An interesting test mule of the next generation Hyundai Genesis Coupe has been spotted in a parking lot somewhere in South Korea.

An interesting test mule of the next generation Hyundai Genesis Coupe has been spotted in a parking lot somewhere in South Korea.

 

Hyundai already told us a few months ago a newly developed twin-turbo V6 engine is in the works for the Genesis lineup and now we managed to find out the motor in question will have a 3.3-liter displacement. It was installed in a KDM-spec test mule of the next-gen Genesis Coupe which also had an all-wheel drive layout and an eight-speed automatic transmission according to the sticker placed on the windshield.

 

Chances are this engine will replace the naturally aspirated V8 5.0-liter and according to Hyundai it will have just about the same 420 bhp (313 kW) output, but will weigh substantially less. Our friends at The Korean Car Blog say the motor will be ready for production towards the end of 2017 and it's currently being developed by the company's newly established N Performance division. They also say output could stand at around 480 bhp (358 kW), but this hasn't been confirmed just yet.

Besides this new turbo-six, the next generation Hyundai Genesis Coupe will also get an improved version of the smaller four-cylinder 2.0-liter turbo for the entry-level rear-wheel drive model and the familiar 3.8-liter V6 normally aspirated mill for the mid-range variant.

 

Next-gen Hyundai Genesis Coupe test mule spotted with twin-turbo V6 3.3-liter engine, 8-speed auto a