May 30, 2014
Could this mean a new Coupe is on the way?
According to a report by AutoBlog, Hyundai will be dropping the 2.0-litre turbo four-cylinder engine option from the Genesis Coupe starting in the 2015 model year, leaving the 3.8-litre V6 as the sole powerplant for the rear-wheel drive coupe.
Speaking with Hyundai Motor America spokesperson Jim Trainer, the Korean automaker wants to “reposition Genesis Coupe with its more premium performance buyer.”
The four-cylinder option will also be dropped in Canada.
After confirming the change with Chad Heard, public relations manager for Hyundai Canada, he stated, “We will announce the changes for the 2015 Genesis Coupe later this year, but our plan is to continue to ensure it’s accessible to Canadians looking for a rear-wheel drive performance vehicle.”
The Genesis Coupe has seen evolutionary changes since it was first introduced in 2008. A mid-cycle refresh came to market in 2013. Considering its age, a new Coupe could be in the cards in the very near future, possibly as early as 2016.