2014 Genesis Coupe Offers Powertrain Enhancements, New Features and Pricing

by Jan 31, 2014All News, Hyundai0 comments

Hyundai’s popular Genesis Coupe continues building its appeal in the fiercely-competitive sport coupe segment. For 2014, Genesis Coupe offers a number of key features and enhancements that add to its recognized market success as a rear-drive, high-output performance sport coupe for everyday enthusiasts.
[ads id=”2″ style=”float:left;padding:5px;”]

2014 Genesis Highlights

  • Engine RPM downshift rev-matching standard with 8-speed automatic transmission
  • High-performance carbon-coated synchronizer rings added to manual transmission
  • Hill-start Assist feature standard on manual transmission
  • Engine intake sound induction pipe added to 2.0L Turbo models
  • Fog lights, cruise control, auto-dimming inside mirror with HomeLink, heated mirrors and floor mats are standard on all models
  • Enhanced seat bolsters for R-Spec models
  • Enhanced navigation system function
  • Five new exterior colors and new cloth interior scheme
  • Revised feature packaging for greater buyer appeal at every trim level
  • Hyundai Assurance Connected Care telematics services standard for three years via the available Blue Link telematics platform (3.8 Grand Touring/Ultimate and 2.0T Premium)
  • Safety and Car Care features standard on all Blue Link-equipped models
    • Automatic Collision Notification, SOS Emergency Assistance, Enhanced Roadside Assistance
    • Car Care: Monthly Vehicle Health Report, Maintenance Alert, Automatic Diagnostics Trouble Code Notification, Recall Advisor and in-vehicle Car Care maintenance scheduling

 

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 and new contours.

[ads id=”0″ style=”float:left;padding:5px;”]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. Also, for 2014, heated outside mirrors and fog 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.

2014-hyundai-genesis-coupe-receive-updates-us-market (37)
 
POWERTRAIN

Both 4-cylinder and V6 engines offer sophisticated engine technology, with direct-injection on the 3.8 liter engine and a precise twin-scroll turbocharger with a large intercooler for the 2.0-liter turbocharged engine.

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 10.0:1, significantly lower than the more expensive Infiniti Q60 and BMW 435i. 

 2014 Genesis Coupe 3.8-liter Lambda direct-injected DOHC V6 Engine 

  2014
Genesis
Coupe 3.8
2014
Infiniti Q60
Coupe
2014
BMW 435i
Coupe
Engine 3.8L V6 3.7L V6 3.0L I6 turbo
HP @ RPM 348* @ 6400 330 @ 7000 300 @ 5800
Power-to-Weight (lbs./HP) 10.0:1 11.0:1 11.9:1
Torque @ RPM 295* @ 5100 270 @ 5200 300 @ 1300-5000

* Ratings based on Premium Fuel

The turbocharged, intercooled 2.0-liter DOHC inline four-cylinder utilizes a twin-scroll design for its turbocharger with a large intercooler for enhanced thermal efficiency. The twin-scroll design is more efficient at recovering exhaust energy and produces cooler cylinder temperatures compared with a single-scroll design. In addition, a twin-scroll design is more precise, with improved combustion efficiency, reduced turbo lag, leaner air/fuel ratios and more evenly distributed pressure in the exhaust ports, resulting in simultaneous power, efficiency and emissions benefits over a single-scroll type. Also, a large intercooler further reduces intake temperatures, providing denser, cooler air from which to develop even more power.

This turbocharged engine also benefits from Dual CVVT on both intake and exhaust camshafts. The 2.0-liter turbo generates 274 horsepower and 275 lb.-ft. of torque on premium fuel. And, unlike many competitive turbo engines, this turbo’s anti-knock sensors automatically adjust ignition timing and engine mapping to run perfectly on regular fuel, yielding 260 horsepower at 6,000 RPM and 260 lb.-ft. of torque at 2,000 RPM. The turbo engine also features a lightweight cast-aluminum cylinder block and cylinder head. All this gives the Genesis Coupe 2.0T a power-to-weight ratio of 12.3, superior to the Scion FR-S sports coupe and Honda Civic Si.

 2014 Genesis Coupe 2.0 Twin-scroll Turbocharged DOHC 4-cylinder Engine

Both V6 and 4-cylinder engines also feature deep, baritone-sounding dual cat-back exhausts to complement efficient breathing on the intake side. For 2014, 2.0L Turbo models also feature an intake sound induction pipe, enhancing driver involvement during spirited driving. 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.

  2014
Genesis Coupe
2.0T
2014
Scion FR-S
2014
Honda Civic Si
Engine 2.0L I4 Turbo 2.0L I4 2.4L I4
HP @ RPM 274* @ 6000 200 @ 7000 201 @ 7000
Power-to-Weight (lbs./HP) 12.3:1 13.8:1 14.3:1
Torque @ RPM 275* @ 2000 151 @ 6600 170 @ 4400

* Ratings based on Premium Fuel

TRANSMISSIONS

The automatic transmissions for both engines have 8-speeds, with an enhanced paddle-shifter design for the SHIFTRONIC® manual-shifting capability. In addition, the 8-speed automatic now precisely rev-matches engine RPM to the exact selected-gear speed, for smooth downshifts into corners and superb dynamic balance.

Both engines are mated to standard six-speed manual transmissions that feature new carbon synchronizer rings for smoother shift action and enhanced synchronizer durability. Each transmission has been specifically tuned to match its engine’s unique power and torque curve characteristics.

In addition to the steering wheel-mounted paddle shifters, each automatic offers shift capability via the shift lever according to individual driver preference. A clear LCD readout on the instrument panel shows the selected gear at all times for the driver.

REAR-WHEEL-DRIVE ARCHITECTURE

2014 Genesis Coupe Body Shell Architecture

Genesis Coupe’s body shell makes generous use of ultra-high-tensile steel. The rear-wheel drive powertrain configuration provides a well-balanced 55:45 front-to-rear weight distribution for the 2.0T, and 56:44 for the 3.8 model.

SPORT-TUNED SUSPENSION

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.

2014 Genesis Coupe MacPherson strut dual-link front suspension

 

2014 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 easily 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 in competitive events.

Of course, superb Genesis Coupe structural rigidity sets the fundamental foundation for dynamic precision, regardless of specific suspension calibration.

STEERING

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.

UPSCALE INTERIOR

The 2014 Genesis Coupe interior offers distinctive, upscale features and design cues. The leather steering wheel uses a more 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 now standard on all Genesis Coupes, and the Proximity-entry key has been redesigned. A center stack multi-gauge cluster with instantaneous mpg, torque level (3.8 models) or turbocharger boost pressure (2.0T models), 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. For 2014, R-Spec seat bolsters are even deeper for extra support during spirited driving.

Among other premium features are an available Infinity premium audio system and two-stage front seat heaters. The available navigation system has also been improved for more optimized function and speed of response to commands.

INNOVATIVE TECHNOLOGIES

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 allows 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:

  1. Full-on ESC function (default mode on start-up)
  2. Intermediate ESC function with driver powertrain override control and retained ESC/TCS braking function
  3. 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.

Written by Jose Antonio López

Passionated about Korean cars from Hyundai, Kia & Genesis. Photographer. I love being in nature, hiking. Tech lover.

Trackbacks/Pingbacks

  1. Bitacoras.com - Información Bitacoras.com Valora en Bitacoras.com: Hyundai’s popular Genesis Coupe continues building its appeal in the fiercely-competitive sport coupe segment. For…
  2. 2014 Genesis Coupe - […] Gen Coupes and am hearing that the 2015's will be worth waiting for...but found this tonight at 2014 Genesis…
  3. Report: Kia GT4 Stinger Will Go On Sale By The End of 2014 - The Korean Car Blog - […] production, it’s likely to use a platform from within the Hyundai-Kia Group, possibly from the Hyundai Genesis Coupe, but…

Submit a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Pin It on Pinterest