2015 GENESIS COUPE FOCUSES POWERTRAIN OFFERING AND RECONFIGURES CONTENT TO SATISFY EVEN MORE PERFORMANCE COUPE BUYERS
- 348-Horsepower, 3.8-liter Direct-injected V6 engine now Standard
- New, entry-level V6 manual and auto Models added to Line-up
FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif., July 16, 2014 – Hyundai’s popular Genesis Coupe continues to enhance its appeal in the fiercely-competitive sport coupe segment. For 2015, Genesis Coupe makes its 348-horspower, 3.8-liter direct-injected V6 standard, with new base 3.8-liter V6 manual and automatic transmission models added to its line-up. The high-performance V6 engine in every Genesis Coupe ensures its buyer maximum powertrain performance at a very affordable price point. This critical enhancement ensures Genesis Coupe continues to carry its recognized market success as a rear-drive, high-output performance sport coupe for everyday enthusiasts.
2015 Genesis Highlights
- 348-horsepower, direct-injected 3.8-liter V6 engine standard
- New base 3.8L V6 manual and automatic transmission models added
- 4-cylinder powertrain no longer available
- 3.8 Grand Touring model no longer available
- LED daytime running lights standard
- 3.8 R-Spec model adds the following standard equipment:
- Proximity key with push-button start
- Automatic climate control
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. 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. Heated outside mirrors, fog lights, and LED daytime running 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.
For 2015, the high-performance 3.8-liter, direct-injected V6 engine is standard in all Genesis Coupes. This proven powerplant offers sophisticated engine technologies, with direct-injection and dual continuously variable valve timing.
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.
All these technologies serve to give Genesis Coupe 3.8 an impressive power-to-weight ratio of only 10.1:1, significantly lower than the more expensive Infiniti Q60 and BMW 435i.
The V6 engine also features deep, baritone-sounding dual cat-back exhaust to complement efficient breathing on the intake side. 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.
The automatic transmission has 8-speeds, with standard paddle-shifters for SHIFTRONIC® manual-shifting capability. In addition, the 8-speed automatic precisely rev-matches engine RPM to the exact selected-gear speed, for smooth downshifts into corners and superb dynamic balance, while an easy-to-read LCD readout on the instrument panel shows the selected gear at all times for the driver. In addition to the steering-wheel-mounted paddle shifters, the automatic offers shift capability via the shift lever according to individual driver preference.
The V6 engine is mated to a standard six-speed manual transmission that features carbon synchronizer rings for smooth shift action and synchronizer durability. Each transmission has been specifically tuned to match the engine’s power and torque curve characteristics.
2015 Genesis Coupe Body Shell Architecture
Genesis Coupe’s body shell makes generous use of advanced high-strength steel. The rear-wheel drive powertrain configuration provides a well-balanced 56:44 front-to-rear weight distribution.
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.
2015 Genesis Coupe MacPherson strut dual-link front suspension
2015 Genesis Coupe five-link rear suspension
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 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. Of course, superb Genesis Coupe structural rigidity sets the fundamental foundation for dynamic precision, regardless of specific suspension calibration.
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.
The Genesis Coupe interior offers distinctive, upscale features and design cues. The leather steering wheel uses a 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 standard on all Genesis Coupes. A center stack multi-gauge cluster with instantaneous mpg, torque level, 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. R-Spec seat bolsters are even deeper for extra support during spirited driving. Every Genesis Coupe comes equipped with standard proximity key with push-button start, auto-dimming rearview mirror with HomeLink®, and automatic temperature control.
Among other premium features are an available Infinity® premium audio system and two-stage front seat heaters.
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 helps 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.
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.
CONNECTED CARE AND HYUNDAI BLUE LINK®
2015 Genesis Coupe Ultimate models offer the Hyundai Blue Link® safety, service and infotainment telematics system. Blue Link brings seamless connectivity directly into the car with technology like remote start, destination search powered by Google®, remote door lock/unlock and stolen vehicle recovery. In addition to these features and services, Genesis Coupe models equipped with Blue Link come standard with one year of complimentary Blue Link Connected Care. Connected Care is a suite of safety and car care features providing Hyundai owners with free proactive services including automatic collision notification, SOS emergency assistance, enhanced roadside assistance, monthly vehicle health reporting and maintenance alerts.
Blue Link is offered in three service packages: Connected Care, Remote and Guidance:
Connected Care package (complimentary for 1-year):
Automatic Collision Notification (ACN) and Assistance
SOS Emergency Assistance
Enhanced Roadside Assistance
Monthly Vehicle Health Report
Automated Diagnostic Trouble Code Notification (DTC)
Blue Link App (smartphone)
Remote Door Lock/Unlock
Remote Horn and Lights
Car Finder via Mobile App
Stolen Vehicle Recovery/Slowdown/Immobilization
Destination search powered by Google®
POI Web Search and Download
More details on Hyundai Blue Link are available at www.hyundaibluelink.com.