What is it? Hyundai displayed a freshened Genesis Coupe in a 2013 update. The coupe's front bumper, fascia, and hood were restyled to reflect Hyundai's new liquescent corporate design language, as now seen in the smaller Veloster. The interior was significantly upgraded and packed with high-tech amenities. But importantly, the rear-wheel drive sports coupe gets more power with the update and both the 4-cylinder and V6 engines will be enhanced. The 3.8-liter V6 engine should see the benefits of direct injection and will make 348 hp. The 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine gets what Hyundai says is a sophisticated turbocharger that helps it achieve 274 hp. Both versions will have either an eight-speed automatic transmission or a six-speed manual. Hyundai says fuel economy will improve for both versions of the Genesis Coupe.
What's new and notable? Hyundai is the latest automaker to jump on the Internet connectivity bandwagon with its Blue Link telematics package. It includes a smartphone app that can remotely lock and unlock the doors, activate the car's horn and lights, and start the engine, among other tricks. The app will support iPhone, Android, and Blackberry devices.
When will it be available? Spring 2012.