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Hyundai mulling four-door coupe model, V8 or V6 turbo for next Genesis Coupe

Posted Jan 22nd 2013 3:45PM


Hyundai is showing no signs of slowing down, with plenty of new product in the pipeline. This, according to a recent Automobile magazine interview with John Krafcik, CEO of Hyundai Motor America.

Krafcik admits the automaker is considering adding a four-door coupe to its lineup, possibly sharing some design elements of the HCD-14 Concept (shown above in Detroit). The brand's flagship Equus luxury sedan will receive a mild refresh, bowing at the New York Auto Show, and an updated Sonata is expected to follow on its heels. The executive dismissed suggestions of an upcoming current-gen V8 Genesis Coupe, saying the present platform cannot accommodate a V8, but an eight-cylinder engine or a turbocharged V6 is a serious possibility for its eventual successor.

Check out what the CEO had to say about Audi, why the new Honda Accord has Hyundai reconsidering a technology, and read a followup on the company's fuel-economy fiasco in the full interview at Automobile.

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So suprised to find that Hyundai hasn't adopted the CVT in their line up. I am guessing they had invested too much into the new high speed tranny that to go to CVT would be a pain. However, that is where the world is heading and can't imagine what their MPG be like with CVT on their latest models.

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