Hyundai Asia Resources Inc (HARI) revealed the 2013 Genesis Coupe in style, at the 3rd round of the Hyundai Lateral Drift Championship held on September 8, 2012 at the Quirino Grandstand in Manila. Pinoy drifters Gio Rodriguez and Alex Perez wowed the audience with a short drifting exhibition that put the Genesis Coupe in the limelight it deserves.
The 2013 Genesis Coupe now sports a refreshed, more aggressive, urban-racer distinction with new dagger-shaped, state-of-the-art HID Headlamps and a redesigned Fog Lamps for enhanced visibility. It comes with a new, massive Hexagonal Front Grille opening, Twin Hood Accents, 19-inch Hyper-Silver Alloy Wheels and new LED Rear Combination Lamps.
Engine options for the new Coupe is a new 2.0-Liter I4 Theta engine with a Twin-Scroll Turbocharger that provides 260ps and a 3.8-liter V6 Lambda RS engine that promises 303 ps of pure power and outstanding acceleration. This newest Genesis Coupe also offers better fuel efficiency with a new 8-Speed Automatic Transmission with paddle shifts, giving you two additional gears to help keep the engine at its optimal range.
Brembo Brakes now come standard with the new Genesis Coupe Manual Transmission variants , while other safety enhancements include Active Headrests and six Safety Airbags.
Inside the new Genesis Coupe is Central Console that is fitted with a 5.6-inch Display with an Infinity Sound System + Bluetooth + USB / Aux-in / iPod Terminal with FM/AM Radio + 6-CD Changer + MP3 Player. Located in the middle of the console is the Triple Gauge Cluster that monitors acceleration, torque and oil temperature readings. A Trip Computer provides the trip distance, average fuel consumption and speed, instant fuel consumption, and the distance to your next refuelling. Completing the dashboard experience is a Stitched Crashpad, giving a hand-finished look more commonly found on luxury automobiles. Keeping you safe is a new Seatbelt Extension Guide that provides extra convenience when reaching for the seatbelt.
The 2013 Genesis Coupe is available in these exciting colors: Dynamic Yellow, Super RedS, White Frost, Blue Shift, Stirring Silver, Magnetic Gray, Phantom Black, Horizon Blue and Crystal Copper.
Photos by Nicolo A. David