Spied: Hyundai Genesis Coupe Going Under the Knife

Hyundai’s Genesis Coupe made its debut just three years ago, but it looks like the Korean automakers isn’t going to rest on its laurels. Our colleagues over at Motor Trend managed to catch a camouflaged version of the rear-wheel drive coupe undergoing testing.

Following suit from its Genesis Sedan bigger brother, the Coupe will be gaining full-LED taillights as well as LED pipes in the headlights. The new taillights are reminiscent of the Sonata Hybrid’s lights, with triangular brake lights and a swooping ribbon of LEDs running through each of the clusters. The camo makes it hard to see if much is going on with the bodywork, but we expect little besides a new rear bumper and some brightwork on the grille.

Powertrain upgrades will probably mirror those of the Sedan, with the 3.8-liter V-6 gaining direct-injection and seeing a power bump to 333 hp and also gain an optional eight-speed automatic. We’re hoping that the 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder will be upgraded to the direct-injected unit from the Sonata 2.0T.

Don’t expect to see the updated Genesis Coupe any earlier than next January’s Detroit auto show, and on sale sometime next year as a 2013 model. And make sure to head over to Motor Trend to check out the full set of spy shots.

Source: Motor Trend