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD) to optimize brake performance under various dynamic loading conditions. The system also includes Brake Assist, which provides maximum ABS-level braking force when a panic stop is detected.

Electronic Stability Control (ESC), one of the industry’s most effective life-saving technologies, is standard in all Genesis Coupe models. Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) studies suggest vehicles equipped with ESC experience 56 percent fewer fatalities in single-vehicle crashes than those without it.

In a nod to enthusiasts, Genesis Coupe offers a specially-tuned three-stage driver-selectable ESC mode. This new three-stage ESC function offers more options for various driver preferences and road conditions:

Full-on ESC function (default mode on start-up)
Intermediate ESC function with driver powertrain override control and retained ESC/TCS braking function
Full-off ESC function for uninhibited driver vehicle control in all conditions

The driver-selectable full-off ESC mode has been calibrated to provide drivers with a larger performance envelope should they choose to participate in competitive events such as autocrosses or track days. The Genesis Coupe anti-lock braking system function (ABS) remains fully functional in all ESC modes to help drivers maintain steering control under adverse braking conditions.

HYUNDAI ASSURANCE CONNECTED CARE POWERED BY BLUE LINK®
For 2014, Genesis Coupe Ultimate, Grand Touring and Premium models leverage the Hyundai Blue Link telematics platform further by adding Assurance Connected Care, Hyundai’s industry-leading telematics services program. The Connected Care services are standard on these Genesis Coupe trims for three full years. This innovative ownership program provides Hyundai owners with an extra measure of proactive safety and car care services designed to increase peace of mind. Assurance Connected Care provides features such as Automatic Collision Notification, Enhanced Roadside Assistance, Vehicle Diagnostic Alert, Monthly Vehicle Health Report and in-vehicle Car Care maintenance scheduling.

Hyundai also recently introduced an all-new mobile application for the Blue Link telematics platform. The mobile app allows subscribers to remotely access various optional Blue Link features and services through compatible mobile devices. Completely redesigned from the ground up, the app has been significantly enhanced from the previous version and boasts a new user experience and innovative new features. Google® Android® and Apple iOS® users can download the app today from Google Play® or Apple iTunes®, respectively. A BlackBerry® version is also available.

Hyundai Genesis Coupe

Blue Link is an innovative telematics solution that brings seamless connectivity for safety, service and infotainment capabilities and is offered in three packages: Assurance, Essentials and Guidance.



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