Hyundai reportedly discontinues four-cylinder Genesis Coupe

If a leaked dealer presentation holds true, a V6 will be the only option for the 2015 Hyundai Genesis Coupe.

According to a leaked company presentation from The Korean Car Blog, Hyundai has cut the base 274-horsepower, 2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder engine from the Genesis Coupe lineup in the U.S.. This would effectively leave the 3.8-litre V6 — good for 348 horsepower and 295 lb.-ft. of torque — as the only engine.

In addition, Hyundai is reportedly discontinuing the mid-level GT trim. To compensate for the hole left behind by the axed turbo-four, Hyundai will add a ‘Base’ trim level to the six-cylinder Genesis Coupe.

Seeing as the Genesis Coupe has been around without a major redesign since 2008, and that the redesigned Genesis sedan recently debuted, we’re betting this move is a temporary one until Hyundai introduces the next-generation model. It would certainly seem like a missed opportunity, considering Ford is introducing a boosted four-cylinder in the latest Mustang, one of the Genesis Coupe’s main rivals.

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