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Hyundai is remaking the Hyundai genesis coupe for 2017 there are rumors that it will come with a twin turbo v6 engine, if Hyundai does make a twin turbo v6 engine will they eventually put it in a kia ? and will they ever release a kia version of the genesis coupe ?
 

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I feel like kia took the genisis idea and kind of split it between the Forte koup and the optima. The optima has the 2.0t but is a sedan and the Koup is a coup but has no 2.0t

If what you say is true about the 2017 Genisis then I would expect to eventually see that motor handed down to the optima, but that's OK because if that happens then maybe us forte guys can get a 2.0t which would kick ass.
 

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Au market has the non turbo 2.0 in the base model
but because I wanted keyless entry/start I had to choose the 1.6 turbo

I like the fact Hyundai & Kia both have their own body styles and only share some of the range, I sat in the rear of a veloster and hit the roof, 5,9 and I'm too tall, fail.

As for the genesis V6 aren't they a north/south mounted rwd layout.
 

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I don't think they will add a V-6 to the Optima. They don't currently have any V-6 option in the Optima as far as I know.

What does come with a V-6 is the Sportage Sedona, and the Cadenza. So if the Twin Turbo get's put in a Kia, I would expect to see it there first. That being said, a V-6 Twin Turbo AWD Sportage would be a fun sleeper.
 

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I don't think they will add a V-6 to the Optima. They don't currently have any V-6 option in the Optima as far as I know.

What does come with a V-6 is the Sportage Sedona, and the Cadenza. So if the Twin Turbo get's put in a Kia, I would expect to see it there first. That being said, a V-6 Twin Turbo AWD Sportage would be a fun sleeper.
They already had the V6 in the Optima and was replaced with the 2.0T in 2011. Top HP for the V6 class was 194 HP and 184 ft-lb TQ which really isn't any better than the 2.4L they are using now in the base model.
 

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I feel like kia took the genisis idea and kind of split it between the Forte koup and the optima. The optima has the 2.0t but is a sedan and the Koup is a coup but has no 2.0t

If what you say is true about the 2017 Genisis then I would expect to eventually see that motor handed down to the optima, but that's OK because if that happens then maybe us forte guys can get a 2.0t which would kick ass.
The 2.0T in the Genesis is a totally different animal than the 2.0T in the Optima, both are Theta design and more than likely share some of the same internals the actual block and everything bolted to it is different since the Genesis is RWD.

I still say Kia should go that route and do a RWD using the Forte Koup platform to compete with the FR-S, WRX, Genesis, Camaro and Mustangs. Leave the Forte5 with FWD just using the 2.0T to be a little more competitive with the GTI, both STs.
 
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They already had the V6 in the Optima and was replaced with the 2.0T in 2011. Top HP for the V6 class was 194 HP and 184 ft-lb TQ which really isn't any better than the 2.4L they are using now in the base model.
Never saw a otpima with a v6.. and i work at kia

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I just Googled it and it says in 2010 there was a v6 in the EX and SX. Must have been a small V6
 

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My god that's a small V6 wow! I didn't read into it much just saw it was offered lol. No wonder they dropped it. I would rather have a big V6 in the optima if they did it
 

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Why would you say the theta engine in the Genesis and the optima ate different? Rwd vs fwd does not require a new block. A different transmission/diff probably unless they made it a mid engine set up. But when I checked the hp numbers were the same....
 

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have a 04 optima sitting in the shop with a V6
 

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Why would you say the theta engine in the Genesis and the optima ate different? Rwd vs fwd does not require a new block. A different transmission/diff probably unless they made it a mid engine set up. But when I checked the hp numbers were the same....
The Theta ll used in the Optima doesn't have the bosses for the Genesis mounts to bolt to and cylinder head is different along with head gasket is a different part # meaning there is more than likely small differences. If they were identical they would both be Theta ll plus the Genesis 2.0T is not a GDI it is multi port injection.
 

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Maybe they will actually release the Kia GT for 2017 with the 400 hp twin turbo 3.8 like they are saying.
 

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Only if our cars were that heavily supported :/ .
 
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