Hyundai to upgrade its 2011 Genesis Coupe

Hyundai to upgrade its 2011 Genesis CoupeIn an attempt to compete better against the Detroit automakers, Hyundai has recently announced that it is upgrading its 2011 Genesis Coupe, which will boast a more stylish interior as well as a new high-performance option.

As a result of the upgrades, the top part of the 2011 Genesis Coupe’s gauge cluster will get a soft-touch seamless-looking “skin.” In addition, the vehicle’s door panels, its lower instrument panel, and glove box will also get new soft-touch materials.

To give the vehicle a better appearance than 2010 model’s faux aluminum look, Hyundai will give a darker metal-like trim treatment to the upgraded model’s center stack, door handles and air vent bezels. The steering wheel will also have plush leather; while the front A-pillars and headliner will get a higher-quality cloth fabric wrap.

In addition to the enhanced interiors, the Hyundai 2011 Genesis Coupe will also boast a few functional improvements, like backseat coat hooks, a trunklid grab handle, and new graphics for the information display.

Equipped with a 306-horespower, and 3.8-liter V-6 powertrain combined with a six-speed manual transmission, the upgraded Genesis Coupe’s 3.8 R-Spec finishing will reinstate the track-tuned feel of the highly popular 2.0T R-Spec; and include features like 19-inch wheels with high-end performance tires, Brembo brakes, limited-slip differential, and track-tuned suspension.

However, automatic headlights, cruise control and some other add-ons will be removed from the R-Spec to make it lighter and less complex.