Hyundai Group has come a long way. It has transformed itself from a Japanese-wannabe brand to the world's fourth largest automaker after Toyota, GM, and Volkswagen. Shabby build quality is a thing of the past and the launch of the all-new Hyundai I30 hatchback at the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show has even gotten the attention of VW CEO, Martin Winterkorn.
The Genesis Coupe itself is powered by an all-aluminum 2.0-litre four-cylinder utilizes a twin-scroll turbocharger to produce a formidable 274 bhp and 373Nm of torque. This makes the car more powerful than the BMW 328i on paper. Now only that, the Genesis Coupe’s automatic transmission has matching number of cogs as the 328i. I guess we can expect the ‘RK’ sedan to adopt a similar drivetrain as the Genesis Coupe if it materialize.
To beat the king of sports sedan, Hyundai will have to burn a lot of midnight oil on tuning the ‘RK’ handling. All the best, Hyundai !