Hyundai has released a bunch of upgrades for the 2012 Genesis sedan,
but an all-wheel-drive version is still missing. It looks like Hyundai
is not going to offer an all-wheel-drive Genesis until the next-
generation model arrives for the 2014 model year.
Hyundai's CEO John Krafcik has stated that the Genesis sedan and coupe
as well as the Equus would eventually all be offered with all-wheel-
drive. Since the AWD system has been delayed until the next-generation
Genesis, it's safe to assume that neither the Equus or Genesis coupe
will get AWD versions until the next-generation platform is released.
For the 2012 model year, the Genesis gets an upgraded 3.8L V6 that now
puts out 333 horsepower. The exterior has been updated with a new
front fascia and new alloy wheels. There is also a new top trim model,
the R-Spec, which is powered by an all-new direct-injected 5.0L V8.
The R-Spec Genesis puts out 429 horsepower and gets a new eight-speed
AWD, 5L direct injection V8 and 8-speed transmission you can see all
the pieces coming together to create a challenger for the Nissan GTR,
Corvette, Shelby, etc.
- posted 9 years ago