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New Hyundai big turbo engine on the way

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New Hyundai big turbo engine on the way

 

It's nice
when automakers go their own way and buck the trend. We have seen manufacturers
work hard to shrink engine sizes and bolt on turbos to reduce gas consumption
while still producing power. So it makes a welcome change when a sensible automaker such as
Hyundai goes the other way.

Leaks have
emerged that Hyundai are planning a big 3.3-litre twin-turbo V6 engine to power
the next version of the Genesis Coupe. From what we can gather, it's a powerful
unit designed to power the new generation, designed around the HND-9 concept we
saw last year.

From what
we can gather, the new engine is a 3.3-litre twin turbo V6 good for 365 hp and
379 lb-ft of torque. It's a combination of what is available now with the
current Genesis offering either a 2.0-litre turbo or normally aspirated
3.8-litre V6 or 5.0-litre V8.

The smaller
turbocharged engine was by far the most popular of the current generation of
Genesis, especially with tuners. Adding turbos to the new engine should please
everyone. It improves gas mileage, provides plenty of low-down torque and gives
the tuning scene plenty of play with.

As a rear
drive sports car the Genesis hits all the right notes. It has plenty of power,
lots of technology, it's comfortable, handles well and is different from the
usual M3, WRX, BRZ crowd.

2015 Hyundai Genesis

The 2015
Hyundai Genesis uses a new chassis with a slightly longer wheelbase to improve passenger
space. The rear wheel drive system remains, as does the engine options and the
polished eight speed automatic transmission. A new all-wheel drive option is
now available in the V6 model to further improve ride comfort and handling.

That
all-wheel drive option will likely prove popular here in Canada as will the
improved interior. While the earlier Genesis had a pretty good cabin, the 2015
Hyundai Genesis has taken it further. The centre stack and console has been
upgraded, the steering wheel has been reshaped, materials improved and
passenger room extended thanks to that chassis stretch.

The
optional Sports mode will still be available in the 2015 Hyundai Genesis. A
switchable mode adjusts throttle response, shifting timers, steering
sensitivity and suspension settings to deliver a more sporty ride if that's
what you’re looking for. Whenever we test drove the Genesis, this button was left
permanently on. We imagine lots of younger owners did the same.

The 2015 Hyundai Genesis is out now. The new engine is only a rumour right now but we'll
let you know as soon as we get anything concrete.

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