- May 13, 2011
Hyundai Genesis won't get all-wheel drive until next gen
2012 Hyundai Genesis Sedan - Click above for high-res image gallery
According to the sleuths at Car and Driver, the current Hyundai Genesis won't come with all-wheel drive. Instead, buyers will have to wait until at least 2014 before the traction-adding tech shows up on the company's luxury four-door. That may also mean that the Genesis Coupe and the lengthy Equus will miss out on all-wheel drive for another few years until the Korean automaker can come up with a refreshed platform. Hyundai CEO John Krafcik has long made it clear that the Genesis twins and the Equus would receive an all-wheel drive option in the future, but we were hoping that we'd see a variant of the refreshed-for-2012 model that churns from all four wheels.
As Car and Driver points out, the Genesis Sedan has seen fairly strong sales since its introduction, and the addition of all-wheel drive will likely help the model inch ever closer toward that magic 30,000 unit-per-year mark. Unfortunately, with at least three years before an all-new model touches down, buyers will have to content themselves with the rash of more powerful engines, a reworked suspension and refined visuals that Hyundai recently unveiled.
Hyundai Genesis Information