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 transmission.
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