Hyundai has unveiled the 2015 Genesis Coupe in the United States. It will be available exclusively with a 3.8-liter V6 that develops 348 bhp (259 kW) and 295 lb-ft (399 Nm) of torque.

Hyundai has unveiled the 2015 Genesis Coupe in the United States.

Looking virtually identical to its predecessor, the 2015 model gains standard LED daytime running lights. 3.8 R-Spec models also receive automatic climate control and a passive entry system. Additional changes are limited but there are two new base models and the 3.8 Grand Touring has been dropped.

Bigger changes occur under the hood as the turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine - which produced 274 bhp (204 kW) and 275 lb-ft (372 Nm) of torque - has been jettisoned. As a result, the model is available exclusively with a 3.8-liter V6 that develops 348 bhp (259 kW) and 295 lb-ft (399 Nm) of torque. This will enable the coupe to accelerate from 0-60 mph in the "lower five-second range" and hit an electrically limited top speed of 149 mph (239 km/h).

Despite featuring a more powerful engine, Hyundai has managed to keep the model affordable as pricing starts at $26,750. For comparison, the entry-level 2014 Genesis Coupe with the 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine started at $26,350.

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