Hyundai Genesis Coupe coming with turbo power
When the Hyundai Genesis Coupe will come on the US market it will be offered with turbocharged engine. But the company says this won’t be the only option available. The turbo power will be offered in other models too.
The four-cylinder turbo will come from Global Engine Manufacturing Alliance, Hyundai’s joint venture with Mitsubishi and Chrysler. It will be built at the joint venture’s plant in South Korea. The rear-drive coupe also will be available with a naturally aspirated V-6.
"We like the idea of turbo, so we’ll do others," Krafcik told Automotive News. "I think the timing is good because no one else has a four-cylinder, rear-drive platform with a turbocharger."
The company also confirmed that they have no plans for diesel ot hybrid at the moment as they are very expensive. Plans for a hybrid engine will start in 2013 when Hyundai plans to sell around 50000 units a year in California.
Although the RWD Genesis coupe is coming, Krafcik said Hyundai plans to keep a front-wheel-drive sporty coupe in the lineup to replace the Tiburon.
Source: Automotive News