Hyundai Reportedly Kills The Turbo Four In The 2015 Genesis Coupe

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On Hyundai's website, they like to boast that the 274 horsepower 2.0-liter turbo four in the Genesis Coupe is more powerful than the Scion FR-S. Well, the base engine is about to get a lot more powerful for 2015, because the V6 will reportedly be the only available motor.

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The Korean Car Blog has a purportedly leaked presentation from Hyundai that says for the 2015 model year, the 2.0-liter engine and all its associated trims will be discontinued. That leaves the more expensive 348 horsepower 3.8-liter V6 as the only engine option.

The current Gencoupe is the 2014 model year, but we're fairly sure this refers to the existing model and not the all-new Genesis Coupe set to debut in the future. That car might be based on the sexy Hyundai HND-9 Concept, and in this era of downsized engines and four-cylinder turbo Ford Mustangs, it's very hard to believe the future car won't have a four-banger option.

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Meanwhile, Hyundai is also discontinuing the V6's Grand Touring trim, but will add a new base V6 model to make up for the lack of the smaller engine. It sounds to me like this will be a holdover until the all-new car debuts sometime soon.

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Bet that Turbo four gets put in the new Kia BRZ fighter Champagne SuperNovaOrange GT4 Stinger thing, and the Genesis gets moved "Up Market"