Hyundai is Killing the Turbo Four in the Genesis Coupe

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Somewhat strange considering the new Mustang is premiering with a new turbo four of its own.

Yes, we all know that a next-generation Hyundai Genesis Coupe is on the way. The Genesis sedan recently had its debut, so the new coupe can’t be very far off. But until then, the current model soldiers on for 2015. Though it’s not perfect, the Genesis Coupe has created a solid following since its debut in 2008. And one of its strongest selling points, despite an affordable price, was its 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine.

With a total of 274 horsepower on tap, Hyundai pointed out that the base engine was more powerful than the only stock engine available in the Scion FR-S/Subaru BRZ, perhaps its most direct, Asian-built, RWD competitor. However, the 2.0 has been dropped entirely for 2015, leaving just the 3.8-liter V6 available. That’s not a bad thing, considering the V6 produces nearly 350 hp. So why is the turbo four being dropped? The Korean Car Blog believes it has to do with production for the new model, but also raises the possibility of the 5.0-liter V8 becoming the optional engine while the 3.8 will serve as the base in the upcoming new model. We’ll just have to wait and see about this one.

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