Official: Hyundai launches crate engine program with 2.0L four and 3.8L V6

Filed under: Aftermarket, Performance, Hyundai

Hyundai 3.8-liter V6 engine

With all the commotion about the aftermarket going on at the SEMA Show in Las Vegas, Hyundai’s timing for this announcement is just perfect – the South Korean brand will launch its first crate engine program.

Starting with the 2.0-liter, turbocharged four-cylinder and the 3.8-liter V6 from the Genesis Coupe, the program should push Hyundai even further in to the performance realm. Two versions of the 2.0-liter will be available at first – a $4,500 version, that’s ready for its owner to bolt on a turbo of their choosing, or a $6,000 version, which includes the turbo and all its plumbing. Hyundai claims the cheaper version was designed with the aftermarket specifically in mind, as it allows tuners to easily fit larger turbos while spending less coin for parts that will just be tossed. The 3.8-liter V6 will cost $9,000.

“As more Genesis Coupes have entered the pre-owned enthusiast market since its 2009 launch, we’ve witnessed strong interest in leveraging the low cost potential of this rear-drive platform and its powertrains for the tuner market and motorsports. Now, with our new crate engine program, Hyundai is making it more affordable for these same enthusiasts to modify their Genesis Coupe, or perhaps inject some high-value horsepower into other platforms,” said Hyundai’s North American president and CEO, John Krafcik.

We like the idea of crate engines, as it really puts the power in the hands of the tuners and allows them to work far more independently. Hopefully, we’ll see Hyundai expand this program. We want to see the crate version of the 5.0-liter V8 from the Genesis R-Spec.

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